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Christian Fiction Gifts for Men!

Readers, it’s December 3rd, and Christmas is nearly upon us– but there’s still time to order a few presents or take a trip to your local bookstore to grab something special for someone you love! That said, I’ve wanted to make up a “Christian fiction gift ideas” post for quite some time, and I’ve geared this list specifically to men. Why? Personally, I find it much more difficult to find Christian fiction for guys than for gals. I don’t know how many times I’ve done google searches trying to find something for my truck-fixin’, burger grillin’ dad that isn’t stuffed to overflowing with sappy romances or mainly female characters. I’ve read most of these books myself (so women can enjoy them too) and a few I haven’t read yet came highly recommended for this post by my father. (Thanks dad!)

I hope you find just what you need for the man in your life!

(These are in no particular order)

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If he would enjoy heartfelt historic fiction set in WWII,  try:

 1. Whose Voice the Waters Heard, by Robert Vaughan

Or, instead, a Civil War coming-of-age story:

2. William Henry is a Fine Name (and its sequel), by Cathy Gohlke

Maybe he’d prefer something fast-paced, like this suspense/psychological thriller:

3. Centralia, by Mike Dellosso

Set in the early church days–with plenty of action and political intrigue– is:

4. The Last Disciple, by Hank Hanegraaff and Sigmund Brouwer

In a different vein, a humor-filled and nostalgic piece of Americana:

5.  Eden Hill, by Bill Higgs

And a contemporary novel that’s lighthearted and down to earth:

6. Summer of Light by W. Dale Cramer (also, check out his other works, such as Bad Ground and Sutter’s Cross)

 

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First Impressions–Christy 2018 Winners

The Christy Awards Gala came and went (and life flew by for me—did anyone miss the lack of a Monday post these past two weeks?) I’ve got two books underway and hope to have a new review up in seven days (ah, the troubles of a book reviewer who also happens to be a slow reader!) That said, the Christy award winners might be a good place to find something new in Christian fiction to enjoy. Here are some of my first thoughts and impressions about the winning entries.

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Best and Worst of A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette

ALightOnHill1If you’ve been looking at new Christian fiction lately you may recognize the cover of A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette. If you didn’t buy the book immediately because the illustration is so gorgeous (likely the prettiest in my small collection of books) you’ve probably wondered about it. Today, rather than delving into a comprehensive review, I just want to highlight what I feel are the best and worst aspects of this popular new novel I’m seeing everywhere! Continue reading “Best and Worst of A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette”