Sunday, February 10, 2008

Christian Fiction? What's it all about?

If you mention Christian fiction to the average reader, they will think you are talking about stories taken from the Bible or something that would have fit into a 1950s TV series. On those weekly television events, the father always knew best, the mother did not seem to have any character flaws, and if the children were not perfect, their imperfections were so insignificant and appealing you could scarcely tell the difference.

Christian fiction has finally come of age, and I am excited! The stories written and published by Christian writers run the full range of today’s fiction. You will find mysteries, science fiction, love stories, stories of the Old West, about war, crime, drugs, divorce, and every other problem known to humankind. Stories that fall into the classification of Christian fiction are stories with an ‘attitude.’ They deal with the difficult problems that sometimes happen to good people, but they are upbeat, inspirational, and accurately portray human behavior in a difficult world – and above all, they give us hope. Below this article is the first in a series of books that will be featured on this blog. Please take a moment to read the information and check out some to the other blogs and websites where other writers will be featuring Delia’s novel, Goldeneyes. The presentation of these novels is called a Blog Tour, and its purpose is to introduce you to some of the best fiction publishing has to offer and some of the writers who are producing it. Thank you and happy reading.

1 comment:

Delia Latham said...

Thank you, Joe! I so appreciate you hosting me on my tour.

I'm excited about Christian fiction, as well. I'm thrilled that it's finally earning a place of respect in the publishing industry, and I'm particularly excited about the wide range of genres Christian fiction embraces.

Readers, I hope you enjoy the information Joe has posted about Goldeneyes. Read the excerpt ... I think you'll find you want to know the rest of the story. :)

Don't forget to leave a comment, so you'll be entered into the drawing for a Goldeneyes T-shirt and an electronic copy of the book.