Christian Fiction: A Guide to the Genre by John Mort

By John Mort

At last—the first complete readers' advisory advisor for this hugely well known style! With an emphasis on modern guides, this e-book covers approximately 2,000 Christian fiction titles, that includes designated 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 vast spectrum of Christian fiction literature, surroundings a brand new normal for Christian fiction readers' advisory. With this ebook you are going to now not face problems finding new reads and read-alikes during this style! every one bankruptcy incorporates a subgenre or subject matter, 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 gains comprise a dialogue of Christian literature, functional information and assets for readers' advisors, and a piece on awards. younger grownup and grownup or grades 10 and up.

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But obsessed Lawrence-Wentworth, determined to break down the barrier between the phenomenological world and the spirit world, does descend into Hell in Williams’s darkest meditation and perhaps greatest novel. The Greater Trumps. 1932. ) The Greater Trumps is the story of widower Lothair Coningsby, who is willed a deck of ancient Tarot cards that he is supposed to turn over to the British Museum. When he doesn’t, evil forces are unleashed as various characters hold the cards and put in motion their prophecy.

Primrose, is a bumbler, and it is partly through his trusting incompetence that the family he is so proud of loses its fortune, his daughter is seduced, his house is burned down, and he is thrown in jail. Tempering all the melodrama, however, is Dr. Primrose’s ironic humor—for instance, he considers that the six children he’s fathered are a great service to humankind, and that the state, even as it proceeds to incarcerate him, is in his debt. The Romantic Movement was in full flowering when Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton, of “It was a dark and stormy night” fame, gave the world The Last Days of Pompeii (1834).

Many mainstream writers, from Robert Graves to Taylor Caldwell, have retold Bible stories. Evangelical writers, such as Angela Elwell Hunt and Francine Rivers, carry on their tradition, but interesting mainstream contributions still appear: for example, Norman Mailer’s The Gospel According to the Son and Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent (both discussed in this chapter). At the least, biblical fiction is an entertaining way to better acquaint oneself with the Bible because writers of biblical fiction are generally careful with their scholarship.

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