2023 Advent Calendar of the Year’s Best Books!

It’s that time of year again!
Our Seventh Annual Advent Calendar

I just dug our Advent calendar out of the attic and loaded it up with our picks for the Best Books of 2023 for Christian readers to be revealed one per day through Advent!

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CLICK a window below to see our book for that day! Windows that have been opened and show a book cover also link to more info about that book, and why it was selected…

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*** Best Poetry Book!

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*** Best Memoir!

Dec. 7
*** Book of the Year!

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*** Best Novel of 2023!

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*** Best Theology Book of 2023!

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*** Best Graphic Novel of 2023!

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(Advent is over, but our calendar
will continue through December 31!)

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NOTE: These are our picks for the Best Books of 2023, by a diverse group of authors and spanning a wide array of genres. We believe that all of these books can be fruitful for Christian readers, even the ones that were not written by Christians or for Christian audiences.

C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at:

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