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By John Mort

At last—the first complete readers' advisory consultant for this hugely renowned style! With an emphasis on modern courses, this ebook covers approximately 2,000 Christian fiction titles, that includes unique annotations and bibliographies. Award-winning writer and Booklist columnist John Mort has long past out of his solution to present—for the 1st time—a huge spectrum of Christian fiction literature, surroundings a brand new normal for Christian fiction readers' advisory. With this e-book you are going to now not face problems finding new reads and read-alikes during this style! each one bankruptcy includes a subgenre or subject, together with biblical fiction, ancient fiction, sagas, romance, delusion and technological know-how fiction, westerns, mysteries and thrillers, and extra. There also are chapters on Catholic and Mormon fiction, in addition to Amish, Mennonite, and Quaker fiction, and YA literature. different positive aspects contain a dialogue of Christian literature, sensible assistance and assets for readers' advisors, and a piece on awards. younger grownup and grownup or grades 10 and up.

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The Complete Fairy Tales. 1999. Penguin Classics, paper. 352 pp. ISBN 0-14-043737-1. Collects MacDonald’s eleven short fairy tales, including “The Light Princess” and “The Golden Key,” which have also been published as stand-alone children’s stories. The Maiden’s Bequest, the Minister’s Restoration, the Laird’s Inheritance: Three Novels in One Volume. Michael Phillips, ed. 1998. Bethany. 640 pp. ISBN 0-7642-2148-5. Many of MacDonald’s novels inspired sequels, but these three are stand-alone, realistic novels set in Scotland, and among his best.

1997. Harvest, paper. 224 pp. ISBN 1-56507-528-5. Not much is known about the priest and king of ancient Salem, precursor to Jerusalem. In Traylor’s hands he’s a mysterious, incalculably old figure who rhapsodizes on mythic beings and primitive religions to his rapt young listener, Avi. There’s Melchizedek’s superb retelling of the story of Nimrod and his Tower of Babel, accurate as it can be but also fanciful, a fairy tale. Throughout, Traylor’s strong writing and sense of myth keep readers as spellbound as Avi.

Sienkiewicz’s scenes of the martyrdom of Christians in the Coliseum are graphic even by contemporary standards. They viscerally drive home Sienkiewicz’s portrait of the rapacious Romans as ruled by Nero, and of the passive Christians who win by not fighting. ) But the principal story is of Lygia, a Christian, and Marcus Vinicius, a soldier. Lygia loves Vinicius but loves Christ more, whereas Vinicius, a young, impetuous noble, is gentled by Lygia and her faith. Both characters are touching and believable, but the vain and fickle Nero, who sets Rome afire as a sort of performance piece (and then blames it on the Christians), is brilliantly rendered; and Nero’s clever nemesis, Petronius, is as refined, cynical, debauched, and ultimately noble a character as any ever conceived.

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