9 Astounding Works of Christian Fantasy
Not all fantasy novels glorify witchcraft. In the hands of the right author, this imaginative genre can be perfectly compatible with Christian morals. Whether you're a fan of fantasy, Christian fiction, or both, the nine wonderful novels listed here are sure to delight you with their brave heroes, epic quests, and strong sense of right and wrong. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
Christian Fantasy: Our 9 Picks
Fun Activities For Fantasy Fans
- Host a magical movie night
- Play a fantasy video game with friends
- Create a cosplay of your favorite character
- Have a board game night
- Podcast about your favorite show, movie, or book
What is Fantasy?
Fantasy is a genre of fiction that often involves supernatural elements like magic and usually takes place in a fictional universe that is significantly different from reality. Many people group fantasy and science fiction together, but while both are forms of speculative fiction, they are distinct from one another. While sci-fi often attempts to stay grounded in scientific truths, fantasy relies more on imagination and suspension of disbelief. Fantasy's origins are rooted in oral traditions which were eventually written down into books. In modern times, fantasy has expanded into several media, including television, film, and video & tabletop games.
Different Ways to Read the Bible
If you're a Christian, you can never be too familiar with the holy book. But not every version of it works for everyone. Luckily, there are many different ways to experience the word of God. Here are a few:
- Audio Bibles
- Children's Bibles
- Study Bibles
- Spanish English Bibles
- Pocket Bibles
- Bible Dictionaries
- Illustrated Bibles
- Bible Study Kits
- Amplified Bibles
Christians and Fantasy Fiction
When some heroes find themselves in impossible situations, they rely on daring and cunning to escape. Others rely on faith. For readers who like their fiction to be in line with their beliefs, there are many excellent choices that combine the power of religion with the fun and freedom of fantasy. Here, in no particular order, are some selections you won't want to miss out on.
For #1, we have "Oath of the Brotherhood" by C.E. Laureano. In a perfect world, Conor Mac Nir would be able to live a free life. In reality, however, he has to make do with his lot. As a prince, he's not allowed to practice his chosen faith, and his many talents are seen as weaknesses. Everything changes when Conor is sent to a nearby kingdom as a hostage. There, he falls in love with the rival king's sister. But all is not well between the two empires. With war beckoning, how can our hero stay true to his legacy without giving up his faith?
At #2 is Karen Hancock's "The Light of Eidon." Abramm gave up everything to become a spiritual man, including all ties to his family and his claim to the throne. But when his longtime mentor sells him down the river right before he's about to take his holy vows, Abramm's life takes a new turn. Now, he's a captive, forced to kill or be killed in a gruesome gladiator ring. His new life goes against everything he believes in, but if he can make it back to the Sacred Flames of Eidon, perhaps he can still become the holy man he's always dreamed of being.
His new life goes against everything he believes in, but if he can make it back to the Sacred Flames of Eidon, perhaps he can still become the holy man he's always dreamed of being.
At #3 is "Beauty's Curse" by Jodi Woody. A son who can't forgive his mother. A woman with a cruel, uncaring master. A married couple that worships the kind of beauty that's only skin deep. Four people live under an unbreakable curse for years before meeting the one person who can help set them free. When Hope, a woman covered in terrible burn scars, enters their lives, her looks repulse them. But if someone can see past the surface and love her for who she really is, perhaps the spell will finally be broken for all of them.
For #4 we get Sarah E. Morin's "Waking Beauty." Prince Arpien didn't think he had to do much more than kiss his sleeping beauty in order to revive her. As it turns out, breaking that particular curse involves a lot more legwork. If he wants to free Princess Brierly completely, he'll have to fight huge, vicious insects, battle an evil fairy, and of course, win the heart of the Princess herself. That is, if he can convince her that he's more than just a figment of her tortured imagination.
Coming in at #5 is "The Legend of Sam Miracle" by N.D. Wilson. Some people dream in Technicolor. Sam Miracle dreams with his eyes wide open. When he imagines his ideal life, he's a hero in a fairy tale, not a foster kid with a disability. Luckily for him, his two identities are about to intertwine in a very real way. Twelve-year-old Sam may not believe in himself yet, but he's got a destiny to fulfill and a special "time walker" guide who's prepared to usher him through several different dimensions so he can become the hero of his dreams.
Sam Miracle dreams with his eyes wide open.
For #6 we have Mirriam Neal's "Paper Crowns." Ginger knows she's special. After all, she can make origami figures come to life, and not everyone can do that. But living in her secluded hut with only a talking, shapeshifting cat and her aunt has put her out of touch. When a few fae messengers come calling on urgent business, Ginger knows her time has come. With the help of her spirit friends, she'll have to take on the awesome power of the evil fairy queen if she ever wants her old, peaceful life back.
At #7 is "Dare" by Tricia Mingerink. The past should stay in the past. That's what loyal warrior Leith Torren thinks. He's been dutifully working for his king for years, stamping out dissent and destroying infidels on command. But Leith's history finally catches up with him when he gets struck by an arrow in front of the home of two rebel women whose lives he upended years ago. The women may have forgiven him, but Leith is still loyal to his king and his faith. Will he betray the family a second time, or experience a powerful change of heart?
At #8 is Jane Lebak's "An Arrow In Flight." As an Archangel of the Presence, Gabriel takes orders from God himself. Whether he's helping break a curse or giving a pep talk to a scared warrior, he enjoys his work. That is, until a violent incident changes him forever. After messing up an important mission, Gabriel is banished from Heaven. Now, he has to act as a free agent, helping humans lead better lives on Earth and dealing with the demons that taunt him at every turn. The end of his trial year will lead to either a reunion with God or eternal damnation.
As an Archangel of the Presence, Gabriel takes orders from God himself.
Finally, at #9, is "Tears of Min Brock" by J.E. Lowder. Fourteen-year-old Elabea is hearing something she shouldn't. There's a whisper in the air telling her that not all was lost during the endless Dark War that destroyed almost all the light in the world. Elabea knows that going off to find the beautiful city of Claire will turn her into an outcast. Still, she feels she's destined for a higher calling. With the help of her friend Galadin, she heads off to discover and reclaim the light, and to harness it through the power of storytelling.