What are the best catholic fiction?

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    #1The Name of the Rose

    The Name of the Rose
    The Name of the Rose is a novel by Umberto Eco about a friar who investigates and collects pieces of evidence with the series of historical murder mysteries in an Italian monastery. This book has won many international awards.

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    Deborah Woods
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "People say this book is long and intense and makes them tired. I would probably not be able to read a book like this because I would have a hard time staying interested in a wake. It does however have great ratings and reviews."
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    Purgatorio by Geoffrey Wood is a Christian fiction book of an unsolved mystery of the murder that must be solved by a priest and a town sheriff in order to stop the killing.


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    Jane Robinson
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I was iffy about this book, but it really drew me in. The mystery surrounding the murder always had me thinking even when the book wasn't in my hand."
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    #3The Great Divorce

    The Great Divorce

    The Great Divorce is a religious theological Christian fiction book written by C.S. Lewis as an allegory of heaven and hell. With over 100 pages, this book is published in 2002 by HarperCollins.


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    Marilyn Herrera
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I think The Great Divorce is one of the best Catholic fictional books that I have read. It was a super easy read and kept me entertained the whole way through. C.S. Lewis tells a great story. "
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    #4A Canticle for Leibowitz

    A Canticle for Leibowitz

    A Canticle for Leibowitz is a Hugo Award-winning speculative fiction novel by Walter M. Miller, Jr. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, it tells the story of a group of monks who are dedicated to enriching the relics of Saint Isaac Leibowitz.


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    Wayne McDonald
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "As a practicing Catholic, it's nice to find a book that appeals to my faith. It also helps that I like post-apocalyptic stories as well. The combination of the two made me eager to read this. I wasn't disappointed. It's a good story with a lot of meaning."
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    #5The End of the Affair

    The End of the Affair
    The End of the Affair is a book by Graham Greene that tells a story of an unrequited love between Maurice and Monica. They parted ways and when they met again, Maurice will become obsessed with her. 

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    Catherine Austin
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I'm not Catholic, but this was an interesting enough book. The author touched well on God and faith, spoken in a way that even non-Catholics could agree with. This book deals with a lot and moved me in certain parts. Although I have to say that some parts seemed to not fit in with how well-written the rest of the book was, as they came off generic and used. If you see this book on sale, pick it up. Otherwise, I'd go for something else."
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    #6Brideshead Revisited

    Brideshead Revisited

    This book is the story of Charles Ryder and his romances, life and of course his friendship with the Flytes brothers, Sebastian and Julia. The novel covers many topics, including Sebastian's homosexuality.


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    Catherine Burke
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "This book is a little complicated since it touches many taboo topics such as homoxesuality cheating love etc. If you like complicated relationships this is the book to read"
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    #7The Chronicles of Narnia

    The Chronicles of Narnia

    This set contains all seven tales of C. S. Lewis' classic The Chronicles of Narnia. The series brings you to Narnia, the magical world filled with talking animals and powerful beasts that is connected to the real world through an unlikely portal.


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    Hannah Snyder
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This book solution is a great book for catholic fiction. The reviews for this book has good comments. The series is a great read for all ages. I would recommend this book to anybody who is interested in reading. C.S. Lewis writes great classics. "
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    #8Saving Grace (Madison Falls)

    Saving Grace (Madison Falls)

    Saving Grace is a novel about an opera singer who flew from one town to the other just to escape her stalker. But seemed like her stalker follows her wherever she goes. This novel is about the test of faith and the danger in life.


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    Mary Dunn
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "This book was a decent read and while the topic of religion is not constantly discussed, it is apparent that the character has Christian values and ideas. I was surprised by how much suspense was in the story but that made it even better when I got to the end."
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    #9A Passion Most Pure (Daughters of Boston)

    A Passion Most Pure (Daughters of Boston)

    A Passion Most Pure is a novel about Faith, a girl who guards her heart from romantic relationships. But when the guy he liked courted her sister, she can't handle the jealousy. 


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    Eugene Watson
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "My grandmother is a devout Irish Catholic, and lives in the Boston area. She's also a reader of popular genre fiction. So when I saw that there was a series of Catholic romance novels in a series called "Daughters of Boston," I knew I had to try this out as a gift. I'll let you know what she thinks!"
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    #10Lady of Milkweed Manor

    Lady of Milkweed Manor
    The engaging and moving story of a once-proper lady who finds herself in a most unexpected situation; a romance set in Regency England.

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    Mildred Burns
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "Although this novel is about the falling of an English proper lady, it really doesn't have much to do with being Catholic. This novel would be perfect for readers who like romance with a little bit of history mixed in."
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    #11What Dreams May Come

    What Dreams May Come
    What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson is a Bangsian fantasy novel originally published in September 1978 by the G.P. Putnam's Sons. This book has a film adaptation using the same title and it was released in 1998.

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    #12Anything Is Possible

    Anything Is Possible
    Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout is a domestic fiction novel originally published in April 2017. This book explores the daily struggles of people and how deep the impact of emotion is in our lives.

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    Phillip May
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Though it's billed as a work of fiction, Anything is Possible really strikes to the reality of being a Christian in today's world, and trying to find one's place. The over-arching theme is that of the bond of family. When I finished this book, I felt as though Christ was speaking directly to me through it, and was Uplifted."
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    Discovery by Karina Lumbert Fabian is a science-fiction on space and action perfectly written for young adults. This book was published in 2016 that narrates suspenseful plot twists.


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    Raymond Larson
    Written on May 12, 2018
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    #14The Canterbury Tales

    The Canterbury Tales

    The Canterbury Tales is a classical literature novel written by Geoffrey Chaucer and translated by Nevill Coghill. With over 500 pages, this book is published in 2003 by Penguin Classics.


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    Amanda Huang
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This would be goodfor the ones that is interested in this kind of stuff, just not for me however"
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    #15The Complete Stories

    The Complete Stories

    Flannery O'Connor's The Complete Stories won the 1972 National Book Award for Fiction. It includes 31 short stories that are arranged chronologically, ending with "Judgement Day" which she finished shortly before her death.


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    Jack Patel
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Ever since I came upon "The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor" this collection has been an integral part of my life. All of the stories have something of value in them, even the weaker ones; but an attentive reading of the best ones will leave an indelible impression. I enjoy these stories, savour them and return to them again and again. An important point to consider is that O'Connor's characters are usually damnable but are rarely, if ever, actually damned. A theology of hope-for-all permeates her fiction. Of all these stories, I think it's "The Displaced Person" that pleases me most. Its length is less than a novel but it has about it the moral, historical and spiritual proportions of a great epic. "
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    #16The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings is written by J.R.R. Tolkien which is the sequel to the 1937 novel The Hobbit. This follows the course of the War of the Ring after the Dark Lord Sauron created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power. 


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    #17The Errant Flock

    The Errant Flock
    The Errant Flock is a historical fiction novel by Jane Petken, originally published in 2015. Set in 15th-century Spain, it tells the story of the Spanish Inquisition in Sagrat, Valencia. It is the first book in the Flock trilogy.


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    Catherine Schmidt
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a great book that has themes of Catholicism. Even though it's fiction, the research done in this book is incredible. The book has a well researched story, with an incredibly engrossing plot. It is a great read and a good book for any collection. "
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    #18Infinite Space, Infinite God

    Infinite Space, Infinite God

    Infinite Space, Infinite God by Karina Lumbert Fabian is a science-fiction short story on Christianity. This book was published in 2006. This book will make you weigh the human faith and religion.


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    Matthew Sanders
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "The popularity of superhero movies and comics books has entangled a wide range of audience interest in this decade. I think it is worthy, to consider and look at somewhat different angle of perspective, which is religion. The Infinite Space, Infinite God is what really brings the combination and ultimate ponder about our true imagination about the power and its innate characteristic within our existing universe. It gives a perspective of what or how other beings which we humans may consider extraterrestrial powerful intelligence beings, may think and consider our imagined philosophy"
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    #19The Shadow of the Torturer

    The Shadow of the Torturer

    The Shadow of the Torturer is the first book in The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe. This book is a science fiction fantasy for young adults. This book was published in 1980.


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    Steven Roberts
    Written on May 8, 2018
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    #20Dinner at Deviant's Palace

    Dinner at Deviant's Palace

    Dinner at Deviant's Palace by Tim Powers is a science fiction fantasy on a musician who set out for an adventure to rescue his lost love. This book was published in 1985.


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    Justin Carroll
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Was interested in trying out some Catholic fiction to broaden my palette for literature. This was unfortunately not what I was looking for. It was a good story but more of a Sci-Fi, Fantasy book rather than Catholic fiction. I still read the whole thing despite it not being what I was hoping to find."
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    #21I 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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    Sarah Hernandez
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "While I Thirst is a fantastic book, well plotted, thought out and full characters, I do not think it fits the bill as Catholic fiction. I'm sure there are other books that would be better suited for the best in catholic fiction. This one is definitely a good read though."
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    Eifelheim by Michael F. Flynn is a historical science-fiction for young adults. This book narrates a peculiar story of intertwined destiny and tragedy. This book was published in 2006.

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    #23Falling as She Sings

    Falling as She Sings
    Falling as She Sings by C.J. Sursum is a science-fiction on dystopia perfectly written for young adults who love extraordinary plot twists. This book was published in 2016.

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    Mariana Corona
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I wanted a nice spiritual novel, but this has some worrisome undertones. It seems like it's trying to be the Red Pill version of The Handmaid's Tale from the description. The overall rating is good, but several of the reviews call out a meandering plot and poor pacing. I might have to shelf this one."
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    Manalive is a classic Christian mystery fiction written by G.K. Chesterton. This young adult religious novel is first published in 1912. 

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    Navya Vyas
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This seems like an interesting read to me. It's so hard to find Christian fiction. It is an older book, but I would be open to reading it."


Best What are the best catholic fiction
1The Name of the RoseBooks 28 Paid
2PurgatorioBooks 24 Paid
3The Great DivorceBooks 23 Paid
4A Canticle for LeibowitzBooks 17 Paid
5The End of the AffairBooks 16 Paid
6Brideshead RevisitedBooks 13 Paid
7The Chronicles of NarniaBooks 6 Paid
8Saving Grace (Madison Falls)Books 5 Paid
9A Passion Most Pure (Daughters of Boston)Books 2 Paid
10Lady of Milkweed ManorBooks 1 Paid

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