Welcome to L. D. Wenzel's
Fiction Website

Wenzel is an American author who lives in Norway. He specializes in religious fiction, combining challenging literary themes of existence along with adventure and romance.

A Witch in the Wardrobe
-a novel-
(This cover photo is only
a working model)
Caught in the Winds
-a novel-

A Midspring
Night's Dream

-a novella-

Seeing is Believing
-a short story-

matts cover
(This cover photo is only
a working model)

“From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffers violence."
Matthew  11:12

All characters in this novel are fictitious. 

While historical persons are referred to,

they at no time participate in the story

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A Witch in the Wardrobe
An Evangelical Thriller

Belfast, Northern Ireland

A lone bulb provided dim light in a cramped and dingy attic, where Shannon Dillon discovers a hidden document. This results in speculation that beloved author, C. S. Lewis, had once been involved in the Occult. Gangsters steal the controversial paper after killing two bystanders.

Shannon vows vengeance, travels to America, and
teams up with Simon Magister, a nerdy literature professor at an evangelical college. The unlikely couple embark on a deadly mission to track down the 'Belfast Document' and bring the 
killer to justice.

Follow their adventures as they walk through the 
valley of the shadow of death.
This is a thriller set in a religious milieu. 
It's a delicacy of conspiracy, violence, romance, 
faith, and a nuanced depiction of the 
Evangelical experience today.

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Caught in the Winds
-a published novel-  (2010)

.A new student at an evangelical college, comes of age by encountering his deepest aspirations.

Meet philosophy major Morrie Schiller, a misfit at Bethlehem College in the Midwest. He struggles to fit into normal student life at a Christian college. He tries and fails to win the girl he loves and then gets caught in the cross-fire as the school's progressives and right-wing factions wage war.

Enter Jack Joplin, a mysterious "philosophical" stranger who befriends and mentors Morrie down a dark path of pseudo-enlightenment. Things get out-of-hand as Morrie is catapulted into romantic adventures that go beyond his wildest dreams. A flawed hero, maturity nessitates his passing through the refiner's fire.

With humor and suspense, this novel seeks to shine a critical light on the religious scene in America today.

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. Here

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"Philosophy, theology, mysticism and the quirks of evangelical subculture
filter throughout its pages."  (The Writers Edge)

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Including by Dr. Arthur Holmes
Wheaton College

What is religious fiction?Visit L. D. Wenzel''s YouTube Channel


In less than 10 videos,Wenzel discusses his passion for religious fiction. In a nutshell, religious fiction is a sub genre of literary fiction, when the author places literary characters in religious settings, whether to embrace or rebel against the situation, in which they find themselves.

Authentic religious fiction never seeks to be a sounding board for the authors personal religious views. The religious writer seeks to describe the phenomenon of religious experience as he or she sees it. This often involves existential struggle.

Wenzel also turns a critical eye on so-called "Christian fiction," better called the "Evangelical publishing industry" which is tightly framed by a sectarian point of view.

Go to:  L.D. Wenzel - YouTube

Coming soon:
A Midsprings Night Dream
Seeing is Believing