Discussion Forums - Christian Book Recommendations

Topic: "Contemporary" Biblical Fiction

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: "Contemporary" Biblical Fiction
Date Posted: 8/5/2009 1:26 PM ET
Member Since: 3/8/2009
Posts: 6,035
Back To Top

I'm trying to put together a sample list for game that I am planning.  I'm looking for titles of books that are contemporary re-telling of Bible stories.  Can you guys give me any ideas?  Thanks!

Date Posted: 8/5/2009 1:32 PM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
Posts: 30,800
Back To Top

Only one that comes to mind right now is Redeeming Love by Rivers.   REDEEMING LOVE

Date Posted: 8/5/2009 1:39 PM ET
Member Since: 3/13/2007
Posts: 3,773
Back To Top

Divine by Karen Kingsbury and Maggie by Dandi Daley MacKall are modern versions of Mary Magdalene

Where my Heart Belongs by Tracie Peterson and Return to Me by Robin Lee Hatcher are The Prodigal Son story

Date Posted: 8/5/2009 2:50 PM ET
Member Since: 1/28/2009
Posts: 15,093
Back To Top

One I just read that I think would qualify for this is  Lucifer's Flood by Linda Rios Brook.  It is about Lucifer being cast out of heaven and includes the stories of Noah, Abraham, Lot and mentions Moses at the end.  The story of Moses is continued in book 2, The Deliverer.

Date Posted: 8/6/2009 1:10 AM ET
Member Since: 1/24/2008
Posts: 407
Back To Top

Angela hunt has several, one on Mary Magdelene and a series on Joseph, one of Moses and the women in his life.  They are great!

Date Posted: 8/6/2009 10:53 PM ET
Member Since: 7/26/2005
Posts: 137
Back To Top

Joshua by Joseph Girzione (not entirely sure of the spelling)

Date Posted: 8/9/2009 6:55 PM ET
Member Since: 6/27/2009
Posts: 22
Back To Top

Liz Curis Higgs has  a 4 book series based on the story of Jacob, Leah & Rebecca- it's awesome...the books are titled Thorn in my Heart, Fair is the Rose, Whence Came a Prince, and Grace in Thine Eyes.  She has a new book based on Ruth & Naomi called Here Burns My Candle but it isn't being released until April 2010.  Francine Rivers also has a collection of novellas (I think that's the term) based on the women in the Lineage of Jesus- Unveiled, Unashamed, Unshaken, Unspoken, and Unafraid.  She has a similar series based on male figures in the Bible called The Priest, The Warrior, The Prince, The Prophet & The Scribe.  I'm sure there are many more out there too.