Recommended Books: Historical Fiction and Non-Fiction

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Luther in Love by Douglas Bond

Learn about historical Christian figures in a fun and entertaining way as you enter their world through story. Douglas Bond weaves narratives full of adventure and historical truth in this novel about Martin Luther and many other books about famous saints. 

The Poetic Wonder of Isaac Watts (A Long Line of Godly Men Profile) by Douglas Bond

Have you ever wanted to learn more about Christian people of the past but weren't sure where to start? Or have you already begun reading about historical Christians but would like more recommendations for well-researched books? Douglas Bond reveals famous Christians of the past in this book and in all of his insightful short books on godly men in history.  

St. Bartholomew's Eve: A Tale Of The Huguenot Wars by G. A. Henty

Meet ancient Egyptians, first-century Romans, Anglo-Saxons, medieval knights, and French Huguenots in G. A. Henty's numerous historical Christian novels. Travel the centuries and experience adventure while encountering prominent figures and the Christian faith through the ages.

(Novels set in historical settings and written with a Christian influence)

Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska, and Love finds You in Victory Heights, Washington by Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss

If you are interested in a good novel incorporating history, romance, and Christian teaching, curl up by a fire with a warm drink, or relax in the shade on a summer day with these two books. Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska is set in early twentieth-century Alaska, and Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington takes place in World War I in Seattle, Washington.