Hope, Faith and Toughness: An Analysis of the Christian Hero

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From the Introduction to this volume, (page 7):

A fascinating element of this chapter is the argument against the books from several Christian sources, and the argument echoes non-religious protests against romance readers lost in fantasy, not appreciating reality nor working as hard as possible to make reality the best it can be. Barrett-Fox gives these arguments a thorough airing, but her conclusion is a fascinating one, involving the possibility for transformation through the novels, not only for women, but for definitions of masculinity as well.