Biblical Fiction

A Love Divine

By Alexandra Ripley

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A fictionalized portrait of Joseph of Arimathea provides an intriguing look behind the myth of the wealthy Jew who gave his own tomb for the burial of Jesus and who, according to legend, carried the tenets of Christianity to Britain.
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Ancient Rage

By Mary Lee Wile

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"A highly effective expression of a mighty struggle going on in nearly every modern woman's soul. Imaginatively portrayed in a no-holds-barred dialogue between the raw, unassuageable pain/rage of Elizabeth (mother of John the Baptist) and the deep patient loving trust in God's will of Mary (mother of Jesus), nine years after the violent deaths of their two sons."
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Angel Light: An Old-Fashioned Love Story

By Andrew M. Greeley

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Raphaella, a very modern angel, gives Toby a passport and a plane ticket to Ireland, in order to assist in his plans to meet his beautiful Irish cousin, Sara. Raphaella also gives Toby the encouragement and good humor he'll need on his quest for a living grail--the beautiful, mysterious and troubled Sara, whom he must marry within the month, while solving an ancient mystery and avoiding thug, in order to claim his inheritance.
Based on the Old Testament's Book of Tobias.
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By Anne Rice

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"This story of Jesus as a young boy, told from his perspective, presents his gradual understanding of his birth and unique abilities. Historical details are well-researched."
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Daughter of Jerusalem

By Thom Lemmons

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"With all the excitement of high drama, author Thom Lemmons transfers you back to the time of Jesus and allows the reader to be on scene as Mary Magdalene, one who was lost then found, reaches in compassion toward other wandering sheep of the house of Israel. Through Mary's eyes one will experience the birth of the infant church and the heady excitement of the early days following Pentecost."

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Dear and Glorious Physician

By Taylor Caldwell

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Lucanus grew up in the household of his stepfather, the Roman govenor of Antioch. After studying medicine in Alexandria he became one of the greatest physicians of the ancient world and traveled far and wide through the Mediterranean region healing the sick.

As time went on he learned of the life and death of Christ and saw in Him the God he was seeking. To find out all he could about the life and teachings of Jesus, whom he never saw, Lucanus visited all the places where Jesus had been, questioning everyone--including His mother, Mary--who had known Him or heard Him preach. At last, when he had gathered all information possible, he wrote down what we now know as the Gospel according to St. Luke.

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King of Kings

By Malachi Martin

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A novel about the life and times of David--a shepherd who slew Goliath and went on to become a master military commander and then king.

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Mary, Called Magdalene

By Margaret George

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"Brilliantly grounded in both biblical and secular historical research, it depicts Mary of Magdala...even as it peels away layers of legend. Testaments, letters, and narrative convincingly capture Mary's immediate and moving voice as she becomes part of the circle of disciples and comes to grips with the divine."
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Melchizedek

By Ellen Traylor

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"Melchizedek: upon his legacy a foundation was laid for the Holy City of Jerusalem. In the climactic days following the Great Flood, Noah and his descendants came from the ark and set out to repopulate the earth. Some would choose God's way; others would strike a path of their own. As the reluctant warrior Melchizedek courageously shepherds the righteous, Nimrod challenges him, and in his lust for power, wages war on God himself."
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Moses, Man of the Mountain

By Zora Neale Hurston

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"In this 1939 novel based on the familiar story of the Exodus, Zora Neale Hurston blends the Moses of the Old Testament with the Moses of black folklore and song to create a compelling allegory of power, redemption, and faith. Narrated in a mixture of biblical rhetoric, black dialect, and colloquial English, Hurston traces Moses' life from the day he Is launched into the Nile river in a reed basket, to his development as a great magician, to his transformation into the heroic rebel leader, the Great Emancipator. From his dramatic confrontations with Pharaoh to his fragile negotiations with the wary Hebrews, this very human story is told with great humor, passion, and psychological insight--the hallmarks of Hurston as a writer and champion of black culture."

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