Christian or not, you owe it to yourself to read these three novels….. and come on, everybody likes Graham Greene.
1. Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor (1952)
Hazel Motes is obsessed with preaching one thing and one thing only– “the Church Without Christ,” “where the blind don’t see and the lame don’t walk and what’s dead stays that way.”
2. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (2004)
Dying 76 year-old pastor John Ames writes a letter to his seven-year-old son. Gilead is much more than a extended note. It is a record of Ames’ life and considerations.
3. The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene (1940)
A “whisky priest,” constantly in guilt over his mortal sins, is on the run from a lieutenant who has vowed to catch him and all other priests. The lieutenant wants to rid the world of its “real” problems.