Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Would Recommend To Someone Who Hasn't Read Christian Fiction

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week features a book related topic that offers you the opportunity to spotlight your Top Ten.

Topic: 
Top Ten Books I'd Give To Readers Who Have Never Read Christian Fiction

I think I will break this topic down a little bit. So, here we go!

1. Historical Fiction
Born of Persuasion by Jessica Dotta
Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden
Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz
A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund

 2. Contemporary
When I Fall in Love by Susan May Warren
Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade
Submerged by Dani Pettrey
Made to Last by Melissa Tagg

3. YA
Anomaly by Krista McGee
Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren
Captives by Jill Willamson
The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson

4. Biblical
In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar
Gods & Kings by Lynn Austin
Day of War by Cliff Graham
Love in a Broken Vessel by Mesu Andrews
The Well by Stephanie Landsem

These would be the books I would recommend to anyone. If someone has been in this genre for a while or who is new to it. Each of these stories have the ability to wrap you up into it and immerse you. Some are gritty stories, while others have a quietness about them, but all tell phenomenal stories.


What are your top ten?

18 comments:

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

The Christian series about end times for young people completely turned me off Christian fiction. And that is probably not fair.

Here's my list of nonfiction you can't resist!

Salyna xD said...

Totally agree with Waterfall and Coutring Morrow Little. Both are two of my favorite books. The River of Time series is my favorite and is actually what got me into reading after hating it for so many years! :)

Jenni Elyse said...

what makes someone Christian fiction? Do the characters find Christ or what exactly? I've never thought of reading them. Although The River of Time series in on my TBR list.

My TTT Post

Elin said...

A lot of books I never heard about before. Thank you so much for sharing this with us :)

Kate said...

Deb, I understand. If you find a series of books that you don't connect with it can scare you off. Hopefully there are others out there that you might like :-)

Kate said...

Salyna, The River of Time is fabulous! And that is great it helped you get back into reading. Good stories are fantastic. :-)And Courting Morrow Little...sigh!

Kate said...

Jenni, Sometimes the story is about finding Jesus, or the character already knows Jesus and it's about leaning on faith to see them through the trials. Sometimes the story line has a strong faith based story, other are a little quieter on the faith.

Another thing about Christian fiction is that is doesn't focus on graphic violence or sex. They can have those aspects, but it's not the main point of the story. And there isn't cussing.

Kate said...

Jenni, And the River of Time is fabulous! It's a fun series. Those stories are for everyone!

Kate said...

Elin, Happy to share. :-) Thanks for visiting!

Rissi said...

Oh, my goodness, Kate, you have some excellent picks on here! Why, oh why didn't I think of Susan's or Becky's or Melissa's for contemporary?? Yes, please, those are awesome. :)

Becky Wade said...

Thank you very much for including Meant to Be Mine on your list! It's certainly a hope and prayer of mine that God will bring my books into the hands of non-Christian fiction readers and non-believers.

It's a treat to see several of my author friends included on this list. :)

Warmly, Becky

Kate said...

Thanks Rissi, I couldn't stop at 10 this week. I love sharing books. :-) You had a fantastic list as well!

Kate said...

Hi Becky, I'm happy to include your story. It was one that has stuck with me since I read it! It has a wonderful message to it. Thank you for sharing it. It's a wonderful hope and prayer. Books have a wonderful ability to reach out and connect.

Thank you for stopping by!

Becky Ritta said...

What a great list! I've read most of these ... except I haven't read any on the Biblical fiction list. Should definitely remedy that :-)

Matthew LeDrew said...

Very, very interesting. A subject I would never have thought of, I think I'll pick something from it to read :)

If Christian fiction is your thing, check out Infinity by Ellen Louise Curtis. :)

Here's my list. I've started doing them on YouTube as an experiment. Like and comment if you get a chance. :)
http://youtu.be/dapaLyFe-N0?list=UUP4Ao6fj3mLXHqOSSxyqh8w

Kate said...

Hi Becky, There are some fantastic books out there. Within the last couple of years, I started to get into Biblical fiction. I've liked the ones I've read quite a bit.

Kate said...

Hi Matthew, Thanks for the recommendation, I will check into. Christian fiction is definitely what I like to read the most. And thanks for the link. I will try to check it out soon.

Deborah Starling said...

A great list of books and I am happy to see that you focused on a few different genres too! I want to share a book I just read titled "Watson's Way" by author Joel Lund (http://bit.ly/WatsonsWay). Too often I read books that somehow feel like the author was not connected to the subject, but this one I can honestly say the author wrote from his heart. Using a family dog named Watson to teach us about the struggles of life and growing up, Mr. Watson explores many subjects that touched my heart. God is all around us impacting everything we do and this book reaches out to you with a level of kindness and spirituality rarely seen these days. Buy it for your child and for yourself, you will not regret it.