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Humorous Christian Books
Who doesn’t love to laugh? Fictional christian books aren’t all somber tales of redemption or feel-good stories of people reconnecting with their faith. Yes, it’s true: Christian books can be funny too! Although, finding the best funny Christian fiction books may not be easy.
Humor is a great tool in fictional media because it lets us look at the lighter side of life while still engaging with stories that have Christian morals, messages and values.
Christian novels that aren’t afraid to incorporate humor into their stories are a great way to brighten up your day. These types of books give readers a chance to laugh and smile even as they read stories with a good spiritual foundation.
Most Christian humor is found in books that are non-fiction, which is all well and good, but sometimes you want to read a story rather than a memoir or a lengthy stand-up comedic joke. I’ve compiled a list of the best funny Christian fiction books from various genres and reader levels. There is sure to be something in this list that will tickle your funny bone and have you laughing and smiling all the way through!
Funny Christian Fiction Books
1. Fancy Pants by Cathy Marie Hake
Fancy Pants is a humorous novel of mistaken identity that serves up messages of family and faith alongside its funny storyline. In Fancy Pants, a British Lady named Sydney Hathwell finds herself stranded with no money or home in America after her American fiance abandons her. Sydney writes a Texas-living uncle she’s never met for help, and he invites her to come to his ranch. The twist? The uncle is under the impression that Sydney is actually his nephew, due to her name.
Sydney, afraid to be cast out onto the street, keeps up the charade for a while, but has to abandon it when her true identity is revealed. Sydney’s uncle dislikes her “fancy pants” lifestyle of wearing pretty British gowns, and both Sydney and her uncle must overcome their differences in order to discover the true meaning of family, trust in God, and what it means to live as a man (and woman!) of the faith. Fancy Pants is the first book in the “Only in Gooding” series.
2. Conveniently Yours: Humorous Christian Romance by Regina Tittel
Conveniently Yours is not what most people imagine when they think of Christian fiction, but this humorous tale is a more realistic look at Christian romances with the added twist of being set in a rather wacky neighborhood. In Conveniently Yours, two widowed neighbors with housefuls of children decide to get married for convenience’s sake–at first.
Yet as this new and eclectic family deals with issues of children running wild, a neighborhood cat lady, and a local waitress who can’t seem to stop smiling, they find themselves facing a new dilemma: their marriage of convenience is becoming a marriage of love. They must ask themselves: was this God’s plan for us all along? And if so, why would He want us on this crazy circus ride? Readers will delight in the eccentric characters and Christian humor of this engaging novel, which is the first in a series.
3. Crooked Little Heart: A Novel by Anne Lamott
Crooked Little Heart is a humorous novel with–well, a lot of heart! This Lamott foray into fiction is abounding with her traditional humorous and honest take on a family struggling with its own demons: a daughter who can’t look past anything but her professional tennis career who finds herself the object of a stalker; a recovering alcoholic mother who can’t stop grieving her first husband; a stepfather who struggles with secrets that he can’t share.
Crooked Little Heart isn’t written as a silly laugh riot, but it is a honest novel that doesn’t shy away from finding the humor in everyday problems and situations. Lamott deftly weaves faith and God into the storyline as she tackles an all too common question: What keeps a person–and a family–together after heartbreak? The answer–faith in God and trust in his plan–is a welcome message.
4. Too Good to Be True by Trish Perry
In Too Good to Be True, a woman named Rennie Young finds herself on a new path after she inadvertently faints in the presence of a nurse named Truman Sayers. Sayers works in the labor and delivery wing of the local hospital, and seems–as the title suggests–simply too good to be true.
He is kind, sympathetic, helpful, selfless, and even gallant to Rennie. But her recent divorce has left her heartbroken and distrusting of relationships, even one with a man as wonderful as Truman Sayers.
Yet as Rennie begins to open up her heart to Sayers, she realizes that life is not over after heartbreak–and that God has placed her and Truman on the same path for a reason. This is a heartwarming, charming novel that is told with plenty of humor and wit, making it an engaging read for any reader looking for a light read with messages that relate to trusting and keeping faith in God’s plan for all of us. With God’s plan, Perry’s novel tells us, nothing is ever too good to be true.
5. The Ridiculously Divine Comedy: A Sample of True Tall Tales by Torry Martin and Doug Peterson
Comedian Torry Martin will have you laughing until you cry with this sampling of his very best “totally true tall tales” along his journey of life, ranging from meeting wild animals in Alaska and South Africa to many other “true” tall tales featured in his other books. All of his “totally true” tales feature humorous anecdotes alongside messages related to faith, God, and working as a Christian comedian.
This short collection is ideal for readers looking for a quick funny read rather than a full-length novel. This is a digital-only book that contains his very best tall tales from his two full length books, Of Moose and Men and Call of the Mild, which are also great reads filled with funny “tall tales” that will have you shaking your head in disbelief.
6. The Guy I’m Not Dating by Trish Perry
This romantic humor novel from Trish Perry follows the story of a woman named Kara Richardson, who finds herself interested Gabe Paolino, in the owner of a new business in town.
But despite Gabe’s interest in Kara, she pulls away from his attempts to date her due to her personal vow to avoid dating until she can “feel God’s leading” towards a new relationship. However, a series of humorous events finds Kara and Gabe stuck together on a road trip across the country.
As the pair travel many miles–with the ‘hyena in heels’ Tiffany in town–they discover more about themselves than they ever imagined, including their shared faith and desire to feel God’s leading towards the right path.
The messages in the book are heartwarming, humorous, and definitely founded on Christian values and morals, which makes this engaging humor-romance a definite must-look for many readers. Perry’s message regarding viewing God’s lead not as a giant neon flashing sign but as subtle hints that we too often ignore as we wait for that bright revelation will be especially resonate with many readers. The Guy I’m Not Dating is the first book in a 2-part series.
7. Stealing Adda: A Novel by Tamara Leigh