70 Best Religion Books

Recommended by the staff at Powell’s Books

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1. Priestdaddy: A Memoir by Patricia Lockwood

2. Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy by Anne Lamott

3. The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir by Ruth Wariner

4. Tales From The Secret Annex by Frank, Anne

5. Age of Atheists How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God by Peter Watson

6. The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes: A Translation with Commentary by Robert Alter

7. Provocations Spiritual Writings of Kierkegaard by Soren Kierkegaard

8. Varieties of Religious Experience A Study in Human Nature by William James

9. World Will Be Saved by Beauty An Intimate Portrait of Dorothy Day by Kate Hennessy

10. Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett

11. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

12. Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist

13. A Fresh Cup of Tolerance: Universalism: The New Religion of Tolerance by Dr Tom Norris

14. The Latter Days: A Memoir by Judith Freeman

15. This Invitational Life: Risking Yourself to Align with God’s Heartbeat for Humanity by Steve Carter

16. Lila by Marilynne Robinson

17. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

18. Shimmer of Something Lean Stories of Spiritual Substance by Brian Doyle

19. Revelation: A Search for Faith in a Violent Religious World by Dennis Covington

20. The Triumph of the Snake Goddess by Kaiser Haq

21. Inventing the Individual The Origins of Western Liberalism by Larry Siedentop

22. Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve by Tom Bissell

23. Good Man Is Hard to Find & Other Stories by Flannery OConnor

24. Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

25. Maus: A Survivor’s Tale by Spiegelman, Art

26. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

27. A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam by Armstrong, Karen

28. The Givenness of Things: Essays by Marilynne Robinson

29. Trauma of Everyday Life by Mark Epstein

30. Principles of Knitting by June Hemmons Hiatt

31. The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

32. Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation by Bill Nye

33. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert



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