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reasons I will STOP reading a book || my boundaries with fiction books as a Christian



hi friends! reasons I will STOP or DNF a book I’m reading… everyone’s convictions are different, these are some of mine, as I’ve been asked a couple of times …

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  1. Michael

    August 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

    I dont read books only watch series or movies 😂😂😂😂

  2. Nadine 33

    August 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

    So glad you are doing a full video about this! I asked about this on your last Q&A

  3. Bridgette Miller

    August 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

    This was a very useful video, thank you Kendra!

  4. Made by Ava

    August 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

    totally agree!!

  5. Lovely Day with Holly

    August 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

    Reasons I DNF For fiction: F words, sexually descriptive, dark magic that feels evil and boredom .
    Reasons I DNF do non fiction: F words, repeated concepts I strongly disagree with and boredom

    Basically the same reasons for either-haha

  6. Derek Brown

    August 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

    Great book video

  7. Christian Reads and Classics

    August 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

    I'm almost to the middle of A voice in the Wind right now and appreciate how realistic it is. I haven't gotten to the romance part yet. I find reading about how awful things were, and the struggles and hardships people went through makes me more grateful. I don't like anything that glorifies sin or lets evil win though.

    I used to love horror, all kinds, but I've lost interest in a lot of it. I do still like horror where good beats evil, or someone comes to Jesus because of it. I relate to that because of its what happened to me.

    I haven't read Girl on a Train, but I've seen the movie. Every character in that story is pretty awaful. It's definitely hard finding a good thriller nowadays.

  8. She’s A Bible Nerd

    August 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

    That's so interesting when I read a voice in the wind I disliked the male love interest(Marcus) and didn't want him with to be with the main character(Hadassah) at all. I actually found myself praying for people who don't exist to give their lives to Jesus😅😅😅 which lead me to pray for people who are lost in the world.
    I stop reading books if they're boring or have strong language or anything that leads me to start normalising sin.

  9. Pam M

    August 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

    It's funny I was actually talking about putting boundaries with books yesterday.I was so confused on why I would having anxiety over a clean book. I recently realized that a lot of the books I was reading I was companion my life to theirs.

  10. heather neel

    August 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

    You should do a mystery/suspense/thriller book recommendation video.

  11. Freya Emmanuel

    August 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

    Great video 👍🏻😊. Yes we should listen to the holy spirit's convictions!

  12. ari

    August 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

    thank you so much for this! i definitely need go get greater boundaries when it comes to fiction books.

  13. Rich Dollars

    August 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

    Reading is so fundamental, & can improve/be great for the continuity of our mental health… I went through a book reading phase years ago, now I just read articles that interest me… (I really should get back into reading books though as it captivated my mind & pulled me out of the reality I was experiencing at the moment.. (God does that for me now.. & I completely agree we should guard our minds from unclean things💯…) Have a great day, God bless!

  14. Adrian Landavazo

    August 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

    I have the same reasons like you. Like I am a history nerd, but when I read the books, the F words and taking God's name in vain, and extreme graphic violence, I stop. Have you read Night by Elie Wiesel?

  15. Rebecca N

    August 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

    Really useful to consider. And you're right, it's not always the things that we disagree with morally it can also just be unhelpful things. Romance books can leave a feeling of dissatisfaction with current life, or reading about someone's massive house can lead to not helpful envy! I have to know I am in the right place with God for that. Lots of non fiction on the go but fiction wise am reading 19th century novel Adam Bede at the moment, had no idea until I started that it's about a Methodist preacher- God appears again!

  16. Jordyn Ferrari

    August 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

    This is great, thank you! Love these topics

  17. Deanne Healy

    August 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

    Thanks for this. I needed reminding. When I was a younger Christian, I would either switch off the TV or at least change channels if someone took God's name in vain, or if there was excessive swearing. I seem to have slacked off a lot from that. I definitely need to check myself on that more now. As for books, I don't think it takes much talent to write one where nearly every second word is a swear word or blasphemy. I did read 'The Girl On The Train' and I know exactly what you mean…I didn't like ANY of the characters in that book. I mostly read Christian non-fiction these days. I don't think Christian authors should write anything that compromises Christian/Biblical teachings and morals.

  18. Anna Ndidi

    August 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

    Very useful content! Thanks Kendra💕I am sorting out a few old books these days so this is really helpful!😃

  19. Debbie Norris

    August 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

    I don’t like to read things that get stuck in my mind like cuss words and horror. If a book makes me anxious I stop reading it. As for love scenes that are unrealistic or between unwed people, I skip those parts. God tells us to keep our minds pure, think on good things and not to fear so those are my basic guidelines for books and TV. Old saying applies to our heads and hearts: garbage in, garbage out.

  20. Tyler Zechar

    August 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

    I love your book related videos! Here’s some book recommendations: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck; Educated by Tara Westover and Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan.

  21. John Gray

    August 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

    It's really tough to stay away from all the bad stuff . one time I heard ray comfort say if there is one bad word or if they say the Lord's name in vain you should not be reading it or watching ….i was like ouch that's about everything ..lol …😄

  22. Chantel Klassen

    August 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

    I'm only halfway through this video but so far I 100% agree with you on all of this. Funnily enough I DNFed The Girl on the Train because the characters were just so unlikeable. I definitely want to hear your favorite mystery/thriller books. Okay, off to watch the rest of this video . . .

  23. Maggie Rose

    August 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

    These are a lot of the same reasons I will not watch certain movies. Although with really bad language I feel like reading it in a book almost seems worse than hearing it on a movie but idk. Both still wrong in my opinion but reading it just seems to make it worse for me for some reason. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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