Thursday, November 09, 2006

Book Recommendations: Fiction

If you would like to recommend a fiction book please comment here.


Ames said...

I'm recommending to everyone the following set of books. I absolutely loved them and the first time I read them I couldn't put them down. Now they're my filler books. When I run out of books to read, and I can't get to the library or shop I start reading these again!

The Mark of the Lion Trilogy, By Francine Rivers

Book 1: A Voice in the Wind

'Torn by her love for a Handsome Aristocrat, a young slave girl clings to her faith in the living God for deliverance from the forces of decadent Rome.'

Book 2: An Echo in the Darkness

'Turning away from the opulence of Rome, Marcus is led by a whispering voice from the past into a journey that couls set him free from the darkness of his soul.

Book 3: As Sure as the Dawn

'Atretes. German Warrior. Revered Gladiator. He won his freedom through his fierceness... but his life is about to change forever.

Ames said...

Our next chapter of '12 Extraordinary Woman' is about Sarah. It reminded me of an excellent book I read:

' No Woman So Fair' By Gilbert Morris

It is a work of fiction based on the story of Sarah from the Bible.

Ames said...

The Chapter we are currently reading in '12 Extraordinary Woman' is about Rahab. Francine Rivers has written a novel based on the biblical account of Rahab which I really enjoyed reading. It is part of a series called 'a Lineage of Grace'. I did find it a little difficult reading the book on Mary. Whilst it has been written very well, I felt a little uncomfortable reading about Christ in such a familiar manner, and I didn't actually finish reading it. However the other books were very good. You can get each book individually or in one Volume.

Each book also includes the passage from scripture and a bible study.

'A Lineage of Grace' Series by Francine Rivers.
Books include:
'Unveiled' - Tamar
'Unashamed' - Rahab
'Unshaken' - Ruth
'Unspoken' - Bathsheba
'Unafraid' - Mary

Ames said...

I'd like to recommend:

Thorn in My Heart, By Liz Curtis Higgs

'In the autumn of 1788, amid the moors and glens of the Scottish Lowlands, two brothers fight to claim one father's blessing, two sisters long to claim one man's heart.

This is a retelling of the story of Jacob and Esau, set in Scotland. I really enjoyed it.

Ames said...

I've been reading an excellent Series by Francine Rivers called 'Sons of Encouragement'

Well worth a read...