On the Issues: Reading Fiction

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Fiction has played a significant role in my life since I was young. Reading fiction is not a means to an end, but rather a way to cultivate the imagination, especially for Christians who are engaging the Scriptures. Fiction presents itself to its listeners the same way that many of the Scriptures do: as stories that ultimately teach us to listen to our lives. In this episode, I talk about books that have influenced me, the value of reading fiction, and several methods of approaching literature in a meaningful way.

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We live in a fearful and cowardly time. The crisis we face is not a crisis of clarity but a crisis of courage.


About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is Public Theologian at Christianity Today and Director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project.