What would have happened if the three little pigs had gone to seminary? Or if Prince Charming developed Princess Deficit Disorder? If Beauty and the Beast had studied popular self-help literature and discovered that he was a microwave and she was a crock pot, would the outcome have been different?
These are the questions that fill the curious mind of Chris Fabry. His explorations in the world of fable and fairy tale will forever change the way you think about the Brothers Grimm. Recasting a dozen of these well-known, oft-told tales, Chris offers a wacky perspective on everything from the dangers of spiritual complacency to the pitfalls of legalism, from the excesses of Christian kitsch to the shortsightedness of human wisdom.
People of faith are sometimes wary of too much laughing. If that applies to you—beware. This book is full of hilarious truths and riotous glimpses of reality. The temptation to laugh, and even to roar, will be hard to resist. And in the midst of your merriment, if you happen to gain some new insight about yourself, the church or the world, that's okay too.
"This will make you laugh no matter what your birth order."
— Kevin Leman, Author of The Birth Order Book
"I laughed myself under conviction. The older Chris Fabry gets, the more he's like himself."
— Warren W. Wiersbe, Author
"Among all of Chris Fabry's accomplishments, this is without a doubt the most recent."
— Jerry Jenkins, Author
"Jesus spoke in parables to teach. Chris Fabry uses the vehicle of bedtime stories. Chris is less inspired, but is no less profound."
— Cal Thomas, Syndicated Columnist
"When you are tired of uptight, super-serious spiritual twits, this book will wash out your soul."
— Steve Brown, Key Life Network
"One thing's for sure—nobody will go to sleep reading these bedtime stories."
— Wayne Stayskal, The Tampa Tribune
What Readers Are Saying . . .
"A character-driven tale of dignity and compassion for those who seem to have lost importance to society . . . this thought-provoking read challenges the prevailing cultural calculations of the value of a person's life."
— PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on Every Waking Moment
"A mesmerizing tale . . . [Almost Heaven] will surprise readers in the best possible way; plot twists unfold and unexpected character transformations occur throughout this tender story."
— PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"A tender coming-of-age story of first love, innocence lost, and the soul-freeing power of truth."
— Charles Martin, New York Times bestselling author, on The Promise of Jesse Woods
"A conflicted, memorable main character. . . . While the mystery at its core is compelling, it's Wiley's inner conflict that's truly engrossing. Down to its final pages, [Not in the Heart] is a gripping read."
"Once again, Chris Fabry's brilliance in developing full-fleshed characters within a thrilling, yet poignant and sometimes painful story has captivated my heart and mind."
— FICTIONADDICT.COM on Every Waking Moment
Under a Cloudless Sky is entertaining and a wonderful addition to the inspirational fiction genre . . . a multilayered, engaging story with rich details and interesting characters."
— ROMANTIC TIMES, 4-Star Review
"Under a Cloudless Sky captivated me from page one. I cared immediately what happened to Ruby and Bean, and the stakes kept rising as tidbits of history were revealed, unraveling the mystery that held Ruby captive. A terrific reading experience!"
— Francine Rivers, New York Times bestselling author
"Not in the Heart is the best book I have read in a long time. The plot is unique and creative, containing both ethical and moral dilemmas. . . . It challenges not only the readers' emotions but also their minds."
"This absorbing novel should further boost Fabry's reputation as one of the most talented authors in Christian fiction."
— CBA RETAILERS + RESOURCES on Not in the Heart
"A powerful story of faith and the material things people hold dear. . . . This is Fabry's best yet."
— PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on A Piece of the Moon
"Ultimately a story of love and forgiveness, [Dogwood] should appeal to a wide audience."