Entertainment / Literature / Christian Novel: A novel that focuses on Christianity, evangelism, or conversion stories. Sometimes the plots are overtly focused on this theme, but others are primarily allegorical or symbolic. Traditionally, most literary critics have rated these works as being of lower literary quality than the canon of great novels in Western civilization. Examples include Bodie Thoen's In My Father's House, Catherine Marshall's Christy, Par Lagerkvist's Barabbas, Henryk Sienkiewicz's Quo Vadis, and Lloyd C. Douglas's The Robe.
Novel Verb Synonyms: new, unusual, unfamiliar, unconventional, fresh, different, original, creative, untested, untried
Novel Noun Synonyms: story, tale, narrative, romance, novella, novelette, best-seller, blockbuster
Entertainment / Literature / Novel: In its broadest sense, a novel is any extended fictional prose narrative focusing on a few primary characters but often involving scores of secondary characters. The fact that it is in prose helps dis MORE
Entertainment / Literature / Mystery Novel: A novel focused on suspense and solving a mystery--especially a murder, theft, kidnapping, or some other crime. The protagonist faces inexplicable events, threats, assaults, and unknown forces or anta MORE