Worldviews in Fiction Reading

Edifying Reading for Your Children


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May 16, 2016

Why are modern kids drawn almost exclusively to reading involving witchcraft, cannibals, vampires, ghosts, and aliens? Have the Worldviews changed since the Hardy Boys of the 1950s and John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress of the 1700s? Kevin Swanson interviews Mark Hamby, Founder and President of Lamplighter Publishing on quality children's fiction. What makes for the best metaphor or allegory for our kids? How much fiction is too much fiction. At what point to our kids get lost in the metaphor?

About Your Host, Kevin Swanson

Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits.