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Subject: Page Turners
Date Posted: 10/9/2007 7:02 PM ET
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I should be getting a few credits soon and so I'm looking for recommendations for a page turner.  You know a good can't-put-it-down  Christian novel.  I've read most of Francine Rivers (love her), and Terri Blackstock.

Any others?  I don't like ooey gooey romance novels.  Something with a story that would compel you to have a closer walk with God - Rivers' books do that


Date Posted: 10/10/2007 1:37 PM ET
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I too love books compel you to walk closer with God. The Shiloh Legacy  and the A.D. Chronicles by Bodie and Brock Thoene were both series that I couldn't put down. Check 'em out!


Date Posted: 10/10/2007 2:11 PM ET
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I am just reading a book by Nancy Moser called the seat beside you.  I can't seem to put it down and it is totally a book to make you walk closer to God I have never read her books before this one but look forward to checking out some of her other ones. 


Hope this helps.

Date Posted: 10/10/2007 9:40 PM ET
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The Zion Covenant  or Zion Chronicles series' by Brodie and Brock Thoene (if you like historical fiction), most books by Frank Peretti (if you like thrillers).

Date Posted: 10/11/2007 11:45 PM ET
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I don't know if this is your genre or not, but I just finished a book called "Eli" by Bill Myers. It is a fictional account of what it would be like if Jesus came now instead of 2,000 years ago. It was fantastic and really gave me a whole new perspective.  I highly recommend it.

Date Posted: 10/12/2007 2:07 PM ET
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Thanks guys - I've added most of these to my reminder list


Date Posted: 10/15/2007 1:23 AM ET
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I just finished reading 'Waking Lazarus' by T.L. Hines - very hard to put down!  Kind of a thriller - reminds me in a way of something that Dekker would write.  But it keeps you guessing until the end!  Look forward to reading more by this author!


Date Posted: 10/15/2007 1:40 PM ET
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I love everything Charles Martin writes, very meaningful. The Yada Yada Prayer Group series by Neta Jackson is wonderful. Linda Nichols' books have been very meaningful for me and very thought provoking. For a historical novel, I was touched and challenged by Abraham's Well by Sharon Elwell Foster. Lisa Samson has some intriguing books as well--Straight Up was a great one. Liz Curtis Higgs' historical series is also wonderful. Angela Hunt also has some excellent books.



Date Posted: 10/17/2007 9:07 AM ET
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I love anything by Linda Nichols or Kristen Heitzmann.

Date Posted: 10/20/2007 8:29 PM ET
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I have to second the recommendation for Eli. It was really good! Also, The Prodigy by Alton Gansky was excellent & I dearly love the Seasons Series by Beverly lahaye & Terri Blackstock. :)
Date Posted: 11/14/2007 11:22 AM ET
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I would have to say TED DEKKER. His Black, Red, White series and his book HOUSE.

Date Posted: 11/15/2007 10:39 AM ET
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I just got done reading  Jimmy by robert whitlow

Excellant book


Date Posted: 11/24/2007 4:02 PM ET
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The first book I always recomend if "Safely Home" by Randy Alcorn.  He has some others that are gook like Deadline, Dominion and Edge of Eternity.

Date Posted: 11/24/2007 10:11 PM ET
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I also liked the Zion Convenant series by the Theone's.

Date Posted: 11/27/2007 2:20 AM ET
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I have to second the Seasons Series by Beverly LaHaye and Terri Blackstock! Does anyone know of other books or series that have a similar feel to them?



Date Posted: 11/28/2007 8:35 PM ET
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I agree that Peretti must be good as my DH (who does not read for fun) just read three of his books in just over a month.  He couldn't put them down.  He started with This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness.  I'm now looking to find other authors like him since I would very much like to keep him reading!

Date Posted: 11/29/2007 11:19 AM ET
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I love the Sisterchicks novels by Robin Jones Gunn.  I am reading White Chocolate Moments by Lori Wick and it is great so far!

Date Posted: 11/30/2007 1:58 PM ET
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Michael Phillips has always been a favorite of mine.

Date Posted: 1/19/2008 7:47 PM ET
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Karen Kingsbury is the best! ( in my opinion)

Date Posted: 1/19/2008 8:54 PM ET
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I've never read anything by Karen Kingsbury.  Which of hers would you recommend to start with?

Date Posted: 1/19/2008 10:01 PM ET
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Tuesday morning and After Tuesday Morning are the two best books I've read from Karen Kingsbury.  Warning - they are about 9/11 and made me relive it all over!!   I was so glad to read these but they were so emotional for ME.  They may not be so hard hitting ot someone else.   I've never read anything she wrote that I didn't like a LOT.

Date Posted: 1/19/2008 11:24 PM ET
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Thanks Cozy, I'll look for those two.

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 9:45 AM ET
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Veronica Heley's Eden Hall books are hard to put down. Think Christian fic meets Victoria Holt...

Date Posted: 1/24/2008 7:32 PM ET
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My all time favorite Christian fiction series is The Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers.

Date Posted: 2/3/2008 8:09 PM ET
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Katie, the A.D. Chronicles look fantastic!  I've added them to my Reminder List!

I agree the Frank Perretti novels are great and also books by Taylor Caldwell like "Great Lion of God" and "Dear and Glorious Physician".  I read them as a teenager and just ordered "Great Lion of God" to read again.

Also a lover of The Zion Chronicles by the Thoenes.