Here for your consideration are a few of the recent 2013 CT Book Award winners. For even more Christian themed reading suggestions checkout their website.
Man in the Blue Moon (novel) (M)
by Micheal Morris
"*Starred Review* It's 1918, and in the small town of Dead Lakes,
Florida, Ella Wallace runs the general store and struggles to raise her
three boys and hold on to the family farm, a valuable property that
contains a spring said to have curative powers. Town banker Clive
Gillespie has his eye on the property and, together with a local
evangelist, plans to build a lucrative resort. With the farm foreclosure
looming comes the sudden and unconventional arrival of drifter Lanier
Stillis, a man with his own mysterious healing powers. Lanier convinces
Ella that together they can save the farm by harvesting the local trees.
But when Lanier's troubled past catches up with him, the farm and the
Wallace family are put in unexpected, life-threatening jeopardy.
Still: notes on a mid-faith crisis (M)
by Lauren F Winner
Witty, relatable, and fiercely honest,
Winner lays bare her experience of what she calls the "middle" of the
spiritual life. In elegant and spare prose, she explores why -- in the
midst of the overwhelming anxiety, loneliness, and boredom of her
deepest questioning about where (or if) God is --the Christian story
still explains who she is better than any other story she's ever known.
Still is an absorbing meditation combining literary grace with spiritual
wisdom. It is sure to resonate with anyone looking to sustain a
spiritual life in the midst of real life." - Publisher
Where the Conflict Really Lies: science, religion and naturalism (M)
by Alvin Plantinga
"This book offers topnotch scholarship to pit against the very best
arguments of contemporary atheism, as well as to clarify what truly is
at stake in the battles orthodoxy faces in science, biblical studies,
philosophy, and more. A tour de force by one of our era's great
philosophers—and we can be glad, again, that he is on our side!"
Bad Religion: how we became a nation of heretics (M)
by Ross Douthat
"A searching and illuminating reading of our times that is probing in
judgment while sympathetic in mood. It makes sense of the history we
have lived in a way that inspires renewed—and im-proved—movement