"I thought Christian Fiction just provided some clean fun and entertainment.
Can you really evangelize with novels?"
Yes, you most certainly can. And should. Whether you are an author or a fan, delivering a good Christian story into the hands of an unbeliever can bring them one step closer to the Lord.
SHARING YOUR LIFE
The Bible instructs us to comfort one another with the comfort with which we ourselves have been comforted. We tap into our own experiences when crafting characters and plots, infusing every story with a bit of ourselves. We may not have gone through what our characters have, but the emotions themselves usually come from deep within- from past hurts and regrets or triumphs and joys. The hard knocks we've taken and learned from, His tender mercies we've received, are to be shared. And Christian fiction provides a perfect vehicle to express and communicate our own spiritual lessons and experiences to the most people.
As Christians, we've made Jesus the King over our lives. We strive to bring honor to Him in everything we do, and that includes using our writing talents for His glory. Now the Lord did say that He came to give us life, and that more abundantly, so we are free to have fun and to be entertained by our books. But the desire to leave a legacy, to reach the lost, and to comfort each other in Christ will leave an imprint on the page. When God has a hold on you, the fragrance of Christ will permeate every bit of your life, including your writing, and He will use it for His good purpose. And His greatest purpose, His utmost desire, is that all may come to know Him. There is no doubt in my mind that Christian fiction can be used to accomplish just that.