Volume 9

Englewood Honor Books – Best Books of 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 Poetry Collections:

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Rita Dove


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New & Selected[/easyazon_link]

Dana Gioia


Best Book for Young Readers:

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Kate DiCamillo

Read our review

Best Graphic Novel:

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Daniel Clowes


Defying All Categories:
(Part Commentary, Part Memoir, Part Art Book)

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Makoto Fujimura

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



CLICK HERE to see our list
of Englewood Honor Books
from previous years

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Reading for the Common Good
From ERB Editor Christopher Smith

"This book will inspire, motivate and challenge anyone who cares a whit about the written word, the world of ideas, the shape of our communities
and the life of the church." 

-Karen Swallow Prior

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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: C-Christopher-Smith.com

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