Recommended Christian Fiction – From Middle Grade to Adult

From time to time I get requests for a list of recommended Christian fiction. A couple years ago, I put together a Best of … [insert year] List, and I may again some time, but I found myself having to qualify the list, primarily because my reading is far from exhaustive. There are some genres I rarely touch, for instance. So it seems wiser to me to go with books I can recommend because I’ve read them. Some of these, if not all, I’ve reviewed, so I’ve linked to that post (either here or at Spec Faith) in case you’d like to read more.

Middle Grade
Chuck Black – Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione
R. K. Mortenson – the Landon Snow series (Landon Snow and the Island of Arcanum, … the Volucer’s Dragon)
Jonathan Rogers – The Wilderking Trilogy (The Bark of the Bog Owl)
Andrew Peterson – The Wingfeather Saga (On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness)

Young Adult
Wayne Thomas Batson – The Door Within Trilogy; Isle of Swords
Bryan Davis – the Dragons in Our Midst series
Donita K. Paul – the DragonKeeper Chronicles (DragonKnight, DragonFire, DragonLight)

Karen Hancock – The Guardian King series (Return of the Guardian King)
Sharon Hinck – The Sword of Lyric series (The Restorer, The Restorer’s Son)
Stephen Lawhead – The King Raven series (Scarlet)
Tosca Lee – Demon: a Memoir
Kathryn Mackel – The Birthrighter series (Trackers)
Jeffrey Overstreet – Auralia’s Thread (Auralia’s Colors)
George Bryan Polivka – The Trophy Chase Trilogy (The Legend of the Firefish, The Hand That Bears the Sword, The Battle for Vast Dominion)

Science Fiction
Austin Boyd – The Mars Hills Classified trilogy (The Evidence, The Proof, The Return)
Sigmund Brouwer – Broken Angel
Chris Walley – The Lamb among the Stars series

Julie Carobini – Chocolate Beach
Kathryn Cushman – A Promise to Remember
Sharon Hinck – The Secret Life of Becky Miller; Renovating Becky Miller
Kathleen Popa – To Dance in the Desert
Sharon Souza – Every Good and Perfect Gift

Brandilyn Collins – the Kanner Lake series (Violet Dawn, Coral Moon, Crimson Eve, Amber Morn)
Athol Dickson – Winter Haven
T. L. Hines – Waking Lazaras

Feel free to add your recommendations in the comments. 😀


  1. Thanks for the list of fantasy. I’ve recently convinced my book club to read a fantasy–Auralia’s Colors. I’m excited to see their rxn.


  2. Can you recommend any mysteries? I’ve read all the Robert Parker and Sue Grafton books, but I’d love to see something from the Christian genre. I just don’t know where to look. Thanks.


  3. If I may?

    Mysteries: Athol Dickson’s Winter Haven qualifies; James Scott Bell’s Try Dying and Try Darkness, Brandilyn Collins’ earlier books: Eyes of Elisha, Dread Champion, Brink of Death; Randy Alcorn’s series Deadline, Dominion, Deception; Sigmund Brouwer’s Out of the Shadows followed by Crown of Thorns. To name a few. 🙂


  4. Good list, Becky. It reminds me that no matter how many how good books I read, there are always more. Waiting.


  5. That’s a good list. Thanks.


  6. Nicole, thanks for giving a list of mysteries. I’m afraid I’m not up on them.

    Merrie and J.J. thanks for weighing in about the list. When I put something like that together, I’m always wondering what egregious omission have I made. 😉

    Heather, great news about talking your book club into reading Auralia’s Colors. I don’t think they’ll be disappointed.



  7. It may be a bit immodest to mention it, but I’m a Christian fiction author with a few novels out, and (if I may say so) about three dozen very good reviews. I mostly write fantasy for middle graders and young adults, and if anyone would like to sample my writing you’re welcome to visit my web site at

    Thanks, and God bless!


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