Biblical Fiction: Do You Read It?
Summer is here and so is a beach bag full of Biblical fiction.
Do you read the genre—stories set in Bible times and revolving around people who are known from scripture? At one time, it was a difficult era to find, but it seems to be gaining in popularity.
If you’re interested in reading novels with this setting, here are some released so far in 2013:
- Diana Wallis Taylor’s Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate from Revell
- Tracy L. Higley’s So Shines the Night from Thomas Nelson
- Brock and Bodie Thoene’s The Jerusalem Chronicles Series, Book One, Jesus Wept from Zondervan
- Rebecca Kanner’s The Sinners and the Sea: The Untold Story of Noah’s Wife from Howard Books
- Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s A Story of God and All of Us: A Novel Based on the Epic Mini-series from FaithWords
- Joan Wolf’s Daughter of Jerusalem from Worthy Publishing
- Tosca Lee’s Iscariot from Howard Books
- Ginger Garrett’s Reign, Lost Loves of the Bible Series #3 from David C. Cook
- Jill Eileen Smith’s Rebecca, Wives of the Patriarchs, Book 2 from Revell
- Stephanie Landsem’s The Well from Howard Books
- Mesu Andrews’ Love in a Broken Vessel, Treasures of His
ove Series #3 from Revell
- Roberta Dorr’s David and Bathsheba from River North
- Tessa Afshar’s Harvest of Gold from River North
- Jerry B. Jenkins’ I, Saul from River North
- Golden Keyes Parsons’ Alone, The Woman at the Well, a novella from WhiteFire Publishing
There may be others, but these should get you started on your summer reading. Though I haven’t read any of the novels listed and, personally, can’t recommend them, many of the authors themselves are a recommendation.
How do you feel about Biblical fiction? Have you read any of these novels? Are there others not listed here that you can recommend?
The above list of titles was gathered from Christian Book Distributors and ACFW Fiction Finder. I have received no compensation for this post and have no material connection with any product(s) mentioned. Embedded links are strictly for the convenience of my readers.
Laura J. Davis
Would it be wrong if I recommended my own book? Come to Me is a Reader’s Favorite Award Winner and is about the life of Christ through the eyes of his mother.
Recommend away, Laura. Thanks! 🙂