Friday, September 3, 2010

Faith and Fiction Saturday: Memoirs

Welcome to Faith and Fiction Saturday a weekly discussion about faith and usually fiction but sometimes we dip into today! To participate just leave a comment or write a post on your own blog about the topic and leave a link in comments.

This month I'm reading a ton of memoirs that were published in the last year for the Inspys. I feel father lucky to have this category, as most of these books are a bit shorter than the novels that have to be read! I think memoirs of faith are some of the most interesting there are....because faith is a huge mystery to me. Why some people have it, why some don't, why some people gain it and others lose it, why some of us doubt while others are certain. I really love reading different stories about the way people see God and living a faithful life. And I especially appreciate reflective memoirs that invite me in to the questions as opposed to the kind that end up preaching at me or offering answers. A lot of the books nominated for the Inspys focus on conditions in other countries or church, I've noticed. I've reading about ten of them right now.

Do you enjoy reading faith memoirs? What are some of your favorite memoirs?


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