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The Shack

Not really a Christian book For months people have been asking me whether I’ve read The Shack. This book has been flying off the shelves in both Christian and secular bookshops. Until now I’ve resisted, partly for lack of time. I’m glad I have now read it, but I need to say right up…

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Writing the Rapture: Prophecy Fiction in Evangelical America

Prophecy fiction is made up of novels mostly set in the time leading up to the end of the world. The author traces the origins of this fiction to the late nineteenth century following the spread of Darby’s dispensational theology. It is this dispensational approach which characterises this kind of fiction writing. In recent…

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The Undercover Revolution: How Fiction Changed Britain

Here is a fascinating study, centring on the lives and motivations of nineteenth-century novelists Robert Louis Stevenson and Thomas Hardy, Iain Murray traces a surprising degree of evangelical influence upon them – but an influence rejected. Thomas Hardy, it seems, even made an early profession of evangelical faith. Three of the six chapters are…

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The Shack

A recent controversial phenomenon is the success of first-time self-published Christian author William Young, with his book The Shack. He wrote it in 2005 and published it a year ago. It has now climbed to the No.1 spot on the NY Times bestseller list as a paperback fictional novel. There are 880,000 copies in…

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September 2007
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Mystery at Ardfuar and other stories for girls

This is a book of four stories for girls – each one complete in itself but all having the same central character, a girl called Amy. Though hardly action-packed and full of adventure, they are well written and maintain interest. Each story involves a different event in Amy’s life. The cover describes Amy as…

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May 2007
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Caught in the Web: Life a a Christian in the days of Bloody Queen Mary

This is another excellent book from Faith Cook. Revolving around the life and faith of the young Lady Jane Grey, it follows the story of a fictitious character called Hal living in this turbulent Tudor period of English history. Many of the characters in the book are historical and the events that happen are…

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