As a Catholic fiction writer, I recently received a comment that my books were not Christian because of the subjects I deal with and even some of the words I choose to use—so this person refuses to read them.
When I was raising young children, I was very careful about what they read. The mind of a child is fragile. Many young children often have a fairytale view of their environment, including their parents, friends and teachers. That view shouldn’t be spoiled, but of course, it will change as they mature.
Little girls and boys become big girls and boys, with a more realistic world sometimes slapping them in the face. Then the question becomes how they can remain faithful to God in such suffering?
So, if a Christian author is writing about the actual world we live in today, and not some fairytale, her subjects and words will reveal a world that is more than just frequently out of kilter. It is often violent, cruel, greedy, and yes, even evil.
In a world like this–a world we mess up big time—-the question becomes: Is God merciful enough to still love us?
I say YES.
And that’s what I write about. Because, at one time or another, we are all broken people who need hope.