Many, many, many Christians write what may be called secular fiction, or as people who aren't comparing it to Christian publishing, just fiction . Publishers of Christian fiction certainly have their expectations, according to their own world view and that of those who buy their books. Other houses have their expectations but those tend to be divided by lines, genres, even authors.

I have never been told to dial back the Christian/faith element in books not written for Christian audiences (I admit it's not hit over the head strong, but it is there). It all comes down to what works for the book, what fits the character and the story and how well you handle it in the writing.

annie jones