As an MLS I’m aware that even though Christian Fiction might not be your cup of tea, it is imperative in the profession that you’re familiar with the subgenre, even if only to recommend appropriate novels to patrons. The polar opposites in Christian and Inspirational Fiction are gentle reads
and apocalyptic fiction, within which range are novels of faith; those with religious and biblical themes; Episcopal, Catholic, Quaker, Amish, Mennonite, Mormon, and Jewish Fiction; and Theological or Spiritual novels.
Christian Romances often have a small-town setting or feel, and focus more on relationships, without sex, violence, or strong language. Belief, even if contrary to religion is a focus of another type of Christian Fiction. Not only are different forms of the faith represented, but also authored by different racial groups (eg: African-American) and eras (not just Historical).
Yesterday’s post, What Shall I Read Next? focused on Christian Fiction. Beverly Lewis was listed as an author that straddles several types of this subgenre. The video above announces her upcoming novel, The Atonement, scheduled to be published March 29, 2016.
Lewis, B. (2016). The atonement. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers