Saturday, October 25, 2008

I'm participating in my friend Amy's Saturday's blog carnival. She asks us Christian fiction bloggers a question and we answer it. Last week was our first week, and it was pretty cool!
I've been busy today so I'm just now getting to it.

Here is her question for today . . .

Whether or not you celebrate Halloween, there's something about the shorter days and chilly air that makes one want to curl up with a scary book. The horror market for Christian fiction is growing in creativity and testing all sorts of boundaries. The suspense market is also very rich with many talented authors. So my question(s) for you is...what's the best Christian fiction horror or suspense novel that you've read? What book would you recommend to someone who wanted to try out these genres? What's a book in these genres you want to read but haven't yet?

Man Amy, we're only into week two and you've already come up with two doozies of questions. First last week with Why we read and review Christian fiction and now this question. ;o) I love it too, because I was just asking for a scary read for halloween night. >insert big grin<
While I love Brandilyn Collins for her forensics because I am a forensic nut, and I would highly recommend any of her books. My first love when it comes to this genre of Christian fiction goes to Mr. Frank Peretti. I'll never forget the first time I read This Present Darkness. Our entire S.School class read it together and it was awesome. I have come to also enjoy Ted Dekker's work, and their collaboration in writing House was phoneminal. When it comes to recommending a book in this genre, I find myself quick to recommend one of Peretti's earlier works. The Prophet, The Oath. However, I find myself more and more looking at what we've read and reviewed on our tours and giving a list out. I'm looking forward to reading Dark Pursuit by Brandilyn Collins, and anything by Ted Dekker, Tim Downs, Travis Thrasher just to name a few. It seems that this genre is growing by leaps and bounds, and I'm very happy about it. I just feel we are very blessed to have authors using their gifts for God writing such awesome books!


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Its great getting recommendations for my to be read list!

Good recommendations. I love Frank too.

Perreti has been highly recommended to me by some relatives, and I think they loved This Present Darkness! I've also got Dark Pursuit on my tbr pile.

:) Wendi
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Have you read Isolation by Travis Thrasher? I think you'd like it, it's super creepy. ;)

Glad you mentioned Travis Thrasher. I'm a real fan of his.

Thanks for the mention of my books. Hope you enjoy Dark Pursuit!

I havent read any of those authors! I've certainly got a list going now, though. Thanks for the recommendations!

Don't forget about us other authors who are Christians who write for the broader Christian market. Well . . . unless that's not your cup of tea! LOL

Never Ceese is a great Halloween treat if I do say so myself. Vampires and werewolves with some faith elements worked in to keep things . . . interesting.

I don't call it Christian Horror though because neither of my publishers was CBA or ECPA affiliated. My work was written for the broader Christian market. No holds barred.

I hope you do give it a look. So many already have! ;)

I love Ted Dekker's books especially the Circle Trilogy. It's an awesome read guys, try it! Check out Dekker's site for more about his books.

I've got curious about Brandilyn's forensic books, stumbled upon her blog hours ago..

BTW, House by Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti will be in theaters on November 7, check out their website too (

I am also very happy with the broader offerings made in this genre by the CBA market. Isn't it fun??


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