Faith In Fiction

Recently I’ve been reading lots of Christian fiction, and I’ve been struggling through a bunch of them, or I simply see them as childish.

This is compared to the two or three books, I’m currently in the middle of that the authors would not consider to be Christian. I am zipping through them.

I like the occasional Bible verse in a book, I like reading about people who pray, but more than that I like reading about families, about kindness. I like reading about people who help others. I like books that show faith, whether that is the authors plan or not.

Probably my favorite books are the ones where they show faith, but the stories are set in a time period that no matter how strong your faith was or wasn’t you went to church.

I can read the Bible anytime I want. And honestly super long prayers about fictional characters, is a little … uncomfortable.

What are your thoughts?

Author: Weve got pockets

I am a young United States citizen. I've been mostly home schooled. I have no plans to go to college or university, but I plan to never stop learning. I'm the second youngest of seven. I love to teach. I feel called to design and sew modest clothes.

2 thoughts on “Faith In Fiction”

  1. To be more specific: Christians IN Fiction (Sugar Creek Gang series, Mitford series); Fiction BY Christians (usually genre, like Narnia or Lord of the Rings — try Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries by Dorothy Sayers); Literature by Christians (Graham Greene or Flannery O’Conner — can be challenging, though; my favorite is The End of the Affair, but be warned, it’s a real affair!). Finally, “The Chosen” by Chaim Potok, about the friendship between Jewish boys, one Modern Orthodox, the other Hasidic. Or, “Staggerford” by Jon Hassler, set in a very Catholic town, but not explicitly Catholic. Both are compelling but comforting novels, which seems to be what you want. And both have sequels.

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