Why Should You Read My Fantasy Fiction Books?
Some People Only Read Non-Fiction
The other day a friend told me he only reads non-fiction. I presume fantasy fiction books would be even lower on the list than general fiction, if he were to have such a list. Actually, I am aware that there are Christians who believe fantasy fiction is evil, even so-called Christian fantasy fiction. I will grant that some fantasy fiction is evil and some so-called Christian fantasy is questionable as well.
Why Read My Fantasy Fiction Books?
So returning to the question at hand, why should you or anyone read my fantasy fiction books? At the heart of it is letting truth illustrated by story touch mind and heart. My story helps a person apply truth to life situations, to look at reality through a fictional lens. I may be informationally educated by non-fiction, but I am both informationally and emotionally educated by fiction.
My fantasy fiction books will help you explore the various facets of life through other people’s eyes as well as your own. For instance, through the life of a character in a story you are able to emotionally experience the consequences of bad choices without having to make those bad choices yourself. It is through fiction, “Ivanhoe” by Sir Walter Scott, that I learned the impact of prejudice toward people who are different from me. It is through fiction, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe, that I came to grips with the depth of the emotional trauma of slavery here in America. Few times have I ever cried reading non-fiction—if ever. Many times I have wept while reading fiction.