Top 8 Best Christian Time Travel Series For Exciting Adventures

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Best Time Travel Series for Christian kids, teens and adults

Today’s topic, Christian Time Travel Series! I love books about time travel, especially when they have Christian values and messages woven throughout the story.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself in another time entirely? This has always fascinated me. (And NOT just because Captain Kirk and Spock made a habit of it… or because I watched “Seven Days” a bit too often)

Would you be able to maintain your faith? Would you be able to embrace the challenge of living in another time, and share Jesus Christ with those around you? Or maybe even meet Him yourself, in a grand new way?

The best time travel fiction gives us a chance to figure that out, on a small scale, so come along with me and explore some amazing time travel series, books that challenge you to live your faith boldly!

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Time Travel Books for Kids, Building Faith and Exploring the Bible

Time Travel Books for Kids: Faith Building Time Travel Series

Written from a Christian perspective, the best books about time travel help readers explore the possibilities, and imagine how they might have handled similar circumstances.

I’ve recently found a couple of fun time travel series for my sons. I was so excited to find time travel books for kids!

Time Travel Kids Books: Time Travel In The Bible

The time travel kids books I found take modern kids back to Bible times. Both Time Travel series feature kids around 10 years old, and have them experience key moments of the Bible, and learn valuable lessons.

*Interesting article about Time travel in the Bible, if you’re curious…

The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls

I just discovered the Secret of the Hidden Scrolls a few weeks ago, when browsing some of the awesome bargains over at BibleStore, and was hooked immediately.

A brother and sister duo get taken back to great Biblical events such as

So far, I’ve read book 1, and half of book 3, and my son and I have enjoyed them immensely. The kids (and their dog) get to explore, and they write down what they learn. They get a specific length of time to discover what they are supposed to, and speak with an angel periodically. They interact with people (at least, after there are more than 2 of them), recognize when things aren’t right, and learn about God. After each trip, they go home, and talk with their uncle about their experience.

These time travel books for kids are a lot of fun, and make a great way to ‘explore’ the Bible, especially if you take the time to compare the Biblical account before, and or, after you read the story!

Imagine…

This is another interesting time travel series. Various 4th – 6th grade kids get pulled back to witness different great events.

I’ve read The Fall of Jericho, and David and Goliath. You can read my full reviews here. I found these to be intriguing, and maybe not as Biblically accurate as they could be. That said, for upper elementary, and middle schoolers, I think they’re fun, and they open up a few of the realities of spiritual warfare.

I think both of these kids time travel series are a perfect challenge to compare with the Bible and Know the Truth. Reading these stories and the corresponding scriptures together, and discussing the differences, is great practice for being able to discern accuracy in sermons, podcasts, books and other mediums all throughout their lives!

Teen Time Travel Books

Best Time Travel Fiction: Teen Time Travel Books

If YA time travel books interest you at all, then these teen time travel books are fantastic! You can explore (well researched) history, and develop character alongside some awesome youth. Here are my picks for Best Time Travel Fiction for Teenagers!

Time Travel Series Set in Medieval Italy

Lisa T. Bergen’s River of Time Time travel series is a clean adventure, a story of learning and growing through adversity. The faith that these girls develop, both in God- thanks to an unusual (and unauthorized) priest, and in doing the right thing even when it is REALLY HARD, is inspiring.

It is also a set of rather romantic time travel books. Whatever your feelings on teen romance I think this is a good choice. Gabi is definitely head over heels for Marcello, but when your whole world is pulled out from under you, you’re likely to be fixated on your rescuer, especially if he’s attractive and athletic, and Honorable.

I found this time travel series to be focused on building character, more than being “Christian” or “Evangelical” specifically. But that is wonderful and appropriate, because many who would be unwilling to read a Christian book, will still enjoy this, and encounter faith along the way.

In Waterfall, two teenage sisters (15 and 17) are on an archeological dig with their mom, when they go exploring, and wind up in medieval Italy, during a battle (separated of course, to add to the drama and suspense). After days of searching for her sister, Gabi-17, persuades the noble Marcello to take her to Sienna to look there for Lia.

The girls are pulled into the tug of war over land between Firenze and Sienna, becoming pawns in a great takeover scheme. Their modern self-confidence and defense abilities make them stand out very dramatically, and get noticed, making them even more of a target.

The story Continues…

…with CascadeTorrentBourne/Tributary, and Deluge.

Gabi and Lia’s journey-back and forth in time, and their day to day journey into their new futures, is so full of adventure, crises, and fun, that I couldn’t put it down. Watching Lia fight her fears, Gabi fight for what’s right, and learn more about herself and her God in the process, and solving the mystery of where different people’s true loyalties were, connected well with me.

Time travel series like this one may not be explicitly “Jesus-centric” but they live life and make choices based on their convictions, and that’s where faith gets its legs.

Bonus: Busy Mom’s Devotional

I am currently enjoying Lisa’s Busy Mom’s Devotional. There are 52 Devotionals in this book. She mentions her research trips to Italy a few times, which is cool! But that’s not why I like this Devotional. I like it because she uses the Message paraphrase, which is so plain and understandable, and since I’m not familiar with that translation, truth jumps out at me in fresh ways. Then she connects it personally with a life story that hits home to most mothers, and asks you to think, trust, and pray.

Young Adult Time Travel Books: 1800s California

I recently discovered that Lisa has written a second series of Christian Teen Time Travel books, set in California. I read this 2 book time travel series in 2 days (forgot a few chores along the way).

Zara’s lost all that matters to her, and she’s not quite 18. Trying to figure out her future, and what she wants to do next, she ends up on the shore about 150 years in the past. And while she wasn’t the best student of history, she knows enough to make a significant difference for one local Don.

This time travel series was just as good, and definitely points to the power of prayer. Though we might not see quite as spectacular an answer as someone pulled in from 150 years in the future to answer our prayers, it’s still capable of strengthening our faith, and helping us examine what we REALLY WANT.

Best Time Traveler Series – Not The End Of Wales?

Welcome to Sarah Woodbury’s After Cilmeri Series

Here is another of those time travel series I can’t put down. I actually preorder each book, paying full price, which is probably the ONLY books I’ve ever done that with. (no, wait- there is one other series. I almost forgot!) I also tend to go back and read through the whole time travel series about every 3rd release..

 Again, This is Christian in morality, values, and certain conversations, especially in the later books where there is more interaction with The Church. It is mostly set in a time where Wales was excommunicated from The Church though, so there are no weekly services, etc. There is little doubt of the main characters’ faith, and values, so I’m more than satisfied.

Time travel books: Daughter of Time Quote: "It was how a man treated his inferiors that was a true measure of him. Children of Time Quote: Justice Mercy and Faithfulness: We have been entrusted by God to rule with these virtues, and we have forgotten them.

Daughter of Time was free on Kindle, so I checked it out, and was immediately hooked. Meg, American, of Welsh heritage, had married early, made a poor choice, and then lost him to disease. She and her 2 year old, Anna find themselves in 1268 approximately, in the company of the Last Prince of Wales. She remembers snippets of history, and enough of the language from her childhood, to get herself in and out of trouble, fought over by Prince Llwelyn and his rather obnoxious brother, and falling in love with the Prince.

Meg has a hard time adjusting to not just speaking her mind when she has something to contribute, and Llwelyn has a hard time understanding the world she comes from, though he does eventually believe her (partly because she showed up in a car!).

The Story Continues…

After rather abruptly returning to modern times, this time travel series continue with Footsteps in Time, when Meg’s children disappear on the anniversary of Cilmeri, where historically, Prince Llewlyn was betrayed and murdered, ending the independent royal line of Wales, and England gained complete control of that country.

However, Here is where we really start messing with Time, because, if the Prince survives, then everything going forward must be different as well. Meg herself returns to the past in Winds of Time, landing in Scotland, and has a challenging time getting to Wales to reunite with her family.

At this point, the influence of this family from the future really begins to impact the world. They fight for their country and create a haven for Jews, knowing they would soon be expelled from England. (and since, in real life those who bless God’s people are blessed, so why not extend that into fiction?)

History Re-imagined in this Time Travel Series

This is a dramatic history lesson because it pursues the “what if” of history. If only this was different, what then? That domino effect is something that has always fascinated me. How each choice and chance truly impacts the future.  

Watching Anna’s courage build was hopeful to me. Watching the different versions of the King Arthur legend, from the different countries, all finding their home in one person was pretty cool too! And watching this family struggle to improve the education and living conditions for those around them, encouraged me so much.

In each book, someone ends up returning to the future, sometimes accidentally, sometimes out of a desperate hope that it’ll work ‘one more time’ and that’s not always safe or easy, as each jump moves a little more into the future, with the powers of government being just a little stronger and more aggressive in their hunt for the time travelers. Another Conservative look at where the future is headed, though that’s just a very minor point.

This time traveler series will always be among the best time travel series ever written!

Young Adult Time Travel Books: Reternity

Reternity is one of the young adult time travel books that are very memorable. A solid Christian youth headed off to college with a science major. Parents who’re concerned how he’ll keep his faith. A top-secret time travel project that complicates his life.

It was beautiful to watch real discussions of faith and science instead of blind defensiveness. And the ending? I can’t talk about that yet. It will leave you thinking, for sure. But it struck the right emotional chords, as I can still remember most of the story in vivid detail.

Related: Christian Futuristic Fiction

Time Travel Series: Evangelical and Slightly Romantic

Evangelical and Slightly Romantic Time Travel Books

This collection of time travel series are evangelical, and most of them serve as witnesses to the future. This first one, though, goes back. Back to Jerusalem in the ’60s. The 0060s, in case you were wondering!

City of God: Time Travel Series Set on Changing History

One time travel device. One Messianic Jewish Archaeologist tired of defending her faith. One Jewish Physicist who is definitely NOT ORTHODOX. One Physicist who seems to have no religious affiliation. Except, he blames the Apostle Paul for spreading Christianity, which allowed science to spread, which caused all kinds of problems… So it’s only logical to go back and kill Paul before it’s too late. Right?

Well, this time travel series blew me away. Someone found this post, and asked me if I’d ever heard of this particular time travel book series, and I hadn’t, but I immediately purchased book one, and fell in love. I’ve finished book 2, and will read book 3 soon.

Rivka, as an archaeologist, is both living her dream, and living a nightmare. Watching her faith grow as she succeeds, and fails, at many things is pretty awesome. Seeing the early church through contemporary Jewish eyes, both believer and nonbeliever was so cool!

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Time Awaits: Sail Through Time With Jack and Company

The best way to be a witness in the future, is to  jump there with your very own time-ship. You can do this in Time Awaits, John M. Grier’s Time Travel book series.

In 3012: The Artifact, we start out a thousand years in the future, in a world that has incredible technology, plenty of complacency, no faith, and no children (they’re ‘removed’ before mom even realizes that she’s pregnant, and raised away from the general population).

This future has a very interesting political structure complete with pockets of resistance. We find Jack here, desperately searching for his lost time machine, so he can get home to the 21st century. He acquires several friends, including Paul the archeologist and Suzi, a hologram built not too far into our future. Together, they wind up on quite an adventure, exploring time and romantic opportunities.

They discover the ‘last holdout’ of Christians in a time (also not TOO far into our future) where they’ve been nearly eradicated. Talk about Christian Time Travel! Watching Jack as he is teaching his 3012 friends Paul and Janet accurate history, and about normal families, and faith, is so cool! It makes me wonder how easily people can coast along with what’s NORMAL, until and unless they discover something they value enough to Fight For.

This is followed by 3012: The Uprising, where Jack goes back to 3012, and finds things are very different! He jumps through time to try to mend the timeline, and, on returning to the future again, quite a battle erupts.

The Prequel, which really can be read first or last, Time Awaits: The Beginning, shows just how Jack acquired his unusual sea-going time machine, and his first adventures with contemporary friends, visiting Savannah Georgia in the 1880s.

Overall, this time travel series is definitely Sci-Fi, Faith-Filled and Young Earth. The few elements of romance are definitely clean, as is the language (as in lack of foul language). If you are a conservative and tend to like Sci-Fi, you’ll likely enjoy this time travel series, and be inspired to stand up for your faith.

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One of the Best Time Travel Books: Volition

First, they stole her future, now they’re after her Volition. Accidentally abducted to the future, Andi must choose how to handle living her Christian faith out in very difficult circumstances. Choosing to stay in the future because of the consequences to others if she doesn’t, Andi learns so much about her faith and her convictions.

Putting another’s wellbeing ahead of her own, and dealing with all that comes with that is almost more than anyone bargained for.

As far as books about time travel go, it’s scary how plausible this storyline is!

Whether you like science fiction or not, you will probably like this story. The sci-fi aspect sets the stage, but the storyline is focused more on life situations than anything. While it starts out as anything BUT romantic time travel books, it earns its “Happily Ever After” status.

Books about time travel are one of my favorite subjects, and an unexpected treat coming from this author.

The social-political environment is a logical development, based on what we see around us. I could totally see people in the future “rescuing” people from the past/present. Shows them as benevolent and solves some of the ‘unexpected’ problems created by unbiblical policies.

I’m jealous of some of the more personally practical technological developments (If you’re a woman, you’re likely to be jealous also!).

Most importantly, I was challenged by Andi’s commitment to ‘considering others as more important than yourself’ {Philippians 2:3). If I were in her position, I would want to do what she did for her friend, but I don’t know if I could.

That’s why I love reading so much. I get a chance to practice making the right choice ahead of time. Thinking through the consequences of the good and the not so good decisions.

I received advance access to this time travel fiction from the author, and chose to review it here. All thoughts are my own.

Almost a Time Travel Series

The Revisionary The Rogues are not technically a time travel series, but it still fits here. The Revisionary is responsible for making changes to the law of the ASU. In school as a Revisionary candidate, Portia Abernathy gets to go into simulations (kind of like the holodeck on Star Trek). The target for these simulations is the start of the previous (failed) civilization (the USA). 

In each simulation, Portia witnesses various events and interacts with Our Founding Fathers (Washington, Jefferson, etc). She is inspired to make changes in her world, to fight for the right things.This gets her in major trouble with the faculty / government. These guys have fancy “correctives” they like to use on anyone who disagrees with them or tries to persuade others to. 

God isn’t mentioned much, but the truth is there, and there are believers, its all in code for safety. Portia is discovering how hard this is going to be.  She doesn’t encounter a Bible until book 2 but the words shared in the simulations stick with her.

This ‘nearly’ time travel series will stick with me for a long time. I hope to have Portia Abernathy’s courage! If you’re interested in book 2, click Here.

What Christian Books About Time Travel are Next for You?

In my opinion, the qualities of a good book are well researched/accuracy, entertainment, believability – within the context of the story, and thought-provoking. When you can find that in Christian Time Travel Series, I’m all in! I think these authors managed it very well, how about you?

I don’t know that I could pick out The Best Time Travel Fiction, but I sure had fun building a library of Christian books about time travel, and I have a few more in my TBR pile, and will keep you posted!

Until Next Time, Love God, Love Books, Shine The Light!!

25 Comments on “Top 8 Best Christian Time Travel Series For Exciting Adventures”

    1. You’re most welcome, Keisha! It’s really amazing to think about the impact one faithful voice can have. It sometimes takes a dramatic scene change to realize that we need to speak up.

      Reading these stories was both fun and enlightening for me 🙂

  1. These books sound great! I used to like time travel books in grade school, I’ll have to pick up one of these and see if I still like it:)

  2. Books are such a fun, creative way to learn about our faith! Thank you for these great reviews! I can’t wait to check them out and add them to my reading list!

  3. What an interesting idea. Although I read very little fiction I do like dystopian fiction but I’ve never read one that had faith mentioned in it. Now I’m wondering what faith will look like in the future.

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  10. My favorite contemporary romance time travel series is called The Yesterday Series by Amanda Tru. 7 Short ish books chronicle the main character as she learns how to manage her time traveling skills and save herself and the rest of civilization. While of course falling in love haha. I really enjoyed it. Quite contemporary for the most part. Great if you like a lot of romance with your time travel 🙂

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