If you had asked me a few months ago whether or not I liked the Christian Fiction genre of literature I would have immediately said NO. Characterized by such books as the Left Behind series and Christian “romance” novels – I felt they were trite and our of touch with reality. If you asked me today whether or not I liked Christian fiction I would say sometimes … or maybe … or I’m not sure. It’s because of this, the other day I picked up a book in the library called The Wedding Machine (Beth Webb Hart). I almost never just browse through the stacks looking for something that catches my eye – it’s the surest way to waste time reading trash that I can think of. But I was desperate for something to read. So I picked this book up because I liked the cover art. I know, I know – yet another bad way to pick a book. I actually ended up liking the book. I realized halfway through the book that it was Christian fiction. Maybe it was all in my head, maybe this is a genre that needed me to revisit it before dismissing it completely.
Fast forward to today. Eli and I walked to Pilgrims Book and Bible. They are going out of business and have a great sale going on. I got some books. None of the books I bought cost more than two dollars (it’s a really good sale) so I haven’t lost much if I don’t like them.
Here’s what I bought:
A Town Called Ruby Prairie by Annette Smith
The Preacher’s Daughter by Beverly Lewis
The Secret Life of Becky Miller by Sharon Hinck
Flies on the Butter by Denise Hildreth
The Mending String by Cliff Coon
Every Woman’s Marriage by Shannon and Greg Ethridge*
*not fiction – but who couldn’t use help with thier marriage?
What do you think? Do you like Christian fiction?