The Truth behind the Fiction
Fiction is powerful because it engages the whole person—intellect, emotion, spirit. The reader becomes caught up in the characters and the events, and is forced to consider issues and outcomes that go beyond everyday facts and figures.
Many years later most of us remember—and are touched by the truths in—stories told by Aesop, Andersen, and Grimm, as well as of course by the parables of Jesus. Just the titles of The Good Samaritan and The Prodigal Son communicate instant information to most of us, because we remember the stories.