Saturday, May 2, 2009

Faith and Fiction Saturday

Thanks to Amy for hosting.

Today's Topic
Christian fiction is generally known for being clean and non-offensive, but lately there's been a lot of chatter about edgy Christian fiction and the need for Christian fiction to be more realistic. Christian fiction has certainly changed and contains a lot more edge than it used to. This makes some readers uncomfortable and I was wondering what you line is? What would push the envelope too far for a Christian fiction novel for you? Language? Sex? Violence? Main characters who never believe in Jesus?
If you came across something that offended you in a Christian fiction book, how would you handle it?

My Answer
What line do I draw? I don't want to books that are blatantly anti-Catholic; most authors' errors about my faith seem to just be ignorance so I can ignore that and still enjoy the story (although I might mention it in my review). I don't want steamy sex scenes in a Christian book; I find it unnecessary. And if something offends me, I just stop reading the book - I have plenty of other books to read.


bigguysmama said...

Straight to the point! Unlike some people (me)! :) I loved your last sentence. I have to agree with you!


Lynn Squire said...

Good policy. :)