Novel Journey: Fiction Anyone? by Miralee Ferrell This is a clickable link....click on it to read the entire article.
When speaking at women's groups I often ask how many read Christian fiction, and typically about 1/3 of the hands are raised, if that. There seems to be a common misunderstanding in both the church and the world about Christian fiction. Christians often believe it to be shallow stories with no take away applicable to their lives, and feel it’s a waste of their time. They’re committed to only reading what’s commonly called ‘Christian living’ books that speak to a specific area in need of change.
The world, on the other hand, perceives Christian fiction as just another opportunity to deliver a sermon. They don’t believe the religious community could deliver anything with enough depth to hold them, and don't want anyone preaching at them.
So what is Christian fiction and where does it fit in the world of literature? Maybe I should start by asking, what should it NOT do?
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