Tuesday, August 23, 2016

There's More Than You Think

As I mentioned last week, I just moved. My friend (who also happens to be my roommate), Mom, and I all went for a little road trip. As is common with such things, we took a wrong turn.

And stumbled across the best Christian bookstore I've ever seen.

After about an hour and a half, I walked out of there with five books--and about forty fewer dollars in my bank account.

books, students, library
So it wasn't quite this big, but it felt like it.
Picture courtesy of Pexels.

Five dollars for a book I have on my Kindle? Sure.

Wait--a new copy of Raven's Ladder? I've been looking everywhere for that.

 Enclave publishing books in print? In an actual bookstore? Without having to order them in?(Screams silently in sheer elation).

I could have easily bought about ten more books. My mom pretty much had to drag me away from the Young Adult section before I spent my entire budget for the month.

Christian speculative is difficult to find, with the exception of a few big names such as Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti. If you've been following the blog very long, you've probably noticed that you've noticed very few of the books I review in actual stores.

If you're looking for Christian sci-fi or fantasy, don't get discouraged. It's out there. Some of it might be out of print. Much of it you'll never be able to find in a "real" book store. You'll have to sort through the self-published books that need a lot of work from those that could have been published by a traditional publishing house.

But it's out there. And there's more than you think there is.

Next week, I'll be starting a new series on the role of pastors and other religious mentors in Christian Speculative Fiction. Send me a message in the comments or through the contact form if you're really itching to have me look at a certain book.


  1. That sounds like the best road trip ever! (a little pricey, but hey, books). I haven't finished the Auralia's Colors series because I can't ever find the books anywhere, and yeah, a lot of the books on my TBR are by indie authors, so... not going to find those in Barnes and Noble!

    Serena | poetree {blog}

    1. It's been almost two weeks and I'm still on cloud nine over finding it. It was fantastic.

      I really don't know why the rest of the Auralia Thread is so hard to find...I think it was published by Thomas Nelson, and usually you can find their books in some stores, like Family Christian.

      Thanks for the comment!


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