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Sep 16 2011

Christian Fiction

by Amanda L

Have you read any Christian Fiction lately? I remember a decade ago, people telling me that Christian Fiction was too preachy and flowery. Today’s Christian Fiction stretches just about any genre (category) that you will see in regular fiction. As some people would say, it’s not your mama’s Christian Fiction.

Below is a sampling of the types of subgenres and a few authors you might want to explore within those genres. The better known author in each subgenre is listed first.  I hope this helps you explore this genre or expand your choices. Interested in one of the authors listed? A list of books by the author can be located by clicking on the author’s name.

African-American

Jacquelin Thomas  Rhonda Bowen Tifanny L.Warren
Kendra Norman-Bellamy Victoria Christopher Murray 

Amish

 Beverly Lewis Beth Wiseman Mary Ellis

Contemporary

 Francine Rivers   Robbin Jone Gunn
Robin L. Hatcher Kim Vogel Sawyer
 Karen Kingsbury

 Fantasy

 Ted Dekker Tim LaHaye
Jerry B. Jenkins Wayne T. Batson

Historical

Gilbert Morris  Siri Mitchell Lynn Austin
 Robin Lee Hatcher  Francine Rivers
 Ted Dekker  Kim Vogel Sawyer  Kathleen Morgan

Humor

 Rene Gutteridge Mary Connealy Geoffery Wood
 Laura Jenson Walker  Roy Blackston  Melody Carlson

Legal/ Suspense

 Ted Dekker Rene Gutteridge  Terri Blackstock
 Randy Singer  Paul Robertson

Romance

Terri Lee Hatcher Siri Mitchell
 Lauraine Snelling Susan May Warren

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Veronica W September 19, 2011 at 9:38 AM

Many thanks, Amanda! I thought I knew (and had read) most of the Christian authors. You have let a kid loose in a candy store. Up until now, Terri Blackstock has been my favorite however, I look forward to interviewing a replacement for her.

Rhonda McKnight September 24, 2011 at 1:21 PM

I’d love for readers to consider my Christian Fiction novels, Secrets and Lies and An Inconvenient Friend. They are both in circulation in the Dekalb County Library System.

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