6. How Did You First Discover Fantastical Stories?
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This time it’s personal: Fantastical Truth shares some of your stories about how you first discovered amazing fiction.
Meanwhile, hosts E. Stephen Burnett and Zackary Russell share their early joy in niche and popular fantastical fiction, including:
- Superbook, a.k.a. Animated Parent and Child Theater, a Bible anime series in two seasons in the 1980s
- Star Wars, because of course
- Alfred Slote’s My Robot Buddy middle-grade book series
- Sunday-school song hero Psalty the Singing Songbook
- Focus on the Family’s long-running audio drama series Adventures in Odyssey (here is Stephen’s recent article about AiO)
- The Chronicles of Narnia, for sure
- Greenie TV show Captain Planet and the Planeteers
- Terry Brooks’ The Sword of Shannara and series
- Star Trek: The Next Generation
- Left Behind and the ensuing series of novels, books, and a couple of movies
- Robert Jordan’s epic fantasy The Wheel of Time series
- (Briefly) The Prince of Egypt (1998) animated film (and now also a stage musical)
So many of you have sent us your fantasy origin stories, so we’ll share more of those during future episodes.
Next on Fantastical Truth
On Tuesday, March 10, Brian Godawa (Chronicles of the Nephilim fiction series, The Imagination of God nonfiction) joins Fantastical Truth. We’ll explore some deep doctrine magic: How does Jesus define and redeem his gift of imagination?
Explore the best Christian-made fantasy, sci-fi, and beyond, and apply these stories' meanings in the real world Jesus calls us to serve.
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