Jerram Barrs on the importance of story

Jerram Barrs, a professor at Covenant Theological Seminary, thinks we need to be reading stories. But not just any stories.

“The greatest stories not only entertain and enlighten us, but also teach us something about who we are–and how we fit into God’s True Story of a redeemed creation.” That’s from an article just published in the seminary’s magazine, Covenant, fall/winter 2011, p. 10.  He goes on to quote Tolkien’s “On Fairy Stories,” and urges us to read not only the gospel story but “many other stories as well that echo its joy and hope.”

So, friends, let’s read stories by Christian writers and be uplifted! There are plenty of such stories out there for readers of every genre. Where can you learn about them? Try the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Fiction Finder website at http://www.fictionfinder.com/ It’s a great place to locate the perfect book for you or a friend.

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