Christian fiction

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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An Untamed Land

By Lauraine Snelling

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Promises of untold wealth and land drew the Bjorklund family across the Atlantic, but the prairie refused to yield its treasure without a struggle.
Red River of the North, Book 1.
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The Honorable Imposter

By Gilbert Morris

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Forced by his family to become a minister in the Church of England, Gilbert Winslow is offered a dangerous and challenging task by one of the most powerful nobles in Britain. Taking the post offers fortune and escape from a life he despises, but Winslow discovers it also means becoming a spy. His mission is to infiltrate a group of religious separatists and to ferret out the whereabouts of their leader, who is accused of dissention against the King.

In spite of his initial uneasiness, infiltration proves to be an easy matter. But will the ultimate betrayal be so simple? With the influences of good and evil, faith and doubt, compassion and selfishness pulling him apart, to whom could he turn?
House of Winslow, Book 1.

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A Son Comes Home

By Joseph Bentz

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A contemporary novel about a graduate student who returns to his family after a long absence to find that the wounds opened after his brother's death still haven't healed. Haunted by the past, the family struggles to heal the bonds of pain that link them.
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A Room of My Own

By Ann Tatlock

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Times are hard in 1932, and Virginia Eide, 13, must give up her room when her uncle's family moves into her home. Through the long summer of poverty, danger, and fear, young Virginia discovers that the happiness she hopes for herself won't be found in the fulfillment of her adolescent dreams, but in that place she had never before considered--the role of serving others.

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A Door of Hope

By Neva Coyle

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Karissa Hill is a popular member of Summerwind High's pep squad who elopes with the boy of her dreams. But then she discovers that her husband has a dark side, and keeps her deeply troubled marriage a secret until graduation. As Karissa helplessly watches her friends leave for jobs and college, she struggles for her own personal identity in the face of a crisis that leaves her alone.

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As Young as We Feel

By Melody Carlson

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The first work in a lively new Boomer series features the eventful reunion of four old friends, each at a crossroads in her life. They're about to explore the invigorating reality that even the most eventful life has second acts.
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Honor's Pledge

By Kristen Heitzmann

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Set in post-Civil War Colorado, the "Rocky Mountain Legacy" skillfully weaves spiritual truths into an unforgettable tale of love, honor, betrayal, and ultimately, forgiveness. To Abbie Morgan, honor means betrayal when Montgomery Farrel chooses a wartime pledge and a family debt over his love for her. A dramatic kidnapping and an epidemic of scarlet fever bring Abbie and Montgomery to a greater destiny.

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Testimony

By Felicia Mason

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After eighteen years of unwavering faith, Roger McKenzie is questioning his calling as leader of the gospel choir, The Triumphant Voices of Praise. The Voices have failed to hit the big time, commercially and critically, and relationships between the choir members are unraveling, turning the once harmonious group into disillusioned and bitter strangers.

As four members of the choir head out on an East Coast tour to promote their latest CD, they must choose between doing what's right and doing what's easy as they reconcile their desire for recognition with the mandate to be a witness through music. And when Roger faces a threat from within the ranks, the choir is plunged into a crisis of faith that will test and form their spirits.

Also available as a downloadable audio book.

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The Book of Q

By Jonathan Rabb

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"Asia Minor, sixth century: After several centuries of conflict with the early Christian church, the Manichaeans, a heretical sect, vanish from the historical record.

"Bosnia, 1992: Ian Pearse, a young American relief worker destined for the priesthood, has his faith tested by the horrors of war, but is jolted from his despair by a passionate affair with a Croatian woman named Petra.

"Rome, present day: Father Pearse, now a researcher at the Vatican Library, comes into possession of an ancient scroll after the mysterious death of one Vatican priest and the disappearance of another. His scholar's curiosity aroused, he has the document translated by an old friend in Rome. He is stunned to learn that the scroll contains ingeniously coded letters and the text of the "Perfect Light," a Manichaean prayer that has never been found in its written form.

"In the early days of the Christian church the Manichaeans had been an overly zealous, highly organized secret society, scorned by the church and seemingly driven out of existence. But these newly discovered documents indicate an earth-shattering alternate history, a long-dormant, highly evolved conspiracy carefully nurtured for centuries, and an even more important scroll hinted at in the letters that will facilitate 'the great awakening.'"

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