For some time now, I have been looking for some good, clean fiction, that a teen can read, not always nessasarily Christian, but clean. Any suggestions?
Rescued by John Bevere.It starts out kinda lame, but its DEFINITELY worth finishing!
i dont get the point of wanting non Christian reading material, when there is plenty out there, on different topics. IMO thats just the satisfying of the flesh. Its like watching a movie, or watching television. Not trying to tell you not to do it; just my opinion >.<
I usually prefer to read christians books, but some non Christians books ave a great message and good ethics.As I don"t speak English, I don"t know a lot of English books. But my favorite book, that I know has been written in English too, is Taming the Tiger, by Tony Anthony. It"s a testimony, with powerful and crushing messages ;-)
READ THIS!!! A Christian Sci-Fi, free online. http://ecsheats.blogspot.com/2010/06/twelve-chapter-one-abduction.htmlI read the first chapter and its amazing. This author should def publish his book its AMAZING!
Right now Im reading "Before You Meet Prince Charming"...not sure yet what I think. Some of the ideas are fantastic, but some of it is just not "one size fits all". Anyway, its not exactly an exciting read. =)So, if you want to spark a fire (or rather, have God spark a fire), read "Battle Cry for My Generation" by Ron Luce and Mike Guzzardo.Cant think of anything else at the moment. =) I think it depends on the individual persons taste...
im with emmanuel.but heres a not-exactly-about-Jesus book that is good to read for people, and not just enjoyably vain - The Little Prince, by Antoine de Sainte (sp?)
Thanks a lot you guys! Haven't been on here in FOREVER holy cow, sorry...Emmanuel, I love a lot of Christian books, but there's some really good non-Cristian stuff as well, like Corinthiens.13 said. I haven't read that Sarah, but I know what you mean...haha. And thanks for the suggestion!
We had a thread like this not long ago, so I'll give you a gist of what I said earlier. If you want to hear other people's response, type in "bookworm" into the search, and you'll find a lot of good recommendations on Christian reads.Susan Meissner is becoming one of my new favorites and Robin Jones Gunn is a WONDERFUL author on Christian teen lit. Try "The Christy Miller Series" and "The Sierra Jensen Series" (both written by Gunn). Melodie Carlson is good. She's written "The Diary of a Teenage Girl Series" and other Christian books directed to Christian females. If you like historical fiction, Bodie Thoene a wonderful writer, especially in the area of WWII inspired fiction. Angela Hunt writes very intelligent, yet fun reads. ***Note -both Thoene and Hunt do not write to a teenage audience, but if you're an older teen, I think you would find the books enjoyable. :) And I'm saving the best for last- Francine Rivers. I always end up having a deeper appreciation for God, His grace, and His Truths after I walk away from her novels. "Redeeming Love" or "Atonement Child" are good ones to begin with as is "A Lineage of Faith" which revolves around the women of the Bible. Hoping for good readings for you. :)
CHRISTIAN:Anything Francine RiversJennifer Erin ValentCS LewisJane AustenJRR TolkienLynn AustinCJ DarlingtonIrene HannonKaren YoungTerri BlacstockNON-CHRISTIAN:Margaret Peterson HaddixAlice In WonderlandThrough The Looking Glass
@Alyssa Faith- Francine Rivers is amazing, isn't she?? C.S. Lewis, Lynn Austen, and J.R.R. Tolkien are other good ones I know of. Jane Austen doesn't really fall under the Christian category, but her books are wholesome, have great messages, and are wonderfully written. "Becoming Jane" is a wonderful biography about the Queen of Victorian literature herself to read in addition to her novels. Another good one, "Jane Austen Ruined my Life" which is written from a Christian perspective. "Little Women" is another wonderful classic where family and God are major focal points in the book. Other good classics: "To Kill a Mockingbird," "The Scarlett Letter," and "Peter Pan."
@Sarah- YES, she is! My fave is Redeeming Love!! Jane Austen falls under the Christian category really only because she was a Christian. I LOVE Peter Pan! Especially the Disney movie!! :)
Try reading "Peter Pan" the book, Alyssa. It's such a wonderful story...It almost makes you feel like a little tot again. :)
So i don't really like reading non-Christian material. I'm not a big reader but I LOVE Dee Henderson books (she is Christian) I like the O'Malley series. One thing I have been reading is Joyce Meyers Battlefield of the Mind and I love IT!!
I always recommend Do Hard Things and also, Start Here is great. They are both by Alex and Brett Harris.And if any of you have read either of these books, let me know what you thought of them, please?
A Northern Light is good and clean. Its an amazing book me and Courtney read it together a couple of months ago.
I just remembered rather Courtney brought it to my attention. It does say things that we dont agree with on the religion aspect.
Do Hard Things was ok but my alltime fave christian book (besides the bible) is Crazy love, check it out! lol trust you'll love it!
My favorite Author has to be Alice Hoffman.. She's written Green Angel, and 26 other amazing books.. They go back in the country days, and Green Angel is just an amazing book..
Ted DekkerAs for Non fiction, I am looking to read some John Piper and Ravi Zacharias - I have heard both of them speak, so I figure there books are probably just as good :)
Grace Livingston Hill (authour) writes solid Christian romance novels (non of these modern "Christian" ones). They might be hard to find though, seeing as the books were originally published in the first half of the 20th century...If you like mysteries, the classic Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew series are good (again, the old ones are better...) :PUh... now my mind has gone on the blink... :D