Books That Impacted My Faith

Here is a list of books that have shaped my faith and changed how I live my life as a follower of Christ. Each one of these changed how I saw the world, God, and my response to both. Please let me know the books that shaped your own.

NONFICTION:


1. A Long Obedience In The Same Direction by Eugene H. Peterson


2. Walking On Water: Reflections On Faith And Art by Madeleine L'Engle


3. The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God by Dallas Willard


4. Celebration Of Discipline: The Path To Spiritual Growth by Richard J. Foster


5. What's So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey


6. Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton


7. The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning


8. Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts On Faith by Anne Lamott


9. The Irresistible Revolution by ShaneClaiborne


10. The Return Of The Prodigal Son: A Story Of Homecoming by Henri J.M. Nouwen


11. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis


12. Dakota: A Spiritual Geography by Kathleen Norris


13. Still: Notes On A Mid-Faith Crisis by Lauren F. Winner


14. Pilgrim At Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard


15. I Asked For Wonder by Abrham Joshua Heschel


16. Telling The Truth: The Gospel As Comedy, Tragedy, And Fairy Tale by Frederick Buechner


17. The Practice Of The Presence Of God by Brother Lawrence


18. Simplicity: The Freedom Of Letting Go by Richard Rohr


19. The Cost Of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer


20. New Seeds Of Contemplation by Thomas Merton


21. The Autobiograhy Of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King, Jr.


22. The Habit Of Being by Flannery O'Connor


23. The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank


24. Waiting For God by Simone Weil


Surprised By Hope: Rethinking Heaven, The Resurrection, And The Mission Of The Church by N. T. Wright


Sculpting In Time: The Great Russian Filmmaker Discusses His Art by Andrei Tarkovsky


FICTION:



1. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis


2. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle

3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte


4. Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler


5. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky


6. The Chosen by Chaim Potok


7. Night by Elie Wiesel


7. A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving


8. Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry


9. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson


10. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee


11. The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor


12. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky



13. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton



14. The Patron Saint Of Liars by Ann Patchett


15. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood


16. The Moviegoer by Walker Percy


17. Silence by Shusaku Endo


18. Plainsong by Kent Haruf


19. The Death Of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy


20. Father Melancholy's Daughter by Gail Godwin


POETRY:


1. Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot


2. The Complete Poems by Emily Dickinson


3. Duino Elegies and Book of Hours by Rainer Maria Rilke


4. Jerusalem by William Blake


5. The Complete Poems (particularly the section The Awful Rowing Toward God) by Anne Sexton


6. New Collected Poems by Wendell Berry


7. Otherwise: New & Selected Poems by Jane Kenyon


New And Selected Poems by Mary Oliver


The Darkness Around Us Is Deep by Willaim Stafford


The Essential Rumi Translated by Coleman Barks 










































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