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Faith-Filled Books Recommended by Our Readers

Here's a list from Paraclete Press (not books they published, but books that are the kind they would like to see.) These are all either related to Christianity or as marked below "Interfaith dialog".  Thanks to Laurel Detcher for this. 

Ron Hansen: Mariette in Ecstasy

Marilynne Robinson: Gilead

Leif Enger: Peace Like a River

Mark Salzman: Lying Awake

Martel: Life of Pi (also an interfaith dialog book, though we'd like one with a decidedly Christian aspect)

Madeleine L'Engle: Other Side of the Sun (and others)

John Hassler: North of Hope

Oscar Hijuelos: Mr. Ives' Christmas

Vinita Wright: Velma Still Cooks in Leeway

Chaim Potok: My Name is Asher Lev and The Gift of Asher Lev (as informing interfaith dialog)

Sue Monk Kidd: Secret Life of Bees

Here's the link:

Image has a list of "top 100 books"

W.H. Auden: Collected Poems

Georges Bernanos: The Diary of a Country Priest

Wendell Berry: Sabbaths

John Berryman: 77 Dream Songs

Doris Betts: Souls Raised from the Dead

Leon Bloy: The Woman Who Was Poor

Heinrich Boll: The Stories of Heinrich Boll

Robert Bolt: A Man for All Seasons

Ray Bradbury: Something Wicked This Way Comes

George Mackay Brown: Selected Poems

Frederic Buechner: Godric

Scott Cairns: Recovered Body

Willa Cather: Death Comes for the Archbishop

G.K. Chesterton: The Man Who Was Thursday

Paul Claudel: The Satin Slipper

Elizabeth Dewberry: Many Things Have Happened Since He Died

Annie Dillard: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Andre Dubus: Selected Stories

T.S. Eliot: Four Quartets

Alice Thomas Ellis: The Sin Eater

Shusaku Endo: Silence

William Everson: Collected Poems (The Residual Years; The Veritable Years)

Horton Foote: The Trip to Bountiful

Christopher Fry: The Lady's Not for Burning

Denise Giardina: Saints and Villains

Jose Maria Gironella: The Cypresses Believe in God

Julien Green: Diaries

Graham Greene: The Power and the Glory

Patricia Hampl: Virgin Time

Ron Hansen: Mariette in Ecstasy

Mark Helprin: A Soldier of the Great War

Oscar Hijuelos: Mr. Ives' Christmas

Geoffrey Hill: The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Peguy

Edward Hirsch: Earthly Measures

Paul Horgan: Great River

Andrew Hudgins: The Neverending

John Irving: A Prayer for Owen Meany

Josephine Jacobsen: In the Crevice of Time: New and Selected Poems

Mark Jarman: Questions for Ecclesiastes

Elizabeth Jennings: Collected Poems

David Jones: The Anathemata

Nikos Kazantzakis: The Last Temptation of Christ

Thomas Keneally: Three Cheers for the Paraclete

William Kennedy: Ironweed

Wally Lamb: I Know This Much is True

Anne Lamott: Traveling Mercies

Madeleine L'Engle--almost anything

Denise Levertov: The Stream and the Sapphire

Philip Levine: The Mercy

C.S. Lewis--almost anything

Torgny Lindgren: Light

Robert Lowell: Lord Weary's Castle

Paul Mariani: Salvage Operations

Francois Mauriac: Viper's Tangle

Alice McDermott: Charming Billy

Thomas Merton" Collected Poems

Vassar Miller: If I Had Wheels or Love: Collected Poems

Walter Miller: A Canticle for Leibowitz

Czeslaw Milosz: Collected Poems

Brian Moore: Black Robe

Robert Morgan: The Truest Pleasure

Malcolm Muggeridge: Chronicles of Wasted Time

Edwin Muir: Complete Poems

Les Murray: Collected Poems

Kathleen Norris: Dakota

Patrick O'Brian: The Aubrey/Maturin Novels

Flannery O'Connor--almost anything

Virginia Stem Owens: If You Do Love Old Men

Katherine Paterson: Jacob Have I Loved

Charles Peguy: The Mystery of the Charity of Joan of Arc

Walker Percy: The Moviegoer

David Plante: The Francoeur Trilogy

Chaim Potok: My Name is Asher Lev

J.F. Powers: The Presence of Grace

Reynolds Price: Three Gospels

Richard Rodriguez: Hunger of Memory

Dorothy Sayers: The Mind of the Maker

Ignazio Silone: Bread and Wine

Louis Simpson: New and Selected Poems

Isaac Bashevis Singer: Collected Stories

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Muriel Spark: Memento Mori

Tom Stoppard: Hapgood

John Heath Stubbs: Collected Poems

Allen Tate: Collected Poems

J.R.R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings

Anne Tyler: Saint Maybe

Sigrid Undset: Kristin Lavransdatter

John Updike: In the Beauty of the Lillies

Peter de Vries: The Blood of the Lamb

Dan Wakefield:  Returning

Walter Wangerin, Jr.:  The Book of the Dun Cow

Evelyn Waugh:  Brideshead Revisited

Elie Wiesel:  Night

Richard Wilbur:  New and Collected Poems

Charles Williams:  All Hallows' Eve

A.N. Wilson:  Wise Virgin

Tim Winton:  Cloudstreet

Larry Woiwode:  Beyond the Bedroom Wall

Tobias Wolff:  In the Garden of the North American Martyrs

Have a book to recommend?  Contact Karina.  Put FFF-Book in the subject line.

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