In the Beauty story, Charles Kindall develops the theme first and then seems to repaint each section with common knowledge to support his claims and assessment. It is more like he is trying to convince you of something you already know.
I personally know this effect. There are many things I have learned that I had the lyrics in my head for decades. Oh yeah, that’s what he meant.
My faith has been personally changed by the word of God. But the people, music and stories of my life have taught me these truths as well. They are just harder to notice.