ok, so I need book suggestions that take me away from being a mom and wife, christian based.
Geekette - posted on 08/09/2009
If you're looking for a fun, light romantic comedy, I have really enjoyed Kristin Billerbeck's book:
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Anna - posted on 08/08/2009
Like others, I recommend anything by Francine Rivers, as well as Stephen Lawhead. Lawhead's books are often in the sci-fi section, but they really don't belong there. They have an element of fantasy, and a lot are historical fiction mixed with fantasy. I'm not entirely sure whether he's a Christian writer, but he has themes of faith through his books and they are good, clean, quality novels. Excellent writer.
Kristen - posted on 08/07/2009
I personally love fantasy themed books. Think C.S. Lewis type books.
So, here's my suggestions...
Of course, the entire 'Narnia' series by C.S. Lewis. Classic, and a great read for young and old alike!
Keeping in theme with a bit of a twist, is the 'Archives of Anthropaus' series. It's written by John White. AMAZING series. I read the whole set when I was 10 (I was reading at a college level at that age), and I still love the whole set just as much now. Wonderful read...I can't put the book down, and there's been many a night where I look at the clock, and before I know it it's 3am!
And, like a previous poster said, the entire 'Left Behind' series. GREAT books. Written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.
Happy Reading! ♥
Natalie - posted on 08/06/2009
I quite often find a good book is a really nice ëscape"from nappies and breastfeeding!
My mother-in-law and I read ALOT so here are some authors we've found to be really good.
Francine Rivers,Karen Kingsbury,Beverly Lewis,Tracie Peterson,Janette Oke,T.Davis Bunn,Terri Blackstock,Ginny Aiken,Linda Lee Chaikin,Dee Henderson,Kristen Heitzmann,Angela Hunt,Beverly LaHaye,Kathleen Morgan,Judith Pella,Debra White Smith,Ted Dekker.
Im trying to think of some more but my mind has gone a bit blank!
Will send another post if I remember.
The authors write a combination of romance,mystery and historical.
Happy reading :)
Let me know if you find any of them any good
Bethany - posted on 07/02/2009
I love Francine Rivers! In the romantic theme my favorites are Redeeming Love, Atonement Child, and The Scarlet Thread. A different adventure-ish drama by her that I love is The Last Sin Eater. A great older book is Christy by Catherine Marshall. Ted Dekker writes very good action/mystery/fantasy books. I would recommend starting with either Black or Blessed Child.
Lori Wick writes wonderful Christian books. I really love her books. She has about 6 or 7 series books and another 8 books that have no series with them. I have been reading her books for the last month and a half. I get through them in about a week - she is great! :)
Janna - posted on 06/03/2009
Francine Rivers has many Christian based books. She has a series of historical fiction books on Tamar, Mary, Ruth, and one more woman of the Bible. They are all about 100-120 pages and help you understand the practices of that time much better.
Lisa - posted on 06/02/2009
karen kingsbury is a fantastic author who writes from a great christian foundation. She has a number of series and novels. Mostly current day situations but so hard to put them down once you start. The redemption series is a great place to start.
Geordie - posted on 05/30/2009
I would highly recommend any books by Brock and Bodie Thoene. They are historical fiction following the struggles of the Jewish Nation throughout many time periods. Their latest is series is the AD Chronicles, all during the life of Jesus. Excellent reads and very informative at the same time. You can see all their books and find out what order to read them chronologically on their website www.thoenebooks.com
Jocelyn - posted on 05/29/2009
while i'm not sure if you would consider this book christian based, i know a fantastic book called Mary Called Magdalene, written by Margret George. I couldn't put it down. It is written from Mary's view, and it starts off as her as a small girl and her history (fictional of course) and how she meets Jesus, and it goes from there. It is very good. Margret George writes a lot of historical fictions, she has one about Cleopatra and Mary Queen of Scotts. hope you read it!
I just read three books in a series by Carol Cox. The books were about the World's Columbian Expo in Chicago and had a lot of christian themes in them. "Ticket to Tomorrow", "Fair Game", and "A Bride so Fair". I couldn't put them down! I love the WCE anyway.
She does have several other books with christian themes. I have not read them yet though.
there is a 3 book series that I can't put down .. the first is called when the heart cries, second is when morning comes and the third is when the sole mends... absolutly amazing books... they are by Cindy woodsmall she is a christian writer.. the books are about an amish girl who gets shunned from her people...not sure if that interests you but I would highly recommend them :)
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