Happy Easter! All around the world, 2+ billion Christians are celebrating this week! That's why it is so surprising to see so few characters of Christian faith depicted in Young Adult books. To remedy that, I wanted to share a few of my favorite Christian books for teens (with fantasy and sci-fi elements, of course!) Then I thought, why not go further? Why not write the longest guide out there? Here you have it.
Thank you to the many lovely authors and readers who recommended their favorites! If I missed any, I hope you'll drop them in the comments below.
#1 - 7 Christian Books for Teens
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
"I am [in your world].’ said Aslan. ‘But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there."
When someone says Christian fantasy, C.S. Lewis is often the first author who comes to mind, and this honor is well deserved!
The Chronicles of Narnia are brimming with Christian allegory and themes. Since this article is being released around Easter, I'd be remiss not to mention The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe which plays out an allegorical version of the crucifixion and resurrection. This book also contains magical wardrobes, a land where it is always winter, a terrible witch, and a majestic talking lion.
The Magician's Nephew was another one of my favorites from this series. Magical rings and ponds that lead to other worlds? Yes, please! Beneath its fantastic surface, this novel tells the story of original sin and the corruption of paradise.
This book is, technically speaking, shelved middle grade (ages 8 - 12), but I couldn't bring myself to NOT give it to the top spot lol
Chronicles of Narnia
Book 1 - The Magician's Nephew
Book 2 - The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Book 3 - The Horse and His Boy
Book 4 - Prince Caspian
Book 5 - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Book 6 - The Silver Chair
Book 7 - The Last Battle
# 8 - 11 Christian Books for Teens
Guardian Angel Academy
Tara Hart Heiner
Disclaimer: This series plays with Christian stories and themes, but it takes some liberties with certain concepts. However, this is fantasy, and I think Christian teens (and adults) will eat this one up! Read on to find out why.
The themes are absolutely Christian and will speak to believers of all ages who have or are actively struggling with their faith. The main character, Jez, isn't like all of the other teens at Guardian Angel Academy. She didn't come from a recent life on Earth but from Hell... In the first novel, she struggles with feeling that she will never belong and that she is not worthy. She is afraid she will always be consumed by darkness.
But God gives Jez a choice.
Later in the series, portions of Revelation are played out on page in all of its thrilling adventure. Major Left Behind vibes here.
Finally, we have an example of a loving Christian family on Earth, a couple who fosters children but cannot have their own. Despite that, they maintain their faith and show the main character a type of love she has never known before.
I won't spoil the ending of the novel, but I'm not even embarrassed to say I bawled my eyes out. The world is broken, but there is beauty here, and something better waiting for us.
Oh, and there's an enemies to lover romance subplot and magic too ;)
Guardian Angel Academy
Book 1 - Year One: Renegade
Book 2 - Year Two: Redemption
Book 3 - Year Three: Rebellion
Book 4 - Year Four: Revolution
#12 Christian Books for Teens
The Rose Gate
I haven't read this one myself (yet), but it came highly recommended to me, AND it's a Beauty and the Beast retelling!
According to one reader on Goodreads, "I liked the flicker of Christian religion in it, in passing references by Bel, for example about forgiveness from God – another element that I either find rarely in my fiction or, worse, as a negative element instead of a positive one." (Credit to Stephanie of Goodreads)
If you wish that The Cruel Prince was a bit less...cruel, or think that Downton Abbey could be improved by having forest creatures as staff, try The Rose Gate! This is a sweet retelling of Beauty and the Beast that kicks off the Faerie Tale Romances series.
There are more books in the series, but each is a standalone. This is the one with a Christian protagonist though all are clean sweet romance.
#13 - 17 Christian Books for Teens
"Behind the violence of the birthing of galaxies and stars and planets came a quiet and tender melody, a gentle love song. All the raging of creation, the continuing hydrogen explosions on the countless suns, the heaving of planetary bodies, all was enfolded in a patient, waiting love."
Many Waters is a part of the Time Quintet, one of my ABSOLUTE favorite series growing up. Many readers may be familiar with A Wrinkle in Time but have never heard of Many Waters, a spinoff featuring Meg's twin brothers! After another family experiment gone awry, the boys end up in the time of the Flood where they meet Noah and his father.
While often shelved middle grade these days, this book was originally shelved YA. It is very tame for contemporary YA but maybe a little much for early middle grade readers per some reviewers.
The story is set in biblical times, and L'Engle explores that. There is no modern medicine. Water and food are hard to come by. Garments are akin to loin cloths and revealing. The Nephilim are marrying humans, and the resultant childbirth often results in maternal death. A flood is coming, and almost all will die.
Book 1 - A Wrinkle in Time
Book 2 - A Wind in the Door
Book 3 - A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Book 4 - Many Waters
Book 5 - An Acceptable Time
#18 - 21 Christian Books for Teens
A Soul as Cold as Frost
A new addition to the list of "Christian books for teens" with books still being released in the series. This series has been highly recommended to me by several other authors (the highest of recommendations because let's face it, we're a difficult group to satisfy 😅).
One reader describes it as, "Beautifully written, and wonderfully layered, with Christian symbolism skillfully woven throughout, this first in series is a wonderful wintry tale perfect for a cold snowy night." (Laura on Goodreads)
Sixteen-year-old Helen Bell understood tragedy better than most kids growing up. She knew what it was like to wear clothes from donation bins and be mocked for it. She thought those experiences made her ready for anything.
But she wasn't ready for the realm of Winter--a world tucked carefully into the cracks of our own where monarchs have risen and fallen, it's forbidden to mention the name of The Dead King of Winter, and the currency is gold rings.
When Helen receives a summons to enter into a traditional duel that leaves only one survivor, she's forced to finally pay attention to the boy who's been following her around with a warning on his tongue.
The Winter Souls Series
Book 1: A Soul as Cold as Frost
Book 2: A Heart as Red as Paint
Book 3: A Crown as Sharp as Pines
Book 4: A Beast as Dark as Night
#22 - 27 Christian Books for Teens
A Question of Faith
This series was recommended to me by the lovely people at YA Sci-Fi & Fantasy Addicts, and I'm kind of obsessed with the cover...
According to a Vine Voice reviewer, "An intriguing story of Christian faith and magic, Nicole Zoltack’s A Question Of Faith explores the heartbreak caused by faithful denial of something the protagonist knows to be true." (Credit to Sheila on Amazon)
It’s not every day you learn you’re the incarnation of magic.
When Crystal learns her birth mother sought witches to conceive her, the fifteen-year-old’s faith is shaken. God isn’t the one answering her prayers. She is.
After her aunt is threatened, Crystal attempts to master her power, but flying and conjuring fireballs attract dangerous attention. A witch hunter kidnaps her boyfriend, and shamans and witches hunt Crystal, desperate to use her to end their centuries-old war.
If Crystal can’t figure out what she’s capable of, she won’t just fail to protect those she loves and end the war. She might start the apocalypse.
Book 1 - A Question of Faith
Book 2 - A Matter of Doubt
Book 3 - A Balance of Power
Book 4 - A Journey of Despair
Book 5 - A Measure of Gloom
Book 6 - A Glimmer of Hope
#28 - 29 Christian Books for Teens
“You were created for more than to bear the weight of your shadows- but you have to choose to no longer let them define you. You have to choose to let the light shine through the shattered pieces.”
I found this duology on Goodreads as one of the most popularly shelved "Christian Fantasy" novels. From the cover, I immediately knew it was going to be a YA Peter Pan retelling. (I also immediately knew it was going on my TBR.)
According to one Goodreads reviewer, "In a beautiful, symbolic picture of faith in the Christian life, she [Kara Swanson] reminds us of where our faith comes from and why we need to value and trust it." (Credit to Chautona.)
The truth about Neverland is far more dangerous than a fairy tale.
Claire Kenton believes the world is too dark for magic to be real—since her twin brother was stolen away as a child. Now Claire's desperate search points to London... and a boy who shouldn't exist.
Peter Pan is having a beastly time getting back to Neverland. Grounded in London and hunted by his own Lost Boys, Peter searches for the last hope of restoring his crumbling island: a lass with magic in her veins.
The girl who fears her own destiny is on a collision course with the boy who never wanted to grow up. The truth behind this fairy tale is about to unravel everything Claire thought she knew about Peter Pan—and herself.
Heirs of Neverland
Book 1 - Dust
Book 2 - Shadow
# 30 - 32 Christian Books for Teens
A Time to Die
How would you live if you knew the day you'd die?
Parvin Blackwater believes she has wasted her life. At only seventeen, she has one year left according to the Clock by her bedside. In a last-ditch effort to make a difference, she tries to rescue Radicals from the government’s crooked justice system.
But when the authorities find out about her illegal activity, they cast her through the Wall -- her people's death sentence. What she finds on the other side about the world, about eternity, and about herself changes Parvin forever and might just save her people. But her clock is running out.
Out of Time Series
Book 1 - A Time to Die
Book 2 - A Time to Speak
Book 3 - A Time to Rise
# 33 - 38 Christian Books for Teens
Anne Elisabeth Stengl
Princess Una of Parumvir has come of age and will soon be married. She dreams of a handsome and charming prince, but when the first suitor arrives, she finds him stodgy and boring. Prince Aethelbald from the mysterious land of Farthestshore has traveled far to prove his love--and also to bring hushed warnings of danger. A dragon is rumored to be approaching Parumvir.
Una, smitten instead with a more dashing prince, refuses Aethelbald's offer--and ignores his warnings. Soon the Dragon King himself is in Parumvir, and Una, in giving her heart away unwisely, finds herself in grave danger. Only those courageous enough to risk everything have a hope of fighting off this advancing evil.
Tales of Goldstone Wood
Book 1 - Heartless Book 2 -Veiled Rose
Book 3 - Moonblood
Book 4 - Starflower
Book 5 - Dragonwitch
Book 6 - Shadow Hand
# 30 - 32 Christian Books for Teens
According to one Goodreads reviewer, "The fantasy elements in this book remind me of: "The Chronicles of Narnia”—with characters stepping through a portal between the human realm and a realm of magical landscapes, beings, and creatures; and “The Lord of the Rings”—influenced by folklore, mythology, and the Christian bible, with a selected group of characters sent on a quest to save the world from evil forces." (Credit to Monique)
A mysterious amulet leads Fallon to everything she’s ever wanted…and possibly her death.
After a lifetime with no knowledge of her parents, troubled seventeen-year-old Fallon Webb receives a necklace once belonging to her mother. The amulet leads her on a life-changing journey through a portal to a foreign land where she encounters unusual creatures, shape-shifters, and something she’s always longed for—family.
In Ariboslia, Fallon learns her mother is alive. Vampire-like creatures have her, and many others, captive. Most distressing is the prophecy that devastated her family. Can she trust it? Because if it’s right, Fallon must destroy the vampires’ leader—her uncle—to rescue her mother and free her people from the threat.
Unprepared and afraid, Fallon sets out on the journey, with no skills to assist her quest and no other way home. In her travels, she learns about the One True God and how desperately she needs Him. Perhaps, with His help, she’ll find a way to fulfill her destiny and stay alive.
Book 1 - Astray
Book 2 - Adrift
Book 3 - Aloft
#33 - 37 Christian Books for Teens
Donita K. Paul
According to one Goodreads reviewer, "It is the epitome of Christian fantasy, with characters who become your best friend, beautiful descriptions of the world, and Christian elements woven in. Mrs. Paul did the most wonderful job of writing a book with Christian lessons, but yet still keeping to the fantasy realm." (Credit to Storm)
One Dragon Egg Holds the Key to the Future.
When Kale, a slave girl, finds a dragon egg, she is given the unexpected opportunity to become a servant to Paladin. But on her way to The Hall, where she was to be trained, Kale runs into danger. Rescued by a small band of Paladin’s servants, Kale is turned from her destination.
Feeling afraid and unprepared, Kale embarks on a perilous quest to find the meech dragon egg stolen by the foul Wizard Risto. But their journey is threatened when a key member of the party is captured, leaving the remaining companions to find the Wizard Fenworth, attempt an impossible rescue, and recover the egg--whose true value they have not begun to suspect.
Weaving together memorable characters, daring adventure, and a core of eternal truth, Dragonspell--the first book in the Dragon Keepers Chronicles--is a finely crafted and welcome addition to the corpus of fantasy fiction.
Book 1 - DragonSpell
Book 2 - DragonQuest
Book 3 - DragonKnight
Book 4 - DragonFire
Book 5 - DragonLight
#38 - 40 Christian Books for Teens
Heart of a Royal
According to one reader on Goodreads, " I fell in love with the characters and the story and couldn't wait to read the second book. The Christian message in the story is moving - we can all use the reminder of how God loves us for ourselves - we are His." (Credit to Kari)
Brought to the palace as a newborn, the royal life bestowed upon Mackenna Sparrow was never meant to last forever. With Princess Alina engaged to be married, Mackenna's presence as companion is no longer required and, like it or not, she must return to the birthright which should have been hers - that of a commoner. But not everyone at the palace wants her gone. When the truths she’s based her life on start crumbling as fast as her future, will she find the courage to trust, both herself and the prince she’s fallen in love with?
Daughters of Peverell
Book 1 - Heart of a Royal
Book 2 - Heart of a Princess
Book 3 - Heart of the Crown
#41 - 43 Christian Books for Teens
By Darkness Hid
According to one Goodreads reviewer, "It is very difficult to find Christian fantasy that has it all: faith, adventure, a dash of mystery and romance. The first book had it all..." (Credit to Beka)
Darkness divides the land.
Half of Er'Rets is locked beneath an impenetrable shroud. On the side that still sees the sun, two young people struggle to understand the mind-communication abilities thrust upon them.
It's called bloodvoicing. Some say it's a gift. One of the newly "gifted" wish it had never come.
Achan had been a slave all his life. Worse than a slave—a stray. He is consigned to the kitchens of a lord and forced to swallow a foul potion every day. When an enigmatic knight offers to train Achan for the Kingsguard, he readily accepts. But his new skills with the sword do not prepare him for the battle raging between the voices in his head.
Vrell Sparrow is not who she seems. She masquerades as a boy to avoid capture by the powerful forces that seek to exploit her. But Vrell feels called to help a young squire who recently discovered his bloodvoicing gift, even if doing so requires her to work with those who could destroy her.
While Achan learns to use his new ability, Vrell struggles to shut hers down. All the voices strive to learn Achan and Vrell's true identities—and a different kind of voice is calling them both.
Toward a destination that is by darkness hid.
Blood of Kings
Book 1 - By Darkness Hid
Book 2 - To Darkness Fled
Book 3 - From Darkness Won
#44 - 46 Christian Books for Teens
The Story Peddler
Lindsay A. Franklin
According to one Goodreads reviewer, "I would tell Christians to seek the breadcrumbs. Much of what Franklin writes echoes the greatest story ever told—including a good Creator, a usurper who suppress the Truth by perpetuating lies, and the promise of redemption." (Credit to Amanda)
Selling stories is a deadly business
Tanwen doesn’t just tell stories—she weaves them into crystallized sculptures that sell for more than a few bits. But the only way to escape the control of her cruel mentor and claw her way from poverty is to set her sights on something grander: becoming Royal Storyteller to the king.
During her final story peddling tour, a tale of treason spills from her hands, threatening the king himself. Tanwen goes from peddler to prey as the king’s guard hunts her down . . . and they’re not known for their mercy. As Tanwen flees for her life, she unearths long-buried secrets and discovers she’s not the only outlaw in the empire. There’s a rebel group of weavers . . . and they’re after her too.
Here are three more Christian books for teens to dive into!
The Weaver Trilogy
Book 1 - The Story Peddler
Book 2 - The Story Raider
Book 3 - The Story Hunter
#47 Christian Books for Teens
A standalone retelling of Snow White.
According to a Goodreads reviewer, "This was a meaningful short story with a fairytale-like twist. “The Fairest Son” is a spin-off of the classic tale “Snow White.” If you like Christian stories about fae, you’ll most likely enjoy this. The characters were sweet and the story was well-done." (Credit to Sienna)
The Fair and Foul courts of the fey folk have long yearned for one to bring them together in peace, but hopes are dashed when the fairest prince and the prophecy concerning him are laid to ruin. Burdened with shame and sorrow, the prince flees to the cold mountains far above the forests and lochs with nothing but animals and goblins for company.
When a human huntress stumbles upon him in her search for a legendary predator, their fates are intertwined. But she hides deadly secrets, and if he dares to trust her, he may risk the doom of both courts to an ancient evil...
#48 - 51 Christian Books for Teens
"I've read a lot of Christian Fiction but I've never read anything like Huntress.... I found myself engulfed in the world Julie Hall created and I was not disappointed. I loved every minute of it. I found myself relating so much to Audrey with her doubts and questions and the fear of not knowing what's going on or if you are doing what you are supposed to be doing. I think we all struggle with these questions..." (Credit to Natelle from Goodreads)
Death was only the beginning.
My name is Audrey Lyons, and I’m dead. I’ve also just learned that everyone in the afterlife is given a job . . . for all of eternity, and I’ve been assigned to be a demon hunter.
This could be bad—physical activity and I aren’t on speaking terms and my trainer, Logan, is as infuriating as he is attractive.
Just when I think my life—or rather, afterlife—is all punch, stab, rinse and repeat, I find myself the wielder of the most powerful sword in existence and the key to unleashing the apocalypse.
With Satan gunning for me, the lives of the living, the fate of my fellow hunters, and the balance between good and evil now rests in my hands. But no pressure, right?
Book 1 - Huntress
Boko 2 - Warfare
Book 3 - Dominion
Book 4 - Logan
#52 Christian Books for Teens
The Princess Knight
A Standalone Fantasy Tale
I knew the sad man at the bar had a story he needed to tell. At the time, I didn’t realize that I needed to hear it just as much.
As he began, Daniel weaved a tale of a princess’s quest to counter a sorcerer’s vile curse. She traveled across the whole kingdom with her talking canine companion, making new friends and battling fearsome enemies the whole way. The stakes were high in the magical story he told, and it didn’t take long to realize, the stakes were higher in the real world his tale mirrored.
Hearing the story would change me forever…
#53 - 54 Christian Books for Teens
"Jenna just wove so much spiritual truth into the story that I couldn’t help but applaud her. So, yeah, I guess you could take it one way, but I saw a story that highlighted the sanctity of life and our God-given right as humans—all of us, no matter your race or age—to live and fulfill His purpose for our lives." (Credit to Grace)
What if superhumans weren't considered heroes?
When Scarlett Marley is attacked by an illegal super with fire powers, she doesn’t get burned, but now she has a fire-like glow flickering in her eyes.
With superpowers criminalized, she has no choice but to turn herself over to the Superhuman Containment Facility, or risk hurting everyone she loves.
Her normal life seems lost forever, until she is selected to be one of the first to receive the experimental cure to destroy her powers. In exchange, she must first complete one mission:
Infiltrate and capture one of the largest gangs of supers in the remains of once-great Rapid City.
With the cure and all her future at stake, Scarlett is prepared to do whatever it takes to bring these criminals to justice so she can return to her family. But this gang and their leader, Rez, aren’t what everyone says, and Scarlett begins to question everything she was ever told about the SCF and the fire flowing in her veins.
The cure is her only hope for returning her life to what it was before, but is that life worth returning to after all?
Book 1 - Ignite
Book 2 - Coming soon
#55 - 57 Christian Books for Teens
A Cast of Stones
Patrick W. Carr
This series seems to be an instant classic! It was on almost every "Christian books for teens" list I could find and has over 1,000 5-Star reviews on Amazon.
"This fast-paced fantasy debut set in a medieval world is a winner. Both main and secondary characters are fully drawn and endearing, and Errol's transformation from drunkard to hero is well plotted. Carr is a promising CF author to watch. Fans of epic Christian fantasies will enjoy discovering a new voice." - Review on Amazon
The Fate of the Kingdom Awaits the Cast of Stones
In the backwater village of Callowford, roustabout Errol Stone is enlisted by a church messenger arriving with urgent missives for the hermit priest in the hills. Eager for coin, Errol agrees to what he thinks will be an easy task, but soon finds himself hunted by deadly assassins. Forced to flee with the priest and a small band of travelers, Errol soon learns he's joined a quest that could change the fate of his kingdom.
Protected for millennia by the heirs of the first king, the kingdom's dynasty nears its end and the selection of the new king begins--but in secret and shadow. As danger mounts, Errol must leave behind the stains and griefs of the past, learn to fight, and discover who is hunting him and his companions and how far they will go to stop the reading of the stones.
The Staff and the Sword
Book 1 - A Cast of Stones
Book 2 - The Hero's Lot
Book 3- A Drawn of Kings
#58 - 62 Christian Books for Teens
The Pillar of Light
Lost in a magical world, an ordinary group of teenagers find themselves under threat from the Hunters of Avoria.
When a teen mission trip goes wrong, Nani and her friends find themselves stranded on the world of Milana. The key to their survival is buried somewhere in Nani's broken memory.
Nani's friends are counting on her, but if she wants her memories back, Nani will have to align with one of the very men trying to capture her friends. Can she trust the Hunter? Can Nani forgive him for his past, in order to regain her own?
The Pillar of Light is the first book in the Christian adventure fantasy series, The Milana Legends. Filled with faith, love, friendship, and danger, you will want to share this journey with the whole family.
The Milana Legends
Book 1 - The Pillar of Light
Book 2 - Escape from Avoria
Book 3 - Oceans Deep
Book 4 - The Emptiness
Book 5 - Lost
#63 - 64 Christian Books for Teens
Wayne Thomas Batson
People are fascinated by dreams, and the Bible has a great deal to say about them. From Jacob’s dream of the heavenly stairway in Genesis 28 to angels visiting Joseph during dreams in Matthew 1 to the Apostle John’s “waking dream” from which he obtained the book of Revelation—dreams have been powerful ingredients of God’s plan as revealed through Scripture.
Fourteen-year-old Archer Keaton discovers he has the ability to enter and explore his dreams. He is a dreamtreader, one of three selected from each generation. Their mission: to protect the waking world from the Nightmare Lord, who wreaks chaos in the Dream World. But as Archer’s dreams become more dangerous and threatening, so too does his waking life.
Book 1- Dreamtreaders
Book 2- Search for the Shadow Key
#65 - 67 Christian Books for Teens
The Crescent Stone
A girl with a deadly lung disease . . .
A boy with a tragic past . . .
A land where the sun never sets but darkness still creeps in . . .
Madeline Oliver has never wanted for anything, but now she would give anything just to breathe. Jason Wu skates through life on jokes, but when a tragedy leaves him guilt-stricken, he promises to tell only the truth, no matter the price. When a mysterious stranger named Hanali appears to Madeline and offers to heal her in exchange for one year of service to his people, Madeline and Jason are swept into a strange land where they don’t know the rules and where their decisions carry consequences that reach farther than they could ever guess.
The Sunlit Lands
Book 1 - The Crescent Stone
Book 2 - The Heartwood Crown
Book 3 - The Story King
#68 - 70 Christian Books for Teens
R. Dawn Hutchinson
A Catholic orphanage and a nun librarian turned guardian!
Eleven-year-old Elise converses with animals. Her twin brother, Frankie, unwittingly opens portals to other worlds. As if fitting in with their strange abilities at St. Dominic’s Children’s Home wasn’t hard enough, sinister men appear one day in search of the twins.
Aided by their formidable librarian, Frankie and Elise evade capture and flee across the country. They find themselves in hiding on a Texas ranch with a quirky physicist and his tall, dark, and mysterious wife. There, the twins learn that the men searching for them are enemies of the father they never knew they had, the ruler of a faraway kingdom. The children must stay hidden from their hunters long enough for the doorway to their world to reopen for escape.
Book 1 - Sanctuary
Book 2 - Wayfarer
Book 3 - Rift
#71 - 75 Christian Books for Teens
Lisa T. Bergren
Archaeology, time travel, medieval Italy, + romance, here we come! According to one reviewer, this series "has everything that a medieval time travel should have: sword fights, hot knights, a feisty heroine, castles, pretty dresses, danger, humour and of course…. a good dose of romance!" (Goodreads reviewer Stephanie)
Reviewers indicate this series has Christian moments and mentions God but is light handed on the topic, so if you're in the mood for Fantasy first, this may be a good pick for you!
Tagline - What do you do when your knight in shining armor lives, literally, in a different world?
Book 1 - Waterfall
Book 2 - Cascade
Book 3 - Torrent
Book 4 - Bourne & Tributary
Book 5 - Deluge
# 76 - 100 Christian Books for Tweens
Bonus! Tween Christian Fantasy Books
Because there is so much crossover readership between middle grade and young adult, I thought I'd include a brief list of Christian books for tweens too.
Janner Igiby, his brother, Tink, and their disabled sister, Leeli, are gifted children as all children are, loved well by a noble mother and ex-pirate grandfather. But they will need all their gifts to survive the pursuit of the venomous Fangs of Dang, who have crossed the dark sea to rule with malice. The Igibys hold the secret to the lost legend and jewels of a good King.
Book 1 - On the Edge of the Sea of Darkness
Book 2 - North! Or Be Eaten
Book 3 - The Monster in the Hollows
Book 4 - The Warden and the Wolf King
Max, a Scottish terrier, takes his usual morning trot down to the loch where he hears a mysterious Voice humming in the reeds saying, "Come to Me...follow the fire cloud."
A Standalone Story
An allegory series. Travel back in time to the kingdom of Terrestria, a land where knights and their ladies live in castles and where dragons still roam (occasionally).
Book 1 - The Sword, the Ring, and the Parchment
Book 2 - The Quest for Seven Castles
Book 3 - The Search for Everyman
Book 4 - The Crown of Kuros
Book 5 - The Dragon's Egg
Book 6 - The Golden Lamps
Book 7 - The Great War
These are allegorical fantasies based on the life of David.
Book 1- The Bark of the Bog Owl
Book 2 - The Way of the Wilderking
Book 3 - The Secret of the Swamp King
Adventures in Odyssey originated as a radio show that was later released in audiobook format. Not every episode is fantasy, but they feel like it. The worldbuilding is so encompassing. You'll feel like the ice cream shop, Whit's End, and the town itself are real. There are quite a few episodes using the "Imagination Station" where kids travel in time to experience stories from the Bible. A lot of humor in most episodes and easy listening for adults too.
Happy Easter, and happy reading!
I hope you enjoyed this list of Christian books for teens (and tweens)! What do you think? Did I miss any of your favorites? Have any of these books made their way to your TBR?
This article was written by E.V. Everest.
E.V. Everest is a YA fantasy and sci-fi author, best known for her YA series Shadows & Starlight. Check out more of her work by clicking any of the book covers below.
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