Monday, January 26, 2009

Love Books?

Sorry if the title appears a bit misleading but it's not on the subject of love, but rather some great books I have come across that are based in the Christian Faith. Before I started walking in the right path with God, I loved things that were based on the supernatural and almost anything by Stephen King. I loved being so involved in a book that I simply couldn't put it down. If you are like me, but want to remain in the right faith with God, let me point you in the direction of some amazingly talented Christian writers and their books!

1. Frank Peretti! He is the Stephen King of the Christian Faith. Amazing as well is that three of his books have already been made into movies that the secular crowd isn't even aware are Christian based movies. His most recent novel and also a movie is called House. It starts off with a tin can that is tossed into a house where 2 couples are staying. On the can are written three rules to the game and the last one is NO ONE can leave until one of them dies! I won't spoil the ending or even most of the story line but the house at that point is sealed until the final rule is met! Enjoy and you might just want to leave the light on for this one. Love the book, then go check out the movie!

2. Left Behind, the entire adult series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B Jenkins. I believe it consists of a grand total of 12 books that take you from a writers perspective in what happens when millions of believers are suddenly raptured to be with Jesus in heaven and what happens to those that are "left behind". The book follows the book of Revelation which as has fascinated me and takes you right up to the glorious conclusion in the end!

3. Silenced by Jerry B Jenkins - by one of the same writers of the Left Behind series. It takes place when the world has decided to end all religious practices since it is the reason why countries to go to war. It is now a crime if you are caught and the sentence is death. It involves a Dr Paul Stepola who is a double agent that has his faith in Christ but also working for the government which is now called the National Peace Organization. What will he do, when faced with signing a degree that will expose him and make him a outlaw?

4. This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness by Frank Peretti. Again another outstanding story and it's sequel that takes place in a town called Ashton, where Good versus Evil is struggling to win out. What is unusual about this book is the duality in which you not only see the struggles with the townspeople but also what is going on in the unseen realm with angels and demons! Definitely will make you wonder what is really going on in the realm we can't see!

I will keep you posted on some of the other novels as I come across them. Please feel free to post your recommendations or comments! I would love to see them.

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