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1310+ Christian Short Stories to read

Submitted by writers on Reedsy Prompts to our weekly writing contest. If you’re looking for the best Christian short stories, whether they’re funny, didactic, or inspirational, this page is for you.

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The Best Christian Short Stories

If you’re Christian, you likely want to read stories about people like you: people who share your Christian ethos of practising kindness and forgiveness instead of listening to blinding ambition and temptation. Christian literature is remarkably diverse, ranging from devotional, parable-like short stories inspired by the Bible, to inspirational Christian short stories (for children and adults alike) featuring ordinary people doing their best to make the world a better place for everyone. 

From C.S. Lewis and G.K. Chesterton to Francine Rivers and Frank E. Peretti, there’s no shortage of successful Christian authors out there. Here, you can discover the voices working within the short story form that might be next to join the Christian literary canon. 

Looking for the newest in Christian fiction?

This page features the Christian stories submitted to Reedsy’s writing contest every week. At the very top of this page, you’ll find winning or shortlisted stories, all available to read for free. Clicking on each story will show you any additional thematic tags, so you can identify stories of interest faster. And if one writer’s work particularly resonates with you, why not visit their profile and click ‘Follow’, so you can stay up to date with their new writing? Up-and-coming writers need all the support they can get — this could be one of your acts of random kindness!

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