Advent Calendar 2020 – Best Books of the Year for Christian Readers!

It’s that time of year again!

I just dug our Advent calendar out of the attic, and have loaded it up with our picks for the best books of 2020 for Christian readers to be revealed one per day through Advent!

Stop by daily through the Advent season, as we will feature one of the best books of 2020 each day!

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The windows in color below (with WHITE or RED numbers) have books behind them… CLICK a window 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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*** Twelve Important Theology Books of 2020!
*** Twelve Important Fiction Books of 2020!

Dec. 1

Dec. 2

Dec. 3
*** Best Book for Young Readers!

Dec. 4

Dec. 5
*** Best Theology Book!

Dec. 6
City We Became

Dec. 7

Dec. 8
*** Best Book for the
Life of the Church!

The Deeply Formed Life

Dec. 9
*** Our 2020 Book of the Year!

Jesus and John Wayne

Dec. 10
*** Best Novel of 2020!

Deacon King Kong

Dec. 11
Where Goodness Still Grows

Dec. 12
Kaitlin Curtice Native

Dec. 13
Isabel Wilkerson Caste

Dec. 14
*** Best Biography / Memoir of 2020!

Keys to Bonhoeffer's Haus

Dec. 15
Thoughts & Prayers

Dec. 16
Work and Worship

Dec. 17
Douglas Campbell Pauline Dogmatics

Dec. 18
Book of Waking Up

Dec. 19
Scandalous Witness

Dec. 20
Lucille Clifton How to Carry Water

Dec. 21
Marilynne Robinson Jack

Dec. 22
A Church Called Tov

Dec. 23
Dorothy and Jack

Dec. 24
Katherine Sonderegger Systematic Theology

Now continuing the calendar through the Christmas season!!!!

Dec. 26
Survival is a Style

Dec. 27
Yaa Gyasi Transcendent Kingdom

Dec. 28
Prayer Takes Us Home

Dec. 29
The #MeToo Reckoning

Dec. 30
Dragon Hoops

Dec. 31
Island of the Innocent

Jan. 1

Jan. 2
Dorothy Day Dissenting Voice

Jan. 3
Claudia Rankine Just Us

Jan. 4
Deaths of Despair

Jan. 5
Luci Shaw The Generosity

Jan. 6
Handful of Earth

NOTE: These are our picks for the Best Books of 2020, 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.

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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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