Christian Fiction: A Guide to the Genre - Genreflecting Advisory Series (Hardback)
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Christian Fiction: A Guide to the Genre - Genreflecting Advisory Series (Hardback)

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Hardback 339 Pages / Published: 06/06/2002
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At last-the first comprehensive readers' advisory guide for this highly popular genre! With an emphasis on contemporary publications, this book covers nearly 2,000 Christian fiction titles, featuring detailed annotations and bibliographies. Award-winning author and Booklist columnist John Mort has gone out of his way to present-for the first time-a broad spectrum of Christian fiction literature, setting a new standard for Christian fiction readers' advisory. With this book you will no longer face difficulties locating new reads and read-alikes in this genre! Each chapter features a subgenre or theme, including biblical fiction, historical fiction, sagas, romance, fantasy and science fiction, westerns, mysteries and thrillers, and more. There are also chapters on Catholic and Mormon fiction, as well as Amish, Mennonite, and Quaker fiction, and YA literature. Other features include a discussion of Christian literature, practical tips and resources for readers' advisors, and a section on awards. Young adult and adult or grades 10 and up.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781563088711
Number of pages: 339
Weight: 890 g
Dimensions: 230 x 184 x 27 mm
Edition: Annotated edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
..."answers several questions. Introduced as a self-help book for readers who hate to ask anything of the librarian, and as a collection development tool for the librarian, this book covers 2,000 Christian-fiction titles and is organized according to genres, subgenres and themes....If you are in need of a self-help book for readers who hate to ask anything of the librarian, or a collection development tool in this area, this is recommended."-Gale-Reference Reviews
..."this very useful work is highly recommended."-Christian Library Journal
"School or classroom libraries will benefit from this book."-Library Journal
"This is a "must have" for the reference desk and, to this librarian, a long overdue advisory aid."-Catholic Library World
"This reference is strongly recommended for public libraries, special libraries with a Christian audience, and high school libraries with a large number of Christian students."-VOYA
"If you are in need of a self-help book for readers who hate to ask for anything of the librarian, or a collection development tool in this area, this is recommended."-Thomson-Gale: Reference for Students
"This book is a good buy for those who have clients who might like Christian based work and certainly the evangelical movement is alive and well in many communities."-Community and Junior College Libraries
"The lists of titles are useful, but novices to the genre will find the thoughtful explanations and annotations just as valuable, and few librarians will come away from this volume without learning something new....Recommended as a readers' advisory and collection development tool."-Mary Ellen Quinn, Booklist
"[P]rovides annotations for nearly 2,000 Christian fiction titles arranged in sub-genres and themes, including biblical fiction, sagas, westerns, romance, fantasy and science fiction, and the Christian life. He also includes a discussion of Christian literature, shares tips for readers' advisers, and covers Internet resources and databases."-American Libraries
"Mort has put together an excellent resource for librarians and anyone curious about the world of Christian fiction.... Public librarians will find it helpful in collection development of an inspirational fiction section. Church and Christian school librarians will find it helpful for rounding out or broadening their collections. Avid readers will find titles similar to those they have already read and enjoyed. Recommended."-Church Libraries
"The most comprehensive and up-to-date tool focusing on Christian fiction available, this is an outstanding supplement to Barbara J. Walker's Developing Christian Fiction Collections for Children and Adults. Collection development librarians and reader's advisors familiar with the publisher's "Genreflecting Advisory" series can trust this latest entry. Recommended for all libraries with Christian fiction collections."-Christian School Teacher
"YProvides annotations for nearly 2,000 Christian fiction titles arranged in sub-genres and themes, including biblical fiction, sagas, westerns, romance, fantasy and science fiction, and the Christian life. He also includes a discussion of Christian literature, shares tips for readers' advisers, and covers Internet resources and databases."-American Libraries
?...this very useful work is highly recommended.??Christian Library Journal
?Few librarians will come away from this volume without learning something new. Christian Fiction covers the genre much more extensively than What Inspirational Literature Do I Read Next? (Gale, 2000) and is recommended as a readers' advisory and collection development tool.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?...this very useful work is highly recommended.?-Christian Library Journal
?School or classroom libraries will benefit from this book.?-Library Journal
?This is a "must have" for the reference desk and, to this librarian, a long overdue advisory aid.?-Catholic Library World
?This reference is strongly recommended for public libraries, special libraries with a Christian audience, and high school libraries with a large number of Christian students.?-VOYA
?If you are in need of a self-help book for readers who hate to ask for anything of the librarian, or a collection development tool in this area, this is recommended.?-Thomson-Gale: Reference for Students
?This book is a good buy for those who have clients who might like Christian based work and certainly the evangelical movement is alive and well in many communities.?-Community and Junior College Libraries
?[P]rovides annotations for nearly 2,000 Christian fiction titles arranged in sub-genres and themes, including biblical fiction, sagas, westerns, romance, fantasy and science fiction, and the Christian life. He also includes a discussion of Christian literature, shares tips for readers' advisers, and covers Internet resources and databases.?-American Libraries
?Mort has put together an excellent resource for librarians and anyone curious about the world of Christian fiction.... Public librarians will find it helpful in collection development of an inspirational fiction section. Church and Christian school librarians will find it helpful for rounding out or broadening their collections. Avid readers will find titles similar to those they have already read and enjoyed. Recommended.?-Church Libraries
?The most comprehensive and up-to-date tool focusing on Christian fiction available, this is an outstanding supplement to Barbara J. Walker's Developing Christian Fiction Collections for Children and Adults. Collection development librarians and reader's advisors familiar with the publisher's "Genreflecting Advisory" series can trust this latest entry. Recommended for all libraries with Christian fiction collections.?-Christian School Teacher
?...answers several questions. Introduced as a self-help book for readers who hate to ask anything of the librarian, and as a collection development tool for the librarian, this book covers 2,000 Christian-fiction titles and is organized according to genres, subgenres and themes....If you are in need of a self-help book for readers who hate to ask anything of the librarian, or a collection development tool in this area, this is recommended.?-Gale-Reference Reviews
.,."this very useful work is highly recommended."-Christian Library Journal
"Few librarians will come away from this volume without learning something new. Christian Fiction covers the genre much more extensively than What Inspirational Literature Do I Read Next? (Gale, 2000) and is recommended as a readers' advisory and collection development tool."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
.,."answers several questions. Introduced as a self-help book for readers who hate to ask anything of the librarian, and as a collection development tool for the librarian, this book covers 2,000 Christian-fiction titles and is organized according to genres, subgenres and themes....If you are in need of a self-help book for readers who hate to ask anything of the librarian, or a collection development tool in this area, this is recommended."-Gale-Reference Reviews

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