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Topic: Who are your favorite Christian authors?

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Date Posted: 1/16/2008 11:07 PM ET
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I love Francine Rivers.  For non-fiction, I'm really liking Max Lucado.

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I mostly read Christian non-fiction & for those books I love Beth Moore, Max Lucado, Rob Bell amongst many others.  To be quite honest I don't know a lot about Christian fiction but I'm learning from reading what you all post here.  You all have made me quite interested in Francine Rivers----have quite a few of hers in my TBR pile & Kristin Billerbeck.  I'm definitely open to suggestions though.  :)  Shayla

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Shayla, definitely read Francine Rivers.  You will love her!  My pastor's wife has been going on and on about how good The Shack by William P. Young is.  That might be one to look into.

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Thank you Brenda, any suggestion is very much appreciated.  Shayla

I just looked up The Shack, it does sound great---put it on my WL (52 out of 52) 



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I'm thinking I'm going to have to order that one from Amazon. 

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I like Susan May Warren, Rachel Hauck, Tracey Bateman, and Kristin Billerbeck.

Date Posted: 1/17/2008 8:12 AM ET
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I enjoy all the authors mentioned, but must add Karen Kingsbury and Rene Gutteriddge ( I just finished her Storm series, which was great!). Tom Morrisey, Alton Gansky, Angela Hunt ... I'm sure more will come to me if I think long enough!  :-)

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Tara, have you read The Perfect Gift or something like that by Gutteridge. I'm going to get that one soon. Wanted to know if it was any good.

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I enjoy Carol Cox, Sharon Mignerey, Marta Perry and Susan May Warren.

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Stormie Omartian, by far.  I started with "The Power of a Praying Parent" and worked through most of her others.  I had to search and search for her autobiography, "Stormie", but finally found it.  I will lend it out, but always ask for it back.  She is definitely inspiring... someone who hit rock bottom and yet fought it all to be a modern-day heroine.  I highly recommend!

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I certainly second the Karen Kingsbury that someone mentioned.    Her books are marvelous to read.   I also love  books by  Bodie Thoene and Brock Thoene who writes The Zion Chronicles and other series.  They are set in Europe around the time of WW2 and they have a lot in them, history, drama, and love.  For some reason I seldom find anyone who has read these books and I consider them some of the best Christian fiction around.  

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I love Francine Rivers... Karen Kingsbury is great too. Oh and Liz Curtis Higgs... (I think that is her name anyways) Haha. SO many...

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Add also Frank Peretti, Terri Blackstock and I second Bodie Thoene ... I have one her series on my book shelf ... would do a 3 for 2 deal on that if you're interested.  Of course Francine Rivers is wonderful!

For non-fiction i like the classics like Andrew Murray, Amy Carmichael, Spurgeon

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Beverly Lewis,    Robin Hatcher,     Hannah Alexander,     Janette Oke,     Terry Blackstock,

Dee Henderson,    Wanda Brunstetter,   Tracie Peterson,    Lauraine Snelling,    Deeanne Gist,

Lori Wick,    Catherine Palmer,    Gary Parker,    T. Davis Bunn,    Kristen Heitzmann,    Sally John,

B. J. Hoff,    Dianne Mills,     Michael Phillips,   Judith Miller...

 

Ok well that is a list of some of the ones I enjoy reading...

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My very favorite is B.J. Hoff. I started reading her in the 80's and she has remained my favorite author. I love the way she weaves the story.

Another long-time favorite is Brock and Bodie Thoene. Someone else mentioned the Zion Chronices and Covenant. Those books are incredible, and I think should be on everyone's must-read list, especially if you love historical fiction.

With both the Thoene's and B.J. Hoff, the characters just come alive, and stay in your hearts forever.

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Date Posted: 1/24/2008 3:30 PM ET
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Beverly Lewis, Brock and Bodie Thoene, B.J. Hoff, and am now reading another of the Francine Rivers books "The Shofar Blew"  Just love the way she writes!  A must read is the Mitford Years by author Jan Karon.  Just loved these books.  What are the best of Karen Kingsbury, I don't believe I have read any of hers.

Eva

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I also have to add Susan May Warren, Tim Downs, Jill Elizabeth Nelson, Gilbert Morris, James Scott Bell...

To answer your question, Shannon, I haven't read The Perfect Gift by Rene Gutteridge ... another one to add to my list!  :-)

IMO, all of Karen Kingsbury's are the best!  I haven't read one yet that I was disappointed in!



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Dee Henderson and Terri Blackstock are my two all around favorite fiction authors.  I've either read most of their books or have them in my TBR pile.  One author that I don't think has been  mentioned is Penelope Stokes.  I think I've read four of her books and enjoyed them.  If you haven't tried her, The Blue Bottle Club is a good one to try.  Another prolific writer is Kay Arthur.  Most of her writing is non-fiction, but I loved her book, Israel, My Beloved.  It is an allegory about God's love for his chosen people. 

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oh it's good to see another Gilbert Morris fan! i've been reading his books forever and i'm trying to collect all his books. wonderful historical fiction.

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 3:33 PM ET
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I just finished reading a book by Terri Reed. ( The Heartwarming/Inspirational Romance line)

This is the first book that I have read by this author.  The title is "A Time of Hope".

I really enjoyed this book, and plan on reading other books by Terri Reed.  I have listed this book on my bookshelf.

 Take care,

Melissa

 

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Julie Barnhill, Elisa Morgan, Tricia Goyer, Max Lucado, Karen Kinsbury.

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My most recent favorites are Lisa Samson, LInda Nichols, and Angela Hunt. Their latest books have been very thought provoking for me.

I love Francine Rivers. I am kind of disappointed that she hasn't had a fiction release in so many years.

Melissa

Date Posted: 2/1/2008 9:37 PM ET
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Melissa--which of Linda Nichols' books did you especially like?  I really liked At the Scent of Water.  It was very meaningful.  The only other book of hers that I've read is Handyman, which was more of a fun read.

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