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This is a question I have been mulling over and struggling to balance in the world of fantasy. How do I balance the moral and spiritual lessons of scripture in my fantasy novel with the unrelated story elements/beats? For instance, just because a leader takes the attitude of a servant leader doesn’t mean I want them related to a “Christ figure” or even a necessarily Christian. I hope this question makes sense. I would love some insight in avoiding heresy in fantasy!

Karis Johnson Posted new comment December 13, 2023

I appreciate both of these responses. This gives me some peace of mind in my process. I already have a beta reader that I specifically asked for his spiritual wisdom so I think I’m moving in the right direction. Thank you again!