Saturday, July 9, 2016

Historical: Heart Hole

The historical fiction genre helps us as readers draw a connection between past and present. That chronological connection points to the heart hole of historical fiction: our desire for guidance. We don’t like making mistakes, but we know we don’t know enough to avoid making every mistake. So we look backward, remembering the old adage, “Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.”
Therefore, we read historical novels because they remind us that we need guidance, and when we acknowledge the Lord, the true source of guidance, He will make our paths straight (Proverbs 3:6), whispering in our ear, “This is the way, walk in it.” (Isaiah 30:21)

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