5 on Friday: Fiction writers who challenge my faith

I love to read stories. Even more, I love to read stories that make me think. Here are five authors whose stories have done that. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

  1. Jeanette Windle, author of Veiled Freedom, Freedom’s Stand and Congo Dawn, among others.
  2. Kathi Macias, author of the Freedom series, which focused on sex trafficking, and the Extreme Devotion series, among others.
  3. Chris Fabry, author of Borders of the Heart, a challenging look at immigration, and Not in the Heart, a story of sacrificial love.
  4. Christa Allan, author of The Edge of Grace, a story of unconditional love when a family member announces he’s gay.
  5. Matt Mikalatos, author of Night of the Living Dead Christian and My Imaginary Jesus, two books that made me laugh and cry, and that hit a little too close to home.

I’m sure I could add others, but novels these authors have written have gone beyond storytelling to challenge stereotypes or draw attention to injustice.

Who would you add to the list?

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5 thoughts on “5 on Friday: Fiction writers who challenge my faith

  1. Lisa Samson would top my list, especially her book Quaker Summer. She also cow rote Justice in the Burbs with her husband, which combines fiction and nonfiction to talk about how we live. I also recently read Kristin Billerbeck’s self-published book Swimming to the Surface, which delves into religious spousal abuse. Very compelling.

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