Karen Kingsbury’s Best-seller books, known as Life-changing fiction, are filled with scripture and spiritual messages. This one-of-a-kind writer has really made a name for herself using God’s word and the experiences of people all around her. Of more than 30 books Karen has written, nine have hit #1 on national best-sellers lists. Karen has even broken her own personal sales record with Family, one of her most recent novels.
One of Karen’s books, Deadly Pretender, a crime story, has been made into a movie and four of her later novels are currently under movie option agreements.
Karen’s well-known Redemption Series has had readers talking for years now. Karen has managed to use the same characters in spin-off series for nearly a dozen books. The Redemption Series has spun off into the Firstborn series where the estranged first-born son of John and Elizabeth Baxter returns to be with his family.
Karen’s books have touched thousands of lives over the years and her writing style is favored by many. Karen has written everything from romance to children’s books. One very popular children’s book she has written is Let Me Hold You Longer. It is a book about a mother’s relationship with her child. If you have not bought this book for your child yet, you must do so soon!
Sunrise, her latest novel is set to be on store shelves on May 8th.
Even writers of the same genre who have been writing for much longer than Karen have only good things to say about her work.
“Karen is a gifted writer who confronts the hard issues with truth and sensitivity,” said Francine Rivers.
Rivers is a well-known author of Christian Fiction herself. Some of her more popular book include Redeeming Love, The Shofar Blew and The Scarlet Thread. Rivers and Kingsbury’s styles are similar and contrasting at the same time. While many of Rivers novels are set in the 1800s and biblical times, Kingsbury’s novels are set in the present.
This is a quote from Karen that can be found on her website (www.karenkingsbury.com):
“Jesus was the original storyteller. When Jesus wanted to teach the people something straightforward, he spoke in simple, factual sentences. But when He wanted to touch the hearts of those around Him, He told a story. I believe that when Jesus told the parable of the prodigal son, or the Good Samaritan or any other, that there was great emotion in the storytelling. I picture the people standing around, mouths slightly open, tears in their eyes. Jesus used story to get a point across, to change hearts. Why? Because stories have a way of getting past the walls of our hearts, and taking root in the most tender places of our souls. I believe that is what God still wants from those who are gifted to write stories. This is why I write Life-Changing Fiction.
I pray that as you explore the books listed here, you will be changed by the stories, and that you will find yourself in a closer walk with God and the people He’s put in your life.”
At Karen’s website (www.karenkingsbury.com) there are always contests of some type going on. The prizes are usually signed copies of books and trips to meet Karen and her family.
In an interview on Karen’s website she was asked when she started writing books. This is what she said:
“I wrote a story for People Magazine, a sad story about a high school girl killed by her best friends. It was a macabre story, where the killers hid the murder for three years. I broke the story open, wrote it for the Daily News, and then for People. An agent in New York saw the story, contacted me, and asked me to write a proposal for a book. I was on maternity leave at the time, pregnant with our first baby. My husband and I were praying for a way that I could write at home, so I wouldn’t have to leave our baby. I decided to write the proposal, and six weeks later, after our first child, Kelsey, was born, the agent called back. He told me he’d gotten an amazing deal for the proposal. The first check, for signing the contract, was just a few dollars more than I made a year. This was a huge answer to prayer, and the next day I went into work and quit my job. I’ve been home writing books ever since.” –Karen Kingsbury
If you have not yet read one of Karen’s books, I challenge you to pick up Redemption. Once you do, yo won’t be able to put it down.