Tuesday, January 7, 2014

10 Books Every Mormon Should Read



by Eliana:

To be honest, the whole world would be a better place if everyone read these titles. But since this is a post for MMM I will limit my comments to the Mormon faith community. I read one hundred books last year. I always read at least one book per week. I'm in my mid-thirties and have been reading that much basically always. So you don't have to listen to me, but I have some fairly legit street cred as far as book recommendations go. And I'm an English professor, if that means anything to you.

Fiction

Each of these titles speaks to me about inspiration, about God's hand in our lives. That could be a rogue baseball in the case of one book or the mysterious neighbor in another. Central to my belief system is that God is real and available to me. These novels are hard for me to define, but they circle around morality and peace.


Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Four Letters of Love by Niall Williams

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Nonfiction

What does it mean to be alive and part of a larger world community? Each of these books speaks to figuring out that whole big question in different ways.


Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

Far From the Tree by Andrew Solomon

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

The Secrets of Happy Families by Bruce Feiler

Religious Literacy by Stephen Prothero

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