Five Fall Favorites Day 1

1:00 AM


Fall. The leaves are changing colors, the air is crisp, apple and pumpkin scents are everywhere, and warm drinks are a must. It is at this time of year, when Texas gets a lot of rain and I am ready for reading. Reading is such a peaceful pastime, isn't it? Yes, the book might be emotional, but nothing beats a chilly outside, a warm drink, and a good book to feel at peace.

"Peace, be still."

Those words were spoken into chaos, on a boat. In the midst of that chaos, Jesus created peace. To me often curling up with a book, especially my Bible, is a great way of finding peace in the midst of the chaos of life.

Today, I get to share with you five of my favorite historical fiction books that take place in biblical times. One of my favorite things about them is that they are all, in some way, about how our faith brings peace in the midst of chaos. 

This is amazing. It is dark at times, but I still think about it often. The power of prayer, redemption, and God's grace are all important themes in this story.
You can read my review HERE

I read this book in one sitting, because I couldn’t stop. I started it at eight one night and stayed up until 1:30 to finish it. It was that good.
Read my review HERE

This book was beautiful, sweet, and refreshing. I loved this perspective of the people around Pilate trying to figure out what happened to Jesus. 

4. Ruth
It has been a long time since I read this book (I think about ten years) but it was so vivid, I can still remember it. This is a fictional account, steeped in both the Bible and research. 

This story left my heart aching, but also left me praising God. This is a fictional account of the tower of Babel. It is a very powerful story.


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32 comments

  1. I haven't read any of those books, Sarah, and have only heard of a few of them. Thanks for sharing them!

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    1. You are very welcome. I love sharing good books

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  2. I'd like to read Janette Oke's Biblical fiction series sometime. :)

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  3. Wow, I haven't read any of these! I'll have to keep them in mind. I never heard before of a novel that retold the story of the Tower of Babel.

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  4. These all sound so good! I'll be looking into them further. = D

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    1. Maddy,

      You can click on the title and it will take you to Goodreads.

      Sarah

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  5. "Garden of Madness" looks really interesting, and I do want to read "The Centurion's Wife". I am always interested in Historical Bible time fiction! :)

    CutePolarBear

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  6. These books look so good! Can't wait to read them!

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  7. I haven't read any of these, although I would like to try "The Centurion's Wife" sometime. :)

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    1. It is so good. I look forward to reading the rest in the series.

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  8. Olivia Bell (aka Livy)October 2, 2017 at 3:21 PM

    Those books sound rather interesting! I haven't read much Bible fiction before. This giveaway and party is so neat! :D

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    1. Biblical fiction can be a tricky genre. I don't read many books in it, but there are some pretty good ones.

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  9. I read most of the Centurion's Wife but I'm that kind of person that has to skim read until I get to the ending because I'm not patient enough to wait for it! The other books look really interesting too!

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    1. Yes, sometimes reading can be a good way to exercise one of the fruits of the spirit: patience. :)

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  10. Ooo, that one about Ruth looks really good! ;) I'll have to check it out sometime.

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    1. This book is very good! I read another book fictional book about Ruth and it was odd.

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  11. Five books I've not read. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Oh, I haven't read any of these. I'll have to check them out! :)

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  13. All of these titles sound so great! *adds to tbr pile*

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    1. Glad I could help you find some good ones.

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  14. Hi Sarah. I read The Centurion's Wife for the first time this year and loved it. Those other books sound great, too!

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  15. I'm going to have to check out these books!

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  16. Haven't heard of any of these. I'll have to check them out! :)

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