Tuesday, May 08, 2007

What Would Jesus Read

Filename: j0411777.jpg Keywords: books, eyeglasses, females ... File Size: 232 KBI firmly believe an editor will jump at the chance to publish a great story. If he has to shave off some parts, so be it.
-Bryn Jones, an F*I*F member stated in our forum "Christian Fiction-relevant?"
Since last year and I'm sure long before that Christian writers, particularly fiction writers have questioned the relevance of the genre. Publishing industry peer pressure? I'm not sure. But the past month I've been questioning my role in this genre. Am I relevant? Am I the right person for it?

Yesterday I posted about my starving Christian artist struggles. Every day I think this may the day I throw in the towel and focus on a form of writing more lucrative. Yes. There are more than a handful of Christian fiction writers making a nice living. Truthfully, we're not supposed to be writing for the almighty dollar, but our Almighty God. Yet, gas prices are up, milk cost more than chicken and who wants to write a novel with no hopes of more than a handful of people reading it?

Why are people reading Christian fiction? Do they think those are the books Jesus would read? really? If not, what kind of books is Christ reading right now? Are you writing that kind of story? Tell me.

4 comments:

Gilbert said...

I found some great fiction book reviews. You can also see those reviews in Christian fiction

Dee said...

thanks, gilbert

Mirtika said...

What would Jesus read? Anything with beauty, power, honesty, hope, and truth.

I don't read that much Christian fiction in novel form. The arena seems to have less of my preferred genre and more of what I don't want to read (historical romance, sweet romance, prairie romance).

I think as long as the CBA market audience wants the sort of reads I don't, it's just not as good a fit as I'd like it to be. But I do support it, because I see the evolution and I keep hoping that part of the evolution is to the type of stories I want to read, eventually. Not just romances and endtimey stuff.

Mir

Mirtika said...

OH, and what's he reading right now? You. Me. And everyone else. WE're the stories he's reading.

Mir

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