Some years ago I was wondering if I was doing the right thing by writing Christian fiction. I ran into so may people who said, “I don’t read fiction,” with their noses in the air. The following is the answer I got:
This is important: When Jesus was alive, he told stories out of his own mouth that revealed spiritual truths in a way that his own spiritually alive family could understand. We are made of flesh and blood, so we understand spiritual truth through eyes of flesh and blood, demonstrated with materialistic stories or analogies.
Now that Jesus is no longer here in that one pure body of flesh, but lives through the flesh of his family, he reveals spiritual truth through what we call Christian novels.
We should never be too proud to read and learn – being careful to discern the spirits. Some “Christian writing” is Pharisaical slop, or carnal writing by Christians; but many are good food from the heart of God, given to us in love from the Holy spirit.