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Dineen Miller

Dineen Miller

Genres:
Speculative
,
Suspense
Dineen Miller believes her years as a youth counselor, a women’s ministry leader, and a small group leader fuel her desire to ignite the souls of others through words of truth. She has won several prestigious awards for her fiction. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two adult daughters.
Dineen Miller: Letting Go

Dineen Miller: Letting Go

(November 2012)
Dineen Miller didn’t intend to write about a demon.

She first started her novel The Soul Saver (Barbour Books) as a way to fictionalize some very real truths about marriage that she’d written about in her nonfiction book Winning Him Without Words, written with Lynn Donovan. “[Through the novel] I wanted to show that God is very present in mismatched marriages,” Dineen says, “blessing and helping the believing spouse to love their unbeliever right where they are.”

Tobias, a demon who wreaks havoc on the characters, was a complete surprise to Miller, but he revealed himself during the early stages of writing. After some serious prayer, she went with it. “Tobias became an element to show that evil is real and very present. But it’s not stronger than God, and we have the power through our salvation in Christ to live in victory.”

The Soul Saver stars Lexie Baltimore, a sculptor with an unusual gift. God reveals to her what faces to sculpt; faces of people she’s supposed to meet and help. But when she meets her latest face, a man who’s everything her unbelieving husband is not, Lexie faces the spiritual battle of her life.

“Lexie is much like I was when I was just starting to understand what it meant to be spiritually mismatched,” Miller says. “My husband is still an atheist, but we now have an amazing marriage full of love and friendship. I’m the one who has changed the most—the one God changed first, which is how it works in mismatched marriages. I consider it a high calling to be the aroma of Christ to my hubby. The Soul Saver is about letting go of our expectations, our pain and even our lives, and letting God show us how He takes it all and turns it into dreams we never dared to dream.”

This article originally appeared in the October/November 2012 issue of FamilyFiction Edge digital magazine. Subscribe for free today!

 
 

 

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