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Deborah often mentions the lack of diversity in Christian fiction, and I definitely think it's something we should talk about more as I observe that many Christians do not feel that Christian fiction represents their own Christian experience.
Do you think Christian fiction represents a diverse range of belief, Christian experience, skin color, and nationality? Have you ever read a book and realized you hadn't read anything quite like it in Christian fiction before? Have you ever wished an author would take a different point of view? Do you think that avid readers of Christian fiction are open to more diversity in Christian fiction? What are some stand-out examples of books that represent diversity in Christian fiction?
I think without a doubt that Christian fiction is way too American. There are so few books written from authors of other nationalities. Also, there are far too few books written by and for people of color. While African Americans seem to have gained good ground (with authors like Stacy Hawkins Adams and Claudia Mair Burney) Camy Tang is the only author I can think of with Asian American protagonists, and I can't think of a single Latino protagonist.
I also think that the books continue to be old school evangelical for the most part. Lisa Samson would be a notable exception to that, but there are so many different Christians! I would love to read more books from different Christian experiences.
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