Favorite Books About Things that Last Forever

A Listmania! list by Laura Buffington
 
Whistling in the Dark: A Doubter's Dictionary
1.  Whistling in the Dark: A Doubter's Dictionary by Frederick Buechner
The list author says:
  "I randomly picked this book off a shelf in a library and it changed my life."
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Wishful Thinking: A Seeker's ABC
2.  Wishful Thinking: A Seeker's ABC by Frederick Buechner
The list author says:
  "Buechner is just my favorite.  Helped me understand the grace of doubt."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church
3.  Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by N. T. Wright
The list author says:
  "It's all in the subtitle.  It really did help me rethink heaven, resurrection and the church."
$16.47   Used & New from: $8.62
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense
4.  Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense by N. T. Wright
The list author says:
  "This book could have saved me 3 years of divinity school.  but those years were probably more fun than just reading this book."
$18.32   Used & New from: $6.13
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (197 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging
5.  Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging by Brennan Manning
The list author says:
  "this book helped me more than "ragamuffin gospel"--clearest work i've read on how God's love shapes us."
$13.07   Used & New from: $1.48
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (191 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Jayber Crow
6.  Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry
The list author says:
  "a guy with too many questions gets kicked out of seminary and becomes a barber.  may be the best book i have ever read."
$28.45   Used & New from: $22.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews)

Hannah Coulter: A Novel
7.  Hannah Coulter: A Novel by Wendell Berry
The list author says:
  "it really is beautiful.  not too many books can say that."
$19.01   Used & New from: $6.36
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)

Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth
8.  Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth by Richard Foster
The list author says:
  "i've gone through this book 3 times and it's not enough.  learn something about who God is and how to get closer every time i read it. best read and lived in community with friends."
$24.91   Used & New from: $18.50
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (482 customer reviews)

An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith
9.  An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor
The list author says:
  "i wish i knew more books like this written by women.  there aren't many.  how to connect your life to God's."
$11.41   Used & New from: $4.44
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (261 customer reviews)

The Inner Voice of Love: A Journey Through Anguish to Freedom
10.  The Inner Voice of Love: A Journey Through Anguish to Freedom by Henri J. M. Nouwen
The list author says:
  "there are a ton of books by nouwen that are worth reading (and short!).  this one is my favorite right now.  short entries to be read slowly."
$11.69   Used & New from: $1.24
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)

Open Secrets: A Memoir of Faith and Discovery
11.  Open Secrets: A Memoir of Faith and Discovery by Richard Lischer
The list author says:
  "i'm a sucker for memoirs.  especially memoirs about young pastor-types trying to figure out what to do with themselves in church.  really, it's about much more than that."
$13.59   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Sinning Like a Christian: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins
12.  Sinning Like a Christian: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins by William H. Willimon
The list author says:
  "completely challenging.  just when you think you're perfect, you're completely lost in darkness."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Pilgrim Souls: A Collection of Spiritual Autobiography
13.  Pilgrim Souls: A Collection of Spiritual Autobiography by Elizabeth Powers
The list author says:
  "a whole lot of great stories in one place.  with some primary material too."
$26.14   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

New Seeds of Contemplation
14.  New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton
The list author says:
  "primer on what it means to surrender."
$13.56   Used & New from: $7.34
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)

Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
15.  Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott
The list author says:
  "just honest and good."
$9.43   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (533 customer reviews)

Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community
16.  Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The list author says:
  "tiny little book about giant things."
$15.57   Used & New from: $10.97
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (205 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Cost of Discipleship
17.  The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The list author says:
  "tough to read and even tougher to live. brilliant."
$9.85   Used & New from: $5.88
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (392 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story
18.  A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story by Donald Miller
The list author says:
  "a lot of people have written great books about how our lives are part of a bigger narrative. but this one is way more fun."
$13.59   Used & New from: $2.47
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (746 customer reviews)

Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC's of Faith (Buechner, Frederick)
19.  Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC's of Faith (Buechner, Frederick) by Frederick Buechner
The list author says:
  "365 days of Buechner excerpts guarantees a quality year."
$19.07   Used & New from: $11.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Reflections for Ragamuffins: Daily Devotions from the Writings of Brennan Manning
20.  Reflections for Ragamuffins: Daily Devotions from the Writings of Brennan Manning by Brennan Manning
The list author says:
  "grace everyday."
$11.24   Used & New from: $0.51
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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