Christian fiction has much to offer and can be a great part of any reader's book collection. Our list of recommended Christian fiction books includes selections from bestselling authors and up-and-coming writers with stories full of elements like romance, suspense, history, current events, faith, and forgiveness. So pick up some compelling stories that can inspire your own faith journey!
1. The Mockingbird's Song by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Sylvia has been nearly paralyzed with grief and anxiety since the tragic death of her husband, father, and brother in a traffic accident. She tries to help in the family's greenhouse while caring for her two young children. She takes up birdwatching and soon meets an Amish man who teaches her about local birds. But Sylvia's mother doesn't trust Dennis Weaver, and as the relationship sours, mysterious attacks on the greenhouse start up again.
2. Two Reasons to Run by Coble Colleen (The Pelican Harbor No. 2)
Jane Hardy's life has been utterly disrupted. Almost immediately after taking over as Chief of Police for Pelican Harbor, her department was rocked by scandal. For the first time in her adult life, Jane thought she was falling in love ... until she discovered that Reid Bechtol had been hiding the truth about who he really was. And if that wasn't enough, she learned that her father had been lying to her for the last fifteen years and that her son wasn't really dead.
3. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
In Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers brings us a powerful retelling of the story of Gomer and Hosea. It tells a redeeming story of God's deep, unconditional, and all-consuming love. Through the story of Angel and Michael, we see how deeply God's love can heal and forgive us.
4. The Timepiece by Beverly Lewis
While still struggling with the fallout of family secrets revealed in Beverly Lewis' The Tinderbox, young Amish woman Sylvia Miller and her mother bring an outsider into their home who is a painful reminder of what came to light. Can God redeem the past and bring healing to the Miller family, or will the Englisher Adeline prove to be the breaking point for Sylvia, her family, and her town?
5. Two Weeks by Karen Kingsbury
Cole Blake is about to head off to college, embarking on his future career in medicine. Elise is a young girl trying to leave her mistakes in the past and mend her ways. As the two meet and love begins to blossom, she finds one thing she can't leave in her past: she's pregnant. Cole is determined to support his first love, even if it means leaving college behind to raise someone else's baby. Though Elise decides to put the baby up for adoption to a family dealing with the pain of infertility, she develops doubt as the due date draws closer. Does she want to keep the baby? Her looming decision could shatter everyone's plans and lead them into the unexpected.
6. The Jerusalem Assassin by Joel C. Rosenberg
As tensions cool after the events of Joel C. Rosenberg's The Persian Gamble, President Andrew Clarke sees a moment to unveil his proposal for peace between Israel and Palestine. When senior government officials are assassinated, however, Marcus Ryker must lead a his team to foil a plot that could be catastrophic for the Middle East. Can he stop the evil that is only days away?
7. Smoke Screen by Terri Blackstock
Years ago, Nate Beckett was in love with Brenna, the daughter of a local preacher. When Brenna was found sneaking out one night, it caused a loud, public fight between her dad and Nate's drunker father. Brenna's dad was found murdered that night and Nate's dad was arrested and imprisoned. Soon after, when a fire struck the church, Nate fled rumors and accusations to start a new life.
Now, after 14 years of fighting wildfires, circumstances compel Nate to return home. But he must confront his father, a wildfire threatening the town, and Brenna's broken life. Can they learn to trust each other again and help each other face both the past and the present?
8. One Little Lie by Colleen Coble (The Pelican Harbor Series No.1)
Jane Hardy's father, the sheriff of Pelican Harbor, Alabama, is the only family she's known since escaping with him from a cult 15 years ago. Her mother refused to leave, and despite her best efforts, Jane has been unable to find her. When she is appointed interim sheriff after her dad's retirement, she's immediately thrown into the fire when her father is accused of theft and being part of a recent murder. Now she must begin working with documentarian Reid Bechtol to clear her father's name as the past catches up with the Hardys.
9. The Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauck
Bestselling author Rachel Hauck brings us The Fifth Avenue Story Society. Five strangers in New York City are all struggling to carry burdens both past and present. When they all receive invitations to the Fifth Avenue Story Society, a literary society none of them have ever heard of, they each are skeptical to trust it. But, whether curious, desperate, or lonely, they come back week after week and begin to discover the heart of their stories and friendships that heal the soul.
10. The Crow's Call by Wanda E. Brunstetter (Amish Greenhouse Mystery No.1)
When three women are sent reeling after a tragic accident strikes their family, their livelihood rests solely on the family greenhouse. As the family tries to rise to the challenge of surviving and coping with the tragedy, mysterious events begin to happen around the greenhouse. Will they break under the pressure or overcome?
11. Starfish Pier by Irene Hannon (A Hope Harbor novel)
When a divisive issue disrupts the placid, seaside community of Hope Harbor, first-grade teacher Holly Miller and combat veteran Steven Roark find themselves in opposite camps. As the two, who seem vastly different, search to find common ground, can they find a deeper, more meaningful connection? Can it lead two people looking to lead a simple life into a future of light and love?
12. Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason (Danger Never Sleeps No.1)
Collateral Damage is the thrilling first book in the Danger Never Sleeps series by bestselling author Lynette Eason. Brooke Adams, a former military psychiatrist, and Asher James, a former Army Special Ops Seargent, must struggle with the burdens they carry from their military service while the mysteries they left behind come crashing back into the present. When Brooke is the target of an attack, can Asher protect her against the danger?
13. The Way of the Brave by Susan May Warren (Global Search and Rescue No.1)
Pararescue veteran Orion Starr lives alone in Alaska, hiding from the emotional and physical pain of his past. But when a small group of climbers becomes lost on Denali, he can no longer refuse to join his friend's search and rescue team. But one of the climbers, former CIA profiler Jenny Calhoun, is someone pulled straight from his painful past. Jenny, fleeing her own guilt from the events of the past, will have to reveal her pain to set Orion free from his, but what will it cost them on the slopes of Denali?
14. An Uncommon Woman by Laura Frantz
Tessa Swan is a determined and outspoken woman, breaking the mold of women living in the frontier mountains of 1770 Western Virginia. When she is abducted by the local tribe of Lenape Indians, the local fort commander, Clay Tygart, must face both the tribe who raised him and growing romantic feelings for Tessa. While he has always been aloof out of a sense of duty, his mission to rescue her may force his heart into a private and public reckoning.
15. The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate
At the close of the Civil War, amid the ruin of Southern life and the end of the wretched practice of slavery, "Lost Friends" advertisements began to appear in Southern newspapers as men and women, now free, searched for families long lost. In The Book of Lost Friends, author Lisa Wingate brings new life to a few of these gripping stories, inspired by real Lost Friends advertisements. Can these brave souls find hope and healing amidst the ruin of war and slavery?