Thursday, March 13, 2008

Guestblog: The Power of Christian Fiction

The Power of Christian Fiction

By Guestblogger, Wanza Leftwich

Christian Fiction has the ability to reach millions of people for an unlimited number of years. Words in print do not die, but continue to live each time it is read.Jesus, the man himself, spoke in parables and illustrated pertinent principles of living through stories. Christian Fiction is our modern day parable. Authors conjured up stories that are real, honest and filled with God’s grace. It is in these stories where the author has the power to effect change in the lives of the readers.Who would have thought that I would find my answer in a novel? Reading Christian Fiction gives you the opportunity to know Jesus in a way you’ve never seen him before.
Yes, the protagonist may be experiencing some level of difficulty, but don’t we all. Did your latest CF novel give you a solution you never thought of before? Perhaps your favorite heroine spoke to God on a level that you didn’t know existed. And let us not forget, our Urban Christian Fiction novels that give you all the drama and laughs, but vividly show you how Christians may mess up, but God is always there for us.Whether you’re the author or the reader of Christian Fiction, know that this genre has more power than you assumed or even imagined. As pages turn, lives are changed, people are set free and hearts are drawn closer to our loving God.
Wanza Leftwich, The Gospel Writer is a missionary, freelance writer, speaker and author of Sunday Morning. She is married to the love of her life and best friend, Arthur, III. Log on and visit her inspiring blog, The Gospel Writer.

6 comments:

The Gospel Writer said...

Dee,
Thank you for having me!
Wanza

Christian said...

Thanks for your blog :) God Bless you

Anonymous said...

Nice description of our genre.
Thanks,

Rhonda

Renae said...

Oh, I needed to read this. I have long been a fiction reader, but as a writer, I've struggled with whether or not fiction really has the power to change lives. I pray it does, but still, I just don't know. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this - they've been very enlightening and thought-provoking.

--renae
www.renaebrumbaugh.com

The Gospel Diva said...

I love the comparison of parables and chrisitian fiction. I never thought of it like that...so very true. Keep up the good work.
Sandy
(The Gospel Diva)

Jay said...

Christian fiction is okay, but it generally has some problems. Like that one story about Jesus and his sacrifice. To me, that myth lacks the proper punch that good literature requires. Think of it this way: which sacrifice is more compelling? A man who dies and suffers for an ETERNITY so mankind can be absolved [Judas] or a man who suffers and dies, only to float up to heaven and assume his place as God [Jesus].

From a literary standpoint, Jesus's sacrifice is weak at best. It's the equivalent of a Hollywood ending -- no REAL sacrifice takes place.

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