Fact Or Fiction

How does a Christian writer write stories with facts when the tome is fiction? How does this play out in each genre? Today’s featured link discusses helpful tips on that topic.

 

“The Da Vinci Code” has old over 30 million copies since it debuted in 2003. It has been translated into over 40 languages. Not too bad for a work of fiction that in its author’s own words are based completely on “facts”:

“FACT:   All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents and secret rituals in this novel are accurate.”

No other recent work of fiction has stirred up as much controversy not only among Christian scholars but among secular historians. Christians quickly mounted an attack on the book citing the false nature of the “facts”.

But, here is the real question. Do we, as Christian authors, also stick to the “facts”? How accurately do we depict the historical, scientific, and philosophical foundation of our stories? Are we as guilty of twisting “facts” to fit our “message”? This problem is very evident in Christian Speculative Fiction. Click here to read the rest of this thought provoking article.

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