College of Arts and Sciences
creative writing, writing, fantasy, Christian worldview, adolescent, young adult, literature
Curtis, Tessanna H., "Veritas: An Adolescent Novel in a Biblical Worldview Context" (2013). Senior Honors Theses. 348.
The secular world of literature is saturated with books sending adolescents a host of mixed signals. Contemporary young readers would benefit from literature that in some way reflects biblical truth and conveys a message that glorifies God. Such notions led to the writing of a young adult fantasy novel that introduces themes and plots that do not conflict with a Christian worldview. The protagonist does not simply react to situations around her, but is driven by specific desires that are not so easily obtained. Unlike many modern adolescent fantasies, the world is fully developed and populated by a variety of people from different cultures and ways of life. The characters found in this novel are not perfect, but their flaws are not glorified and their mistakes clearly result in consequences.