Why Christmas Fantasy Stories?: Artistic expressions of biblical truth can have a huge impact on readers!! The new movie, The Star, is one such example: the birth of Jesus as told by animals. Although, I think some of you could have written a better script for that movie–one that gave more prominence to Jesus!
Why should you enter this contest?
1. To make this very familiar Christmas story fresh to you and others again.
2. To encourage you to use your sanctified imagination to express timeless biblical truths. The second most read book in the world for hundreds of years was an allegory about Christian discipleship called Pilgrims Progress The Bible was and is the most read book in the world. Thank God!
How? You could tell the story from the viewpoint of an animal, an angel, an insect, etc. Have the main characters be animals, insects, fantasy creatures, etc. Pray and us your imagination. Just try to describe the birth of Jesus: why He came to earth and how He came.
Anyone of any age or any religion can enter. This is a global contest
Write 1000 words in English or less telling about the birth of Jesus in a way that has never been told. Original art can be included to illustrate the story.
A panel of three judges will pick the final winners.
The winner agrees to have his story published on my website, bobfox.org
Send story submissions to me at this email address.
The Deadline is Sunday, December 17 by 3 PM EST ( USA)
The winner will be announced by December 24 in my newsletter, Partners in all three editions: local, USA and International. The winning story and some runner-up stories will also be published on my website ( if the runner-up authors agrees)
I hope some of you will do this. Whatever you write, you will probably never forget it and Christmas will come alive for you in a new way and for all you share your story with.
Mary Christmas!—the kind Mary had—-all about Jesus!
Pastor Bob Fox