Tag Archives: storytelling

The Bible, As True as Literature

In “Inspired,” Rachel Held Evans demonstrates how the Bible is true because it functions as literature.

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The Centrality of Fiction to Our Lives

Jonathan Gottschall’s “How Stories Make Us Human” is an enlightening book with some limitations.

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Teaching Kids the Language of the Ages

Stories, whether fact or fiction, convey deep wisdom to children.

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  • Literature is as vital to our lives as food and shelter. Stories and poems help us work through the challenges we face, from everyday irritations to loneliness, heartache, and death. Literature is meant to mix it up with life. This website explores how it does so.

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