While there are dozens of Christian fiction titles being released in April that will appeal to a variety of readers, The San Francisco Christian Fiction Examiner has selected three titles that just about anyone can enjoy. One book is a classic biblical history novel; one is part comedy, part Amish quilting culture; and one deals with a crippling psychological disorder. Each of these titles is available wherever books are sold, like these independent northern California Christian bookstores.
- Crosspointe Christian Books in Yuba City
- Harvest Christian Bookstore in San Francisco
- Bibles Books & More in Redding
Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace (Signet Classics, April 3, 2012) Since this book was first published in 1880, it has never been out of print. This new release provides an opportunity for a whole new audience to read this story penned by a Civil War veteran. Ben-Hur is an epic saga that takes place in Imperial Rome and centers around the life of a man wrongly accused of killing a Roman official. True redemption is found at the foot of the cross, quite literally.
The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club by Wanda E. Brunstetter (Barbour Books, April 3, 2012) This author is beloved for her outstanding Amish novels, of which there are many. In this story, the author takes a different approach when she combines the quilting and teaching skills of Emma Yoder with several Englishers. Various characters sign up for Emma’s quilting class and while they learn about piecing fabric to create something beautiful and useful, they also mend the pieces of their lives.
The Air We Breathe by Christa Parrish (Bethany House, April, 2012) Christa Parrish’s book Watch Over Me was chosen the Book of the Year by the ECPA in 2010. That was a book filled with drama, emotion and psychological turmoil. Now the author has created another story just as intense. The Air We Breathe is the story of Molly Fisk, a seventeen-year-old girl who never leaves her home. She and her mother run a tiny museum in a tourist town; it’s also where they live and Molly never steps outside the museum’s walls. Fear and anxiety over something in the past prevent Molly from living a normal life. Then a woman who was helped by Molly when she was just a girl shows up at the museum. Can she now help Molly?
For those not living in northern California, these titles can be purchased at neighborhood bookstores or online from retailers like Berean Christian Books, Christian Book and Powell’s.
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