I’ve been wanting to write a series of posts entitled “How Much Is Too Much?” for some time now, and I think I’m finally ready to try it. Using examples from various books I’ve read throughout the years (including the Bible!), I’ll attempt to answer the question “how much is too much?” regarding debatable themes in storytelling—in this case, violence, drugs / alcohol, sex, and profanity. Go to any bookstore today, and I guarantee you’ll find books of all sizes and genres that include these things. So how much is too much for a Christian reader hoping to find wholesome and uplifting, yet realistic, literature that doesn’t submerge him in graphic sex, explicit profanity, and vivid violence? Or can reading books that include these things actually bring the reader closer to God?
Stay tuned for the first part of “How Much Is Too Much?”, coming just as soon as I can write it! I'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic, as well!