Does Christian Fiction Stack Up to the Truth?

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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer

Today I’m guest posting on Amanda Geaney’s blog, Christian Shelf-Esteem, where I discuss writing Christian fiction.

Did you know that some people think believers should not write fiction?

You can read what I have to say about this subject at Amanda’s blog.

In the meantime, consider the word “crucifixion.”

Growing up, I often wondered why it wasn’t spelled crucifiction, because that’s what it sounded like to me. At at the time, I didn’t know about the Latin base of the word, cruci fixus, “fixed to a cross.”

As a young believer, I figured the English masters simply spelled it “-fixion” so people wouldn’t get confused about the truth.

Christ’s brutal death and miraculous resurrection certainly aren’t fiction.

Do you believe those truths can empower Christian novelists today as they write their made-up stories?


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“Off with you, now. I can’t have my guests helping in the kitchen.” Maggie shooed her into the dining room. “While you’re unpacking tonight, you can think about how you’re going to break it him.”

Elizabeth stopped at the doorway, her throat tightening with the question she already knew the answer to. “Break what to him?”

“The truth, dear.”

~from An Unexpected Redemption



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