Christian books are a source of bringing Christians from all over the world together! The writing in these books deals with Christian themes and incorporates the Christian view of the world.
One of the most popular genres of Christian books is Scripture which includes one of the most famous Christian books, the Bible. The bible is a collection of texts that are considered sacred in the Christian religion and has been a major influence on literature and history. With estimated total sales of over 5 billion copies, the bible is considered to be the bestselling book of all time!
Another popular genre is Christian devotional literature. This religious writing is designed for Christians to read for their personal spiritual formation. It assists them in growing closer in their relationship with God and learning how to put their faith into practice.
Christian fiction and non-fiction books are extremely prevalent in Christian books. Non-fiction consists of letters, theological dissertations and other instructive and devotional works which have been produced by Christian authors since the times of Jesus. Non-fictional literature has been used for the dissemination of the Christian message. Fictional writings draw on the allegorical writings of the past. There are many discussions whether the work of Christian authors are necessarily Christian fiction, an example of this is the famous story of Lord of the Rings as while there are apparent Christian themes throughout the book, many might not consider this to be a work of Christian fiction.
One of the most famous, Christian authors was C.S. Lewis who wrote many well-known books including the famed story The Chronicles of Narnia. He is best known for his fictional work such as The Screwtape Letters and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics such as Mere Christianity, miracles and The Problem of Pain.
Christian books also include Christian poetry which is poetry that contains Christian teachings, themes and references. The influence of Christianity on poetry has increased over the years and the poems often directly reference the Bible as well as providing allegories.
These books can be considered the essence of the Christian religion as they provide Christians with religious, emotional and informative information.