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Christian Fiction is an increasingly popular segment of the publishing world, with many well-known and best-selling authors christian fictionthat appeal to a wide variety of readers.  Christian Fiction encompasses many subgenres…romance, mysteries, westerns, historical fiction, “gentle reads”, “chick lit”, novels that focus on a particular religious order or community, and just regular realistic fiction.  Authors range from formative classics–Lloyd Douglas, Taylor Caldwell, Catherine Marshall–to contemporary bestsellers–Karen Kingsbury, Jan Karon, T. Davis Bunn, Tim LaHaye.  Some authors are “gentle reads”; some are not.  The common thread among these varying forms is the resolution of narrative conflict through Christian principles.

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Randy Alcorn

Political thrillers, Fantasy

Terri Blackstock

Romance, Romantic Suspense

Stephen Bly

Traditional Westerns, Contemporary Westerns, Western Romance

Wanda Brunstetter

Amish Fiction

T. Davis Bunn

Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction

Larry Burkett

Legal Thrillers, Political Thrillers

Taylor Caldwell

Biblical Fiction

Melody Carlson

Women’s Fiction, YA Fiction

Mindy Starns Clark

Amish Fiction, Mysteries/Suspense

Colleen Coble

Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

Lori Copeland

Western Romance, Historical Romance

Ted Dekker

Psychological Suspense, Thrillers, Fantasy

Traci DePree

Women’s Fiction

Lloyd Douglas

Biblical Fiction

Jerry Eicher

Amish Fiction

Suzanne Woods Fisher

Amish Fiction

Ann Gabhart

Historical Fiction, Shaker Fiction

Joseph Girzone

Contemporary Fiction; “Joshua” series

Shelley Shepard Gray

Amish Fiction, Mysteries, Romance

Philip Gulley

Quaker Fiction, Humorous Fiction; Indiana author; “Harmony” series

Robin Jones Gunn

Women’s Fiction, Romance; “Sisterchicks” series

Robin Lee Hatcher

Historical Romance, Contemporary Western Romance

Dee Henderson

Romantic Suspense

Lynne Hinton

Women’s Fiction; “Hope Springs” series

Home to Heather Creek series (various authors)

Contemporary Realistic Fiction

Neta Jackson

Women’s Fiction; “Yada Yada” series

Jan Karon

Contemporary Realistic Fiction; “Mitford” series

Karen Kingsbury

Romantic Contemporary Fiction

Tim LaHaye

Adventure/Suspense;”Left Behind” series

Beverly Lewis

Amish Fiction, Romance, Mysteries

Catherine Marshall

Historical Fiction; “Christy”

Gilbert Morris

Historical Fiction, Historical Westerns, Mysteries; “House of Winslow” series, “American Century” series, “Jacques & Cleo, Cat Detectives” series

Bill Myers

Suspense, Fantasy

Janette Oke

Historical Romance

Jane Peart

Historical Romance

Judith Pella

Historical Westerns, Historical Romance

Frank Peretti

Mystery/Suspense, Horror

Tracie Peterson

Historical Romance, Western Romance

Michael Phillips

Historical Fiction

Francine Rivers

Bibilical Fiction, Historical Romance, Women’s Fiction

Lisa Samson

Women’s Fiction, Historical Romance

Nicole Seitz

Women’s Fiction, Historical Fiction

Lauraine Snelling

Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction

Bodie Thoene

Biblical Fiction, Historical Fiction; “A.D. Chronicles” series

Walter Wangerin, Jr.

Biblical Fiction

Jessamyn West

Historical Fiction, Short Stories

Lori Wick

Historical Romance

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