A Different Kind Of Christian Fiction

What if we applied Philippians 4:8 to the books we read for pleasure?

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
  • True, honest, and just. Above all, Christian fiction should be true to God's Word and honest about human nature. It should contrast sharply with the shallow, pointless relativism of the world.
  • Pure and lovely. Evil should be part of the conflict, not part of the entertainment. Christian fiction should not appeal to carnal instincts, but lift the reader to a higher way of thinking.
  • Well-reputed, virtuous, and praiseworthy. From the stories we write, it should be obvious which side we're on. Christian authors should stand unapologetically with Christ, seeking the praise that comes from God only.