How’s that for a provocative title?
Others are like, “The trouble with Christian fiction is that any other kind exists.”
Some people are like, “The trouble with Christian fiction is that it exists at all.”
I would love to read books about people struggling with the Christian faith. My trouble with Christian fiction is that a lot of times the characters have no dark side. Or, if they do, their dark side is promptly banished upon asking Jesus into their hearts. I think this is a huge lie that Christian fiction tells, personally. These are people who bear no resemblance to real people, and their struggles are empty because they aren’t really struggles. They’re all basically nice people who get sad when it hurts but never do anything really wrong. Blech.
Today’s rant is brought to you by a work read, a piece of “inspirational” fiction that certainly inspired me–to write this post.