Christian fiction recommendations? 🙂
Tracy #recommend #fiction
Alexa has some I’m sure! Alexa Kay Fetterly
Personally I recommend anything by Ted Dekker, or Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. Dekker’s novels are great because if you’re a Christian you’ll understand the underlying symbolism, but if not, you’ll just enjoy the story!
I second this!! Dekker has been my favorite author for like 12 years.
The Arena by Karen Hancock remains one of my favorite books.
Also the Sword of the Lyrics series by Sharon Hinck
Anything by Francine Rivers.
Oh The Oath by Frank Peretti and CS Lewis’ Space trilogy.
When Calls the Heart series. Love comes softly, series
Fifty Shades Of Grey books
That is not funny, or kind.
@Luke She was referring to the religion, not the name. That is an Erotica & technically a BDSM novel. She’s looking for Fiction novels related to the Christian faith.
@Phoebe oh I don’t know what that is.
Well, I’m glad we were able to make the clarification. 😊
REDEEMING LOVE!!!! It is a romance for sure but has so much else tied into. Value, self worth, parental issues, identity. Oh my gosh it’s so good. I recommend it to everyone. 💜💜💜
I LOVEEEEDDDDD THIS BOOK and I HATE romances lol so that says a lot
Same. I can’t stand romance but this was sooooo good. Like I would have to take breaks because it would wreck my heart so much.
@Christina YESSS SAME
Chronicles of narnia!!
Check out Siri Mitchell – she has historical fiction and modern fiction. Some are more faith-based than others but they’re ALL good!!
Boo by Rene Gutteridge
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers! Also anything by Ted Dekker, specially Kiss, Three, Skin, and the Circle Series. Frank Peretti has some really good ones, too, like This Present Darkness and The Prophet. I would recommend The Kensington Chronicles by Lori Wick if you like historical romance.
A Dekker lover!? Helloooooo! 👋🏻
Did you read Immanuel’s Veins?! ❤️😍🙈
@Phoebe YES! I LOVE Dekker! I’ve been reading his books for almost a decade now and I can’t get enough! Sadly no. It’s hard finding Dekker books in Puerto Rico. The Christian fiction parts in bookstores are almost non-existent.
@Linda Do you have an e-reader by chance? Honest to God Dekker was practically my first introduction to real Fiction and Christian Fiction.
@Phoebe I’m getting one this Christmas to help solve that problem. I can relate to that! I first read Dekker when my parents gave me Three as a prize for having all A’s back in 5th grade and I was HOOKED
@Linda Yes!! Immanuel’s Veins is a MUST (though the first 6 or so chapters are kind of dry.)
Also, Saint, Sinner & Project Showdown. That Trilogy is AMAZING!
Love Dekker! The Circle series!
Dekker is a win for sure.
@Phoebe I’ve heard many good things about Saint. I’ll get them as soon as I can! Do you have any writers that you can compare to his writing?
@Linda No 😫😫😫
@Linda Possibly Frank Perretti but that’s it
Anything written by Karen Kingsbury… 9/11 and Lost Love series are my favorites. 😊❤️
Yes!!!!! Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers is amazing!
anything francine rivers😉 but Lisa Bergren is another good christian author!😁 and dee henderson is also great!
dee henderson, karen kingsbury, ?? thoene, gilbert morris
Anything by Tessa Afshar!! My personal favorites are Pearl in the Sand and Heart of Rubies
Ted Dekker!! 😃
Redeeming love! It’s my favorite
Anything written by Karen Kingsbury
Especially the Baxter series 💙💚💙💚
Madman by Tracey Groot. Brilliant background on the story of how the Gerasene demonic came to be possessed by a legion of demons. It will give you chills and fill you with pity and curiosity.
anything by james L. Rubart, anything by nacy moser (favorite is the time lottery), self published books by Eli Hinze No angels trilogy (amazon). christmas books by Richard Paul Evans I know there is more i liked but i can not think of them off the top of my head.
Dear Mr. Knightley
Did you read Joshua by Joseph Girzone? So good. Also The Oath by Frank Peretti. Cape Light Series by Katherine Spencer & Thomas Kinkade. Cape Refuge series or Emerald Windows by Terri Blackstock
Dee Henderson- the O’Malley series especially.
A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert
Planet I.A. by Chan Neled has Christian underpinnings. Available at Kindle E-ebooks.
Miss Invisible by Laura Jensen Walker
The mark of the lion series by Francine rivers is my favorite!
Anything by Michelle Griep! Seriously, she’s amazing.
I’ve always wanted to read Holiday in your heart written by Leann Rimes
Prophet by R. J. Larson. It’s not your typical Christian novel, but is still biblical. It is also a series (Books of the Infinite).
The Red tent by Anita Diamant
Just a side note for this one, it is not written by a Christian, but by a Jew, and the storyline is not scriptural at all. It is a take on the Bible story, but not Christian fiction. 🙂
This is true, I just associate it with that time period and with the characters from the bible
It is an interesting read for sure. Just a little…risque. lol I have a book club and at our first meeting I had everyone read this. Let’s just say it paved the way for some seriously entertaining conversation. Very eye opening on the customs of the time. But she did butcher the true characters of the real people. But hey, it is fiction. 🙂
I can’t speak on how butchered it was, but I agree there were some very interesting bits in there
Anything by Rachel Hauck! But I especially love ‘The Writing Desk’
I have her book the Wedding Dress I loved reading it
@Rachel, that’s one is in my tbr pile!
I also wanna own her Royal Wedding Series along with the Wedding Chapel and the Wedding Shop
I read The Royal Wedding series! Amazing! I also want to read the series she co-authored with Sarabeth Evans.
she wrote a new Contemporary Romance called the Love Letter but it doesn’t come out until June of the new year but i can wait
I didn’t know she another one coming out! 😍 thanks!!!
My tbr list refuses to get smaller!
@Samantha June 12th 2018 to be exact
it’s called The Love Letter
I’ll definitely be purchasing this one! I got into my kindle/Nook craze… now I’m back to wanting physical books. Gotta re-buy them! 🤦🏼♀️🤣
I have to have the book in my hand it’s how i am
Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker. House, co-authored by the two, was one of my favorites.
I loved House!
It’s one of the few books that actually scared me.
Katelyn Michelle Huckaby Its been ages since I read it 😢 so I don’t remember if it scared me or not but I do remember loving it.
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers! It is a beautiful story!
Angelic Letters series by Henry Ripplinger is pretty good, I have only read the first two though.
Anything Beverly Lewis and Wanda Brunstetter. I enjoyed “The Shack” just don’t remember the authors name
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
I haven’t read much, mostly Ted Dekker, Frank Peretti, and the Left Behind series. I highly recommend all of those though ❤
Anything by Lauraine Snelling, or Tracie Peterson.
The atonement child, redeeming love,
Rooms by James L. Rubart is one of my absolute favorite books.
I love Francine Rivers and Cecily Wolfe
Joel Rosenberg, great thriller series with a lot of twists thrown in
I wanna read The Ultimate Gift Series by Jim Stovall
High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin, Where We Belong by Lynn Austin, Hometown Girl by Courtney Walsh, True to You by Becky Wade, The Writing Desk by Rachel Hauck – these are ones I read this year, and I loved them all.
Francine Rivers Mark of the Lion series! 👌🏻
Some of my favorites this year were Hold the Light by April McGowan, True to You by Becky Wade, The Esther Paradigm by Sarah Monzon, Blind Spot by Dani Pettrey (but start with the first in the series: Cold Shot), and The Space Between Words by Michele Phoenix
Any of the Dee Henderson books!
I’ve read a few good ones by Terry Blackstock (or she might spell it Terri, I don’t remember) Karen Kingsbury is also good! Annnd… if you’re up for a cheesy detective series, The Dani Ross Mysteries by Gilbert Morris are fun books. They’re kinda old (like written over 25 years ago) but they’re cheesy and great. I reread a couple of them a few years ago and I was still entertained, even though they were way cheesier than I remembered. 😂
Letter to God
Ronie Kendig (Quiet Professionals & Discarded Heroes series), Lynette Eason, Irene Hannon. All law enforcement or military suspense/romance, but I love them all. Also, Thr3e by Ted Dekker. I worked for Family Christian for 7 years and I read almost everything that came through there lol
Anything robin jones gunn…sisterchicks series
One of my favorites is also Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. But I liked her other book Lineage of Grace. It is creating a background story for the women mentioned in the lineage of Jesus. If you can’t separate the fact and fiction, I would not recommend it. But if you can take it as a work of fiction, it is a great book. I liked most of the books by Lynn Austin and most books by Julie Klassen. Both authors write historical Christian Fiction. I also liked the books by Melody Carlson. Hers are more modern fiction.
A Conspiracy of Ravens by Gilbert Morris, The Negotiator by Dee Henderson, Fatal Frost by Nancy Mehl, Traces of Guilt by Dee Henderson, Healer by Linda Windsor
A Gown of Spanish Lace by Janette Oke was my favorite book for several years!
Bodie Thoene has several series that are excellent.
Elijah by William H Stephens
Well this might not be your typical fluffy Christian fiction but as an atheist so enjoyed it tremendously
The Crystal series by Dayo Benson
Planet I.A. 2068 by Chan Neled At Kindle E-books.
I like some of Lori Wick’s books.
The Chronicles of Narnia books
I’m not sure it exists in english and I don’t know if it’s enough fiction for you ’cause I read them when I was about 14 years old… But they’re called Dark city and they’re written by Damaris Kofmehl and Demetri Betts
Karen Kingsbury, Beverly Lewis, Sarah Sundin, Dee Henderson, Terri Blackstock, Charles Martin, Steven James, Francine Rivers just to name a few.
John’s Love by J.J. Valentin
The Wormling Series by Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Farby. Absolutely fabulous. Loved that series.
Walks the Fire series by Stephanie Grace Whitson
The Yada Yada Prayer Group is one of my all time favorite series ever!
OH YES! I only got to read one book but I remember loving it!
I like Shelley Shepard Gray and Tessa Afshar.
Grace livings ton hill
Running to Leadville https://www.amazon.com/Running-Leadville-Marathon-Through-Colorado/dp/1533592845
Anything by Ted Dekker if you want something intense. If you want something lighter Terry Blackstock does good mysteries. And i am currently reading “Echoes of Titanic” and am enjoying it immensely
# 1 suggestion -War Room: Prayer Is a Powerful Weapon Book by Chris Fabry.. “A lot of people want to do great things for God. A lot of people want to change the world. I just shake my head when I hear that. God is the only one who can change the world because He’s the only one who can change hearts and minds.”
A big thanks to all of you for the wonderful suggestions!!! 🙂
@Tracy, try Francine Rivers’ books, the cross and the switchblade by david wilkerson (not fiction but an enjoyable read), chronicles of narnia 🙂
@Julie!!!! Her series is AMAZING!
Mark of the Lion trilogy by Francine Rivers and the Zion Covenant series by Brock and Bodie Thoene.
Got the whole Zion Covenant series for Christmas. I am really into the first one now. I have never read Mark of the Lion series, or any series she has written, but I love the books by her that I have read.
Are they as good as the single books? (Sorry, my cat hit enter before I could ask)
I liked the Mark of the Lion series better than Redeeming Love. That’s all I’ve read by her.
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