Top 10 Christian Fiction Books You Must Read

As you plan your vacations to different parts of the world, think about how perfect it would be to have the top Christian fiction books in your luggage.

Woman Reading Christian Fiction Book


These Christian books include classic novels by bestselling authors and combine stories that strengthen your faith and help you follow God’s leading for your life.


If you love Christian fiction, you’ll enjoy these titles as well as the characters, settings, and themes in the stories.

Top Fiction Christian Books

With such a wide variety of popular Christian fiction novels, I’ve learned that Christian messages can be communicated through intriguing ways.


Besides the fact that some of these titles have been termed the best Christian fiction books of all time, the authors of these books have been known to win the hearts of their readers. If you’re looking to strengthen your faith or walk in God’s direction for your life, these exceptional novels will shape your life for good.


1. Redeeming Love

Francine Rivers knows how to creatively retell Bible stories in a way that makes you feel like you were there when the actual story happened. Redeeming Love is the story of Angel (a straying wife) and Michael Hosea, a man who receives God’s instruction to love Angel.

Despite how much love she receives, Angel goes back to her old life, and the big question is, “Can she be redeemed?”


2. The Screwtape Letters

If you’ve ever had to fight temptations and the devil’s voice in your head, you would find this interesting read by C. S. Lewis insightful. Wormwood, a demon apprentice seeks the help of his devil uncle to tempt and destroy a newly-converted Christian.

Even if nothing else draws you to this book, the fact that it teaches you how to overcome temptations of the evil one is a big one. Its humorous edge makes it one of the bestselling Christian fiction books you must read.

One more thing – C.S. Lewis knew how to make complex issues really simple to understand. So this is one book that you’ll find really easy to comprehend.


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3. The Pilgrim’s Progress

As an all-time classic, John Bunyan’s fictional description of the Christian’s journey to heaven is a must read.

If you’ve not read this classic literature, you should because it paints a vivid picture of the challenges of the Christian life and how only the persevering and truly faithful eventually make it to the Kingdom.


4. Left Behind

The Left Behind series describes the last day events and carefully assesses the occurrences that follow the second coming of Jesus Christ. The 13 series are as follows:

  • Left Behind

  • Tribulation Force

  • Nicolae

  • Soul Harvest

  • Apollyon

  • Assassins

  • The Indwelling

  • The Mark—The Beast Rules the World

  • Desecration

  • The Remnant

  • Armageddon

  • Glorious Appearing

  • Kingdom Come


You can get a little more information on the Left Behind Series in a snippet of the video below:



5. The 49th Mystic

Rachelle undergoes an unsuccessful operation to restore her sight and soon finds out her role as the prophesied one to save her world and the world she dreams about. Ted Dekker creates beautiful suspense which keeps you on the edge of your seat.

It won’t take you long before you also agree that this is indeed a must-read Christian fiction novel.


6. The Hope Jar

New York Times Bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunstetter weaves in a story of love, finding faith, and speaking the truth into her Christian fiction.

This novel gets you wondering how you can tell the truth to those you love when your heart finally decides to make things right with God.

Discover how Michelle Taylor confronts the new family she loves after finding her way back to God with the prayers and messages she finds in the hope jar from the barn.


7. Judah’s Wife

Judah’s Wife is the story of Leah, the wife of one of the brave Maccabees who refuses to worship Greek gods and abandon the Law of Moses. As she had grown up with a cruel father, Leah really sought a peaceful life.

However, marrying Judah only proved to be a continuation of the struggle she had always known.


8. The House at Saltwater Point

Colleen Cobble narrates the mystery behind the death of Ellie Blackmore’s sister. It’s difficult to determine if Mackenzie committed suicide or if her ex-husband had killed her.

Digging through the facts seems overwhelming for both Ellie and Grayson who tries to discover the truth. You won’t want to drop this Christian fiction book until you’re through with it.


9. When Through Deep Waters

Rachelle Dekker’s book is is a good read because it addresses guilt, fear, and the hope of healing. Alice experiences tragedy and then seeks an opportunity to feel hope and be free of guilt.

But when she begins to hear voices and see strange figures just as her grandmother did, she’s not very sure what they mean.


10. Till We Have Faces

C. S. Lewis’s final novel is a valuable Christian book that everyone should read. Not only does he narrate the myth of Cupid and Psyche, but he also acknowledges the role of the creator in the human existence. This classic book also reminds us that we’re all imperfect and prone to fail at some point in our lives.


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To Wrap Up

In this list of the top Christian fiction books, I’ve shared the most enjoyable reads and bestselling authors that make Christian literature both influential and eternal.

Man Reading Christian Fiction Book


While you may find it slightly difficult to grab some biblical truths, reading these popular novels will open your eyes to simpler versions of the same truth you have always wanted to know.


One thing remains certain – when you spend more time learning about God, whether through fiction or non-fiction, your life experiences some changes. And the changes work their way through every aspect of your work, family, health, and goals.


Reading these types of novels couldn’t be more fun and inspiring, because these truths are told through the eyes of characters who share human challenges and victories. I truly hope you found this list helpful!


What are your own favorite fiction novels? Feel free to share them in the comments section below!

  1. I’ve heard about the novel, hope jar. I’m in a similar situation too. Telling the truth to those you love when your heart finally decides to make things right with God is really not that easy especially, when you know that your family doesn’t share your beliefs. But I guess I’ll just read the book and see if I’ll get the needed motivation.

    • I hope it helps you out Vivian. Just try your best to demonstrate God’s love and then hopefully your family members may start to have a change of heart.

  2. The Left Behind series looks pretty interesting, I’ll see how the first book goes. Nice job putting this list together by the way!

  3. Wow these really are the top christian fiction books! You know what’s funny? I’ve actually read a couple of these books already and my hands down favorite is the Screwtape Letters!

  4. I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t read as many Christian fiction books as I’d like. With so many out there, I’m just glad you put together a solid list. I have read The Screwtape Letters. If you’re reading this comment and haven’t read that book yourself, I recommend starting there. Glad to see it’s included here!

  5. Hmm. Till We Have Faces sounds like a good read. Lewis must have done pretty well if he could narrate the myth of Cupid and Psyche and also acknowledges the role of the creator in the human existence. Really nice to add that we’re all imperfect and prone to fail at some point in our lives. We need to always remember that.

  6. On our last vacation in California, I read the Screwtape Letters. I love the fact that the book thought me how to overcome temptations of the evil one humorously.

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