Saturday, September 2, 2017
Writers of Faith
First there is this Patheos article.
And then there is this list at Goodreads (which includes the titles and authors included in Image Journal's original list of 100 Writers of Faith, and even though the Goodreads link to that original list is "broken," you can find -- and you really should take a look at -- the original list reprinted at this link at the Catholic Education Resource Center).
Now, you may wonder why I am including these various links. Well, let me explain.
Ever since the original list first appeared at Image Journal, I have been very interested in the authors and titles on the list; moreover, the overall concept -- writers of faith -- has long been and continues to be my obsession. Yes, that is the correct word: obsession.
My obsessive interest in writers of faith began early in my life, but it became most particularly fixed in my mind and soul when I took a graduate course on southern women writers -- leading me to Flannery O'Connor for the first time -- and then I focused upon O'Connor's Wise Blood for my master's thesis.
Throughout my life, and more particularly since my belated encounter with O'Connor in the late 90s, I have understood myself to be a Christian malgre lui, and I am a reader who cannot resist reading works by writers of faith.
Now here is the bottom-line reason for this posting:
I need your help.
Yes, you can help me by telling me about your recommended writers of faith.
Now, let's talk about the linked articles, the linked list, and your recommendations.