I read a short story when I was in my late teens that found a permanent place in my memory. The title is "Contents of the Dead Man's Pockets" by Jack Finney. I tried several times since then to find it again. Just a few days ago I succeeded. It was just as good as I remembered.
I hope you'll take time to read it too. Share it with a teen you care about. Then talk about its meaning. Here are some questions to ponder:
- Would this story make a good movie? Why or why not?
- What is the worldview of the author?
- What worldview is he confronting?
- How would the story have been different (and better) if the author had a Christian worldview?