Christian Contemporary Fiction

Christians aren't perfect, and neither are their lives. Authors who write from a Christian perspective create varied stories from the struggles and successes of Christians in the modern world.

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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Friendship Cake

By J. Lynne Hinton

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This spirited debut novel forms the recipe for the celebration of women, faith, friendship, and delicious Southern food. "Friendship Cake" involves five women of the Hope Springs Community Church in North Carolina as they knead their sorrows and joys into loaves of bread nd their hopes and dreams into pecan pies.

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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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Murder through the Grapevine

By Teresa McClain-Watson

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Roni Jarrett was once in love with a high-rolling strip club owner who abused her. With nothing left but her newfound faith in Christ and her old BMW, she hits the road and ends up in her old hometown, with a new job in an upscale beauty salon and a position as music director for her church. But when her best friend from childhood turns up dead in the streets, the local police (including gorgeous Chief Don Gillette) suspect Roni, and she finds herself caught up in a dangerous maze of gossip and lies that could lead to her own destruction.
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The Stones Cry Out

By Sibella Giorello

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This suspense novel, set in Richmond, details a double homicide and civil rights investigation by FBI agent Raleigh Harmon. Raleigh knows this is no ordinary case, and no one is willing to talk about it. This Christy Award winner for best first novel is the beginning of a series.

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Dreams That Won't Let Go

By Stacy Hawkins Adams

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Indigo Burns is excited. Her wedding preparations to the man of her dreams are under way, her career as a photographer is a success, and her family seems to be doing better than ever--all except her brother Reuben who nobody has seen in years. But that's about to change, because Reuben has decided to move back home to Jubilant, Texas. But Reuben's hope to find healing with his sisters doesn't seem to be working. Soon enough their lives intersect in dramatic, sometimes painful, and ultimately healing ways.
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The Yada Yada Prayer Group

By Neta Jackson

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"What do an ex-con, a former drug addict, a real estate broker, a college student, and a married mother of two have in common? Nothing, or so I thought. Who would have imagined that God would make a prayer group as mismatched as ours the closest of friends? I almost didn't even go the Chicago Women's Conference--after all, being thrown together with five hundred strangers wasn't exactly my "comfort zone." But something happened that weekend to make us realize we had to hang together, and the "Yada Yada Prayer Group" was born! When I faced the biggest crisis of my life, God used my newfound Sisters to show me what it means to be just a sinner saved by grace."
First of a series.

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Once in a Blue Moon

By Leanna Ellis

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Bryn Seymour was nine years old when her mother died on the same day as the Apollo 11 lunar landing. Forty years later Bryn meets Howard, a conspiracy theorist who believes a small Texas town may hold clues to her mother's demise. But upon meeting Howard's attractive son Sam, an outspoken Christian, she can't decide whose beliefs are more pie-in-the-sky.
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Burn

By Ted Dekker & Erin Healy

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Gypsy Janeal Mikkado is in an explosive situation. When her "kumpania" is attacked and her friend is about to be burned to death, Janeal chooses to disappear with the million dollars she discovered. Now the person she thought was dead is back. Will Janeal face her past or be consumed by flames of guilt and fear?

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Angel Song

By Sheila Walsh and Kathryn Cushman

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"Angels eagerly watch over Ann Fletcher's every move. She just doesn't know it yet.Ann Fletcher has returned to Charleston to see her younger sister Sarah receive her master's degree. But she soon finds herself riding in the back of an ambulance, watching helplessly as Sarah fights for her life. As they race to the hospital, Sarah talks to someone who is not there...and hums a melody Ann has never heard before. That unfamiliar, unearthly beautiful melody keeps finding Ann--first in the hospital chapel, then in her dreams, and finally in Sarah's empty house.

Two neighbors have a profound effect on Ann. Ethan McKinney lends her a shoulder to lean on. And as a carpenter, he volunteers to help Ann get the Fletcher family home into shape for selling. His strong presence is a pleasing distraction. Ann's twelve-year-old neighbor, Keith, has Down Syndrome and the guile to believe he can actually see and hear angels. In fact, he insists they are looking out for her in ways she's never imagined."

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