Quote Originally Posted by 1sa1ahsMum View Post
Thank you! I think my book might have too many "pray", 'Jesus" and other buzz words that might make it too Christian for the secular market. Too "worldy" for the church but too "churchy" for the world. LOL
I didn't see this reply until just now, and perhaps a little bit of time might have allowed the idea to incubate sub-consciously for me for a few days. The main question to me is to what degree faith solves the central conflict of the story. Deeper faith solves the characters' problems, and therefore yours too: Christian. People of faith interact with the world in a way framed by their faith: Mainstream. Religious themes playing out along the story arc: Mainstream. For the two mainstream examples, I'm thinking of Orhan Pamuk (although Muslim and not Christian) for the former and Flannery O'Connor for the latter.