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Craig_Dressler
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Favorite Christian Fantasy Authors

The following are my favorite fantasy authors:

1) Stephen Lawhead

2) Karen Hancock

3) L. B. Graham

4) George Bryan Polivka

5) Sharon Hinck

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Re: Favorite Christian Fantasy Authors

I also enjoy reading Donita K. Paul, J. M. Macleod, and Jeffrey Overstreet.


Craig_Dressler wrote:

The following are my favorite fantasy authors:

1) Stephen Lawhead

2) Karen Hancock

3) L. B. Graham

4) George Bryan Polivka

5) Sharon Hinck




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paulgoatallen
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Re: Favorite Christian Fantasy Authors

Anyone ever read Wendy Alec?

 

 

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The Fall of Lucifer, the first release in the Realms imprint line (whose mission is to fill a gap in Christian publishing and produce faith-based, "visionary" supernatural fiction), revolves around the relationship between God's three great angelic regents -- Michael, the warrior; Gabriel, the revelator; and Lucifer, the light-bearer -- and chronicles the epic origins of Evil.

During the eternity before the creation of humankind, all celestial beings existed in perfect harmony. But when Yehovah announces His intention to create a flesh-and-blood race of beings in His own image, Lucifer takes the venture as a betrayal of the angelic race, and soon doubt, anger, and jealousy begin to drive the heavenly Father and his beloved viceroy apart. When Lucifer eventually gives in to his dark desires, he is exiled to Earth, where he sets his depraved sights on vengeance against Yehovah. The newly crowned Satan's aim is simple: to obliterate the human race.

Comparable to spiritual-themed, thought-provoking novels like Walter M. Miller Jr.'s A Canticle for Leibowitz, Kim Stanley Robinson's The Years of Rice and Salt, and Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen's Heaven, Alec's The Fall of Lucifer is as enlightening as it is entertaining. And whether or not reading this religious fantasy turns out to be a life-changing experience, it will most definitely fuel hours of speculation and fiery debate among those who read it. Paul Goat Allen



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bnsellerMS
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Re: Favorite Christian Fantasy Authors

C.S. Lewis' Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength were great!  His Till We Have Faces is a good one, too (very different from the 3 just mentioned).

 

I enjoyed Stephen Lawhead's Song of Albion Trilogy very much.  Also liked his Pendragon books, but only the first 3.  The others got a bit tired.  Haven't read any of his newer books. 

 

 

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Re: Favorite Christian Fantasy Authors

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bnsellerMS wrote:

 

I enjoyed Stephen Lawhead's Song of Albion Trilogy very much.  Also liked his Pendragon books, but only the first 3.  The others got a bit tired.  Haven't read any of his newer books.  


By far, his best work is the Empyrion Saga.  My books are all pristine.  You'd think they had never been read.  Except for these; they're tattered, spines broken; they look "well-loved."  I've had them since I was 15 or so (so 20 - ugh - years) and I can't count how many times I've read them.

 

The Search for Fierra (Empyrion Saga Series #1) 

 

The Siege of Dome (Empyrion Saga Series #2) 

 

Technically, they're probably Christian-influenced sci-fi vs. fantasy, but they are seriously among my favorite books.