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Subject: The Red Tent
Date Posted: 4/1/2011 7:39 PM ET
Member Since: 6/24/2007
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The book "The Red Tent" has been recommended to me, by a woman who said that it was one of the best books she's ever read.

I don't see it listed on CBD.com, and the summary listed on amazon.com mentions that they discuss "sensual and emotionally charged" stories. 

The sensual part is throwing me off.

Is this book appropriate for a Chritian woman's book club?  Or is it a little too sexually charged?

Any feedback would be very much appreciated.

Date Posted: 4/2/2011 12:13 AM ET
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I don't consider this book to be "Christian fiction". It's more general market Biblical fiction..meaning it is aimed at a general market audience. 

Date Posted: 4/2/2011 12:13 PM ET
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Ah yes.  But... would the sexual discussions in the book be offensive to a christian fiction audience?

Date Posted: 4/2/2011 12:28 PM ET
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Donna, there are many aspects of the book that may be offensive to a Christian Fiction audience.  Here is a thread where we have talked before about this and given our opinions the suitability of this book for CF book club:

CF Book Club Recommendations

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Date Posted: 4/2/2011 7:18 PM ET
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The read tent isn't Biblically accurate either.  The book was enjoyable, aside from the sensual parts, but there should be a disclaimer that it's not following the Bible.

Date Posted: 4/5/2011 11:18 PM ET
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It's been awhile since I read The Red Tent, but I did not enjoy it.  I wouldn't recommend it for a church book club.