Englewood Honor Books – Best Books of 2016

December 16, 2016

 

Here is our list of 2016′s Englewood Honor Books, the 30 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!).

[ Best of the Best ] [ Fiction ]  [ Theology ]
[ Praxis ] [ Non-Fiction ]  [ Others ]

Best Non-Fiction Books:

(in alphabetical order by author’s last name)

 

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David Dark

Read an excerpt from the book
 
 
 

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Pamela Haag

 
 
 
 
 

Best Memoirs:

(in alphabetical order by author’s last name)

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Rescued from the Life I Always Wanted[/easyazon_link]

Shannan Martin

Read our review

 

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D.L. Mayfield

Read an interview with the author in our Fall 2016 magazine issue… 

 

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J.D. Vance

Read our review in our Advent 2016 magazine issue
 
 
 

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