Yesterday we talked about classic Biblical fiction authors so today I want to focus on some newer authors. These are all authors who’ve arrived on the Biblical fiction scene within the last 5-6 years.
I’d like to start with The Tomb by Stephanie Landsem. I love Martha. She gets a bad rap, but I’ve always identified with her. I also find the story of Lazarus fascinating, especially in the way Jesus interacts with Mary and Martha after Lazarus has died… Anyway, I was pretty excited about this one and I really liked it. Landsem’s Martha hides a secret shame beneath a perfect exterior. She takes care of herself and her family because no one else can. When Lazarus is dying she has to decide if her secrets are worth his life. A beautiful story of forgiveness and freedom.
- Jill Eileen Smith – I haven’t read her yet, but The Prophetess, out in February 2016 is about one of my favorite Biblical characters, so I’ll probably be giving that one a try.
- Ted Dekker – Dekker is also getting in on this trend with A.D. 30.
- Mesu Andrews – She writes about lesser-known characters, which I think is awesome!
- Cliff Graham – I really like Cliff Graham. I’ve blogged about him a lot.
- Lynne Gentry – Biblical fiction. With. Time. Travel. (!!!!!)
- Joan Wolf – Also writes romance for the secular market.