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JPG New Living Translation My favorite 'book' is the Bible, which is actually a collection of 66 books, compiled by over 40 different authors. 

I grew up with the King James Version (KJV).  I then moved on to the New International Version (NIV).  I now primarily use the New Living Translation (NLT)

When reading for interest, I prefer also to read it chronologically.  I have both an NIV and NLT in this style.

I also have quite a few other versions, including:

FAVORITE CHRISTIAN FICTION

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My all-time-favorite fiction book series in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.  You cannot imagine how happy I was for this trilogy to be produced as an epic movie trilogy. The books are:
I have also read The Silmarillion, and The Hobbit.

I also created my own Lord of the Rings Page! 
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Close behind is C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia series.  This also has (and is) being produced as an epic movie series.  The books are:
Of course, I also have his Space Trilogy, which includes:
I have also read most of his Christian theology books, including Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters.
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                lawhead

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                lawhead

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                lawhead books
One of the first 'modern' Christian fantasy readers that I have read is Stephen Lawhead with his Dragon King Trilogy:
Also the scifi Empyrion Saga:
Also the celtic Arthurian legend Pendragon Cycle:
Also the fantasy Song of Albion Series:
Now the Robin Hood King Raven Trilogy:
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The author John White also wrote a great fantasy series, the Archives of Anthropos, which includes:
I have not yet found the last book!
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                l'engle
Madeleine L'Engle was one of the first Christian fantasy/sci-fi authors that I discovered as a young adult, and she wrote the famous Time Quartet/Quintet:

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                the lion
I was surprised to find how very much I enjoyed Francine Rivers historical romance Mark of the Lion Series:
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                books
A supernatural fiction series by Frank E. Peretti included:
I have also read some of his other books, including Monster and House.

A new one I also just read, with a sci-fi twist to it, is Illusion.  Very good!
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Another popular author is Randy Alcorn, and some books I have read from him include:
For non-fiction, another amazing book by this author is Heaven.
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                myers

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                tracker
A great scifi/thriller writer is Bill Myers.

One excellant series is the Fire of Heaven Trilogy, which includes:
  • Blood of Heaven
  • Threshold
  • Fire of Heaven
I have also read the following books:
Now part of The Voice of God Series:
I have also read the Soul Tracker Series:
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                books
A very popular author nowadays is Ted Dekker with fantasy book series like the Circle Series:
Also the fantasy Paradise Novels:
 and individual 'thriller' books like Blink, House, Skin, Thr3e, Boneman's Daughters ,and The Bride Collector.

A new book about vampires is Immanuel's Veins.

The start of a new series was available in eBook installments:

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A very good 'dragon' series is by Donita K. Paul, with her DragonKeeper Chronicle Series, which includes:

After this, she has started a new related series, the Chiril Chronicles:
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For historical/science fiction, nothing matches Randall Ingermanson with his City of God Series:
Another book by this author is Double Vision, which is great for us computer programmers :)

Some space travel novels include:
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A new 'thriller' author that I have started reading is Robert Liparulo, with a very detailed and rich writing style:
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                blood
For something different, a book series by Eric Wilson on vampires from Israel (!), in his Jerusalem's Undead Trilogy:
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                  of the firefish
A very well-crafted alternate-reality historical fiction/fantasy series by George Bryan Polivka is his Trophy Chase trilogy:

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One of the strangest Christian fantasy books I have ever read is Angel Fall by Coleman Luck.  What imagery he uses!
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Another good suspense writer is Mike Dellosso with these books:

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                cat dragged in For some light entertaining murder mystery/cat detective books, I think that Gilbert Morris is an excellant writer with Jacques & Cleo, Cat Detectives series:
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                fire
Good quality 'techno-thriller' suspence from Jake Thoene in his 'Chapter 16: Waging War on Terror' series:


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Really good trilogy that I stumbled across by Alton Gansky -- his 'J. D. Stanton Mysteries' series:

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                johnson
I have only read one book so far from Shane Johnson, but I enjoyed the scary and strange story:

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                Triology
I stumbled across Robin Parrish's most recent book first, enjoyed it, and now I am trying to find and read his other stuff.  Love the 'superhero' theme!
Other books:
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                Breeden
Another 'superhero' novel, this time as en eBook by Tony Breeden, named Johnny Came Home (A John Lazarus Adventure).  Very exciting and lots of action!
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C. S. Lakin wrote an excellent young adult fantasy/sci-fi book named Time Sniffers (Shadow World), which is similar (but in in some ways better) than A Swiftly Tilting Planet by the famous Madeleine L'Engle.  It was great to read this as one of my first eBooks!
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I had purchased this paperback many years ago, forgot to read it, and rediscovered it.  Great story by Ellen Gunderson Traylor named Noah.
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                in god's closet
Excellent historical mystery drama series by Paul L Maier.  The 1st book I read a while ago was A Skeleton in God's Closet, but then I recently discovered that a stand-alone sequel had also been written, named More Than a Skeleton.  I now look forward to someday also reading The Constantine Codex!
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                waterfall
Despite the fact that the intended primary audience for this is probably female young adults, this was an enjoyable series to read, involving time travel!  The River of Time series by Lisa Bergren was good!



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                christian
One of the best Christian-themed sci-fi books I have read in a long time!  The Last Christian by David Gregory.  I sponsored the purchase of this book for our church library :)
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                hours
Just for something different, I read this very interesting supernatural murder mystery trilogy by Lis Wiehl named The East Salem Trilogy:


FAVORITE NON-CHRISTIAN FICTION

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                asimov
My first favorite scifi author was Isaac Asimov.  Book series that I have read from him include the Foundation Trilogy, which is composed of the following books:

As part of that overall series there are some other books I have read:
There are many other books related to the 'Foundation' series that I have not yet read.

One of my favorite single books is Fantastic Voyage, which was a novelization of the screenplay for a 1966 movie.  Many years later, Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain was written.

I have also read countless short stories and other novels from this author.
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                derelict
I read one of my first scifi books in elementary school, and later bought a used copy (my very first).  It was by Andre Norton and was the book (apparently) in The Time Traders series.  All of these books are in the public domain and can be downloaded for free from Feedbooks:

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                convenent
Another author was Stephen R. Donaldson, who wrote the epic fantasy series The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever which included the books:
I have not read the newest books yet:
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I loved Lloyd Alexander's fantasy series The Chronicles of  Prydain:

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An amazing fantasy series based on some small animals was written by Brian Jacques, for his Redwall series:

Many of the first books were transformed into a great animated TV series.
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Another great fantasy writer is David Eddings for The Belgariad series:
I have also read the related book Belgarath the Sorcerer.

Another series is The Malloreon:
I also have one book of the Elenium series named The Diamond Throne.
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                books
Another good author is Ursula K. Le Guin with her Earthsea Trilogy:
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                books
An author who intentionly wrote a trilogy very much like Lord of the Rings, but with his own great writing style and imagination is Dennis L. McKiernan:
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                wyndham books
Another author, John Wyndham, wrote some post-apocalyptic novels:

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Another author I enjoyed is Terry Brooks, with his Shannara Trilogy:
I have also read First King of Shannara.

Another related series is The Heritage of Shannara:

Found the Genesis of Shannara series and read it as well!  Very good:

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Another fantasy writer Niel Hancock wrote the Circle of Light series:
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                down
I have also read a few books by Richard Adams, including:

Both of these have been made into animated movies.
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                potter
I very much enjoyed J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter book series:
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                burroughs
No list should be without Edgar Rice Burroughs, who wrote many action/adventure scifi novels.  I have lost track over which ones I have yet, or have paper access to, but here is my guess at this point (currently re-reading the Amtor series).  Many/most of these are available free on Feedbooks:

Venus (Amtor) Series:
Mars (Barsoom) series:
Earth (Pellucidor) series:
  • At the Earth's Core
  • Pellucidar
  • Tanar of Pellucidar
  • Tarzan at the Earth's Core
  • Back to the Stone Age
  • Land of Terror
  • Savage Pellucidar
Tarzan:
  • Tarzan of the Apes (1912)
  • The Return of Tarzan (1913)
  • The Beasts of Tarzan (1914)
  • The Son of Tarzan (1914)
  • Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar (1916)
  • Jungle Tales of Tarzan (1916, 1917)
  • Tarzan the Untamed (1919, 1921)
  • Tarzan the Terrible (1921)
  • Tarzan and the Golden Lion (1922, 1923)
  • Tarzan and the Ant Men (1924)
  • Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (1927, 1928)
  • Tarzan and the Lost Empire (1928)
  • Tarzan at the Earth's Core (1929)
  • Tarzan the Invincible (1930-1931)
  • Tarzan Triumphant (1931)
  • Tarzan and the City of Gold (1932)
  • Tarzan and the Lion Man (1933, 1934)
  • Tarzan and the Leopard Men (1935)
  • Tarzan's Quest (1935, 1936)
  • Tarzan the Magnificent (1936, 1937)
  • Tarzan and the Forbidden City (1938)
  • Tarzan and the Foreign Legion (1947)
  • Tarzan and the Tarzan Twins (1963, for younger readers)
  • Tarzan and the Madman (1964)
  • Tarzan and the Castaways (1965) (
  • Tarzan: the Lost Adventure (with Joe R. Lansdale) (1995)
Other:
  • The Land That Time Forgot (including The People That Time Forgot and Out of Time's Abyss)
  • The Lost Continent (aka Beyond Thirty)
  • The Moon Maid (including The Moon Men and The Red Hawk)



FAVORITE CLASSIC FICTION

H. G. Wells classic scifi novels (free on Feedbooks):
All of these were made into multiple movies! There are many others I have not read.
Jules Verne classic scifi novels (free on Feedbooks): All of these were made into multiple movies! There are many others I have not read.
Jonathan Swift wrote many books (free on Feedbooks), but the only one I have read is:
Sir Walter Scott wrote lots of historical fiction (free on Feedbooks), but the only one I have read is:
Lloyd C. Douglas (available on Project Gutenberg) wrote some excellent historical fiction around the time of Christ:
Lew Wallace also wrote some historical fiction for the same era (free on Feedbooks) :