Reviews Listed by Author

  1. Adams, Richard. Watership Down.
  2. Aiken, Joan. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.
  3. Alcorn, Randy. Safely Home.
  4. Allender, Dan. To Be Told.
  5. Alexander, Lloyd. Taran Wanderer.
  6. —. The Black Cauldron. Reread here.
  7. —. The Book of Three.
  8. —. The Castle of Llyr.
  9. —. The High King.
  10. —. Westmark.
  11. Anderson, Sherwood. Winesburg, Ohio.
  12. St. Athanasius. On the Incarnation.
  13. Backman, Fredrick. A Man Called Ove.
  14. Barker, Juliet. The Brontes: Wild Genius on the Moors.
  15. Barna, George and David Barton. U-Turn: Restoring America to the Strength of its Roots.
  16. Baum, L. Frank. The Wizard of Oz.
  17. Bauer, Susan Wise. The Story of Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory.
  18. Bernanos, Georges. Diary of a Country Priest.
  19. Berry, Wendell. A Place In Time.
  20. —. “Fidelity.”
  21. —.  Hannah Coulter.
  22. —. Jayber Crow.
  23. —. “The Boundary.”
  24. —. The Memory of Old Jack.
  25. —. The Way of Ignorance.
  26. —. Whitefoot: A Story from the Center of the World.
  27. Bessey, Sarah. Out of Sorts.
  28. Birkerts, Sven. The Gutenberg Elegies.
  29. Blanchard, Ken and Spencer Johnson. The One Minute Manager.
  30. Bowditch, Eden Unger. The Atomic Weight of Secrets.
  31. Boyd, Gregory A. The Myth of a Christian Nation.
  32. —. Letters from a Skeptic: A Son Wrestles with his Father’s Questions About Christianity.
  33. Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451.
  34. —. The Martian Chronicles.
  35. Bridges, Jerry. True Community.
  36. Brooks, Geraldine. March.
  37. —. People of the Book.
  38. Brown, Devin. A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C.S. Lewis.
  39. Bruner, Kay. As Soon as I Fell.
  40. Buechner, Frederick. Godric.
  41. —. The Faces of Jesus.
  42. —. The Sacred Journey.
  43. —. The Storm.
  44. Burgess, Thornton W. Now I Remember: The Autobiography of Thornton W. Burgess.
  45. Burnham, Gracia. In the Presence of My Enemies.
  46. Bush, George W. Decision Points.
  47. Cain, Susan. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.
  48. Caldecott, Spencer. Beauty In the Word.
  49. Canin, Ethan. America, America.
  50. Carr, Nicholas. The Glass Cage: Automation and Us.
  51. —. The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains.
  52. Carroll, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
  53. Carson, Ben. You Have a Brain.
  54. Challies, Tim. The Next Story: Life and Faith after the Digital Explosion.
  55. Chesterton, G.K. Orthodoxy.
  56. —. The Everlasting Man.
  57. —.  The Man Who was Thursday.
  58. Clarke, Susanna. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell.
  59. Cloud, Henry and John Townsend. Boundaries with Kids.
  60. Collins, Francis S. The Language of God.
  61. Collins, Suzanne. Catching Fire.
  62. —. Mockingjay.
  63. —. The Hunger Games.
  64. Comstock, Anna Botsford. The Comstocks of Cornell.
  65. Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness.
  66. Cooper, Susan. Over Sea, Under Stone.
  67. Danticat, Edwidge. Brother, I’m Dying.
  68. DeJong, Meindert. The Singing Hill.
  69. —. The Wheel on the School.
  70. DeLillo, Don. Falling Man.
  71. DeMoss, Nancy Leigh. Brokenness: The Heart God Revives.
  72. Dickens, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities.
  73. —. Bleak House.
  74. Dillard, Annie. The Maytrees.
  75. Dodson, Shireen. The Mother-Daughter Book Club.
  76. Drabble, Margaret. The Seven Sisters.
  77. Dreher, Rod. The Benedict Option.
  78. DuMaurier, Daphne. Rebecca.
  79. Durden, Kent. Gifts of an Eagle.
  80. Eldredge, John. Epic: The Story God is Telling and the Role that is Yours to Play.
  81. —. Waking the Dead.
  82. —. Walking with God.
  83. Elliot, Elisabeth. The Shaping of a Christian Family.
  84. —. Through Gates of Splendor.
  85. Enger, Leif. Peace Like a River.
  86. —. So Brave, Young, and Handsome.
  87. Enns, Peter. Telling God’s Story: A Parent’s Guide to Teaching the Bible.
  88. —. The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It. Part 1; Part 2.
  89. —. The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say About Human Origins.
  90. Evans, Rachel Held. A Year of Biblical Womanhood.
  91. —. Searching for Sunday.
  92. Farmer, Penelope. Charlotte Sometimes.
  93. Fields, Leslie Leyland. Parenting Is Your Highest Calling: And Eight Other Myths That Trap Us In Worry and Guilt.
  94. Fisher, Dorothy Canfield. Understood Betsy.
  95. Flexner, James Thomas. Washington: The Indispensable Man.
  96. Foer, Franklin. World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech.
  97. Forster, E.M. A Room with a View.
  98. Frangipane, Frances. The Three Battlegrounds.
  99. Freedman, Russell. Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade against Child Labor.
  100. Funke, Cornelia. Inkheart.
  101. Gaiman, Neil. Norse Mythology.
  102. —. Stardust.
  103. Garrett, Helen. Rufous Redtail.
  104. Gaskell, Elizabeth. Cranford.
  105. Gilbert, Suzie. Flyaway. (Posted at my nature blog.)
  106. Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. Herland.
  107. Gladwell, Malcolm. Outliers.
  108. Godden, Rumer. The Dragon of Og.
  109. Goins, Jeff. You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One).
  110. Goldstone, Lawrence and Nancy. Deconstructing Penguins.
  111. Gottlieb, Robert. Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens.
  112. Goudge, Elizabeth. Green Dolphin Street.
  113. —. I Saw Three Ships.
  114. —. Linnets and Valerians.
  115. —.  Pilgrim’s Inn.
  116. —. The Bird in the Tree.
  117. —. The Blue Hills.
  118. —. The Child from the Sea.
  119. —. The Dean’s Watch.
  120. —. The Heart of the Family.
  121. —. The Joy of the Snow.
  122. —. The Little White Horse.
  123. —. The Scent of Water. Reread here.
  124. —. The White Witch.
  125. Grafton, John. The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History.
  126. Guinness, Os. Fit Bodies, Fat Minds: Why Evangelicals Don’t Think and What to Do About It.
  127. —. God in the Dark.
  128. —. Prophetic Untimeliness: A Challenge to the Idol of Relevance.
  129. Hagerty, Barbara Bradley. Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife.
  130. Hanff, Helene. 84, Charing Cross Road.
  131. Harrell, Daniel. Nature’s Witness: How Evolution Can Inspire Faith.
  132. Hart, David Bentley. The Doors of the Sea: Where was God in the Tsunami?
  133. Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The House of the Seven Gables.
  134. Heilbrun, Carol. Writing a Woman’s Life.
  135. Helgoe, Laurie. Introvert Power.
  136. Henry, Marguerite. Brighty of the Grand Canyon.
  137. —. Justin Morgan Had a Horse.
  138. —. White Stallion of Lipizza.
  139. Hersey, John. Hiroshima.
  140. Hession, Roy. The Calvary Road.
  141. Hillenbrand, Laura. Unbroken.
  142. Hoban, Russell. The Mouse and His Child.
  143. Hosseini, Khaled. A Thousand Splendid Suns.
  144. —. The Kite Runner.
  145. Hunkin, Oliver. Dangerous Journey: The Story of Pilgrim’s Progress.
  146. Hurnard, Hannah. Hinds’ Feet on High Places, adapted for children.
  147. Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God.
  148. Hybels, Bill. Holy Discontent.
  149. Ishiguro, Kazuo. Never Let Me Go.
  150. —. Nocturnes.
  151. Jackson, Wes. Becoming Native to This Place.
  152. Jacobs, Alan. How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds.
  153. —. The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis.
  154. —. The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction.
  155. James, P.D. The Children of Men.
  156. Jethani, Skye. The Divine Commodity.
  157. Jewett, Sarah Orne. The Country of the Pointed Firs.
  158. St. John of the Cross. Dark Night of the Soul.
  159. Johnson, David and Jeff VanVonderen. The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse.
  160. Jones, Timothy Paul. Christian History Made Easy.
  161. Jordan, River. Praying for Strangers: An Adventure of the Human Spirit.
  162. Kafka, Franz. The Metamorphosis.
  163. Keller, Phillip. Lessons from a Sheepdog.
  164. Keller, Timothy. The Prodigal God.
  165. Kelly, Jacqueline. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate.
  166. Kephart, Beth. A Slant of Sun.
  167. —. Seeing Past Z: Nurturing the Imagination in a Fast-Forward World.
  168. Kingsolver, Barbara. The Poisonwood Bible.
  169. Kinnaman, David and Gabe Lyons. UnChristian.
  170. Kline, David. Great Possessions: An Amish Farmer’s Journal.
  171. Lamott, Anne. Traveling Mercies.
  172. Latham, Irene. Leaving Gee’s Bend.
  173. Law, Ingrid. Savvy.
  174. Brother Lawrence. The Practice of the Presence of God.
  175. Lawson, James Gilchrist. Deeper Experiences of Famous Christians.
  176. Lawson, Robert. Rabbit Hill.
  177. Lee, Harper. Go Set a Watchman.
  178. L’Engle, Madeleine. A Circle of Quiet.
  179. —. A Live Coal in the Sea.
  180. —. A Severed Wasp.
  181. —. Certain Women.
  182. —. The Irrational Season.
  183. —. The Love Letters.
  184. —. The Summer of the Great Grandmother.
  185. —. Trailing Clouds of Glory: Spiritual Values in Children’s Literature.
  186. —. Walking on Water.
  187. Letts, Elizabeth. The Eighty Dollar Champion.
  188. Levertov, Denise. To Stay Alive.
  189. Lewis, C.S. A Grief Observed.
  190. —. An Experiment in Criticism.
  191. —. Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer.
  192. —. Mere Christianity.
  193. —. Miracles.
  194. —. On Stories and Other Essays on Literature.
  195. —. Out of the Silent Planet.
  196. —. Perelandra.
  197. —. Reflections on the Psalms.
  198. —. That Hideous Strength. Reread here.
  199. —. The Abolition of Man.
  200. —. The Discarded Image.
  201. —. The Four Loves.
  202. —. The Problem of Pain.
  203. —. The Screwtape Letters.
  204. —. The Weight of Glory.
  205. —. Till We Have Faces.
  206. Lewis, Gill. Wild Wings.
  207. Lightman, Alan. Einstein’s Dreams.
  208. Lloyd-Jones, David Martyn. Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cures.
  209. Lowry, Lois. Gathering Blue.
  210. —. Messenger.
  211. —. Son.
  212. —. The Giver.
  213. —. The Willoughbys.
  214. Macaulay, Susan Schaeffer. For the Children’s Sake.
  215. MacDonald, George. At the Back of the North Wind.
  216. —. Diary of an Old Soul.
  217. —. Phantastes.
  218. —. The Golden Key.
  219. —. The Light Princess.
  220. —. The Portent.
  221. —. The Princess and Curdie.
  222. —. Unspoken Sermons.
  223. Magorian, Michelle. Goodnight Mr Tom.
  224. Marshall, Catherine. The Helper.
  225. Maxwell, William. So Long, See You Tomorrow.
  226. McClure, Wendy. The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie.
  227. McCullough, David. 1776.
  228. McGuire, Richard. Passionate Attention: An Introduction to Literary Study.
  229. McHugh, Adam. The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction.
  230. McKibben, Bill. The Comforting Whirlwind: God, Job, and the Scale of Creation.
  231. McKinley, Robin. Beauty.
  232. McQuay, Peri Phillips. A Wing in the Door: Life with a Red-Tailed Hawk.
  233. Melville, Herman. Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street.
  234. Merton, Thomas. A Book of Hours.
  235. Miller, Donald. Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality.
  236. Miller, John E. Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Woman Behind the Legend.
  237. Miller, Laura. The Magician’s Book: A Skeptic’s Adventures in Narnia.
  238. Miller, Sue. The Senator’s Wife.
  239. Mitchell, Stephen, trans. The Book of Job.
  240. Montgomery, David R. The Rocks Don’t Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood.
  241. Montgomery, Elizabeth Rider. The Story Behind Modern Books.
  242. Montgomery, Lucy Maude. Anne of Green Gables.
  243. Morton, Kate. The Forgotten Garden.
  244. Nesbit, Edith. The Book of Dragons.
  245. O’Brien, Michael. A Landscape with Dragons.
  246. O’Connor, Flannery. Wise Blood.
  247. Orwell, George. 1984.
  248. Pace, Mildred Mastin. Old Bones the Wonder Horse.
  249. Paton, Alan. Cry, the Beloved Country.
  250. Pearcey, Nancy. Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from its Cultural Captivity.
  251. Peet, Bill. Bill Peet: An Autobiography.
  252. Philbrick, Nathaniel. Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War.
  253. Pilley, John. Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows 1,000 Words.
  254. Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore’s Dilemma.
  255. Postman, Neil. Amusing Ourselves to Death.
  256. —. Technopoly.
  257. Potok, Chaim. Davita’s Harp.
  258. —. My Name Is Asher Lev.
  259. Preston, Richard. The Wild Trees.
  260. Raskin, Ellen. The Westing Game.
  261. Reece, Erik. Utopia Drive: A Road Trip Through America’s Most Radical Idea.
  262. Rhys, Jean. Wide Sargasso Sea.
  263. Rice, Jesse. The Church of Facebook.
  264. Roberts, Monty. The Man who Listens to Horses.
  265. Robinson, Marilynne. Gilead.
  266. —. Home.
  267. —. Housekeeping.
  268. —. The Death of Adam.
  269. —. When I Was a Child I Read Books.
  270. Roese, Jackie. She Can Teach: Empowering Women to Teach the Scriptures Effectively.
  271. Rosenberg, Joel. Epicenter.
  272. Schaeffer, Frances. No Little People.
  273. —. True Spirituality.
  274. Schmidt, Gary D. Okay for Now.
  275. —. Orbiting Jupiter.
  276. —. Straw into Gold.
  277. —. Trouble.
  278. —. The Wednesday Wars.
  279. —. What Came from the Stars.
  280. Scott, Sir Walter. Ivanhoe.
  281. Sedore, Emma. Hiawatha Island: Jewel of the Susquehanna.
  282. Seibert, Eric. The Violence of Scripture: Overcoming the Old Testament’s Troubling Legacy.
  283. Shaffer, Mary Ann and Annie Barrows. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
  284. Shea, Ammon. Reading the OED.
  285. Shortt, Bruce N. The Harsh Truth about Public Schools.
  286. Sibley, Brian. The Land of Narnia.
  287. Skloot, Rebecca. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
  288. Spires, Elizabeth. The Mouse of Amherst.
  289. Steig, William. Abel’s Island.
  290. Stewart, Trenton Lee. The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict.
  291. —. The Mysterious Benedict Society.
  292. Still, James. River of Earth.
  293. Stockett, Kathryn. The Help.
  294. Stott, John. The Birds Our Teachers.
  295. Stratton-Porter, Gene. A Girl of the Limberlost.
  296. Strout, Elizabeth. Abide with Me.
  297. Sutcliff, Rosemary. Black Ships Before Troy.
  298. Swenson, Richard. Contentment: The Secret to a Lasting Calm.
  299. Ten Boom, Corrie. The Hiding Place.
  300. The Way of a Pilgrim.
  301. Thurber, James. The Wonderful O.
  302. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Children of Hurin.
  303. —. The Fellowship of the Ring.
  304. —. The Return of the King.
  305. —. The Two Towers.
  306. Tolstoy, Leo. War and Peace.
  307. Tournier, Paul. A Place for You.
  308. Townsend, John. Hiding from Love.
  309. Tozer, A.W. The Knowledge of the Holy.
  310. —. The Pursuit of God.
  311. Trollope, Anthony. Dr. Thorne.
  312. —. Framley Parsonage.
  313. —. The Last Chronicle of Barset.
  314. —. The Small House at Allington.
  315. —. The Way We Live Now.
  316. Turkle, Sherry. Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other.
  317. Twain, Mark. Extracts from Adam’s Diary.
  318. —. Huckleberry Finn.
  319. Twenge, Jean. iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy — and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood (and What That Means for the Rest of Us).
  320. Ulin, David L. The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time.
  321. Ursu, Anne. Breadcrumbs.
  322. Vance, J.D. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir.
  323. Vega, Suzanne. The Passionate Eye.
  324. Viola, Frank and George Barna. Pagan Christianity.
  325. Voskamp, Ann. One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are.
  326. Welty, Eudora. One Writer’s Beginnings.
  327. —. The Optimist’s Daughter.
  328. White, T.H. The Book of Merlyn.
  329. —. The Candle In the Wind.
  330. —. The Ill-Made Knight.
  331. —. The Queen of Air and Darkness.
  332. —. The Sword In the Stone.
  333. Wilde, Oscar. The Picture of Dorian Gray.
  334. Wilder, Laura Ingalls. A Little House Traveler.
  335. Willard, Dallas. Hearing God.
  336. —. Knowing Christ Today.
  337. —. The Divine Conspiracy.
  338. Williams, Charles. Descent Into Hell.
  339. —. The Place of the Lion.
  340. Winner, Lauren. Girl meets God.
  341. —. Mudhouse Sabbath.
  342. Woolf, Virginia. A Room of One’s Own.
  343. —. Mrs. Dalloway.
  344. Yancey, Philip. Soul Survivor: How My Faith Survived the Church.
  345. —. The Question that Never Goes Away.
  346. Yates, Elizabeth. Amos Fortune: Free Man.
  347. Yousef, Mosab Hassan. Son of Hamas.
  348. Zaleski, Philip and Carol. The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings.
  349. Zusak, Markus. The Book Thief.