Recommend me books in the Christian Fiction genre…

Recommendations for a good read in the Christian Fiction genre…

  • I like most books by Dee Henderson and Irene Hannon.

    • Tara , are you in the Readers of Dee Henderson group? If not, please join us!

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    • No I’m not!!! Why have I never heard of it!! Wow!

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    • Tara feel free to search the group for topics, book titles or start your own thread.

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    • Cool tip! I love Dee Henderson. Will join the group!

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  • You may have already read it, but the Left Behind series is good.

    • Yes, yes, yes! Such a good book ❤️

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    • My favorite Christian fiction book! She’s my favorite Christian fiction author too. Her writing isn’t like other typical Christian fiction.

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  • I like Frank Perretti. His book “This Present Darkness” is on the list.

  • Just finished The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers, it was excellent. Other really good ones: Riven by Jerry Jenkins and The Undoing of St Silvanus (don’t remember the author)

  • Authors:
    Becky wade
    Charles Martin
    Rachel Dylan
    Katherine Reay
    Tara Johnson
    Sarah Varland
    Jaime Jo Wright

    • Heather Sarah and I went to college together! ❤️❤️

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  • Karen Witemyer, Colleen Coble, Dee Henderson, Dani Petry, Irene Hannon, Denise Hunter

  • Anything by Francine Rivers. My favorite…The Mark of the Lion and Redeeming Love

    • You too the words out of my mouth. I need to revisit those!

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    • Favorite book and favorite series. Amazing author.

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    • Am just rereading Mark of the Lion-even better the second time!

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    • I read that probably about 50 years ago. I remember it was so good. Time to reread it.

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    • Julie is also a great one by Catherine Marshall

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  • Red River of the North series by Lauraine Snelling. It’s my favorite series of all time.

  • Anything by Janette Oke. I am partial to her Love Comes Softly series, but also the Women of the Canadian West, among other series are also good.

  • Jan Karon’s Mitford series and Ann Ross Miss Julia series.

  • Julie Klassen is good. Her novels are very Austen-esque

  • The five people you meet in heaven. Have a little faith.

  • Deeanne Gist is my favorite author in that genre.

  • Anything by Lynn Austin. My personal favorite is her civil war trilogy. Jo Ellen

    • Just read five of her books! Good suggestion. Have another five here to read.

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  • If I Run series by Terri Blackstock; TheSeer series by Rachelle Dekker; anything by Karen Kingsbury – Shades of Blue, The Bridge, Divine, Unlocked, the Redemption series, the 911 series…

  • Brock and Bodie Thoene, Mindy Starks Clark, Jan Karon and Beverly Lewis.

  • Francine Rivers , she writes Christian romance and history

    • There are a couple that are not romantic, like Atonement Child, Leota’s Garden and Her Mothers Dream/Her Mothers Hope. Exceptional books also. She knows how to reach the depth of emotions and the intricacies of relationships. There has not been a book that hasn’t left an impact on me.

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  • Lynne Austin is a Christian author with some really good historical fiction.

    • One of my favorites by Lynn Austin is “A Woman’s Place,” a historical novel set during WWII.

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  • Lori Wick, Beverly Lewis, Janette Oke, and Francine Rivers are favorites 🙂

  • Francine Rivers and Janette Oke are two of my favorites. ❤️

    • It doesn’t work to paint all Christians with the paintbrush of right wing conservatives. Some, like me, are Christian progressive/liberal and inclusive.

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    • That seems uncalled for. This is a very welcoming group that has been very civil and kind. Let’s not change that now.

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    • And again, all I’m saying is that this group has been really kind and supportive and welcoming so far and I don’t think we should change that now.

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    • Megan I was under the impression that opinions were allowed.

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    • Absolutely they are! And I’m not hating on your opinion that Christian fiction is redundant. That’s well within your right and I’m sure many agree with you. The only thing I was saying is that comment seems uncalled for when the poster was asking for recommendations for a good Christian fiction book, not for peoples’ opinions on Christian fiction itself.

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  • I hate to be cranky again, but there are a lot of really awful books in these comments. For decent Christian fiction, don’t read Frank Peretti, Francine Rivers, or Tim LaHaye. Read Frederick Buechner, Marilyn Robinson, Flannery O’Connor, Graham Greene, and Dostoyevsky.

    • It’s always a matter of opinion.

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    • Well, taste is subjective.

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    • Terri Blackstock or Dee Henderson for great thrillers.

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    • Again. No please be cranky AGAIN. 😁

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  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. Actually, ANY C.S. Lewis book.

  • I’m a huge Ted Dekker fan but if you’re not into the fantasy type story, start with his AD 30 and AD33. Strong female lead and powerful story of identity and personal power.

  • The Red Tent by Anita Diamont.
    Phillip Gulley has a great series about a fictional town called Harmony. The church members and issues are similar to every church I’ve ever been a member of.

    And I used to love Frank Peretti’s books.

  • Jan Karon’s the whole Mitford series. At home in Mitford and many more.

  • Terri Blackstock, Irene Hannon, Karen Kingsbury, Any Amish fiction.

  • I love Francine Rivers and Lauraine Snelling. Ann Gabhart is good. I enjoyed the original Baxter series by Karen Kingsbury.

  • Robert Whitlow writes legal thrillers with a Christian perspective.

  • Anything by Francine Rivers. Zion Covenant series by Brock and Bodie Thoene for WWII action. Frank Peretti for supernatural horror with a Christian focus. Christy by Catherine Marshall.

    • I am a lifelong Tennessean and grew up in East Tennessee. I went to college near where the real “Christy” took place. I went there and looked at the buildings mentioned in the novel. The town/area is called Del Rio,TN and in the book it’s called El Pano. It’s a neat, old area. When you drive to it, it looks like you’re going to run right into the mountains.

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  • I am a library clerk, and Christian Fiction literally flies off the shelves. Most who read it like the fact it will be moral I think.

    • It’s very popular where I work too.

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    • Kari so many do series with continuing characters. Allison Pittman is another wonderful author. Ann Tatlock.

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  • Frank Peretti has some really good thrillers. This Present Darkness was very tense but an excellent read. I’ve read several other books by him too.

  • Randy Singer is a Christian author whose books are similar to John Grisham.

  • The Circle series by Ted Dekker (Black, Red, White, Green)

  • Piercing the Darkness and its companion boik whose name escapes me

    • I see you down there, sorry 😉 we both got it, lol.

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    • Tracy that was a long time ago. After reading it, I saw people with angel on one side and demon on other. Truly remarkable!

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    • Marianne it definitely helped shape me as a Christian reading it at 13.

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  • Bridge to Haven, a solid, Francine Rivers! lots of issues addressed.

  • Madeleine L’Engle’s Wrinkle In Time Quartet is Christian Fiction ( although not marketed as such). C.S. Lewis’ novels (Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, etc.) are also Christian fiction. Both authors were professed Christians and both the theology and the symbolism are threaded through their fiction.

    • Oh, I had never heard that about A Wrinkle in Time, cool! It’s true of the Lord of The Rings series, too. Tolkien was a Christian and led C.S. Lewis to Christianity.

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    • Lauren Precisely. Based on your reply, dive into the Wrinkle In Time Quartet. I commented earlier that in my opinion the series gets better once you get past the 1st book.

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    • CS Lewis and TRR Tolkien are Christian, but Wrinkle in Time is borderline. It is more of a New Age Christian that takes it’s liberties with fundamental Christian beliefs (oneness with the universe, mysticism, author is new age herself). If this of interest by all means, just know that this may not be what some would consider Christian fiction.

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    • Wrinkle In Time is is only the first book. Many of the saints were mystics, and the prophets as well. And the quartet is a fictional saga about a family. Fictional. Not for proselytizing.

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    • Amy thanks! That is good to know. I must confess I’ve never read A Wrinkle in Time. I have read the Lord of the Rings and some of Narnia. My mother read me The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe when I was a kid.

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    • Vicki Its not to say it’s not a good story with a positive message, just that it’s kind of a controversial one as the author herself believed parts of the Bible were fantasy and her beliefs in universalism and evolution do impact her storytelling.

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  • Sister Chicks, Beverly Lewis, Richard Paul Evan’s Walk Series