Sunday, April 29, 2012

Christian Fiction

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Mary Anne Miceli
Confessor's Animal Wartime Blues (2009)

Hannah Hurnard
Hinds' Feet on High Places  (1955)

Cardinals and Popes (think Shoes of the Fisherman)
Cardinal Galsworthy by Edward R. F. Sheehan (1997)
The Red Hat by Ralph M. McInerny (1998)
The Death of a Pope by Piers Paul Read (May 2009)

Classic Catholic Novels

Georges Bernanos
Under the Sun of Satan (1926)
The Diary of a Country Priest (1936)
The Last Essays of Georges Bernanos (1955)- non-fiction, predictions of where our civilization is headed

Dear and Glorious Physician - A Novel about Saint Luke Taylor Caldwell

Willa Cather
Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927)

Thomas B. Costain.
The Silver Chalice (1952)

Lloyd C. Douglas
The Robe (1942)

Father Owen Francis Dudley

Shusaku Endo
A renowned 20th century author who wrote from the perspective of being both Japanese and Catholic.
Silence (1966)
The Samurai (1980)

Jose Maria Gironella
The Cypresses Believe in God: Spain on the Eve of Civil War (1953)

Jon Hassler

1. Staggerford (1977)
2. Green Journey (1984)
3. Dear James (1993)
4. The Staggerford Flood (2002)
Rookery State College
1. Rookery Blues (1995)
2. The Dean's List (1997)

Four Miles to Pinecone (1977)
Simon's Night (1979)
Jemmy (1980)
The Love Hunter (1981)
Grand Opening (1987)
Staggerford's Indian (1988)
North of Hope (1990)
The Staggerford Murders (2004)
The New Woman (2005)

Keepsakes and Other Stories (1999)
Rufus at the Door (2000)

Graham Greene (Any of his historical novels and his speculative fiction)
The Power and the Glory (1940)
The Heart of the Matter (1940)
The End of the Affair (1951)
The Human Factor (1978)

Hint of an Explanation (short story) (1948)

Par Lagerkvist
Barabbas (1950)

The Song at the Scaffold By Gertrud von le Fort (1931)Alessandro Manzoni
The Betrowthed (1827)

Catherine Marshall
Christy (1967)

Francois Mauriac (1932)
Viper's Tangle (Loyola Classics)

Walker Percy
Will Barrett
1. Last Gentleman (1967)
2. The Second Coming (1981)

Dr. Tom More
1. Love in the Ruins (1971)
2. The Thanatos Syndrome (1987)

The Moviegoer (1961)
Lancelot (1977)
Diagnosing the Modern Malaise (1985)

Non fiction
Message in the Bottle (1975)
Lost in the Cosmos (1983)
State of the Novel: Dying Art or New Science (1988)
Signposts in a Strange Land (1991)
More Conversations With Walker Percy (1993)

J.F. Powers
Morte D'Urban (1962)
Wheat That Springeth Green (1988)
Old Bird a Love Story (1991)

Prince of Darkness (1947)
The Presence of Grace (1956)
Lions, Harts, Leaping Does: And Other Stories (1963)
Look How the Fish Live (1975)
The Stories of J.F. Powers (2000

Flannery O'Connor
Wise Blood (1949)
The Violent Bear it Away (1960)
A Good Man Is Hard to Find (1955)
The Artificial Nigger: And Other Tales (1955)
Everything That Rises Must Converge (1965)
Mystery and Manners (1969)
The Complete Stories (1971)
Flannery O'Connor: Collected Works (1973)

Bodie Thoene
Shiloh Legacy1. In My Father's House (1993)
2. A Thousand Shall Fall (2006)
3. Say to This Mountain (2006)

Ida Elisabeth By Sigrid Undset (1932)

Evelyn Waugh
Brideshead Revisited (1945)
Helena (1950) (Loyola Classics)

Franz Werfel
The Song of Bernadette (1942)

Morris L. West
1. The Shoes of the Fisherman (1963)
2. The Clowns of God (1981)
3. Lazarus (1990)

Classic Novelists
Louis de Wohl
Fulton Oursler
Jim Bishop

Classics Online
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (1306-21)
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (1605)
Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan (1678)
Paradise Lost by John Milton (1667)
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by American general Lew Wallace (1880)
Joan of Arc by Mark Twain (1883)
Quo Vadis (1895) by Henryk Sienkiewicz
The Story of the Other Wise Man" Henry-Van Dyke (1895)
In His Steps Charles Monroe Sheldon (1896)
The Book of Saints and Heroes (1912) by Andrew Lang

G.K. Chesterton Novels
Golden Legend of the Saints

Robert Hugh Benson
A Mirror of Shalott, 1907.
Lord of the World, 1907
The Dawn of All, B. 1911
Come Rack! Come Rope! (1912)
Oddsfish! (1914)

Drama and Adventure
Authors with a wide variety of books some which could go in other catigories

William Peter Blatty
1. The Exorcist (1971)
2. Legion (1983)
Exorcist and Legion, The Screenplays (1998)
Exorcist and Legion (omnibus) (2010)

Which Way to Mecca, Jack? (1959)
John Goldfarb, Please Come (1963)
Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane (1966)
The Ninth Configuration (1978)
Demons Five, Exorcists Nothing: A Fable (1996)
Dimiter (2010)
Crazy (2010)
The Redemption (2011)

The Exorcist: Screenplay (2000)

Elsewhere (2008)

Sherry Boas
Until Lily (The Lily Trilogy, Book 1) (2011)
Wherever Lily Goes (The Lily Trilogy, Book 2) (2011)
Life Entwined with Lily's (The Lily Trilogy, Book 3) (2011)

Christopher Blunt
Passport (2008)

Michelle Buckman
Death Panels (2010)

Blue and Gold Media
The Misplaced Spy (2009) by
Trial of the Mystic Dennis Cantwell (Author), Theresa Padron (Illustrator)

David Craig
Our Lady of the Outfield (2003)

Josue Raul Conte
The Stones Cry Out! (2008)
The Chancery Murders (2008)

Bob Dodds
Pope Bob (Kindle, 2010), novel
O Father: A Murder Mystery (Pulp Press, 1991; Kindle, 2010), novel
Andre Dubus
Land Where My Fathers Died (1984)
The Lieutenant (1986)

Finding a Girl in America (1980)
Adultery and Other Choices (1980)
Separate Flights (1982)
The Times Are Never So Bad (1983)
Voices from the Moon (1984)
We Don't Live Here Anymore (1984)
The Last Worthless Evening (1986)
Selected Stories (1988)
Dancing After Hours (1996)
In the Bedroom: Seven Stories (2002)

Alice Thomas Ellis
Natural Baby Food (1977) (writing as Anna Haycraft)
The Sin Eater (1977)
The Birds of the Air (1980)
The 27th Kingdom (1982)
The Other Side of the Fire (1983)
Unexplained Laughter (1985)

Summerhouse Trilogy
1. The Clothes in the Wardrobe (1987)
2. The Skeleton in the Cupboard (1988)
3. The Fly in the Ointment (1990)

The Inn at the Edge of the World (1990)
A Welsh Childhood (1990)
Pillars of Gold (1992)
The Evening of Adam (1994)
Fairy Tale (1996)
Hotel Lucifer (1999)

Catholic Essays
A Cat Among the Pigeons (1994)
God Has Not Changed: The Assembled Thoughts Of Alice Thomas Ellis (2004)

Leif Enger
Peace Like a River (2001)

The Good Land By Loula Grace Erdman (2008)

The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow By Allen French (1995)
The Blood-Red Crescent by Henry Garnett (2007)
Tom Grace
Nolan Kilkenny
1. Spyder Web (1997)
2. Quantum Web (2000)aka Quantum
3. Twisted Web (2003) aka Twisted Pair / Polar Quest
4. Bird of Prey (2004)
5. The Secret Cardinal (2007)

The Liberty Intrigue (2012)

William Granger
Anabar's Run (2011)
Anabar Rises (2011)

Rumer Godden,
Black Narcissus (1939)
In This House of Brede (1969)

Jennifer Haigh
Mrs Kimble (2003)
Baker Towers (2005)
The Condition (2008)
Faith (2011)

Ron Hansen

Desperadoes (1979)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (1983)
The Shadowmaker (1987)
Mariette in Ecstasy (1991)
Atticus (1996)
Hitler's Niece (1998)
Isn't It Romantic? (2003)
Exiles (2008)
A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion (2011)

You Don't Know What Love Is: Contemporary American Stories (1987)
Nebraska (1989)
She Loves Me Not (2012)
Jan Karon
(Janice Meredith Wilson) (1937 - )

1. At Home in Mitford (1994)
2. A Light in the Window (1995)
3. These High, Green Hills (1995)
4. Out to Canaan (1997)
5. A New Song (1999)
6. A Common Life: The Wedding Story (2001)
7. In This Mountain (2002)
8. Shepherds Abiding (2003)
9. Light from Heaven (2005)
The Mitford Years Reading Guide (1997)
Jan Karons Mitford Years: The First Five Novels (omnibus) (2011)

Mitford omnibus books
The Mitford Years Set: Volumes 1-3 (omnibus) (1997)
The Mitford Years: At Home in Mitford / A Light in the Window / These High Green Hills, Out to Canaan (omnibus) (1999)
The Mitford Years Boxed Set (omnibus) (2001)
Mitford Years Boxed Sets Volumes 1-6 (omnibus) (2002)
The Mitford Years Set: Volumes 4-6 (omnibus) (2002)
The Christmas in Mitford Gift Set (omnibus) (2003)

Mitford Gift Books
Esther's Gift: A Mitford Christmas Story (2001)
The Mitford Snowmen (2001)
Patches of Godlight: Father Tim's Favorite Quotes (2001)
Trellis and the Seed: A Book of Encouragement for All Ages (2003)
Jan Karon's Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader: Recipes from Mitford Cooks, Favorite Tales from Mitford Book (2004)
The Mitford Bedside Companion (2006)

Mitford for Children (with Melanie Cecka)
1. Violet Comes to Stay (2006)
2. Violet Goes to the Country (2007)

Father Tim
1. Home to Holly Springs (2007)
2. In the Company of Others (2010)

Miss Fannie's Hat (1995)
Jeremy: The Tale of an Honest Bunny (2000)

Jan Karons Mitford Years: Novels Six Through Nine; Plus a Father Tim Novel (2011)

A Continual Feast: Words of Comfort and Celebration, Collected by Father Tim (2005)
The Jan Karon Story Hour (2005)

Dean Koontz Novels

Beverly Lewis Novels

Bud MacFarlane Jr Free Novels
Pierced by a Sword (1995)
Conceived Without Sin (1997)
House of Gold (1999

Carmen Marcoux Arms of Love (2001)
Surrender (2007)

Calvin Miller
1. Guardians of the Singreale (1982)
2. Star Riders of Ren (1983)
3. War of the Moonrhymes (1984)

Singer Trilogy
1. A Requiem for Love (1989)
Singer Trilogy (omnibus) (1989)

Symphony Trilogy
1. An Overture of Light (1991)
2. A Symphony in Sand (1991)
The Divine Symphony (omnibus) (2000)

1. Snow (1998)
2. Wind (2000)
3. Shade (2001)
4. Frost (2002)

The Singer (1975)
The Philippian Fragment (1982)
The Dogs of Snoqualmie (2006)
Blindsided (2007)

Year of the Black Pony By Walt Morey (2006)

Death of a Liturgist by Lorraine Murray, Todd Aglioloro (Editor) (2011)

Michael D O'Brien
Children of the Last Days
1. Father Elijah (1996)
2. Strangers and Sojourners (1997)
3. Eclipse of the Sun (1998)
4. Plague Journal (1999)
5. A Cry of Stone (2003)
6. Sophia House (2005)

The Island of the World (2007)
Theophilos (2010)
The Father's Tale (2011)

Picture Books
The Small Angel (1993)

Sister Mary Catharine Perry O. P.
Amata Means Beloved (2003)

John R. Powers
The Last Catholic in America (1973)

John Shea
Stories ( 2008)

Dayspring By Harry Sylvester (2009)

T. J. Smith
A World Away: The Quest of Dan Clay: Book One (2007)
The Harrowing Escape: The Quest of Dan Clay: Book Two (2009)
The Sinister Realm (2010)

Meriol Trevor
Shadows and Images (1960)

Letzenstein Chronicles
1. The Crystal Snowstorm (1997)
2. Following the Phoenix (1998)
3. Angel and Dragon (1999)
4. The Rose and Crown (1999)

Sun Slower, Sun Faster (2004)
John Zmirak
The Grand Inquisitor (2008)

Lucy Beckett
The Time Before You Die: A Novel of the Reformation (1999)
A Postcard from the Volcano: A Novel About Pre-war Germany (2009)

Eugenio Corti
The Red Horse (1983)

Katherine Valentine
1. A Miracle for St. Cecilia's (2003)
2. A Gathering of Angels (2004)
3. Grace Will Lead Me Home (2004)
4. On a Wing and a Prayer (2005)
5. The County Fair (2007)

The Haunted Rectory (2006)

The Mitchells By Hilda van Stockum (1995)

Nathan Sadasivan
Crown of the World--Book 1: Knight of the Temple (2009)

The Last Ugly Person By Roger B. Thomas (2003)

Historical Thriller
Poor Banished Children: Fiorella de Maria (2011)

C. J. Sansom
Dissolution: a closed setting mystery set in a monastery. (2003)
Dark Fire: a quest (2004)
Sovereign: a political thriller (2006)
Revelation . a serial killer novel (2008)

John Zmirak/Denise Matychowiak
The Bad Catholic's Guide to Good Living: A Loving Look at the Lighter Side of Catholic Faith, with Recipes for Feast and Fun (2005)

The Bad Catholic's Guide to Wine, Whiskey, & Song: A Spirited Look at Catholic Life & Lore from the Apocalypse to Zinfandel (2007)

The Bad Catholic’s Guide to the Seven Deadly Sins: A Vital Look at Virtue and Vice, With Quizzes and Activities for Saintly Self-Improvement (2010)

The Bad Catholic's Guide to the Catechism: A Faithful, Fun-Loving Look at Catholic Dogmas, Doctrines, and Schmoctrines (2012)

Raised Catholic (Can You Tell?) (American Storytelling) by Ed Stivender (2005)
Still Catholic (American Storytelling) by Ed Stivender (2006)

The Lord

Jeffrey Archer
The Gospel According to Judas: By Benjamin Iscariot (2007)

Daniel Brent
The Shoemaker's Gospel: A Novel (2005)

Daniel L. Gilbert
Magi (2007)

Fr. Joseph Girzone (1994)
1. Joshua (1987)
2. Joshua and the Children (1989)
3. Joshua and the Shepherd (1990)
4. Joshua in the Holy Land (1992)
5. Joshua and the City (1995)
6. Joshua the Homecoming (1999)
7. The Parables of Joshua (2001)
Joshua in a Troubled World (2005)
Joshua's Family (2007)

Kara, the Lonely Falcon (1979)
The Messenger (2002)
The Homeless Bishop (2011)

David Gregory
Dinner with a Perfect Stranger: An Invitation Worth Considering by (2005)

Marjorie Holmes
Two From Galilee the Story of Mary and Joseph (1982)
Three From Galilee the Young Man From Nazareth (1986)
The Messiah (1987)

Anne Rice
Christ the Lord
1. Out of Egypt (2005)
2. The Road to Cana (2008)

William P Young
The Shack (2007)

"Loyola Classics" series, edited by Amy Welborn, published by Loyola Press

Re-released versions of classics by Catholic authors.
Catholics by Brian Moore (1972)
Cosmas, or the Love of God by Peter Hebblethwaite (1980)
Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? by John R. Powers
Helena (1975)
In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden (1969)
Mr. Blue by Myles Connolly (1990)
North of Hope by Jon Hassler (1990)
Saint Francis by Nikos Kazantzakis (1950)
The Devil's Advocate by Morris L. West (1959)
The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O'Connor (1961)
The Keys of the Kingdom by A. J. Cronin (1941)
The Last Catholic in America by John R. Powers (1973)
The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain (1952)
The Unoriginal Sinner and the Ice-Cream God by John Powers (1977)
Things as They Are by Paul Horgan (1964)
Vipers' Tangle by Francois Mauriac (1932)
Cosmas or the Love of God by Pierre de Calan (1980)
Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy by Rumer Godden (1979)
Son of Dust by H.F.M. Prescott (1932)


Veronica Black
Sister Joan1. A Vow of Silence (1990)
2. A Vow of Chastity (1991)
3. A Vow of Obedience (1993)
4. A Vow of Sanctity (1993)
5. A Vow of Devotion (1994)
6. A Vow of Penance (1994)
7. A Vow of Fidelity (1995)
8. A Vow of Adoration (1996)
9. A Vow of Poverty (1996)
10. A Vow of Compassion (1997)
11. A Vow of Evil (2004)

Anthony Boucher
The Case of the Seven of Calvary (1937)
The Case of the Crumpled Knave (1939)
The Case of the Baker Street Irregulars (1940)
Nine Times Nine (as H. H. Holmes) (1940)
The Case of the Solid Key (1941)
Rocket to the Morgue (as H. H. Holmes) (1942)
The Case of the Seven Sneezes (1942)

G. K. Chesterton

Dorothy L Sayers

Lee Harris
Christine Bennett1. The Good Friday Murder (1992)
2. The Yom Kippur Murder (1992)
aka The Atonement Murder
3. The Christening Day Murder (1993)
4. The St. Patrick's Day Murder (1994)
5. The Christmas Night Murder (1994)
6. The Thanksgiving Day Murder (1995)
7. The Passover Murder (1996)
8. The Valentine's Day Murder (1997)
9. The New Year's Eve Murder (1997)
10. The Labor Day Murder (1998)
11. The Father's Day Murder (1999)
12. The Mother's Day Murder (2000)
13. The April Fools' Day Murder (2001)
14. The Happy Birthday Murder (2002)
15. The Bar Mitzvah Murder (2004)
16. The Silver Anniversary Murder (2005)
17. The Cinco de Mayo Murder (2006)
Ronald Knox
• The Viaduct Murder (1925)
• The Three Taps (1927). Features Miles Bredon.
• The Footsteps at the Lock (1928). Features Miles Bredon.
• The Body in the Silo (1933). Features Miles Bredon.
• Still Dead (1934). Features Miles Bredon.
• Double Cross Purposes (1937). Features Miles Bredon.

Short stories
• Solved by Inspection (1931). Features Miles Bredon.
• The Motive (1937)
• The Adventure of the First Class Carriage (1947)

Collaborative works by the Detection Club
• Behind the Screen (1930) (six contributors including Knox)
• The Floating Admiral (1931) (fourteen contributors including Knox)
• Six Against the Yard (1936) (six contributors including Knox)

Murder in the Vatican By Ann Margaret Lewis (2010)

Ralph McInerny
Father Dowling Mysteries and Many More
Ellis Peters
Cadfael1. A Morbid Taste for Bones (1977)
2. One Corpse Too Many (1979)
3. Monk's Hood (1980)
4. St. Peter's Fair (1981)
5. The Leper of Saint Giles (1981)
6. The Virgin in the Ice (1982)
7. The Sanctuary Sparrow (1982)
8. The Devil's Novice (1983)
9. Dead Man's Ransom (1984)
10. The Pilgrim of Hate (1984)
11. An Excellent Mystery (1985)
12. The Raven in the Foregate (1986)
13. The Rose Rent (1986)
14. The Hermit of Eyton Forest (1987)
15. The Confession of Brother Haluin (1988)
16. The Heretic's Apprentice (1989)
17. The Potter's Field (1989)
18. The Summer of the Danes (1991)
19. The Holy Thief (1992)
20. Brother Cadfael's Penance (1994)
A Rare Benedictine: The Advent of Brother Cadfael (1988)

New Testament Times

Fr. Michael Giesler
Junia (2002)
Marcus (2004)
Grain of Wheat (2008)

Novel Apologetics

Gideon's Torch (1995)

Marcus Grodi
Stephen LaPointe
 How Firm a Foundation (2002)
2. Pillar and Bulwark (2011)

Martin de Porres Kennedy
A Philadelphia Catholic in King James's Court (1999)
Discussion/Study Guide

Peter Kreeft
An Ocean Full of Angels: The Autobiograph of 'Isa Ben Adam (2009)

Science Fiction Fantasy

Christian Writers of Specultive Fiction

Looking For The King An Inklings (2010) Dr. David C. Downing

Toward the Gleam   (2011) T.M. Doran

John McNichol
(The Young Chesterton Chronicles)
The Tripods Attack!) (2008)
The Emperor of North America  (2011)

Bill Myers Books

Andrew Peterson.
The Wingfeather Saga
On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness (2008)
North! Or Be Eaten (2009)
The Monster in the Hollows,(2011)
The Warden and the Wolf King

Jeffrey Overstreet
Auralia Thread
1. Auralia's Colors (2007)
2. Cyndere's Midnight (2008)
3. Raven's Ladder (2010)
4. The Ale Boy's Feast

 Michael Sortino
Teddy Gyros: Kid Vampire Slayer: Book 1 It Begins  (2008)
Teddy Gyros Kid Vampire Slayer, Book Two: Ghosts of the Grave  (2012)

Charles Williams (1886 - 1945)
Aspects of Power
1. War in Heaven (1930)
2. Many Dimensions (1931)3. The Place of the Lion (1931)
4. The Greater Trumps (1932)
5. Shadows of Ecstasy (1933)
6. Descent into Hell (1937)
7. All Hallows' Eve (1945)
A Charles Williams Reader (1964)
The Masques of Amen House (2000)

 Geoffrey Wood
Leaper: The Misadventures of a Not-Necessarily-Super Hero 2007
The God cookie (2009


Chad Arment Karina Fabian , Robert Fabian
Infinite Space, Infinite God (2007)
Leaps of Faith (2008)
Infinite Space, Infinite God II (2010)

A Cross of Centuries: Twenty-five Imaginative Tales about the Christ / 2007
Editors Michael Bishop

Other Worlds, Other Gods: Adventures in Religious Science Fiction, (Jun 1971, ed. Mayo Mohs,

Sacred Visions, (Jul 1991, ed. Michael Cassutt, Andrew M. Greeley

Visions of Wonder: An Anthology of Christian Fantasy 1996,
•Editors: Robert H. Boyer , Kenneth J. Zahorski

People of the Book: A Decade of Jewish Science Fiction & Fantasy 2006
ed. Samuel Bak, J. M. Ferreira,

Shadows from a Veiled Creation: Classic Tales of Supernatural Fiction in the Christian Tradition (2006)

Screwtape like Letters
C.S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters (1942)
Snakebite Letters by Peter Kreeft (2004)
The Gargoyle Code Fr. Dwight Longenecker. (2009)
The Loser Letters by Mary Eberstadt (2010)


Brian J. Gail

Fatherless Book
Fatherless (2008)
Motherless (2011)
Childless (2011)

Piers Paul Read
The Death of a Pope  (2009)

Templar, Knights of Christ
Star of Christmas


Paulo Coelho

And on the Seventh Day
By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept (1996)
Veronika Decides to Die (1999)
The Devil and Miss Prym (2001)

The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream (1993)
The Pilgrimage: A Contemporary Quest For Ancient Wisdom (1995)
The Valkyries: An Encounter With Angels (1995)
The Fifth Mountain (1998)
Eleven Minutes (2003)
The Zahir: A Novel of Love, Longing and Obsession (2005)
The Witch of Portobello (2007)
Brida (2008)
The Winner Stands Alone (2009)

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