RELIGIOUS BOOKS, CONTEMPORARY OR OTHERWISE

  1. What should I be reading? Explorations, essays, arguments new and old all eagerly encouraged.
  2. The Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose. Religion-adjacent and a good read.
    Suggested by   @llamaface
  3. Developing the Leader Within You by John C. Maxwell
    Christian based—good read for a business mindset.
    Suggested by   @jojonichole
  4. Screwtape Letters - C.S. Lewis
    Christian apologist - super interesting and really easy to read. focuses mostly on the battle between good and evil in all of us. told through the letters of a demon mentoring a younger demon who is attempting to corrupt a human. seriously. but good!
    Suggested by   @RebeccaBurch
  5. Walking the Bible by Bruce Feiler, a nonfiction book that still feels like an epic novel
    Suggested by   @aniko
  6. Mere Christianity - CS Lewis
    More Lewis, but this is one of my faves. It was initially a radio broadcast, so he deals with broader ideas of religion and morality in an almost conversational tone. A fascinating mind.
    Suggested by   @maggieannre
  7. Tao Te Ching
    Suggested by   @jesseno
  8. Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
    And seconding J No 👆🏽
    Suggested by   @communistcasino
  9. The Swerve: How The World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt
    I'm reading this now. A "religious " book in that it explores how we went from a world of fatalistic pre determinism to one of free will and choice. Religion plays a big part.
    Suggested by   @Alphonse
  10. The Evolution of God by Robert Wright
    Explores how the concept of 'God' has evolved over time. Beginning with primitive ancestor worship/animist religions in the prologue then three phases from the perspective of each of the three Abrahamic faiths. Fascinating description of why monotheism was and is so controversial.
    Suggested by   @magebloom
  11. The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan Watts
    Short, wonderful read. Still feels contemporary and also a sly introduction to Indian philosophy.
    Suggested by   @asbroder
  12. The Mountain of Silence
    A unique view of Orthodox Christianity through the eyes of a PhD who comes back to his foundational religious teachings after a lifetime away.
    Suggested by   @GavMaLav
  13. Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
    Non religious thoughts on Christian spirituality
    Suggested by   @Som521