Christian Fiction: A Guide to the Genre

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Libraries Unlimited, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 339 pages
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At last—the first comprehensive readers' advisory guide for this highly popular genre! With an emphasis on contemporary publications, this book covers nearly 2,000 Christian fiction titles, featuring detailed annotations and bibliographies. Award-winning author and Booklist columnist John Mort has gone out of his way to present—for the first time—a broad spectrum of Christian fiction literature, setting a new standard for Christian fiction readers' advisory. With this book you will no longer face difficulties locating new reads and read-alikes in this genre! Each chapter features a subgenre or theme, including biblical fiction, historical fiction, sagas, romance, fantasy and science fiction, westerns, mysteries and thrillers, and more. There are also chapters on Catholic and Mormon fiction, as well as Amish, Mennonite, and Quaker fiction, and YA literature. Other features include a discussion of Christian literature, practical tips and resources for readers' advisors, and a section on awards. Young adult and adult or grades 10 and up.

 

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Contents

The Christian Alternative
1
THE EVANGELICAL NOVEL
2
THE READERS
4
BEYOND ROMANCE
5
Readers Advisory Sources
7
JOURNALS
8
WEB SITES
9
DATABASES
10
FANTASY
171
HARD SCIENCE FICTION
175
SPIRITUAL WARFARE
180
TIME TRAVEL
183
Mysteries and Thrillers
185
THRILLERS
198
The Christian Life
209
ANGELS
210

CHRISTIAN FICTION PUBLISHERS
11
AWARDS
15
Christian Classics
19
BRITISH CLASSICS
20
RANSOM SCIENCE FICTION SERIES
24
LORD OF THE RINGS many editions
26
AMERICAN CLASSICS
28
WORLD CLASSICS
31
Biblical Fiction
33
NEW TESTAMENT
38
Historical Christian Fiction
53
FIFTH CENTURY
54
TWELFTH CENTURY
55
THIRTEENTH CENTURY
56
FOURTEENTH CENTURY
57
SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
58
EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
60
NINETEENTH CENTURY
64
TWENTIETH CENTURY
76
Sagas
87
EUROPEAN SAGAS
98
Romancing the West
103
MYSTERIES
105
NATIVE AMERICANS
107
ROMANTIC WESTERNS
110
TRADITIONAL WESTERNS
125
Romance
133
HISTORICAL ROMANCE
138
LIGHT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
139
UNEQUALLY YOKED
144
PROBLEM ROMANCE
146
ROMANTIC ADVENTURE
151
ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
153
SHORT STORIES
157
Fantasy and Science Fiction
159
FABLES
162
ALTERNATE UNIVERSE
163
APOCALYPSE
164
CHRISTMAS
212
HUMOR
215
LITERARY
218
MORALITY TALES
226
NOSTALGIA
232
PASTORS
236
POPULAR
239
SENTIMENTAL
242
SHORT STORIES
244
Catholic Fiction
247
CLASSICS
248
HISTORICALS
251
MORALITY TALES
260
NUNS AND PRIESTS AS SLEUTHS
262
APOCALYPSE
268
SCIENCE FICTION
270
THRILLERS
271
VATICAN
272
ANDREW GREELEY
273
Amish Mennonite and Quaker Fiction
279
QUAKER
282
Mormon Fiction
285
HISTORICALS
286
CONTEMPORARY
288
MYSTERIES
289
ROMANCE
290
SCIENCE FICTION
291
SHORT STORIES
294
Young Adults
295
HISTORICALS
296
MYSTERIES
299
SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY
300
TEEN LIFE
305
REFERENCES
309
Suggested Readings
311
Index
313
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JOHN MORT has worked as an adult services librarian, writes a column on Christian Fiction for Booklist and has published an award-winning novel and a collection of short stories.

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