Question about (possibly?) cliche story idea? involving jesus christ
Ok so I don't actually know how much this has been done, but I feel confident that it's probably been done quite a bit - just has to have been. No idea if I'll actually write it, but I've had an idea for awhile of a story about Jesus (of Christ fame) returning to Earth. Yup. Although I've found myself with some hesitations, the first, as mentioned, is that I feel like that's probably been done before. Has it? (If so, what books have done it?) And would it could it still be worth it to add to whatever's there for such a specific premise?
My other worry is that I feel like such a story inherently lends itself to falling into one of two categories - either it ends up being a sappy faith-affirming story about the glory of God (hallelujah! can I get an amen!) the likes of which you'd find next to books about kids who died, saw Heaven, and came back, and copies of The Shack; or, a cynical story for atheists about religious hypocrisy about how those darn Christians aren't very Christ-like. I feel like it would probably have bits of both, but like... I don't really want it to fall into either category, like I'd want it to be seen more as a character drama than a religious satire or a Christian bookclub novel. Like I'm genuinely interested in exploring God/Jesus as just a three-dimensional character and looking at how he might respond to things and how he'd feel, good and bad and all that, but... Big Fella's got a lotta baggage, ya know? Plus inevitably I think it'd probably get at least quasi-political, Jesus reacting to the world and all (and no doubt he'll be disappointed with many people, and quite saddened), but I'm unsure how to convey that my intent is less about message, and more about examining Jesus Christ as a person, and show the struggles, both external and internal, that he would go through today.
Any answers to my problems? Is this novel worth pursuing?
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