As already mentioned a forehand (I seem to grow fond of using that previous word), I want to point out a development of the fiction frontier i.e., the life of a Christian writer. While I am not the biggest fan of the ‘conversion narrative’ of Christian fiction, I am beginning to notice a change in the areas of this genre. Remember that novel that I review a couple months back, you know, Most Likely?
While I have had the opportunity to read and check his book, I also had the chance to look at his blog and his helpful commentaries on the concept of the biblical Messiah. Even though I neither inquired about his philosophy about Christian writing nor read his entire manuscript, I can assure you that he began exploring an entirely different aspect to the field of Christian writing. Part of that includes the understanding for the reader to understand what it really means to be Christian.
Conversion is only half of the battlefield; walking and aligning with God is another thing, but that’s just one aspect. What about exposing others for their sins? How about resolving conflicts at Church? Who are the other heroes besides the church leaders? These are the other areas which Christian writers (like me) are beginning to explore and to write about. I think too many people are placing stock in the field of just writing for the sake of evangelism not realizing there are multiple ways to make Christian writing better.