Gospel Outreach with Media
Children of the Light - Using a Book Series to Reveal the Nine Fruit of the Spirit
(Martin Luther College)
Mrs. Schmal and Ross,
I am a huge fan of Christian novels, especially ones that are allegorical and/or make Biblical allusions. This series sounds fantastic. When children read these books, they may only be reading them for entertainment and enjoyment, but their faith is being strengthened in the process. The characters in the stories are great models for the readers to learn from.
The pictures are also clearly portray messages from the books. I remember when I was younger, the pictures in the books I read and on their covers made a huge impact on how I interpreted the story. They were like a starting point, a basis for my imagination to build upon.
I did have a question based off this genre of writing. When considering allegorical and faith-based novels, should they be read independently or with class discussions? Which is most effective and why? I remember reading a modified version of A Pilgrim’s Progress in grade school, and discussing the meaning really helped me understand better what I was reading. However, I read a lot of other faith-based novels on my own and was able to make more personal applications to them.
Thank you for contributing to this conference and telling us about your books.
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