Should Christian Novels Be Different?

As Patrick from patrick’s thoughts reminded me in his comments on my initial post on writing as a Christian, Christian authors have a standard to uphold. We cannot approach novel writing just as non-Christian novelists do.

1 John 1:6 says, “If we say we have fellowship with Him while we walk in darkness, we lie and not practice the truth.” And 1 Peter 2:16 says we are to “Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.” Titus 1:16 says, “They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works…”

These are not the sort of Christians we want to be. Our novels have the freedom to include immorality in the pursuit of truth (one of the goals of art, as discussed here), but how much immorality is needed to create a work worthy of Him who is our Lord?

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Developing a Novel as a Christian

This isn’t a guide to writing typical “Christian fiction,” but an exploration of how one writes fiction as a Christian. After writing my last post about What Makes a Christian Author ‘Christian’?,” I realized there was still some unanswered questions. What does fiction written by Christians look like? How is it different from fiction by those who aren’t Christian?

Or is there no difference?…

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