My book Reading Between the Lines: A Christian Guide to Literature has been re-issued in an updated format. The publishers, Crossway Books, asked me to write about the book for their blog, which I did.
Here is an excerpt that tells a little bit about the book:
Marvin Olasky was editing a series of books relating Christianity to various fields, which would become Crossway’s Turning Point Series. He asked me to write one about literature. I had already done some writing about Christianity and the arts and Christianity and culture. But literature was my real specialty and teaching literature as an English professor was my day job. So I threw myself into the task. Though I had published some academic scholarship in the field, I knew this book needed to be cast for a broader audience. At the same time, I didn’t want it to be simplistic and elementary. I wanted to put down what I had learned myself, not only about but from literature, and to express some of the insights I had discovered about literary art and its relationship to God’s design.