9. Not All Christians are Mean, Stupid or Sappy…
I watched a fantastic movie last night, “The Guernsey Potato Peel Pie Society”, but one of its characters made me flinch with a familiar irritation.
She was a Christian who read her Bible all the time. She was also mean, judgemental, self-righteous, prim, petty and vindictive – basically the antithesis of how Jesus acted. You just don’t often see a sane, appealing Christian character who can speak in whole sentences on mainstream media produced this century.
Often people who follow Jesus are depicted as villains or fools, on screen and in contemporary books.
I just finished writing a novel, “Someone They Can Trust,” that depicts real people who say they’re following Jesus, and almost all of them are really following Jesus. They’re likable, authentic and say amusing things. They show how a relationship with God is fleshed out in real situations.
I’m not saying there aren’t some ignorant and hateful people who say they’re Christians. I just know from experience that there are many mature and loving people in our churches. That’s important for everyone to know. That’s why I wrote this book.
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I grew up in the church and never left. Over the decades I’ve been a member of ten churches as my parents moved our family, and then during the years my husband pastored six churches in six different communities. I too have had the privilege of knowing well a number of people who exemplified the qualities you’ve mentioned–likeable, authentic, funny, and mature–as well as a few more qualities: creative, highly intelligent, caring, generous, and positive. (I’m sure there are more!) That’s one of the reasons I loved your book–your characters reminded me of people I’ve known.
Thanks so much for telling me that Nancy! You are definitely an authority!