I don’t think I need add anything to this question. There just isn’t. Masses in America, hardly anything here. I know of only five published in the last few years. There are none – none at all – on the shelves of our local Christian bookshop. Yet there are thousands of Christian ‘how to’ books, autobiographies, devotional books, funny books; books on apologetics, post-modernism, new movements in the church, the emerging church, traditional church, what the bible really says about “…” (fill in the dots for yourself), prosperity gospel, song writing, advent, lent, end times, science and faith, evolution, hope, revelations, being a parent, being a teenager; children’s books; books discussing Celtic spirituality, New Ageism, spiritual dryness, leading worship, running Alpha courses…
Maybe I’m missing something.
Surely fiction can teach us something? Help us live as disciples? Explore issues in deeper and more complex ways than can be covered in factual books?
Am I the only person who keeps on re-reading the great Christian fiction writers like C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, George MacDonald because they encourage and refresh my soul?