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Subject: Good Christian novels
Date Posted: 11/12/2008 1:23 PM ET
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Have you read a REALLY good one.   So many are so predictable and just lack substance, and are actually quite boring.  Recommendations, please.

Date Posted: 11/12/2008 7:43 PM ET
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Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

Awesome!!! I couldn't put it down!

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Date Posted: 11/12/2008 9:02 PM ET
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Can you tell us what you have read so that we don't recommend those you already know about?  It may help me narrow down my choices...


Date Posted: 11/13/2008 1:31 AM ET
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check out the christian books forum, we've had posts where we list good ones in several different genres like chick lit, suspense, cozies, historicals etc there's something for almost every taste now a days

Date Posted: 11/13/2008 4:43 PM ET
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Definitely "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers. On my top 10 list!

Also, anything by Charles Martin. I especially recommend "The Dead Don't Dance"

Date Posted: 11/13/2008 6:21 PM ET
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Any books by Bodie!  Historical fiction set around the time of WW2.   My favorites are the ones in the series "Zion Covenant." 

Vienna Prelude (Zion Covenant/Bodie Thoene, Bk 1)

Date Posted: 11/13/2008 11:24 PM ET
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The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. 

Date Posted: 11/14/2008 12:40 AM ET
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I enjoyed 'redeeming love' but be ready for an emotional roller coaster ride! I also enjoyed Miss Invisible by Laura Jensen Walker.

Date Posted: 11/14/2008 6:45 AM ET
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If you haven't read any George Macdonald yet, you should. He has writen a number of childerns stories as well as many fiction and non-fiction books for adults. Also The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis, and anything by Edith Schafer.

Date Posted: 11/15/2008 5:23 PM ET
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I love Jan Karon, Lori Wick, Karen Kingsbury, Nancy Moser, Susan Meissner, Laura Jensen Walker...it really depends on what genre you like. I agree with Deb about checking out the Christian Book Recommendations forum.

Date Posted: 11/16/2008 7:10 AM ET
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The Atonement Child by: Francine Rivers. I'm very picky about Christain fiction and Christain poetry. It annoys me how much substandard stuff passes through because it is attached to this genre. If I am going to read it, it has to be good enough to stand alone, regardless of being Christain fiction. I would never have expected such a strong prolife novel to meet that requirement, but this one did. I think I should try some of her other works, as well, as I notice she is recomended here.
Date Posted: 11/16/2008 1:46 PM ET
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I really like Susan May Warren.  Her works is always well written and her characters are really great.  I haven't read anything from her that I haven't liked. 

I also really like Cathy Marie Hake's stuff.  I think there's only one of her books that I haven't really liked so far... and it wasn't because the writing was bad or anything (I was just mad at what she did to one of the characters).

Laura Jensen Walker's Recontructing Natalie was really good.

To go along with everyone else, Francine Rivers stuff is really good.  I'd suggest the Mark of the Lion series.  They're great.

And to go with what Cozette said.  I really like Bodie and Brock Thoene, especially the AD Chronicles and The Shiloh Legacy series.

Date Posted: 11/18/2008 8:56 AM ET
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Shattered Justice by Karen Ball (well, actually just about anything by her but esp this book).