Christian Fantasy like Chronicles of Narnia

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March 3, 2011 12:53pm CST
I have a nagging suspicion that I'm the resident expert, but does anyone know of any fantasy books that have Christian symbolism/themes like Chronicles of Narnia? Christian Fantasy is my favorite genre and lots of my favorite books are Christian Fantasies. I'm always on the look-out for new Christian Fantasy books, so if you know of any then please let me know what they are! Here are some Christian Fantasy books that I have already read or am going to read very soon: The Archives of Anthropos series by John White, The Legend of the Guardian-King series by Karen Hancock, The Door Within Trilogy by Wayne Thomas Batson, The Dragon Keeper Chronicles by Donita K. Paul, Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl, The Circle Trilogy by Bryan Davis, Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, Daughter of Prophecy by Miles Owen, The Auralia Thread by Jeffery Overstreet, The Kingdom Series and the Knights of Arrethtrae series by Chuck Black, The Restorer Trilogy by Sharon Hinck, the Dragons in our Midst series and Oracles of Fire series by Bryan Davis, The Binding of the Blade series by L.B. Graham, the Dragon King Trilogy by Stephen Lawhead, and the Trophy Chase Trilogy by George Polivka. If you're looking for Christian fantasy too then I highly recommend the authors Karen Hancock, Wayne Thomas Batson, Bryan Davis, and Stephen Lawhead.
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@carmelanirel (20942)
• United States
3 Mar 11
I know some children's Christian fantasy books, but the only adult I can think of is actually Christian sci-fi, is that the same thing? My husband loves sci-fi, so I found an author who had posted up a Christian sci-fi and I saved the link for him to read. I think it is still in my bookmarks if you are interested..
• United States
3 Mar 11
I'm pretty obnoxious about the difference between fantasy and science fiction actually. lol I prefer fantasy and I'm not too big into science fiction. I will read it though, and I do know of some Christian Science fiction, but I'm not quite as adamant about looking for it as I am about Christian Fantasy. I am curious though. What's the series name? The Christian Science Fiction series' that I'm thinking of off the top of my head are C.S. Lewis's "Space Trilogy, the "Lamb Among the Stars" series and the "Vadelah Chronicles", is it any of those or is it one I haven't heard of before? And oh yeah... Madeline L'Engle's Wrinkle in Time series. That one kinda walks the line between fantasy and science fiction though. Most of the Christian Fantasy books I listed were either YA or Adult fiction, but I'm not picky about age categories. I read children's books all the time. lol So if you know of any children's Christian Fantasy then I would still love to know what they are.
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• United States
3 Mar 11
I don't know how popular this author is as I am not into sci-fi, but her name is Karyn Knight and the book is Knighthawk Here is the link: http://nighthawkseries.karynknight.com/ On the right she says something abut quitting the Knighthawk early, but I don't know what she means by that. As for children's, have you read any Frank Perreti? Or what I am really getting into as well as my 8-year old, is the Hunter Brown series by the Miller Brothers. They just came out with their third book and I bought my son an autograph copy for his birthday. His birthday isn't for another couple months, so I have a while yet..Here is their website:http://www.codebearers.com/ Though the books are for preteens, my son is an excellent reader and of course when they left a cliffhanger in the second book, I was determine to get the third a.s.a.p. and it is hard to not read it before I give it to him..
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3 Mar 11
Well like I said, in the second one, they left a cliffhanger and I am dying to know what happens now..If you do get these books, make sure to read them in order, it will make more sense that way..
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@ElicBxn (63229)
• United States
4 Mar 11
I love science fiction and fantasy, but I really don't want to be preached to.
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@ElicBxn (63229)
• United States
4 Mar 11
I am also Christian, but I find these "Christian" fantasies too Protestant for my tastes.
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• United States
4 Mar 11
lol... I wasn't asking for you to read them. I was asking if anybody knew any more. I'm a Christian and I like Christian fantasy. I don't really see it as being preached to. I love God and I love seeing Him in my books the same way I love reading about epic quests and good vs. evil battles. These writers aren't really out to preach to people the same way C.S. Lewis wasn't out to preach to people... they just want to tell good stories.
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• United States
4 Mar 11
I see. I've read quite a few and I'd agree... they do seem to lean that way.
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@urbandekay (18278)
24 Jan 13
I wonder if you have read 'The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever?' by Steven Donaldson all the best, urban
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• United States
26 Jan 13
Nope, never read it. Can't tell how Christian it is from the descriptions of it either, but I might give it a try.