Best Biblical Fiction Authors + 6 Reasons to Read Their Books

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Best Biblical Fiction Authors and 6 Reasons to Read Their Books

Biblical fiction authors can teach us so much, even through fiction, that will grow our faith, and our understanding of the culture and relationships that we can so easily miss. I realize that there are many awesome nonfiction sources for this information, but as Jesus taught many things through story, I think this is a perfectly wonderful way for us to learn as well. Some friends and I were out for a Mom’s afternoon recently when the topic of Biblical fiction came up. Now if you know me at all, you know I read a lot. My favorite categories are … Read More

The Best Fun Women’s Devotional Books for Women Who Love Christian Fiction

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First, have you ever considered the purpose of your devotional? {then we can talk about what I think make the best fun women’s devotional books for women who love Christian fiction} Definition of Devotional: of or used in religious worship We all know that Jesus is supposed to get our best. He absolutely deserves our worship and devotion. Yet as busy 21st-century women, we often get distracted by the urgent, the visible, whatever is screaming loudest: after all, if we don’t change the baby’s diaper, who will? And if you have 5 minutes, reading the latest Christian fiction or scrolling … Read More

17 Best Christian Fantasy Books to Enjoy Right Now

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Best Christian Fantasy Books

Fantasy, by definition, is imagining something impossible, or improbable. Christians, by definition, are followers, disciples, of Jesus Christ. A very real, possible and amazing Savior. At first glance, these two don’t really have much in common, do they? But we’re here discussing the intersection of these two topics anyway. So what are Christian Fantasy Books, and why should you read them? Why Read Christian Fantasy Books? So what are Christian fantasy books, and why on earth would a disciple of Jesus spend time reading them? Very good questions. The ability of good Christian fantasy authors to draw imaginary impossibilities that … Read More

Top 10 Best Christian Allegory Books For Your Next Adventure

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Top 10 Christian Allegory books

Before we really dig into the best Christian allegory books, lets set a foundation of why they’re worth reading. Because the power of allegory books can’t be denied. They tend to capture the imagination, and take you along for the ride. So we want to know where we’re going is where we want to be, right? Then we can cover the best Christian allegory books for kids, teens, and adults. I have some really fun ones for all ages, and I can’t wait to share them with you!! Why The Use of Allegory in the Bible Should Affect our Book … Read More

Andrew Huff’s Christian Suspense Begins With A Cross to Kill

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A Cross to Kill, Andrew Huff's Christian Suspense

Happy Summer!! Of the many things I am thankful for, one is the opportunity to read amazing books, and Andrew Huff’s books, A Cross to Kill, and now Cross Shadow, do NOT disappoint. It’s a memorable and exciting series, and totally hilarious! A Cross to Kill challenged me, made me shake my head a few times, and had me laughing out loud more than once. It takes a really good author to manage all that and leave you counting down the days until the sequel comes out. Andrew Huff managed this very well! And now the second book is here. … Read More

Bible Characters and Their Stories: 7 Reasons We Need to Know Them

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Bible Characters and their stories

Today, let’s welcome Katrina D Hamel, as she introduces us to some amazing Bible Characters and their stories. Then, we’ll get started on her book, As the Stars, for our first book club read! Chances are, if you’re here on Aryn’s site, you’re a Christian fiction lover. If we were sitting over coffee right now, we’d have so much to chat about! That’s one of the best things about books—we can share adventures and experiences even if we can’t meet face-to-face. On top of this, we travel the same pages yet each reader takes away something unique. I think this … Read More

Oh, Gracious: A Modern Old Fashioned Relationship!

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Wondering if an old fashioned relationship would still work in the modern world? Do you want to see one lived out in all its old fashioned values? Well, Grace and Nolan have a few things to tell you. No. Not tell you. Show you. Because a good story shows the actions, relationships and feelings, instead of just telling you what happened. And Oh, Gracious is definitely a good story, with more than one wonderful old fashioned relationship, showing how old fashioned values never go out of style! About This Old Fashioned Relationship Story Book:  Oh, Gracious! Author: Chautona Havig Genre:  Christian fiction, contemporary … Read More

Babel: 1 Man’s Imagining of Noah After the Flood

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Have you ever considered much about Noah after the Flood? That Noah might have still been alive during the events of the Tower of Babel timeline? I can’t say that I’ve ever put those two things together, myself. I found this week’s book intriguing for that reason. In my mind, Noah ends at Genesis chapter 9, and I never calculated how many years later the Tower of Babel timeline fit in. The two genealogies in 9 & 11, while they give context and important information, break the flow of the story enough to confuse a casual reader (me)! Babel: The … Read More

#1 New Wizard of Oz Allegory: No Space Like Home

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Swirling Starfield

I’ve encountered more than one Wizard of Oz allegory in my life, and more than one of them has been very Sci-fi in nature. I especially enjoyed the movie on the Sci-fi network a few years (decades) back. I have to say, though, that today’s book, No Space Like Home is by far the best. This book takes on a Wizard of Oz Allegory with both futuristic/spacetravel fun, and the Good Shepherd into the bargain. It’s like a perfect collection of my favorite elements! Were you a fan of the Wizard of Oz movie growing up? I’m sure the splash … Read More

How to Find Joy: 2 Tools for Finding Joy In The Lord

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Yellow Background, Finding Joy: It's a Choice, It's a Lifestyle

“Finding Joy” by J.C. Lafler is a story about the challenge of finding joy in life’s most trying circumstances, and corresponding verses in the Bible that lead us to choose joy.

This book is inspiring, and filled with hope in the midst of trials. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a light read, willing to accept a personal challenge, and not afraid of a few tears!