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A Good Christmas Present: The Advent Calendar by Paula Harmon

Twenty-five short stories, one for each day of the Advent Calendar, inspired by the sort of pictures seen behind the windows in old-fashioned Advent Calendars. Not a chocolate in sight!  Instead, you get angels, Martians, zombies, dragons, ‘Elf and Safety’, … Continue reading

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Archbishop: compulsory reading for every ambitious female vicar

What happens when the stained glass ceiling is shattered? Well, now I have an idea. I’ve just read Archbishop by Michele Guinness. And what happens is a frighteningly plausible prediction of the UK, a decade or so from now.  One … Continue reading

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Review of A Psychiatrist Screams

This probably doesn’t count as Christian Fiction. But it has an Abbot as a detective and has some themes and characters that will resonate with some Christians. It is a murder mystery, so it is not pretty – the cover … Continue reading

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Til We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis

A rare and beautiful book by a master of Christian fiction. C. S. Lewis wrote lots of Christian fiction:  not just the Narnia books. There’s the science fiction series: Out of the Silent Planet, Voyage to Venus, That Hideous Strength; … Continue reading

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Review of The Final Boundary by Adrian Plass

I guess no review of contemporary British Christian fiction would be complete without Adrian Plass. His ‘Sacred Diary’ books deserve to become classics and are hilarious. But I also like his short stories. The Final Boundary includes nine short stories … Continue reading

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Strictly speaking, this doesn’t count as British Christian Fiction – it’s British, it’s fiction, but it isn’t specifically written as Christian fiction. However, I am including a review of it, partly because I like it very much, but mainly because … Continue reading

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Why is there so little good recent Christian fiction published in the UK?

I don’t think I need add anything to this question.  There just isn’t.  Masses in America, hardly anything here.  I know of only five published in the last few years.  There are none – none at all – on the … Continue reading

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Why blog in the first place?

Are the Narnia books by C. S. Lewis the only good British Christian fiction around? There must be more.  I’m trying to find them – but it’s not easy, I keep finding books that look interesting and then discovering they … Continue reading

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