What are the best books to read during Lent?

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    #1I Thirst (The Veritas Chronicles)

    I Thirst (The Veritas Chronicles)

    I Thirst is a young adult fiction and the first book in The Veritas Chronicles series written by Gina Marinello-Sweeney. It is first published in 2013 by Rivershore Books. 

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    Katherine Valdez
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I Thirst is a book I recommend to the teens at my church for the time around Lent. It has a wonderful story but manages to incorporate Christian poetry and lessons. Unlike many YA novels today, it is not an exploration of sexual relationships and drama, which is a refreshing change. "
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    #2Now and at the Hour of Our Death

    Now and at the Hour of Our Death

    Now and at the Hour of Our Death by J.S.B. Morse is a fictional book on contemporary Christianity. This book was published in 2013. This book will make you think about believing in faith and religion.

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    Madison Bradley
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This book was hard to put down and I just wanted to keep reading on. I especially enjoy books that you can't put down like that The story has lots of twists and turns and what you may expect doesn't always end up happening and this book is great for anyone that enjoys a stories of hope that include drama, twists, and turns. "
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    #3Mere Christianity

    Mere Christianity

    Mere Christianity by C.S Lewis is a theological book that tackles the pure essence of faith and the Christian doctrine. This novel is inspired by a series of radio talks between 1941 to 1944 by BBC. 

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    Víctor Escobedo
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "As somebody who celebrates Lent, I always spend my time reading during this holiday. With Mere Christianity, I found myself understanding the true meaning behind the holiday. Because I give things up for Lent, this book was able to show me why it is we do this. Reading this book has made me a better person. "
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    #4Lord of the World

    Lord of the World

    Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson is a classic science-fiction on Christianity. This book was published in 1907. This book is about breaking the norms of a Catholic minority.

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    Jerry Carlson
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I read Lord of the World during this past Lent and it really was a good book to read during that time. It really made me think about the past and some of the ruts we all get in as a group."
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    #5Are You There God? It's Me Margaret

    Are You There God? It's Me Margaret

    Are You There God? It's Me Margaret is a book by Judy Blume that tells the story of Margaret. She is an eleven-year-old girl who is facing the typical struggles of growing up. To cope she will talk to God.

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    Frances Cox
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I wanted a good book to devour while I was fasting during lent. This book was right up my alley, and is a great read for any faith based reader."
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    #625 Books Every Christian Should Read: A Guide to the Essential Spiritual Classics

    25 Books Every Christian Should Read: A Guide to the Essential Spiritual Classics

    25 Books for Every Christian Should Read is a definite guide that gently reminds us of a proper Christian way of living. This book celebrates the richness of Christian tradition and the way it has touched our every day lives.

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    Xie Fu
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I read this christian book and almost couldn't finish it. Not only is it simply self serving and full of myths, but it also perpetuates humans willingness to believe in superstitions simply because there is no evidence. "
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    #7A Testament of Devotion

    A Testament of Devotion

    A Testament of Devotion is a classic spiritual book that speaks of five compelling essays that remind us to put God's presence in the center of our lives. The novel simply states peace and stillness to empower our faith.

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    Ronald Rice
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This is a perfect book to read during Lent, fits the genre perfectly. Also great reviews and is a very cheap purchase."
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    #8The Crystal Bible

    The Crystal Bible

    The Crystal Bible is a book by Judy Hall that serves as a guide for your spiritual health and how crystals of any form and shapes can help improve your spiritual balance.  

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    Christine Rios
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "If you're the kind of person who takes Lent very seriously, I don't know if I can recommend a book about the new-age healing and spiritual powers of crystals. On the other hand if you're interested in Lent as a sort of inter-denominational spiritual experience, this book might be a great way to expand your horizons and learn about the beliefs of the modern spiritual age."
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    #9The Complete Conversations with God

    The Complete Conversations with God

    The Complete Conversations with God is a spiritual book about self-actualization written by Neale Donald Walsch. It published October 20, 2005 by TarcherPerigee. It tackles spiritual conversations with God by meditation and realization.

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    Christopher Lane
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "TCCWG is great. I learned a lot while reading it."
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    #10Conversations with God

    Conversations with God

    Conversations with God is a book by Neale Donald Walsch that tells the story of the author himself. He said that he had a conversation with God when he was at his lowest point in life.  

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    Linda Chen
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "i keep a few of these around at all times for friends who seem like they could use it. Despite what the title implies, I don't think of this as a religious book, more like a philosophy book"
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    #11Anchored in Light

    Anchored in Light

    Anchored in Light is a self-help book by Carl Prude Jr. that tells the five major problems of this generation. This book will help readers determine how the crowded traffic of idea of today's generation affects the faith.  

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    Dennis Rios
    Written on May 12, 2018
    " Anchored in Light is a perfect book to read during Lent. I learned a lot from this book and it really opened my mind. Not for the faint hearted or easily offended. "
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    #12The Practice of the Presence of God

    The Practice of the Presence of God

    The Practice of the Presence of God is a collection of the teachings of Brother Lawrence, a 17-century Carmelite monk. This classic embraces the loving presence of God and His daily shower of blessings to us.

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    Brittany Jenkins
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This is a great book to read during lent, as it delves into the teachings of god through the eyes of brother lawrence a monk. "
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    #13The Cross of Christ

    The Cross of Christ

    The Cross of Christ is a book by John R.W Stott that elaborates the meaning of the cross and how its power is used.

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    Marie Perry
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "As someone who is just beginning to explore the faith, this book was extremely enlightening. It is so well written and researched, I was in awe! I highly recommend for anyone looking for a compelling, well researched foray into the faith, especially in the time of Lent. I spent much time in contemplation of my faith and a renewed sense of spirituality. If you're anything like me, and are always asking for evidence in support of the arguments, this is the book for you!"
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    #14State of Wonder

    State of Wonder

    State of Wonder is a contemporary fiction written by Ann Patchett, listed as a New York Times bestselling author. With over 300 pages, this novel is published in 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers.

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    Sean Howard
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "State of Wonder is a great book to read if you're interested in broadening your horizons and indulging in serious spiritual contemplation and meditation. It really helped me to relax and learn to take an introspective approach to understanding my own human spirituality. It's actually quite a long book so expect to read it over a period of weeks, which is perfect for Lent."
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    #15A Contract With God

    A Contract With God

    A contract with God is another masterwork by Will Eisner. This comic defined the graphic novel term and set the standards for a new way of storytelling with the story of a little street in the Bronx Called Dropsy Avenue. The story of common people in a common neighborhood with all the joy, tragedy, drama and fun of life.

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    George Greene
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I'm not at all sure what Lent has to do with it, but I enjoyed A Contract With God a great deal. This was my first experience with the graphic novel format. I found the work entertaining with considerable depth. I'd recommend it no matter what religious calendar you keep."

Summary

Best What are the best books to read during Lent
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1I Thirst (The Veritas Chronicles)Books 39 Paid
2Now and at the Hour of Our DeathBooks 35 Paid
3Mere ChristianityBooks 26 Paid
4Lord of the WorldBooks 24 Paid
5Are You There God? It's Me MargaretBooks 16 Paid
625 Books Every Christian Should Read: A Guide to the Essential Spiritual ClassicsBooks 14 Paid
7A Testament of DevotionBooks 13 Paid
8The Crystal BibleBooks 11 Paid
9The Complete Conversations with GodBooks 10 Paid
10Conversations with GodBooks 9 Paid
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