What is this? you ask. Read this post to learn all about Faith 'n' Fiction Saturday!
Today's Question: A lot of us are reviewers which means we consume books at a rate that blows the minds of others. As a result, we might start seeing the same thing over. and over. and over.
What are some cliched phrases or plot devices in Christian fiction that you'd like to see go? (by the way this was inspired by a conversation on Twitter with Deborah
My Answer: Mine is a really really popular scene that takes place in a lot of Christian fiction, where the protagonist goes to church and feels like the sermon fits in perfectly to their lives was tailor made for them. To be honest, I find myself sort of, um, skipping over those parts. I do like to see spiritual growth in the characters but I think there are a lot more creative ways to demonstrate that and bring it out. In fact, in my own life I can only think of one time a sermon had a direct impact on my actions. Mostly, it's through relationships with other people and my small groups that I get really challenged. And yes, of course, in my personal Bible reading and even reading books!
(Please note: This is not meant to be an attack on any author or book, but a way for us to encourage our wonderful authors to improve)
What are you tired of seeing over and over again?