There are many well-read Bible scholars and they are of course devout Christians. Many of these people would like to know how to make money, and some of them over the years have become excellent writers. So the question of speech is; “Can a Bible scholar or lifelong devoted Christian follower make money selling Christian stories and essays?”
Well, there’s a market for those things, and there’s rows of Christian books in the bookstores. Some bookstores exist that are just Christian Books, the entire store! Yet what about the humble writer who wants to write Christian essays and short stories? Are these types of writings marketable?
Indeed, there are people who are interested in this kind of thing. A devout Christian obviously already has plenty of choice, so the stories or works must be good and polished. If they are stories that contain Jesus, many Christians may not like them, due to their version of the historical accuracy of the original (Biblical story and text), therefore they may not want -be not that their children are confused.
Personally, in my humble opinion, if it makes you think, the stories are marketable, but it’s not that easy to do a lot of this kind of work. Why do you ask? Well, another problem with such things is that there are a ton of people writing such stories and giving them away, so a little competition of such things and a low price.
Indeed, good Christian news should teach some kind of lesson, and I have to say that I’m not one to really judge, I’m not a religious follower of any kind. Although see the value of such stories, and I know that the reading public buys these books, short stories and works and like you, I have seen them come out of bookstores smiling.
If the story captures their belief system, gives them hope, and shakes them up a bit, then it might be a good idea to try to market it. And yes, people need to be “shaken, not stirred” from time to time, so please consider all of this.