Best Christian Historical Fiction in 2022


Christian Historical Fiction

If you're looking for a good read that's based on a faith-based theme, you might want to try Christian Historical Fiction. The genre is not restricted to any denomination and has its own distinct publishers, including Bethany House and Revell. However, you must have at least a basic faith in God to enjoy this type of fiction. This article will provide you with some recommendations for Christian historical fiction. The authors mentioned include Francine Rivers, Tim LaHaye, and Jerry B. Jenkins.

The Thoenes

The recent success of The Thoenes in Christian historical fiction is a testament to their popularity. These prolific authors are known for bringing Christian values into their stories, and their historical novels have proven to be a huge hit. They've won awards for their work and continue to break new ground. Their novels inspire readers and provide a wealth of information about history. They're also considered trend-setters in Christian historical fiction, and their latest book, Vigil, crosses genres with ease.

Bodie and Brock Thoene have written over sixty-five works of historical fiction, including several bestselling novels. Their work has sold more than thirty-five million copies and earned eight ECPA Gold Medallion Awards. Bodie, a former journalist, honed her writing skills while working at Batjac Production of John Wayne and ABC Circle Films. While Brock holds a Ph.D. in history, Bodie's background in education and history has enriched her characterization and storylines. The resulting stories are rich with spiritual undercurrents.

Brock and Bodie Thoene are married and live in Hawaii and London, respectively. Brock and Bodie Thoene have four adult children, Jake and Luke, who each write a novel. The series is the culmination of a three-year collaboration between Bodie and Brock Thoene. They share a love of reading and enjoy writing. In fact, they've published more than thirty books together.

Tim LaHaye

In his recent novel, Carpathia, Christian historian Tim LaHaye aims a grand slam at the American political mainstream, rewriting history with a distinct agenda. His stance on this matter has come under fire from many theologians, who have said that his books are dangerous exegesis of the Bible. Nevertheless, LaHaye maintains that it is his job as a Christian to pay attention to the affairs of the American political arena, and his fiction is a rebirth of his nonfiction writings.

In his Left Behind series, LaHaye collaborates with professional writer Jerry Jenkins to present the antichrist, the seven plagues of Revelation, and the Great Tribulation. The series features the characters Rayford Steele and Buck Williams, who were left behind after the Rapture. Later, these characters become part of a Tribulation Force that battles against the Mark of the Beast. While reading his books, one wonders how they got there.

In the late 1970s, LaHaye earned his bachelor's degree from Bob Jones University. He then went on to receive his doctorate from Western Seminary in Portland. In the late 1970s, LaHaye became involved in politics and founded Christian Heritage College. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the Republican Party and later served as president. The evangelists who were he rallied around to vote for their candidates were not only his friends and colleagues, but also his pastors.

Jerry B. Jenkins

Jerry B. Jenkins is an author of more than 180 books. He is also a board member of the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. His works have appeared in Time, Reader's Digest, Parade, and dozens of Christian periodicals. He has published over 20 novels, seven of which have debuted on the New York Times bestseller list. His latest novel, I, SAUL, combines modern thriller and historical fiction in a compelling story.

The series consists of four books that trace the early history of the Christian faith. These stories are based on true events. The books are set in Galilee during the first century. They follow the life of Jesus, including his teachings and his encounters with people. In The Chosen, a young man named Mark is a disciple of Jesus, following in the footsteps of his mentor Peter, and spreading the gospel far beyond Jerusalem.

The book is based on Biblical prophecy and follows a cast of characters during the "Great Tribulation," the seven-year period prior to the second coming of Jesus. Jenkins has written several books and is a founding member of the Christian Writers Guild. His company, Jenkins Entertainment, produced the movie based on his books. Jenkins has also written children's books and biographies of sports stars.

Francine Rivers

A prolific author of Christian fiction, Francine Rivers' works have won acclaim and awards around the world. Her Christian novels feature a wide variety of characters, often with provocative storylines, who wrestle with real life problems. The Christian faith provides a foundation for the characters to overcome adversity and triumph over the circumstances. The series is divided into two categories: contemporary fiction and historical fiction.

The New York Times bestselling author of several inspirational romance novels began her writing career in the general market before turning to Christian historical fiction. Francine Rivers, a Christian herself, began writing Christian historical fiction in 1986. She read the Bible to gain insight into Christianity, and later began developing plots for Christian fiction. In the process, she became a born-again Christian. Her first Christian novel, Redeeming Love, is considered a classic of Christian fiction.

Rivers lives in Northern California with her husband, Rick. She has three children and five grandchildren. The Last Sin Eater was made into a movie in 2007. It was directed by Michael Landon Jr. and distributed by Fox Faith distributors. Francine Rivers has won numerous literary awards. The ECPA Gold Medallion Award, the Hot Medallion Award, and the Christy Award are just a few. She is also a member of the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. She has won the RITA Award four times, the highest award in the genre.

Tammy L. Gray

Tammy L. Gray is a Christian author who lives in Dallas, Texas. She writes Christian historical fiction and contemporary Christian romances based on real-life characters and culturally relevant plot lines. She believes that good fiction can give people hope, and she has found a way to combine her love of reading with her ministry. Listed below are some of the highlights of her work:

Evan and Brielle

'Evan and Brielle' is a thrilling historical fiction series featuring a French-Canadian family. During the War of 1812, the new nation is still on the verge of forming and Brielle, the village leader, has vowed to protect her village. Twelve years earlier, a massacre killed many of her people, but now her village is a peaceful encampment, full of peace and security. Meanwhile, Evan MacManus is searching for explosive material in the Northern mountains. He needs it to end the war, and he needs to find it.

The saga continues in 'End Times', based on the Bible story of Hosea. This Christian historical fiction series has a strong Christian theme, and the characters are relatable, flawed, and funny. You can also read about WWII facts by visiting the author's Twitter page. Those interested in purchasing the series should know that 'Evan and Brielle' is also available on Kindle Unlimited.

'A Warrior's Heart' is the first book in the Brides of Laurent series. Evan MacManus is a spy who aims to find a mineral that could help the Americans win their second war against the British. In his search, he stumbles upon a clandestine community. As he searches for the precious mineral, he meets Brielle Durand, a courageous lady warrior who is willing to take risks and find adventure. 'Evan and Brielle' shatters stereotypes and creates a world similar to ours.


Becky Watson

Commissioning Editor in Walker’s “6+” team. I work on books across the different children’s genres, including non-fiction, fiction, picture books, gift books and novelty titles. Happy to answer questions about children's publishing – as best I can – for those hoping to enter the industry!

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