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Unread 21st August 2010, 02:50 AM
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Christian fiction?

Do you ever read Christian fiction? If so, what authors, series, or books do you or have you enjoyed? Have any fictional books had any impact on your walk with Christ?
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Unread 21st August 2010, 03:06 AM
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Roger Elwood - AngelWalk Trilogy
really made me think about how evil this world is,the total depravity of mankind and how great the Grace of God truly is.
CS Lewis - The Space Trilogy
Though I have yet to make my way though the third book, the first two are great works and really eye opening on many topics.
John Bunyan - Pilgrim's Progress and Pilgrim's Progress II: Christiana's Journey
Charles G. Colman -The Shining Sword
Both of these works(I count Pilgrim's Progress II as part II and not a seperate story in my mind, though it is) really cause one to examine their own selves and see if indeed they Christians or not....
Bill Myers - Eli, Blood of Heaven, Threshold
I can not describe these too much without spoilers... let's just say this, Scifi, Characters meet or deal with Jesus... lives changed... good stuff.
Also Bill Myers for kids... "My Life as..." or funny stuff happens to Wally McDoogle... just has to be read... and of course "McGee and Me" -- this one had a lot of influence on how I saw the world when I was young and moving a lot... loved both the books and the movies made off them...

and this is just a short list, it's late here, to tired to think of more... will do so later...
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Lord of the Rings was pretty good, it had Christian themes.

I like how Frodo has the power in his hands, but can't use it, but must sacrifice it. This is just like how we're called to live. If we ever get power, we can't indulge or use it for our own means, we must help the poor by giving our wealth away. If we try and satisfy our own lusts with power and money, we are actually letting evil beings control us by being a slave to sin. Sin only leads to more sin and death.
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Eh, I'm not into fiction. I like the technical stuff.
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"The Chronicles of Narnia", "Perelandra", "The Screwtape letters" by C.S Lewis

"In the Shadow of the Pack" by Ruth Allison

"Crime and Punishment" Dostoevsky

"Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan

"The Father Brown Mysteries" by G.K. Chesterton

"The Water Babies" by Rev Charles Kingsley

"What Katy Did" by Susan Coolidge

"Treasures of the Snow" by Patricia St John

Most of these are children's books I read when I was little, I haven't read much adult christian fiction
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I wouldn't call LOTR "Christian fiction"...even though it was written by a Christian and it's definitely got parallels to Christian faith in the story. But hey, if that fits the OP's description, that's my #1 pick!

It's SO hard to find really good, solid, well-written Christian fiction. Most times I can't get past the first page or chapter because they've got "CHEESY" written all over them.

I do have to give props to Frank Peretti, though. His first books weren't that great; I couldn't finish them. But then he seemed to grow some literary DNA and suddenly I couldn't put his later books down. The ones I really liked were The Oath and The Visitation.

I also LOVE Madeleine L'engle, even though she's usually classified with the "Young Adult" stuff, I still read her books, and they're incredible. She puts some really fascinating spins on faith and science.
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I don't really read christian fiction.
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Ah, just remembered another one - Jungle Doctor's Monkey Tales - used to love those stories when I was little!

I keep hearing Frank Peretti's name coming up a lot - might try reading some of his books. The only one I've read was "The hangman's Curse" which was an exciting read if a bit lightweight.
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hmmm really ?

I wouldn't lump pilgrem's progress in fiction exactly, its an allegory. technically not a real story, but ... it is a real story lol

but what surprises me is noone got to frank e peretti or ted dekker

they have both written a ton of books

Frank E. Peretti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ted Dekker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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I am a Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker fan

and I love Melody Carlson too...she writes for teens and young adults a lot, but her adult fiction is great too
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