“All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables, and He did not speak to them without a parable.” – Matthew 13:34

It’s this simple: Jesus told stories.

During His ministry on earth, our Lord never spoke to the crowds without sharing stories. Why is that? Why not math, or lists, or instructions?

Granted, He also shared those on occasion—but the Bible says that He never spoke to the crowds without sharing a story. (Matt. 13:34)

It’s because Jesus knows that’s how we are wired. The Creator made us in such a way that we process stories differently than other kinds of information. Give me a math problem or a list or a set of instructions, and you hope I can remember it.

Tell me a story, and it can burrow its way into my heart.

Wrapping truth inside a story makes an impact. That’s why Christian storytellers have such a wonderful role in the Kingdom of God. Whenever we read, or watch, or hear a story that’s created from a Christian worldview, something valuable has been planted in our hearts.

Here at FamilyFiction, we celebrate the Christian creator. Whether it’s an author, filmmaker, animator, or other type of storyteller, there’s a noble service in filling the world with stories that reinforce a biblical view of the world and our place in it.

If you are excited about stories from creators who glorify the Creator, then you are in the right place!

Maybe you’ve noticed some recent changes around here. For starters, the magazine you’re reading is a more streamlined format. We’ll continue to cover all the same categories—more of them, even!—but this way, you only need to come to one place each issue.

We’ve also upgraded our website. Now, it’s even easier for you to zero in on the news, interviews, and updates from your favorite genre or category—whether you prefer Christian romance, science fiction, suspense, historical fiction, or one of the other many options.

We’re also working to make it easier than ever to read FamilyFiction. You can read us on the website. You can download the magazine to read later. You can even read our magazine inside the free app—available from Apple for iOS and from Google Play for Android.

In whichever form you might read FamilyFiction, we’re thrilled to keep you updated about the latest in Christian fiction and storytelling.

God bless—and happy reading!

Chris Well
Editorial Director, FamilyFiction

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About The Author

Chris Well is an award-winning writer and editor whose fiction includes the quirky senior citizen whodunit Nursing A Grudge, the crime thriller Forgiving Solomon Long, and the comedy mystery Too Good to be Truman. He was the founding editor of FamilyFiction.