COMMENT BY Tim Challies
By Trevin Wax
Multnomah Books, 2013
Hardcover, 176 pages, $16
I DO NOT read a lot of fiction. It’s not that I have anything against a good novel, but more that there is just so much I want to know, and so many facts I want to learn, that time dedicated to story feels like time taken away from a more urgent pursuit. Or, to hear my wife tell it, I’m just a big snob. Regardless, all the experts say I need to read in a well-rounded way, so I do make room for at least the occasional novel.
Speaking broadly, I see two different kinds of Christian novel. The first begins