I’ve been reading The Lord Of The Rings recently, and as much as I enjoy well-written literature, I can’t come to a firm conviction that reading fiction is a wise activity for the serious Christian. I know that a book of fiction can have glorious themes, and be full of truths about reality. It doesn’t have to be an immoral book. But, is it the best use of the time? And how many truly soul-bettering books of fiction are out there, really? Also, it is my understanding that the Puritans considered such reading a waste of valuable time. Can anyone provide a biblical argument in favour of reading fiction books for entertainment?