Below are examples of my favorite Christian Fiction works:
by Ted Dekker
Audio File Review:
Adam Verner’s powerful characterization of evil Marsuvees Black is chilling. Verner makes believable Black’s efforts to eliminate religious freedom in the United States. When Billy and Darcy’s unexplained supernatural powers manifest, Verner captures their anxiety and fear with an understated portrayal, and then credibly depicts their inexplicable change in attitude. Verner’s energetic performance of the final stand against evil at Paradise amid three thousand people is also gripping.
G.D.W. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2009]
Undetected, by Dee Henderson
Blending a detailed background involving submarines and sonar technology with an old-fashioned Christian romance, Henderson tells a heartwarming tale with a touch of suspense. Widowed submarine commander Mark Bishop hopes to marry again, and when he meets a fellow naval officer’s sister, he thinks she may be the one. Gina is a genius inventor who has worked closely with the U.S. Navy, and although she wants to be married, she needs to be convinced. Verner’s pleasant baritone matches this warmhearted story. He captures the male characters and the tensions aboard the patrolling submarines well, making the most of the suspense, but he is equally effective in lightening his voice to portray Gina in her search for the right man.— Joyce Saricks
Adam Verner delivers an adventure story set in the 22nd century, when humankind moves into the final frontier. Fossil fuels are depleted, so corporations are surface mining the moon, specifically for Helium-3. Sixteen-year-old miner and tinkerer Crater Trueblood is an orphan who works in the Moontown mining camp. Verner nimbly uses his voice to make Crater and those involved in his escapades instantly recognizable. In particular, Crater has a complex relationship with his sidekick, a gillie—a synthetic, semi-sentient life-form and smartphone rolled into one. Through his varied tone Verner consistently maintains the aura of uneasiness that is part of living in an environment in which one must constantly think about life-support systems. S.C.A. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine