Friday, March 12, 2010

Faith'n' Fiction Saturday: Diversity

Welcome to Faith'n'Fiction Saturday where we discuss the intersection of faith and fiction.

Diversity matters in fiction for many reasons, and accurate representations of persons of color, people with disabilities, people with mental illnesses, and people with different sexual orientations is crucial to a more loving and just world. We have discussed this before but is's a subject that bears repeating. Today's goal is to highlight books published by Christian publishing houses that have authentic characters in one of the aforementioned categories.

One of the great benefits of reading reviews and blogging is how my own eyes were opened to this issue and I have Deborah to thank for a lot of that. She always points out the ridiculous! :) But she also points out the good examples as well.

So today's topic is two part:
1) Why does diversity matter in Christian fiction?
2) Pick a book or books you think are good examples.

You may post your answer on your blog or in comments. I will post my answer later today!

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