Fiction That Forms Us: Stories that Inspire Us and Practices that Help Us ChangeThe need we have for story to shape us and not simply gratify us has inspired me to help shape the perspective Christians have toward fiction through conversation linking fictional stories we read to our spiritual formation and transformation into Christlikeness. What if we thought about and read fiction differently? What if instead of using it simply as either a means of escape from reality or to gratify ourselves with a good story we let it change us from the inside out? Story can impact our spiritual journey if we let it. That’s what Fiction that Forms Us is all about. We see fiction as valuable, not just in its artistic form but also in its function in our world and lives. If we are open, fiction can be not only formational but also transformational. It can inspire, beckon, and lead us to transformation. www.fictionthatformsus.com
🎧 Podcast episodesListen to 14 episodes
19 minutes · 2 months ago
Fargo, Part 2: The Spiritual Practices of Simplicity and Resisting Hurry
42 minutes · 2 months ago
Fargo, Part 1: A conversation about Marge Gunderson
27 minutes · 3 months ago
My Name Is Asher Lev, Part 2 – The Spiritual Practices of Waiting on the Lord, Empathy, Fidelity, and Love
72 minutes · 3 months ago
Asher Lev, Part 1 – A Conversation about Asher Lev
72 minutes · 3 months ago
My Name Is Asher Lev, Part 1 – A Conversation about Asher Lev
55 minutes · 4 months ago
Maisie Dobbs, Part 2 – The Spiritual Practices of Silence, Solitude, and Study
33 minutes · 5 months ago
Maisie Dobbs, Part 1 – A Conversation about Maisie Dobbs
23 minutes · 5 months ago
Ready Player One, Part 2 – The Spiritual Practice of Study
36 minutes · 5 months ago
Ready Player One, Part 1 – A Conversation about Wade Watts
36 minutes · 6 months ago
Mare of Easttown, Part 2 – The Spiritual Practice of Welcoming Prayer
42 minutes · 7 months ago
Mare of Easttown, Part 1 – A Conversation about Mare Sheehan
22 minutes · 7 months ago
Les Misérables, Part 2 - The Spiritual Practices of Simplicity and Generosity
29 minutes · 8 months ago
Les Misérables, Part 1 - A Conversation about Bishop Bienvenu
7 minutes · 8 months ago
Fiction That Forms Us Introduction
Books That Shape Us
A podcast where friends get together to talk about books that have shaped their lives in big and small ways. Hi! I'm your host, Meg. Join me every other week as I chat with a friend about a book that captured their imagination and stuck with them through the years. We'll talk abo...
Stories That Shape Us
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Stories that Shape Us
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Things That Shape Us
Welcome to the Things That Shape Us podcast. My name is Jonathan Wymer and I'm joined by James Gary to discuss a various range of subjects that are all related to one idea: How those things shape our lives.