We have a new name!! Yay!! The Saturday Christian Fiction Carnival, hosted by My Friend Amy, is now called Faith 'n Fiction Saturday!
So, here's today's Question:
We all come to faith in Jesus at different times in our lives and we all come to Christian fiction at different times, too! What's the first book in the Christian fiction genre you can remember reading? What was your impression of it? Did it make you want to read more or less?
This is an easy one for me!! My first Christian Fiction was The Last Sin Eater by Francine Rivers. And now that I've got a few more under my belt, I think that was an excellent place to start!!
As you know from previous Saturdays, I just started reading Christian fiction last December. This was the book! My poor family. I read it over Christmas break and I couldn't put it down. Forget all those holiday festivities!
Anyway, what I loved about The Last Sin Eater was that it wasn't what I was expecting from Christian fiction at all. It was captivating, intriguing, suspenseful, and powerful. I loved the characters and how one little girl changed a whole valley of people. Stereotypes were shattered, the truth came out, and broken relationships were restored. But what it took for that to happen could have resulted in just the opposite.
I'll never forget that story and as much as I'm not a re-reader I will very likely read this one again. (Especially considering I still have my sister-in-law's copy that she let me borrow! I'm horrible, I know!) Whether I give hers back or buy her a new one, this is one book I want to keep on my shelves. It definitely made me want to read more from this genre. And I have!
So, what's the first Christian fiction you read? Go on over to Faith 'n Fiction Saturdays and add yours to the list and check out all the others, too!