While we have a substantial number of non-fiction volumes. I am convinced that what will draw adults to our library is an excellent selection of Christian fiction books. We do have the Jan Karon series and about 50 other titles, but I am looking for some really excellent must-have choices to include. If I head to Barnes and Noble I find an extensive number of books from which to choose, but I really would appreciate anyone's suggestions.......

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Comment by Debbie on January 17, 2014 at 12:48pm

I hope we keep this thread going! I'm getting a lot of ideas for new authors for our library.

Comment by Midge Wilson on January 17, 2014 at 10:13am

Keith,

In our small library, we, too, rely heavily upon our Christian fiction section.  Some of the works have such Godly content, I value each one.  Aside from the Amish type romances, our folks enjoy the works of authors such as Collene Coble (the Bar Harbor series-mysteries) and the works of Robert Whitmore and Walt Larimore, etc.  Another author that I rely upon and really enjoy is Joel Rosenberg and his "Last Jihad" series, including "The Twelfth Imam, The Copper Scroll", etc.  Those books are like reading today's newspaper with the books of Jeremiah and Ezekiel in your lap!  Hope this helps!

midge wilson

Comment by Debbie on January 2, 2014 at 7:53pm

It's our largest section and I know I'm leaving out a bunch but some of our favorite authors are:

June Masters Bacher (I'm not sure if they are still in print, but she was one of my first Christian Fiction Faves)

Wanda Brunstetter

Robin Jones Gunn

Grace Livingston Hill

Dee Henderson

Karen Kingsbury

Al & JoAnna Lacy

Beverly Lewis

Janette Oke

Jane Peart

Tracie Peterson

Eugenia Price

Lauraine Snelling

Brodie & Brock Thoene

Lori Wick

Comment by Craig Dressler on August 29, 2013 at 1:57pm

Here is a list of my favorite Christian fantasy authors:

1) Stephen Lawhead

2) Karen Hancock

3) L. B. Graham

4) Sharon Hinck

5) George Bryan Polivka

Because he is so popular, I didn't include C.S. Lewis.

Comment by Linda Tate on December 19, 2012 at 3:13pm

Some excellent authors with many books to choose from are: Lynn Austin, Traci Peterson, Beverly Lewis, Lisa Wingate, Elizabeth Musser, Kristen Heitzman, Tim Downs, Irene Hanon, Kathy Herman, Beth Wiseman, Serena Miller, Mel Odom, Tamera Alexander, Brandylin Collins, Jamie Langston Turner...to name just a few. All these authors are popular in our church library.

Comment by Annie Stewart on October 18, 2011 at 7:19pm
I know I am sending a reply a  year after the comment was posted but have been reading a book called "The Yada Yada Prayer Group". I read the 1st one and am anxious to get to the others in the series. There is also a 2nd series called "The Yada Yada Prayer Group, Whispers of Hope".  (I don't have the book in front of me, so not sure exactly what the title is.) The author is Neta Jackson. She and her husband have written several children books geared toward an historical theme. Anyhow, the Yada Yada Prayer Group is refreshing after reading some of the popular Christian authors with a basic theme of relationships and loss. (Sorry!) Annie Stewart
Comment by Deanna King on February 11, 2011 at 3:01pm

Yes, "Some wildflower in my heart" by Turner is one of my all-time favorites!  I don't read a lot of books (anyone else in library work like me?) but I really want to read more of hers.

I don't care for "cookie cutter" fiction - where someone just changes the names and locations and some details and makes a new novel.  I have personally enjoyed Athol Dickson's "The Cure" - like nothing I'd read before.  Got to meet him when he spoke at our librarians' group's "Festival of Authors" in 2009!

Comment by Sarah Bowen on February 11, 2011 at 11:36am

Jamie Langston Turner is one of the best current Christian fiction writers; Susan May Warren is good as well, and Travis Thrasher. Modern "Christian fiction" can be a minefield, but there are some treasures there too!

Really good older works include Hannah Hurnard's "Hind's Feet on High Places" and "Mountains of Spices" (allegory similar to Pilgrim's Progress, which is a must-have; also good is John Bunyan's "The Holy War"); J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy (fantasy); G.K. Chesterton's "Father Brown" mysteries and other fiction by him; Elisabeth Elliot's "No Graven Image" (missions novel; older, may be hard to find); Elisabeth Prentiss' "Stepping Heavenward" (spiritual growth/romance written as a journal; she also has several youth fiction works); Walter Wangerin's "The Book of the Dun Cow" and its sequel (fantasy/allegory)...

 

Comment by Morlee Maynard on December 28, 2010 at 4:00pm
I've recently read two Chris Fabry books. Absolutely loved them!! Can't wait to read his new one!!
Comment by Sue Hardin on December 28, 2010 at 2:46pm
Sorry, I made an error on Whitlow's name.  There is no l at the end.

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