Ah, the season of pumpkins, ghosts, and candy-induced sugar highs is upon us! I personally get very excited for any excuse to dress up in a costume. This year, my family and I will be dressing up as Scooby Doo characters. I was looking for comfortable clothes at the thrift store and stumbled across some outdated styles that would work perfect for Shaggy and Velma, and I totally lost control. I had to do it. Comfortable cosplay? Yes please!
Anyway, I also get super excited for Halloween because that's the time of year I get hundreds of people coming to my door, asking for a treat. As a Christian (and an extrovert), I love handing out candy and fun Bible tracts that give kids and grown-ups alike hope for the future, reminding them that they aren't alone, they have a purpose for existing, and they are so very precious. What better time to remind them that they can have a beautiful life, even after death, when they are literally surrounded by images of death and the afterlife?
Halloween can also be a great time to explore the spookier side of Christian theology and literature, and there are some hauntingly good books out there that I have enjoyed (even as I hid under my blanket from the monsters). So, grab your flashlight, prepare your best "I'm not scared" face, and let's delve into ten spooky Christian books that are sure to add a holy chill to your Halloween. I've also included songs with each book to enhance the eerie ambiance (ooOOooOOooH!): this is the part where I tell you that there are Amazon Affiliate links in this blog post. So, when you click one of these links and purchase something, not only are you paying the author for their hard work, but you are helping me buy dog food and animal crackers!
I feel like This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti deserves an honorable mention, and I must also add an indie author to this list, and that would be Zach Carpenter's Reclaimed Saga.
And there you have it! These spooky Christian books are perfect for a Halloween that combines the sacred and the spine-chilling. Remember, the best way to ward off monsters is to read with all the lights on and a healthy dose of humor... and by watching a princess movie afterward. Enjoy your faith-filled scares, and let me know in a comment if there are any others you would add to this list!
The beasts of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls. - Isaiah 43:20
Self-published author of the fantasy series, Tales of the Wovlen, Kathryn spends a great deal of time in the world of her imagination, having tea with fire breathing dragons, writing books on flying space ships, and practicing her mad scientist laugh with gusto. However, on occasion, she returns to this world just to play with her dog, blog about her fun, and coach people through writing self-doubt.
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