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Christian Fiction, Part II: The Bubblegum Diet

Thursday, April 5th, 2007 Posted in The Artful Life | 10 Comments »

What is Christian fiction? Does Doris Betts's story, "Serpents and Doves" count? In it a dying, guilt-ridden man has a feverish conversation with the Devil that brings him to realize the salvation that has eluded him. Then there's Graham Greene's ...

On Christian Fiction, Part I: Bad Readers Make Bad Writers

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007 Posted in The Artful Life | 4 Comments »

There's a debate in Christian writing circles arising out of the perceived difficulty of getting publishers under the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) umbrella to carry more "literary" work. The underlying conflict between literary and mass-market fiction has existed in one ...