Can I read fiction books since they aren’t true?
Here's the answer:
Yes, Christians can read fiction books.
Fiction books are made-up stories, but this doesn’t mean the authors are lying to us. A fictional story is used to teach, instruct, or entertain us.
The Bible has a lot of storytelling in it, including Jesus’ parables. A parable is story with a spiritual lesson that helps us know God better. Jesus told parables to help people understand something about God or the Christian life. Jesus wanted to help the people understand what He was saying by using examples they were familiar with.
Do you like to read or write fiction? That’s great! Some of the best Christian authors are fictional writers! C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and John Bunyan are some of the most famous Christian fictional storytellers of all time!
"Finally, my brothers and sisters, always think about what is true. Think about what is noble, right and pure. Think about what is lovely and worthy of respect. If anything is excellent or worthy of praise, think about those kinds of things" (Philippians 4:8).
"Don’t let any evil talk come out of your mouths. Say only what will help to build others up and meet their needs. Then what you say will help those who listen" (Ephesians 4:29).
"My brothers and sisters, most of you shouldn’t become teachers. That’s because you know that those of us who teach will be held more accountable" (James 3:1).