On the Issues: Reading Fiction - Russell Moore

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 president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral and public policy agency 
of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.