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Subject: Biblical Fiction
Date Posted: 11/10/2007 11:36 AM ET
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What's your favorite biblical fiction?  I've read The Red Tent, and although I didn't love it, I thought it was interesting.  And I've read Orson Scott Card's Women of Genesis series, and liked that (probably because he's my favorite author).  

Date Posted: 11/10/2007 11:45 AM ET
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Francine Rivers has a series of Biblical fiction.  Short easy to read books.  One is "Unveiled:Tamar", also "Unashamed:Rahab".  There's one on Bathsheba and I think several others.

Date Posted: 11/10/2007 12:54 PM ET
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she also has her Sons of Encourament series about Aaron, Caleb, Jonathan, Amos and Silas.

Gilbert Morris has a biblbica series - Lion of Judah.

I think Lynn Austin has one as well.

Date Posted: 11/10/2007 2:40 PM ET
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Taylor Caldwell was a good writer years ago. The books I especially liked were:

GREAT LION OF GOD- (the story of Paul)

DEAR AND GLORIOUS PHYSICIAN - (the story of Luke)

I, JUDAS -(the story of Judas )

Date Posted: 11/10/2007 5:30 PM ET
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ESCAPE FROM EPHESUS by Lance Webb.  The novel re-creates the excitment of the early Christian network of believers and is based on the events described in Paul's epistle of Philemon.

Date Posted: 11/10/2007 5:30 PM ET
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I have only read Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt by Anne Rice  Fictional story about Jesus as a child.  It was a selection by our book club.  It was interesting, but I wouldn't say I enjoyed it.  It just felt like assigned ready to me.

On my TBR I have:

Rahab's Story by Ann Burton and Lineage of Grace Series by Francine Rivers (I think there are 4 in the series)

Date Posted: 11/10/2007 6:12 PM ET
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I have a book on my shelf that I just finished reading recently. I thought it was AMAZING. It's by Steve Stevens and it's called Beginnings: A Gallery of Biblical Portraits. It's a fictionalized account of the Genesis stories, from the perspective of "The Story Teller" -- Moses.

Date Posted: 11/10/2007 9:34 PM ET
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I just got Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt at the library.  I'll have to see how it is.

Debby, I love that "I make milk" blinkie.  I used to have it up when I was nursing.  :D