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.


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


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


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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