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On Not Understanding Christian Allegories in Literature

A reader examines the prevalence of Christian allegory in literature, and the experience of not understanding it.

25 Must-Read Books on Buddhism

Whether you’re a practicing Buddhist or are starting your journey, these are the best books on Buddhism you’ll want to have on your shelves, including Sarasvati’s Gift by Mayumi Oda.

The Literary Legacy of Rachel Held Evans

12 Young Adult Books That Address Religion

These YA books about religion take the complex nature of spirituality and intertwine it with the everyday experiences of regular teens.

HERETICS ANONYMOUS Has an Interfaith Message for All of Us

In the Library with My Crisis of Faith

How a Catholic upbringing in Ireland pushed one reader out of organized religion, into the library, and on a path toward a new understanding of spirituality.

Reformation 500: What Texts Inspired the Protestant Reformation?

What texts caused Martin Luther to break with the Catholic Church and begin the world-changing Protestant Reformation?

100 Must Read Books About Women & Religion

Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about women finding their own way in religious traditions.

The Holy Book(s): An Experiment in Reading Inspirational Romance

The thoughts of a reader who has taken a dive into the "inspirational romance" sub-genre.

Don’t Call THE RED TENT Christian Fiction

The problems with reclassifying THE RED TENT and other Jewish fiction as "Christian fiction."