Not Your Grandmother’s Christian Fiction
by Library Journal
For years, Christian fiction was largely characterized by historical romances populated by characters from simpler, more wholesome eras. Now, that’s changing as publishers of Christian fiction are releasing a growing number of contemporary titles that take on complex and often touchy subjects. More and more, Christian fiction reflects the defining issues of our times — and the struggle to maintain faith amid trying circumstances.
Strong female characters grappling with modern problems such as drug addiction, broken families, and the anger, guilt, and self-doubt that arise from these challenges are becoming more common. Readers are also seeing influences from trends in mainstream fiction, with fantasy, mystery, and suspense thrillers being published alongside traditional mainstays of the genre.
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