I have been reading Lauren Winner’s memoir Girl Meets God and I’ll write a book review in due course. In the meantime I’d like to share this paragraph which Lauren wrote about the Mitford series of books by Jan Karon. These books were instrumental in her coming to faith:

“They were no great works of literature, just vignettes about the people in Father Tim’s parish, stories about ordinary Christians working out ordinary faith in their ordinary lives… They sang hymns I didn’t know and prayed from a prayer book I had never opened. And I thought, I want what they have.”

Christian Fiction can be subtly powerful because it describes what Christianity looks like, rather than explaining it.

So Christian Fiction Writers be encouraged!