Art and Christianity – some book recommendations

Following my last post, I thought I’d mention some books that I like that deal with spirituality/faith in a real manner. Some of them are Christian authors, some are definitely not. I don’t necessarily agree with the opinions put forth in all of these novels but I think each one is well-written and honest.

Les Miserables, Victor Hugo

The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky

Life After God, Douglas Coupland

The Kreutzer Sonata, Leo Tolstoy

The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis (especially The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe and The Last Battle)

Also, C.S. Lewis’ science fiction trilogy – in particular Voyage to Venus

The Power and the Glory, Graham Greene

Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte (Read more of my thoughts on Jane here.)

several of Flannery O’Connor’s short stories

My Name is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok (A terrific look at art and faith, from a Jewish perspective.)

The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver

I know I’m missing titles, either because I’ve forgotten them or I haven’t read them. What would you add to this list?

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