- THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
My colleagues, Barbara Mutch and Paddy Ducklow, love their novels! I, stick-in-the-mud that I am, prefer non-fiction. Well, a recent book review in Macleans magazine says that my two friends may be on to something. There is a new movement among doctors and counsellors to prescribe reading, especially fiction, as a form of therapy in place of counselling. (Come to think of it, Paddy may not like being right is this case . . .) There is something about the act of reading a story that can be restorative for many. Interesting to think about–and, yet, it should not entirely surprise us as Christians. After all, our faith is communicated to us through the Word and one of the titles for Jesus is the Logos or Word. Healing indeed!