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10 Must-Read Christian Fiction Books for Your Summer Reading List

27 May 2023   |   by Urcelia Teixeira

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Summer is the perfect time to relax and enjoy some Christian fiction books. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or curling up in a cozy reading nook, these ten novels are sure to inspire and entertain. From heartwarming tales of love and redemption to exciting adventures with spiritual themes, this summer reading list has something for everyone. I haven't included on this list my very own Christian fiction novels which would also make for great additions to your reading list of Christian fiction books to read this summer.

Adam Cross Christian Suspense Series

Heartwarming Christian Romance and Family Stories

    1. The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers

    A touching story of redemption and grace, The Masterpiece follows the lives of two seemingly broken characters as they discover that God can transform even the most shattered pieces of our lives into something beautiful. This is a must-read for your summer reading list.

    2. The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright

    In this gripping dual-timeline tale, two women connected by a century-old mystery must confront their own dark secrets to find redemption. With a powerful message of God’s forgiveness, The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond is a captivating choice for your summer reading.

    3. Things I Never Told You by Beth K. Vogt

    This poignant family drama explores the power of forgiveness and the bonds of sisterhood. As the Thatcher sisters navigate their way through life’s challenges, they learn that love, hope, and faith can overcome even the deepest wounds.

Suspenseful and Thrilling Adventures

    4. If I Run by Terri Blackstock

    A thrilling tale of suspense and intrigue, If I Run follows the story of Casey Cox, who becomes a fugitive after being framed for a crime she didn’t commit. As she searches for the truth, Casey must also learn to trust in God’s plan for her life.

    5. The House at Saltwater Point by Colleen Coble

    In this riveting coastal mystery, Ellie Blackmore is determined to find her sister Mackenzie, who has disappeared without a trace. As she uncovers shocking secrets and faces danger at every turn, Ellie relies on her faith to guide her through the darkest moments.

Jorga Rose Christian Suspense Thriller Series

Inspirational Christian Historical Fiction

    6. The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham

    Set in 1881 Iowa, The Hope of Azure Springs tells the uplifting story of Em, a young orphan girl who discovers the power of hope, love, and faith in the face of adversity. This charming historical novel is an ideal addition to your Christian fiction summer reading list.

    7. A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green

    This compelling historical drama follows the life of Vivienne Rivard, a talented lace maker who flees the French Revolution for a fresh start in America. As she encounters both friendship and betrayal, Vivienne learns to trust in God’s plan for her future.

    8. The Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin

    In this inspiring WWII novel, American naval officer Lt. Wyatt Paxton and British Wren Dorothy Fairfax must navigate the challenges of war, love, and faith. With a blend of historical detail and heartfelt romance, The Sea Before Us is an excellent choice for your summer reading list.

Speculative Christian Fiction

    9. The Day the Angels Fell by Shawn Smucker

    A unique blend of fantasy and biblical fiction, The Day the Angels Fell explores themes of love, sacrifice, and redemption through the story of Samuel Chambers, who embarks on a journey to discover the Tree of Life and bring his mother back from the dead. This imaginative novel will have you pondering deep spiritual questions long after you’ve turned the last page.

    10. The Line Between by Tosca Lee

    In this dystopian thriller, Wynter Roth, a young woman banished from a doomsday cult, must navigate a world on the brink of chaos. As a pandemic sweeps the nation, Wynter discovers the terrifying truth behind the apocalypse and learns to trust in God’s purpose for her life.

Angus Reid Christian Mystery Series

Conclusion: This summer reading list of Christian fiction books offers a diverse array of stories and genres,providing something for every reader. From heartwarming tales of love and family to thrilling adventures and inspiring historical fiction, these novels are sure to captivate and encourage you in your faith. So grab a cold drink, find a comfortable spot, and dive into these must-read Christian fiction books for your summer reading enjoyment.
Happy reading!

Urcelia Teixeira