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Chris Fabry
Married to Andrea since 1982. We have 9 children together and none apart. Our dog's name is Tebow.
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After finding and remediating mold twice in our Colorado home, we abandoned ship in October 2008. Because of the high levels of exposure, our entire family was affected. After months of seeing different specialists for all of the problems, we came to Arizona to begin comprehensive treatment to rid our bodies of the toxic buildup. In August 2009 we moved into a larger home, four bedrooms, south of Tucson, north of Mexico. I am doing my daily radio program/ writing from that location. Thanks for praying for us. We really feel it.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
If I had a dime for every time someone said to me, “I don’t read fiction, I only read stuff that’s true,” I’d be a dimeionnaire. Some folks look at “stories” as kid stuff. What good could come from a story?

Don’t get me wrong, I love non-fiction. I love biographies. Those fuel the creative fire for me as well. But real change can come from fictional stories told well that elicit an emotional response from the reader. I’ll give some examples of that from my own life on Prime Time America on Thursday afternoon at 4:30 Central. Plus, I'll tie in some Old Testament Scripture. Can you guess which story I'll give?

I used to do a morning show with Greg Wheatley so my goal is to make him guffaw at least once during our time together, even though the subject is serious. You can hear the segment on the Prime Time America website if you’re reading this afterward.

Whether or not you like to read fiction, I think it’s a worthy pursuit to talk about the changes a good story can make in our lives. I’m working on one right now that has me coming back to the computer screen each day, wondering what new things I’ll discover about the characters.

If you’ve read some good stories over the years, let me know which ones have “connected” with you the most. I’d love to hear about them.


Donnamo said...

Ohhhhh I loved biographies growing up....the little orange books on the bottom shelf in our school library.

But I also LOVE fiction. Little Women, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights,Scarlet Letter, ALL of the ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. (Notice a similarity here....strong women central characters! Maybe that's why I loved June Bug!???

keli said...

Oh, there's been several, but lately it's East of Eden. Read it this summer. Just one of those books that came at just the right time/moment in my life. (Sometimes it's not just the book, it's also where you are at in your life.) "Timshel!!"

Finished it. Took a deep sigh and changed some things in my life.

Martha A. said...

I love fiction, I hear it alot about people who don't read fiction, but sometimes I like fiction better because you can hear the story without believing it to be true and therefore more of a reality.
Some books that I love that really connected with me lately would have to be The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner, Watch over me by Christa Parrish was another. I really enjoyed your fiction books though! I lent my copy of June Bug to a friend and she loved it! She wants to recommend it to some of her friends!