Like Narnia, the adult who reads these fairy tales will find more depth in them, because she has more life experience. Take the retelling of The Gingerbread Man. In Verner’s version, he’s the “Runaway Man,” a backsliding Christian. The sing-song retelling has some of the resonance and tenderness of the parable of the Prodigal Son.
Jill Williamson is a superb author of Christian speculative fiction, esp for teens. Her book, Darkness Reigns, is FREE in Kindle format on Amazon.com right now.
Can a sci fi or fantasy story also be Christian? My publisher, Steve Laube of Enclave Publishing, explains some of the key elements of why speculative fiction can be specially suited to grapple with issues Christians face.