Roger, All your discourses were posted, including the very long one, and were interesting reads and provoked interesting discussions. It's unfortunate that you weren't able to see the replies. smile If an author is expressing/his opinion on a religious matter, or delivering a sermon, yes, that would be nonfiction, and for the list I probably will note that it is nonfiction. The title and synopsis will give more information about the content. But the Bible, and books entitled stories from the Bible--those fit your definition of fiction, do they not? Yet a lot of people would disagree. smile G. Cindy It went like this: My point was that fiction > does not equal > falseness and nonfiction does not equal truth, so there > should be no > problem with classifying religious books as nonfiction if > it was the > intention of the author that they be nonfiction. Books > classified as > fiction should be a story with a plot and narrative without > regard to > whether they were written from a religious point of view or > not. __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com To unsubscribe from this list, send a blank Email to bookshare-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the Subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.