Preachy Fiction

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I haven’t read it. But … I hold this up to all my Christian and/or conservative writer friends who insist that we ought not preach in our books. Everyone else is preaching and we need to preach also. We need to do it well–I hope none of you will write thinly veiled propaganda and call it a novel. But, more preaching please.

 

I mean, go and read the reviews of this book. It has it all: An evil man making a girl tape up her nipples; an irritating white feminist needing to check her privilege; a poor, sunburned brown girl who can’t wear a bra; and a title that is loud and proud.

 

Just for fun? Leave a conservative-social-justice-warrior title below.

 

—I DON’T BAKE CAKES FOR GAY WEDDINGS
—BOYS WILL BE BOYS AND THEY’LL NEVER BE GIRLS
—ANYTHING A BOY CAN DO A GIRL CAN DO BETTER ESPECIALLY WHEN THE GIRL IS A TRANSGENDER SWIMMER.

 

Those are some messages I’d like to put into novels for teens. I wonder if  my titles would turn people off.

 

Seriously? I wonder how many kids will pick up Does My Body Offend You? and read it of their own free will. I am betting it will be “an important book” and required reading in many high schools, though.

 

2 Responses

  1. Esther

    Thank you for sharing this with us. The world is clearly trying to indoctrinate the children with ungodly teachings. I’m a Christian and I’m committed to sharing the truth of God’s Word in my writing. Our books are an important way for us to reach children with the gospel message and disciple them in the Word of God. I believe we’re called for such a time as this to share God’s Word with a lost and dying world. We need more Christian writers who are willing to write books that share Biblical truth with the children.

  2. Publisher

    Sorry, Esther, I never saw this comment. I’m not sure why my blog didn’t post it earlier. I’ll have to investigate my security settings. Didn’t mean to ignore you.

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