"A redemptive story that shows how God uses ordinary, broken people to accomplish His purposes."
— Dr. Wess Stafford, President and CEO, Compassion International

"Fabry, who writes for children and adults, will certainly delight his ever enlarging fan base with this mesmerizing tale about a man whose gifts are clear to anyone interested in seeing past his obvious outer limitations. Billy Allman, gifted intellectually and especially skilled at playing the mandolin, lives his life as an offering to his divine creator. Billy epitomizes humility as he quietly works to build his own radio station with limited resources and against tremendous spiritual opposition. Day by day, year after year, Billy stays the course despite significant losses that follow him through life. Fabry’s story will surprise readers in the best possible way; plot twists unfold and unexpected character transformations occur throughout this tender story of a single gentle soul who chooses to live by faith despite hardship, failure, and disappointment."
Publishers Weekly

"If the sound of a mandolin being tuned, the smell of sausage sizzling, and the sight of a sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountains make your heart sing, you owe it to yourself to experience Christy Award-winner Chris Fabry’s novels! Unflinchingly realistic yet ultimately hopeful—and sprinkled with otherworldy insights reminiscent of Screwtape—his latest lyrical West Virginia tale is rich with unforgettable characters and shot through with redemption. A winner!"
— Christine, Fiction Editor, Christian Book Distributors

"The book is a wonderfully entertaining, inspiring, emotional rollercoaster that leaves a haunting tune long after the cover is closed."
— Sharon Mager, BaptistLife, Baptist Convention of Maryland and Delaware

"Almost Heaven by Chris Fabry is an incredibly moving story of redemption and the power of love. Billy Allman goes through some painful times in his life and you just can’t help but love him! It’s interesting to read the thoughts of Billy’s guardian angel as you begin to see how the troubles in Billy’s life fit in with God’s master plan."
— Susan Choy Lee, Five Star Books and More by the Reading Mom

What Readers Are Saying . . .

  • "A fresh voice in Christian fiction . . . [Fabry] brings his trademark rich character development to this story, which delves into weighty issues like judgment, contentment, giftedness, and society's outcasts."


  • "Few authors can weave such unique stories with such perfect language. . . . Fabry is an artist with words. All I can say is: Read his novels."

    EXAMINER.COM on June Bug

  • "[Fabry's] poignant story is driven by deeply drawn characters who evoke empathy and frustration, compassion and anger. But in the end, the painful labor of rebirth will bring tears of joy!"

    Christine, CBD Fiction Editor, on Looking into You

  • "Fabry has a true gift for prose, and [Almost Heaven] is amazing. You'll most definitely want to move this to the top of your 'to buy' list."

    ROMANTIC TIMES, 4½-Star Top Pick Review

  • "This riveting, no-punches-pulled coming-of-age tale is reminiscent of Richard Bachman's (Stephen King) short story 'The Body,' which was made into the movie Stand by Me."

    BOOKLIST on The Promise of Jesse Woods

  • "I haven't read anything so riveting and unforgettable since Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. Fabry has penned a remarkable love story, one that's filled with sacrifice, hope, and forgiveness!"

    NOVEL REVIEWS on June Bug

  • "An evocative novel . . . Fabry weaves the events of the past and present into a finely layered story exploring the relationships of faith, forgiveness and family in the midst of healing from pain buried deep in the past."

    PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on Under a Cloudless Sky

  • "[June Bug] is a stunning success, and readers will find themselves responding with enthusiastic inner applause."


  • "Solidly literary fiction with deep, flawed characters and beautiful prose, Dogwood also contains a mystery within the story that adds tension and a deepening plot."


  • "Fabry has built a rewarding story; it's hard to imagine inspirational fiction done better than this."

    WORLD MAGAZINE on Not in the Heart

  • "Fabry has written a nail-biter with plenty of twists and turns to keep readers riveted."

    LIBRARY JOURNAL on Not in the Heart