Sisters Speak: Recommendations for Great Reading
I’m always on the lookout for wonderful books that expand my mind, take me into a completely different worldview, or challenge my preconceptions. I’m also on the lookout for books that are just great page-turners.
One of my favorite finds of the last few years was a book called The High Flyer by Susan Howatch. It’s a psychological thriller about a newly married lawyer and her husband who has secrets from his past. What made the book so fascinating to me is that it also revolves around a charismatic Anglican priest who helps this woman deal with questions of evil, redemption, and God as her life breaks down around her. To have the Christian message explained in such fresh psychological and theological language gave me a new and absolutely compelling framework through which to look at religion. This Hitchcockian page-turner inspired me to devour the eight other novels this author wrote about priests in the Anglican church.
What books have impacted you and your understanding of the world? What books have you just plain loved because they were so much fun? Why did they leave such an impression on you?
(n.b. I will email some of you and request to include your comment in the Sisters Speak column of the Exponent II magazine.)