Englewood Honor Books – Best Books of 2014

December 18, 2014 — Leave a comment

 

Here is our list of 2014′s Englewood Honor Books, the 25 Best Books of the year for the life and flourishing of the Church.

Our criterion both for selecting books to review and for honoring the year’s best books is to choose books that are “for the life and flourishing of the Church” – i.e., books that energize us to be the local community of God’s people that God has called us to be and that nurture our mission of following in the way of God’s reconciliation of all things (in all its broadness!).

[ Book of the Year ]  [ Slow and Local ] [ Theology ] [ Praxis ]
[ Fiction ]  [ Non-Fiction ]  [ Poetry/ Young Readers ]

Fiction

Novel of the Year:

Lila: A Novel
Marilynne Robinson
Hardback: FSG Books, 2014.
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]

“[Lila] is the highest fictional magic: a character who seems so real, it’s hard to remember that she exists only in the page of this book . . . No writers can see life whole. There’s too much of it, too many sides, to be comprehended by a single vision. But some books give us a sense of such wholeness, and they are precious for it. Lila is such a book.” – John Wilson

 
Other winners:

A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel
Marlon James
Hardback: Riverhead, 2014

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Margaret Atwood
Hardback: Nan A. Talese, 2014

The Invention of Wings: A Novel
Sue Monk Kidd
Hardback: Viking, 2014

 

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