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August 2010 CSFF Blog Tour: Your Favorite, Day 1

First of all, for those of you who follow my blog and know that I only blog on Fridays, you may be wondering why I’m blogging on Monday. Today is my first day with the CSFF Blog Tour (no, not Christians Saving Furry Friends although I’d probably be all over that :p). It’s the Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Tour!

Usually as part of the blog tour, I would read one of latest Christian speculative novels out, then review it along with my colleagues on each of our blogs. But this month is a bit different. We have been asked to share our favorite Christian speculative novel or author.

So I’m going to share the ones that ignited my love for Fantasy: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Yep, oldies but goodies. My dad first introduced me to fantasy with The Hobbit. I loved it! Thirteen dwarves, one hobbit, and one wizard on a wild journey to the Lonely Mountain (just writing that makes me want to go read it again :)). Its book filled with dragons, larger than life spiders, trolls and orcs.

My second exposure to fantasy was C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia. My mom began reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to my family when I was in second grade. I’ll never forget finding the book the next day, hiding in a corner of my room and finishing it. Then reading the next one and the next one and the next one :).

My last favorite is one rarely read. The Silmarillion. It’s basically a history textbook for all of Tolkien’s world. For those who have not read it, you’re missing out. One of the best fantasy romances (in my opinion) lays hidden within its pages. The story of Beren and Lúthien.

Want to find more Christian Speculative novels? Check out the links below. Each of these people will be sharing their favorites. Maybe you’ll find a new one too!

Brandon Barr

Thomas Clayton Booher

Keanan Brand

Grace Bridges

Beckie Burnham

Jeff Chapman

CSFF Blog Tour

Stacey Dale

D.G.D. Davidson

Jeff Draper

George Duncan

April Erwin

Andrea Graham

Tori Greene

Ryan Heart

Timothy Hicks

Becky Jesse

Jason Joyner


Carol Keen

Krystine Kercher

Mike Lynch

Rebecca LuElla Miller

New Authors Fellowship

John W. Otte

Donita K. Paul

Sarah Sawyer

Chawna Schroeder

James Somers

Speculative Faith

Rachel Starr Thomson

Steve Trower

Jason Waguespac

Fred Warren

Dona Watson

Phyllis Wheeler

KM Wilsher

One more thing. The Clive Staples Award voting will be coming to a close this week. Some of you might be going what? It is an award recognizing Christian Speculative writing excellence. To find out more, click here: http://clivestaplesaward.wordpress.com/2010/08/02/2010-clive-staples-award-voting/.

To see the list of nominees, click here: http://clivestaplesaward.wordpress.com/2010-nominations-complete-list/