Thursday, March 31, 2011

Christian Fiction Authors

There sure is a lot of Christian fiction available today. Back when I was building my library 25 years ago, it was slim pickin's indeed. There is a lot more to be careful about, too. I like to try new authors occasionally, but I tend to stick the old standbyes. I especially love older works from 1800-1900's. These are not always easy to find, but some are becoming available again after being out of print for quite some time. Get yourself a 3x5 card and jot a few of these down, stick it in your purse, and the next time you hit your favorite used bookstore (my personal favorite) you will be ready. I would love to hear of your suggestions, too. We need more books with a clear gospel message and a challenge to live godly in this present world. Here are a few -

Elizabeth Prentiss*
George MacDonald*
Janette Oke
Robin Jones Gunn
Grace Livingston Hill*
Christmas Carol Kauffman*
Francena Arnold*
Karen Kingsbury
(Authors from the past)

Enjoy! Let me your favorite Christian fiction authors.

Psalm 101: 2-3  "I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me. I will walk within my home with a perfect heart. I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes"


  1. Have you read anything of Dee Henderson? I am wondering what you think.

  2. I don't believe I have, but my mom, who is also a Christian, has. She like them because they are modern day, often action/mystery, and faith based. I've been meaning to try her books myself. I think her books might be really good. Another friend really likes her books, too.

    Thanks for posting - the First! Let us know if you like her. I would value your input.

    Happy Reading!

  3. If you are going to read fiction (I read mostly non-fiction) Dee's books seem to be well-researched and true to life. I appreciated the Christian theme woven into the plot instead of a verse or preachy section being tacked in here and there.