Monday, February 8, 2010

Bible Stories

As you probably know, historical fiction has been increasingly popular for quite a few years now, garnering many new readers each year. As interest grows in historical fiction, new sub-genres arise and gain popularity in their own right.

The Bible fiction sub-genre intrigues me, given the sacred nature of the stories' frame. Authors certainly must get all their research right, both historical and biblical. They also have to try to avoid being sacrilegious, all the while providing an engaging story. Those who do it well, do it very well.

Here are some recent well received titles in the Bible-fiction sub-genre:

Angel Time: a novel, by Anne Rice

Eve: a novel of the first woman, by Elissa Elliott

Luke's Story: by faith alone, by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins

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