I was chatting with one of my sisters-in-law last week, and she asked for recommendations for good Christian fiction books and/or authors. Isn’t this (or a variation on same) a question we all love to be asked?
I think I overwhelmed her with choices. 🙂
My first step was to ask what she likes, what she’s read.
Her response: She used to read a lot of Beverly Lewis, but she’s tired of it now; every book sounds the same. She read Ted Dekker’s Blink of an Eye and really, really loved it.
Based on this, I recommended (I’m recapping from memory here; the Facebook chat didn’t save):
- Susan Meissner,
- Melody Carlson,
- Kathleen Y’Barbo,
- Tamara Leigh,
- Beth Pattillo,
- and Allison Pittman.
Of course, I also threw in Rene Gutteridge, although she doesn’t write exactly the same type of books I think she was looking for.
Now I’m thinking I should have added Charlene Baumbich.
Any amendments, additions or deletions? (I have no idea why I’m suddenly quoting a standard city council meeting.) What would you have recommended? Do you agree with those I proffered?