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Best Christian Fiction Books You Should Read

There are countless Christian Fiction courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. The Hideaway (2017)

 Best Christian Fiction Books You Should ReadIn this USA TODAY and Amazon Charts Bestseller, Sara is wrenched back to Sweet Bay, Alabama, by her grandmother’s will, where she learns more about Margaret Van Buren in the wake of her death than she ever knew in her life. After her last remaining family member dies, Sara Jenkins goes home to The Hideaway, her grandmother Mags’s ramshackle B&B in Sweet Bay. She intends to quickly tie up loose ends then return to her busy life and thriving antique shop in New Orleans. Instead, she learns Mags has willed The Hideaway to her and charged her with renovating it—no small task considering her…
Author(s): Lauren K. Denton

2. Hurricane Season: New from the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Hideaway (2018)

 Best Christian Fiction Books You Should ReadNow a USA TODAY bestseller!“A poignant and heartfelt tale of sisterhood, motherhood, and marriage, Hurricane Season deftly examines the role that coming to terms with the past plays in creating a hopeful future. Readers will devour this story of the hurricanes—both literal and figurative—that shape our lives.” —Kristy Woodson Harvey, national bestselling author of Slightly South of SimpleFrom the author of the USA TODAY bestseller The Hideaway comes a new story about families and mending the past.Betsy and Ty Franklin, owners of Franklin Dairy Farm in southern Alabama, have long…
Author(s): Lauren K. Denton

3. The Prayer Box (A Carolina Heirlooms Novel) (2019)

 Best Christian Fiction Books You Should Readof story and skill. —  , NYT #1 Bestselling Author  and  ” When Iola Anne Poole, an old-timer on Hatteras Island, passes away in her bed at ninety-one, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage, Tandi Jo Reese, finds herself charged with the task of cleaning out Iola’s rambling Victorian house.Running from a messy, dangerous past, Tandi never expects to find more than a temporary hiding place within Iola’s walls, but everything changes with the discovery of eighty-one carefully decorated prayer boxes, one for each year, spanning from Iola’s youth to her last days. Hidden in the boxes is the story of a…
Author(s): Lisa Wingate

4. The Masterpiece (2019)

 Best Christian Fiction Books You Should ReadThe New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love returns to her romance roots with this unexpected and redemptive love story, a probing tale that reminds us that mercy can shape even the most broken among us into an imperfect yet stunning masterpiece.A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want―money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman’s past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out…
Author(s): Francine Rivers

5. Mead Mountain: An Inspiring Christian Novel (2017)

 Best Christian Fiction Books You Should ReadRiley Ellison is in love.World-famous Christian leader and bestselling author, Riley Ellison loves like a lit sparkler. His genuine affection for even the most wretched burns with scorching heat, brilliant colors and frenzied energy. It’s no wonder God chose him to orchestrate His miracle.Pastor Ellison invites the press to join him in exactly two weeks, at which time he will tell Mead Mountain to move on live television, and in accordance with the promises revealed in Scripture, he claims it will move.The lines are drawn and everyone must choose a side. If the mountain moves at Ellison’s command, no one…
Author(s): B K Dell

6. A Lineage of Grace: Five Stories of Unlikely Women Who Changed Eternity (2009)

 Best Christian Fiction Books You Should ReadIn this compilation of the five books in the best-selling Lineage of Grace series by Francine Rivers, we meet the five women whom God chose—Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary. Each was faced with extraordinary—even scandalous—challenges. Each took great personal risk to fulfill her calling. Each was destined to play a key role in the lineage of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World.2009 Retailer’s Choice Award winner! #5,585 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #29 in Christian Historical Fiction (Books) #6 in Religious Historical Fiction (Books) #148 in Contemporary Literature & Fiction Would you like to ?If…
Author(s): Francine Rivers

7. The Tyndale Code (An Armour of God Thriller) (2015)

 Best Christian Fiction Books You Should ReadThe Tyndale Code is non-stop adventure thriller intertwined with mystery, intrigue, and a conspiracy that stretches back to the time of King Henry VIII.When covert artifact recovery specialist, Zack Cole is hired to retrieve a priceless sixteenth-century Bible, he unwittingly takes on the most dangerous mission of his life.What seemed like a straightforward recovery job turns deadly when the holy text is the target of a bloody heist, and an innocent missionary is brutally murdered. Zack soon finds himself caught up in a centuries-old mystery, and his only clue is a cryptic code, believed to have been written by William…
Author(s): Daniel Patterson

8. The Sunday School Teacher (2018)

 Best Christian Fiction Books You Should ReadNo! I wasn’t raised in the church. It didn’t happen until my mother fell ill and God took her away from me for no reason at all. Cancer, they say. But I needed to hear it from God, so I began talking with him every day until my friends started calling me crazy. At that point, I started removing myself from the “IN” crowd and became a loner. I left Augusta, Georgia a little over a year after I graduated from high-school and took a Greyhound bus to Atlanta. From that point, I lived in a women’s shelter and joined a pretty decent church. Then, I found my position as the…
Author(s): Cole Hart

9. Daliah: A Needful Bride (Brides of Needful Texas) (2019)

 Best Christian Fiction Books You Should ReadOrphan Daliah Owens has been working for the Smithfield bank for two years without a problem at least until the new manager arrives and her drawer suddenly comes up short. Dismissed from her job and disgraced by a crime she didn’t commit, Daliah seeks a second chance with an elderly couple heading to Texas on a wagon train. Facing the hardships of the trail with bravery, compassion, and faith Daliah quickly endears herself to not only her employer but many of the other members of the band as well. Invaluable in her knowledge of herbs for healing…
Author(s): Danni Roan

10. The Art and Craft of Writing Christian Fiction: The Complete Guide to Finding Your Story, Honing Your Skills, and Glorifying God in Your Novel (2014)

 Best Christian Fiction Books You Should ReadThe essential guide to mastering Christian fiction!To write a powerful, meaningful Christian novel, you must embrace the soaring creativity inspired by faith, while also committing to the serious discipline required of an artisan. You must be able to weave a compelling story with an underlying message that deeply affects both your characters and your readers.As fulfilling as the Christian genre is, the road to a satisfying story–and publication–is filled with hard work. But take heart. The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction can help make the journey easier. Inside, author…
Author(s): Jeff Gerke

11. No Ocean Too Wide: A Novel (2019)

 Best Christian Fiction Books You Should ReadAfter the tragic loss of their father, the McAlister family is living at the edge of the poorhouse in London in 1908, leaving their mother to scrape by for her three younger children, while oldest daughter, Laura, works on a large estate more than an hour away. When Edna McAlister falls gravely ill and is hospitalized, twins Katie and Garth and eight-year-old Grace are forced into an orphans’ home before Laura is notified about her family’s unfortunate turn of events in London. With hundreds of British children sent on ships to Canada, whether truly orphans or not, Laura knows she must act quickly. But finding her siblings and…
Author(s): Carrie Turansky

12. The Calling: Book One Defenders of the Realms (The Defenders of the Realms) (2015)

 Best Christian Fiction Books You Should ReadFourteen-year-old Elijah Storm is a typical teenage boy who thirsts for adventure and puts up with his family’s Christianity. It is not that Elijah doesn’t want to be a Christian; it is that he loves adventures and sees the Christian life as boring. Through the sudden death of his grandfather, Elijah learns that the Christian life is the greatest adventure in all creation as he discovers an amazing new realm and embarks on a life-long quest to take his grandfather’s place as a defender of the realms. #542,524 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #172 in Teen & Young…
Author(s): Nathan D. Thomas

13. This Girl Named Amber (Seeking Heart Teen Series) (Volume 1) (2014)

 Best Christian Fiction Books You Should ReadWith her sixteenth birthday just three weeks away, Amber Wilson is looking forward to spending one of the last weeks of the summer at Camp Laughing Water, a place she’s been to many times before. But from the beginning she has the feeling the week will be anything but ordinary. For one thing, her friend Stacey is coming for the first time, and while she’s excited to have her long-time friend along, she wonders if this can be a chance for them to recapture the carefree friendship they once shared, or if spending seven days straight together will drive them further apart. Will Stacey enjoy the week and open her heart to God as…
Author(s): Melanie Wilber

14. Last Second Chance: A Christian Suspense Novel (2019)

 Best Christian Fiction Books You Should ReadA convicted murderer. A caring family. Under one roof.Rick Powell’s relentless dedication to succeed serves him well. He expects the same results when he gets sucked into the family business.He’s wrong.Things implode, and the bank wants its money back. Generations of hard-work look to be lost forever.Out of options, Rick and his wife accept an inmate into their home to gain some quick cash….and provide a second chance.At first, it appears to be a stroke of genius, but incarcerated felons are unpredictable. Nothing goes as planned.Will granting an inmate a second chance…
Author(s): Robert Goluba

Best Christian Fiction Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some christian fiction books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Science Fiction, Ethics and the Human Condition

Author(s): Christian Baron, Peter Nicolai Halvorsen, Christine Cornea (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2066210

Rewriting the ancient world. Greeks, Romans, Jews and Christians in modern popular fiction

Author(s): Maurice, Lisa
Publisher: Brill, Year: 2017, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2237276

Medieval Letters: Between Fiction and Document

Author(s): Christian Høgel; Elisabetta Bartoli
Publisher: Brepols, Year: 2015, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2068820

Taboo: Breaking the Rules In Christian Fiction

Author(s): Dillon, Grant
Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press, Year: 2015, Size: 529 Kb, Download: mobi
ID: 2080616

The Ancient Novel and Early Christian and Jewish Narrative: Fictional Intersections

Author(s): Marilia P. Futre Pinheiro, Judith Perkins, Richard Pervo
Publisher: Barkhuis, Year: 2013, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1640907

Taboo : breaking the rules in Christian fiction

Author(s): Dillon, Grant
Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press, Year: 2012, Size: 553 Kb, Download: azw3
ID: 2080614

The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction: The Complete Guide to Finding Your Story, Honing Your Skills, & Glorifying God in Your Novel

Author(s): Jeff Gerke
Publisher: Writers Digest Books, Year: 2012, Size: 497 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2378234

Taboo: breaking the rules in Christian fiction

Author(s): Grant Dillon
Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press, Year: 2012, Size: 392 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2417115

The "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" Revisited: Motifs of Science Fiction and Social Criticism

Author(s): Christian Erkenbrecher
Publisher: Diplomica Verlag, Year: 2011, Size: 399 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 1317826

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really best-sellers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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