Greg Mitchell has bravely set out to write an atypical story, one that doesn’t necessarily fit establish genres in Christian fiction. When I heard that the book is “Christian horror,” I wondered how that could be. But now that I’ve read it, I see that is really the only way the book can be classified. It is, on one hand, a true horror tale and on the other hand, it is an intensely Christian story, complete with messages of forgiveness and redemption, struggle and self-sacrifice.
I applaud Realms for taking on this project. It is an exciting time to be in Christian speculative fiction. I see the numbers of books being published in this genre growing and, as a writer, that is wonderful news. But I digress.
Before finding out that The Strange Man was an upcoming selection for the Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour, I stumbled across the book. Intrigued, I contacted Greg Mitchell, who graciously offered to provide me with an interview. I encourage you to click over to that page and see what he had to say: Greg Mitchell Interview
Personally, I wasn’t sure if I’d like The Strange Man, but I wanted to find out for myself and I’m glad I did. This book is a strong and, dare I say fun, additional to the growing portfolio of Christian speculative fiction titles.
Well done, Greg.
I encourage you to check out what the other CSFF bloggers have to say about this book. See the blog roll links on the right.
The Strange Man, Book 1 in The Coming Evil
By Greg Mitchell
Publisher: Realms, February 2011
304 pages, Trade paperback
List price: $13.99
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