From the blog of My Friend Amy :
Ok, here's today's question: We all come to faith in Jesus at different times in our lives and we all come to Christian fiction at different times, too! What's the first book in the Christian fiction genre you can remember reading? What was your impression of it? Did it make you want to read more or less?
My Answer: I was raised on Christian books and music, so I don't have one solid memory, but I do have very fond memories of C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia and The Pilgrim's Progress. Through the years, I find I always enjoy reading Christian fiction, but I tend to go through times when I like a certain author or genre more than others. Right now seems to be the acception - I am really enjoying stretching my comfort and reading all genres - I am learning SO much in all areas of my life and it is wonderful. One thing I especially love about reading Christian fiction is the way I feel - peaceful and content.
My mom and I used to make baklava every year during the holidays, and I remember thinking they were the same as the sweets the queen offered the children. I also remember the story coming alive for me - as a child, I think it was harder to keep fact and fiction separate, so I had a great imagination!!
I don't remember much about the Pilgrim's Progress (I should probably read it again!), but I do remember that the story had a very strong affect on me at the time, and I did enjoy reading it.
Our family also read a lot of Janette Oke, mostly her Canadian West series.
Care to answer the question yourself? I welcome you to post your thoughts here, add them to your own blog and head back to Amy's post and add a comment with a link to yours. :)