Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saturday Christian Fiction Carnival!

Here's a new idea for blogging on Saturday morning: join the Christian Fiction Carnival at My Friend Amy where lots of us bloggers answer a question and link back to Amy's page to share our answers.

Today's question is:

Why do you read and review Christian fiction? Do you exclusively read Christian fiction or do you also read general market books?

I read Christian fiction because I LOVE it! It inspires me and entertains me while keeping an element of godliness in the forefront of my mind. I review Christian fiction as part of my ministry for the Lord. I want others to be aware of and entertained by godly material. Also, it's a way of thanking the authors for entertaining me. (Thanks, AusJenny for reminding me of that.

Right now, I do read only Christian fiction because I'm reviewing so many books. However, I don't have a problem with general market books, and I do enjoy reading them when I have the time. I adore John O'Hurley (not fiction, but just as entertaining), John Grisham, Tom Clancy, Anne Rice and Stephen King.

13 comments:

Sunny said...

"It inspires me and entertains me while keeping an element of godliness in the forefront of my mind."

Yes! I couldnt agree more! That helps me stay focused.

RAnn said...

Have you read Anne Rice's books about Jesus? I reviewed one here: http://rannthisthat.blogspot.com/2008/08/christ-lord-out-of-egypt.html

kalea_kane said...

All great reasons. It is so nice to read a book and have your heart and spirit touched. :)

ladystorm said...

I use to love reading Steven King, but I like Dean Koontz a bit more now days. :)

Ausjenny said...

Hey Stacey glad my post was a help.
I love the way we can connect with authors now days. I love reading christian fiction for the same reasons

Alyce said...

I like a lot of popular secular authors as well, but I've never been able to get into Stephen King's writing.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reading in Seattle said...

Wonderful post - I'm finding that there are a lot of newer Christian authors that I was not previousely aware of!

I just got my post up here: http://wendisbookcorner.blogspot.com/2008/10/saturday-christian-fiction-carnival.html

Have a great weekend! ~ Wendi

Lindsey said...

I love Christian fiction because it inspires me, too. :-) I read once that reading a book is like having a conversation with the author and when I know the author is a Christian it's like reading a book from a friend. lol If that makes sense. :-)

I'm glad there are so many Christian books for teens now, too! I remember being a pre-teen and teen and not being able to get ahold of them enough. I would have been in heaven if I had had the resources I have now!

M. C. Pearson said...

Very cool...I'm a wimp with scary novels, so I stay away from King. But I read both CBA and ABA as well.

:-)

bigguysmama said...

I've got a huge pile of books to be read and reviewed as well! Couldn't imaging adding an entirely different group to the list. I'm more than satisfied with our options in this market.

Blessings,
Mimi B

Amy said...

I read about half and half but also I read 3-4 books a week. I spend a lot of time on this hobby. ;)

Nise' said...

Grisham is a favorite of mine too. Haven't read Stephen King in a long time.

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

I never considered it a ministry until authors and other reviewers started pointing out that it ws. I just thought it was fun!

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