I'm participating in the "Faith n Fiction Saturday" carnival run by Amy.
This week's question:
We all come to faith in Jesus at different times in our lives and we all come to Christian fiction at different times, too! What's the first book in the Christian fiction genre you can remember reading? What was your impression of it? Did it make you want to read more or less?
I don't remember the book but I'm sure I got it at the library. I like reading light historical fiction and when perusing the shelves, found some Christian historical romance series. While I enjoyed the historical aspects of the books, frankly, most of them weren't very good. The basic plot line was boy meets girl, one of them (or both) was "unsaved" and before they could live happily ever after at the end of the book, both had to acheive this salvation. The books generally gave generous excerpts of the sermons heard by the characters and generally one led another to Christ at some point in the book. Periodically I'd see what I'd perceive as an anti-Catholic dig. I'd rank books like that right up there with Harliquin Romances--ok for a periodic diversion but nothing anyone with any brains would want to read exclusively.