By John Mort
At last—the first finished readers' advisory consultant for this hugely well known style! With an emphasis on modern guides, this e-book covers approximately 2,000 Christian fiction titles, that includes unique annotations and bibliographies. Award-winning writer and Booklist columnist John Mort has long gone out of his option to present—for the 1st time—a huge spectrum of Christian fiction literature, environment a brand new average for Christian fiction readers' advisory. With this publication you'll now not face problems finding new reads and read-alikes during this style! each one bankruptcy contains a subgenre or topic, together with biblical fiction, ancient fiction, sagas, romance, delusion and technology fiction, westerns, mysteries and thrillers, and extra. There also are chapters on Catholic and Mormon fiction, in addition to Amish, Mennonite, and Quaker fiction, and YA literature. different positive factors comprise a dialogue of Christian literature, sensible suggestions and assets for readers' advisors, and a bit on awards. younger grownup and grownup or grades 10 and up.
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The Place of the Lion. 1933. ) Damaris Tighe, a young philosopher, is trying to write about ancient Greek archetypes. The vaguely occultist group of intellectuals to which she belongs imagines these archetypes into the real world, and with horrid effects. Individual attitudes and psychic imperfections are projected into the archetypes so that a righteous eagle in one person’s imagination becomes an evil pterodactyl in that of Damaris. Anthony Durrant, the other major character, is at last able to put the world right by becoming a sort of Adam, naming the beasts and describing their correct roles.
Not entirely, and readers may find more sustenance in Marjorie Holmes’s Two from Galilee (p. 39), on the whole a more tender story, and with a more intuitive feel for Mary’s relationship with Joseph. SLAUGHTER, FRANK. The Song of Ruth. 1954. Doubleday. ) Slaughter’s popular rendering of Ruth, the “steadfast one,” is a smooth alternative to Rivers’s more pious Unshaken (discussed previously). ★ TRAYLOR, ELLEN GUNDERSON. Jerusalem—The City of God. 1995. Harvest House, paper. 450 pp. ISBN 1-56507-985-8.
Sarah comes intimately to life as the sacrificing, tough, wise wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac in Card’s skillful rendering. He gives Sarah an older sister, the vain and materialist Qira, nearly Sarah’s opposite. Qira becomes Lot’s wife and is almost as prominent as Sarah in the narrative. Sarah is Abraham’s unswervingly loyal wife even when he dallies with Hagar, but that doesn’t keep her from stating her point of view. In essence, she has the faith of Abraham, even though the Lord’s blessings are few.