Books I Recommend (Grouped by author but otherwise in no particular order):

A New Kind of Christian by Brian McLaren

The Last Word and the Word After That by McLaren                nose-stuck-in-a-book

A Generous Orthodoxy by McLaren

Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller

Searching for God Knows What by Miller

Through Painted Deserts by Miller

Stumbling Toward Faith by Renee Altson

Simply Christian by N.T. Wright

The Challenge of Jesus by Wright

Following Jesus by Wright

For All God’s Worth by Wright

The Divine Embrace by Robert Webber

Ancient-Future Faith by Webber

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Traveling Mercies by Lamott

Plan B by Lamott

Operating Instructions by Lamott

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

The Great Divorce by Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia by Lewis

God is Not: Religious, Nice, “One of Us”, An American, A Capitalist by Brent D. Laytham

The Trinity and Subordinationism by Kevin Giles

Christian, Evangelical and…..Democrat? by George Hunter

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The Sacred Way by Tony Jones

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

God on Mute by Peter Greig

Fearless Faith by John Fischer

True Believers Don’t Ask Why by Fischer

Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawerence

Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility by Austen

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

The Rising by Brian Keene

Accidents Waiting to Happen by Simon Wood

Wicked by Gregory Maguire

Praying with the Church by Scot McKnight

Unashamed by Francine Rivers

The Atonement Child by Rivers

The Last Sin Eater by Rivers

Crunchy Cons by Rod Dreher

Naked by David Sedaris

No Greater Love by Mother Teresa

Jesus and Nonviolence by Walter Wink

Messy Spirituality by Mike Yaconelli

Dangerous Wonder by Yaconelli

Dear John by Nicholas Sparks (Guilty pleasure. Don’t know why I like Sparks’ books. They’re the sappy crap that I hate.)

The Notebook by Sparks

The Wedding by Sparks

Why Men Love Bitches by Sherry Argov

In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner

The Last Promise by Richard Paul Evans

Mudhouse Sabbath by Lauren Winner

Real Sex by Winner

Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell

Sex God by Bell

The Harry Potter series

Life and Holiness by Thomas Merton

Everyday Grace by Marianne Williamson

Will Marry for Food, Sex, and Laundry by Simon Oaks

The Portable Dorothy Parker (a collection of Dorothy Parker’s stuff)

Please leave a comment with any recommendations! 🙂