The list author says: "Our women's book club is always looking for books that are well-written and interesting, but we prefer to avoid books that contain profanity, vulgarity, and explicit sexual content. Listed here are some of the books we have enjoyed the most over the last few years. Most are uplifting and entertaining, and some are just lots of fun."
"This book by Leif Enger is not publicized as a Christian book, but it is one of the best books about knowing God and being a good Christian that I have read. It is an adventure, a mystery, a western, a love story. . .everyone in our book club voted it their favorite book of the year."
"This retelling of the Biblical book of Hosea is a powerful picture of the love of God for the world. It makes you cry, but not because it works on your emotions, but because it so clearly shows the love of Christ for a lost world."
"Our book club loved this book! Charles Martin can really pull you in and hook you with his imperfect yet lovable characters, his use of dialogue and the way he uses the Southern setting as an intergral part of his work. We choose his work over and over again."
"This is a great story. It is realistic and funny. The description brings the story to life, but it is not overly wordy. The Christian message does not seem tacked on or heavy handed like it does in many "Christian" books."
"This story is told from the point of view of 4 generations of women. It starts out in the present, and then goes all the way back to the first generation and continues back to the present. It is fascinating to see how the decisions of each generation affect the next, and how the stories of each woman are intertwinded with the others."
"This is fun Christian chick lit, but it is fairly well written. The 1st person narrative is very engaging, and Claire is lovable because so many women can identify with her crazy life. It has lots of laugh out loud moments and tear jerker moments, too."
"Some years our book club will read a YA lit book at Christmas time for a quick read during the holidays, and this classic series is one we love. Of course, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is our favorite!"
"This book is not a Christian book, ut we all really enjoyed the story and the characters. The main characters are an odd assortment of ages, backgrounds and social status, but they form a loving "family." Many of our readers wanted a predictable happy ending, but the conclusion seemed fitting and not disappointing."
"This is my favorite book by my favorite author. We have not read it in our book club yet, but I can't make a list of great books and not include the best novel I have ever read. Of course, all of her books are must reads!"