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For all of us nerdy book lovers, what are you currently reading?

I'm reading "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas" by James Patterson. It's little umm... not Christian. Either my grandma or my aunt gave it to me (neither is a Christian) and I had no idea what it was about until I got so far into it. :ooops

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A commentary on Zechariah by James Knox (not the reformer, a pastor in FL). Also rereading a great b ook I read in BIble Institute by Martyn-Lloyd JOnes called Revival.


And II Samuel !

God bless,

Calvary

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WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE HEART OF THE CITY---The Untold Story of the City Rescue Mission Movement---By: Delores T. Burger. Kregal Publications.

On the back cover ~

In the 1870's evangelist D.L. Moody challenged Christians to care for the lost souls of America's cities. Forty years later, there were over five hundred city rescue missions in the U.S. and Canada. Prominent in this movement were courageous, yet seldom recognized, women who tackled the worst social problems of the day while maintaining a household, raising children, and supporting their husbands' ministries.


"This book, written by my friend and a choice servant of Christ, should encourage, inspire, and provide a powerful apologetic to secular society on the importance of the Christian faith lived out by caring people."
~ Charles W. Colson
Prison Fellowship Ministries


"The significant ministry of rescue missions across our nation and Western world is one of the untold stories of our day. Few of us realize the tremendous influence of courageous, godly women in these missions."
~ Ted W. Engstrom
President Emeritus, World Vision

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I'm on bed rest so I am doing a lot of reading.

I just finished "The Lights of Tenth Street" by Shaunti Feldhahn. I don't read much Christian fiction because I don't appreciate love stories with Christian words thrown in, but this book didn't have any romance and it was totally awesome.

I'm also reading:
"For Women Only" by Shaunti Feldhahn and it is a real eye opener!
"The Death of Biblical Doctrine" by Dr Peter Ruckman
"The Marketing of Evil" by David Kupelian.

I have two on my list to read as soon as I receive them in the mail:
"The Veritas Project" by Shaunti Feldhahn
"The Illuminati" by Larry Burkett (I have read "The Thor Conspiracy" by him and it was AWESOME...this is the kind of Christian fiction I like).

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I'm on bed rest so I am doing a lot of reading.

I just finished "The Lights of Tenth Street" by Shaunti Feldhahn. I don't read much Christian fiction because I don't appreciate love stories with Christian words thrown in I agree - it makes me crazy!!, but this book didn't have any romance and it was totally awesome.

I'm also reading:
"For Women Only" by Shaunti Feldhahn and it is a real eye opener! This is one of the books quoted in a book I read that I am aiming to read one day!
"The Death of Biblical Doctrine" by Dr Peter Ruckman
"The Marketing of Evil" by David Kupelian.

I have two on my list to read as soon as I receive them in the mail:
"The Veritas Project" by Shaunti Feldhahn
"The Illuminati" by Larry Burkett (I have read "The Thor Conspiracy" by him and it was AWESOME...this is the kind of Christian fiction I like).Me, too!

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The Revelation of Jesus Christ by John Valwoord
The Soul-Winner by C.H. Spurgeon
Nevertheless I live by Steve Currington
The Blessings of Obedience by Andrew Murray
Grace: God's Unmerited Favor by C.H. Spurgeon

Christian Fiction is often ridiculous, especially Christian Romance I think it was the stupidest genre of writing ever created. I feel like I am wasting brain power when I read those things. Yik. I'd rather read something that will cause my brain to move and think.

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The Revelation of Jesus Christ by John Valwoord
The Soul-Winner by C.H. Spurgeon
Nevertheless I live by Steve Currington
The Blessings of Obedience by Andrew Murray
Grace: God's Unmerited Favor by C.H. Spurgeon

Christian Fiction is often ridiculous, especially Christian Romance I think it was the stupidest genre of writing ever created. I feel like I am wasting brain power when I read those things. Yik. I'd rather read something that will cause my brain to move and think.

Yes, much of Christian fiction is ridiculous, but not all of it. There are some books out there that are great. I prefer suspense, and most of those are good. Not all. There are some others that deal with topics in a scriptural way. I read one that dealt with Alzheimer's in a very good way. That same author writes about other topics as well. Can't remember her name right now, though.

The Christian romance is nothing but romance with a little God thrown in, as Katey-Anne said. I don't like romance books anyway, but these really bother me. I see so many teen-aged girls reading them and getting a warped view on love and marriage...and I can name some that tried to live out the books and have ruined their lives. :badday:

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Some Christian fiction can make you think...SOME...not that romance stuff though, I do agree that that is a wasted genre and wasted paper.

For instance, Francine River's book "The Atonement Child" is awesome...it's about a girl who is being pressured to have an abortion and the church tells her it is ok because the child is a result of rape. She comes to find out that her mother had an abortion and her grandmother had an abortion and that's why they are pressuring her to have one. She decides to keep the baby regardless. It's a story that forces you to think about abortion and it's consequences, and to also think about the advice you give others.

Be back later...Jebediah wants his mama.

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Some Christian fiction can make you think...SOME...not that romance stuff though, I do agree that that is a wasted genre and wasted paper.

For instance, Francine River's book "The Atonement Child" is awesome...it's about a girl who is being pressured to have an abortion and the church tells her it is ok because the child is a result of rape. She comes to find out that her mother had an abortion and her grandmother had an abortion and that's why they are pressuring her to have one. She decides to keep the baby regardless. It's a story that forces you to think about abortion and it's consequences, and to also think about the advice you give others.

Be back later...Jebediah wants his mama.


Francine Rivers has written some good ones. I like The Sin Eater the best. It is based on actual beliefs brought to the Appalachian area from Wales. The movie was okay, but the book was much better (as usual! :Green ) Her Mark of the Lion series is pretty good, too (well, the first two - the third one is kinda so-so).

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Some Christian fiction can make you think...SOME...not that romance stuff though, I do agree that that is a wasted genre and wasted paper.

For instance, Francine River's book "The Atonement Child" is awesome...it's about a girl who is being pressured to have an abortion and the church tells her it is ok because the child is a result of rape. She comes to find out that her mother had an abortion and her grandmother had an abortion and that's why they are pressuring her to have one. She decides to keep the baby regardless. It's a story that forces you to think about abortion and it's consequences, and to also think about the advice you give others.

Be back later...Jebediah wants his mama.


I didn't say all Christian Fiction was bad...just MOST. There are always exceptions to the rule...most of them are poorly written, with loose plots, and have unclear thought processes. Now if a good author wrote a Christian Fiction I might read it. I am a very picky reader, but I have read the best BOOK that was ever written so I compare all literature to it. There will never be a book like it ever, but Christians could at least try to write at a higher standard since technically it is being done for the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Amen to this, and this is the reason that most of the Christian fiction genre makes me angry. I am glad for the well-written ones, but there are some authors who make me shudder just at the mention of their names!!! I remember one author who had a series of 4 books called "Second Chances." I work in a library, and at that time was helping order books, so I read them...the second chance was that the author used to write for Harlequin and now she was giving her writing to the Lord - so she got the rights back to this series, and "re-wrote" it. Basically throwing in a little of God (very little)...the rest was pretty much the same. It sickened me, but that's what a lot of them are (most especially the romance).

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Amen to this, and this is the reason that most of the Christian fiction genre makes me angry. I am glad for the well-written ones, but there are some authors who make me shudder just at the mention of their names!!! I remember one author who had a series of 4 books called "Second Chances." I work in a library, and at that time was helping order books, so I read them...the second chance was that the author used to write for Harlequin and now she was giving her writing to the Lord - so she got the rights back to this series, and "re-wrote" it. Basically throwing in a little of God (very little)...the rest was pretty much the same. It sickened me, but that's what a lot of them are (most especially the romance).


I know exactly which one you are talking about. The thing that gets me is when all these ladies at church go on about how men at church are involved in pornography...then read these nasty novels which are mostly filth.

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I'm with you Kayla...I'm all for higher standards in "Christian" fiction since the authors OUGHT to be doing it for the Lord but most are just doing it for their bank accounts. I think that's why a lot of it is so secular with a few "Jesus loves me's" thrown in.

One quality one I have read lately is "The Lights of Tenth Street" by Shaunti Feldhahn. It was so good I have ordered her other work of fiction called "The Veritas Conflict". They are about spiritual battles in everyday life (plus some suspense with a terrorism plot as well in "The Lights of Tenth Street". She's definetly up on her current affairs).

HappyChristian, I too enjoyed "The Last Sin-Eater" and appreciated how "real" it was.

Larry Burkett's fiction books are awesome also...

I would read stuff like "Left Behind" if they weren't so theologically incorrect...I don't touch those books or movies but still it is the stuff like that that I would read, had it been accurate or even MOSTLY accurate.

I'm working on writing a longer piece of Christian fiction than I have in the past...still working out the plot lines though.

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I don't read very much fiction anymore. There is so much true stuff out there I want to know and so much biblical material I want to saturate myself in, that I rarely take time to read fiction anymore.

Some years ago I read a "Christian romance novel" and a "Christian western" just to see what all the fuss was about. The "Christian romance novel" seemed like a somewhat watered down soap opera with very little "Chrisitan" evident at all. The "Christian western" didn't seem that well written but was basically the same as any other cheap western novel minus the cussing many have. Myself, I don't see the good in either.

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I'll have to check into Larry Burkett. Don't recall reading him before. I just looked on our online catalog and guess what I found? For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn. Am checking it out. I've wanted to read it since I read a book in which she was quoted.

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I don't read very much fiction anymore. There is so much true stuff out there I want to know and so much biblical material I want to saturate myself in' date=' that I rarely take time to read fiction anymore. [/quote']

That's where I'm at these days mostly.

Saundi Fieldman is not my favorite...I have reasons...I'd wish not to discuss here.

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