1. Bethany J. says:

    I’ve had the same experience many times, where fantasy has opened my eyes to amazing aspects of the Bible that just didn’t strike me the same way before. C.S. Lewis’ “Perelandra”, especially – it was about fictional world that Lewis created, but it left me in awe of the real world that God created! God can absolutely use our reading of fantasy to sanctify us and draw us closer to Him.

  2. C. S. Lewis, Tolkien, and others have opened my eyes to themes as well. It started with Lewis’s non-fiction, and then went on to his other works, then Tolkien’s, and now folks like Randy Alcorn and others in their fiction and non-fiction. Praise God for how He speaks to us in ways that He has tailor-made us for! HOOAH!!!

  3. Galadriel says:

    Lewis actually references this in one of his essays “On Stories,” I think it’s called. He says stories can strip away “stained-glass and Sunday school” associations so we can see things as they really are.

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