Don’t Miss These Best Christian Novels of the Year

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Looking for a list of the best Christian novels of the year? You won’t want to miss the titles on this list. All provide clean entertainment, and some delve the reader further into considering their own faith. 2022 offered several stellar releases.


What is a Good Christian Book Series to Read?

You won’t want to miss the novels in this fantastic Christian book series. Author Tammy L. Gray’s three State of Grace Series books away.

(Read on for more on one of the titles.)

Another wonderful and extensive series is Karen Kingsbury’s Baxter Family books. They encompass nearly all of her novels. You can’t go wrong with Karen.

Becky Wade’s Misty River Romance series ranks high as well. (Her latest novel in this series is listed below.

Who are Good Christian Authors?

Good Christian author lists vary according to readers’ preferences, of course. Take a look at some of my favorite authors, and see if you find your next favorite here as well.

Christian Romance Authors

  • Nicole Deese
  • Tammy L Gray
  • Becky Wade
  • Katie Ganshert
  • Charles Martin
  • Karen Kingsbury
  • Francine Rivers
  • Denise Hunter

Historical Christian Romance Authors

  • Janette Oke
  • Francine Rivers (I’m a personal fan of her contemporary writings, but many LOVE her historical novels.)
  • Lori Wick
  • Lauraine Snelling
  • Tracie Peterson
  • Kristy Cambron
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Romantic Suspense Authors

  • Robin Patchen
  • Lynette Eason
  • Dee Henderson
  • DiAnn Mills
  • Dani Pettrey
  • Terri Blackstock

Christian Women’s Fiction Authors

  • Lisa Wingate
  • T.I. Lowe (Southern Fiction)
  • Sara Brunsvold

Biblical Fiction

  • Tessa Afshar
  • Angela Hunt
  • Connilyn Cossette
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Recent Fiction Releases

There was a slew of good releases in ’22, even a few near the end of ’21, too. Take a look below for both Christian fiction novels and the best Christian romance novels.

Christian Fiction Novels

These are the two absolute, not-to-miss Christian fiction novels from 2022 that readers are susceptible to falling in love with. (Can you hear the oozing?!) Run out and grab a copy of each of these FABULOUS reads.

0740276: The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip
By Sara Brunsvold

Aidyn Kelley is talented, ambitious, and ready for far more serious assignments than the “fluff pieces” she’s been getting as a cub reporter for the Kansas City Star. When she’s asked to write the obituary of an “unremarkable” septuagenarian who’s just entered hospice care, she balks. But spirited Clara Kipp may teach her a thing or two! 368 pages, softcover from Revell.
453618: Under the Magnolias, Softover Under the Magnolias, Softover
By T.I. Lowe

Barely a teenager when her mother died, Austin was left to care for six siblings—and a father who retreated into his own darkness. Growing up on their farm was tough. Just when she glimpses a possible future with Vance Cumberland, Austin’s father reveals an explosive family secret. Will she finally find freedom in the truth? 384 pages, softcover from Tyndale.
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Best Christian Romance Novels

What are the best Christian romance novels this year? Here’s a list of three thoroughly enjoyable ’22 releases. Each is from a series as well, so more Christian romance novels for your To Be Read (TBR) list. (And gosh, blue/purple books must be the theme!)

235934: Love and the Dream Come True, #3 Love and the Dream Come True, #3
By Tammy L. Gray
234978: All That It Takes All That It Takes
By Nicole Deese
235626: Turn to Me, #3 Turn to Me, #3
By Becky Wade

Most Anticipated Christian Fiction 2022

Rewind to the beginning of the year and take a look at this exhaustive list of the most anticipated Christian Fiction of 2022. Thanks to readers like you, I’ve found a whole list of stellar Christian novels on GoodReads.

Head on over, join me there (Make sure to follow me), and find your next favorite novel, too!

Your Best Christian Novels

What’s on your list? Add which titles you think are the best Christian novels of the year in the comments below. We’d love to hear.

Happy reading! To God be the glory.

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  1. I wasn’t much of a historical fiction fan until I read “Return to Me” by Lynn Austin. I have read the Old Testament books about the Jewish men and women who returned to help rebuild the Temple of Jerusalem and this book made me feel as though I was returning, too. It is so easy to think we’d act differently or be not tempted by the struggles they faced, but this book helped me see it all in a new light. It’s a message aimed at each of us as we feel the pull to join in with the many temptations and “gods” we are facing in modern times.

    1. Ooo…that sounds good. Isn’t it amazing, the power of a good fictional story to wrap up in the loving arms of our Father?
      Thanks for mentioning this title and sharing your experience, Glenda.