- The Pilgrim's Progress, 1678 by John Bunyan
- The History of the Fairchild Family, 1818 by Mary Martha Sherwood
- A Christmas Carol, 1843 by Charles Dickens
- Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, 1880 story of a Jew and a Roman growing up in the generation of Christ, by Lew Wallace
- In His Steps, 1897 story by Charles Sheldon that served as the origin of "What Would Jesus Do?"