Many of us here at the unChurch are readers. However, there's a lot of interesting reading material out there, and sadly, our "intended reading lists" are often longer than our attention spans. But some of us have compiled some of our "favorite reads" here in the hopes that the rest can make those lists even longer.


And it probably shouldn't have to be said, but I'll say it anyways: Just because one of us might like some of these books, it doesn't mean that all of us subscribe to every thought and notion from the author. Also, we're linking the titles to, but by all means, check to see if you can get a copy at your local library first.


  • Out of Egypt: Christ the Lord, by Anne Rice
  • Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Death Comes to the Archbishop, by Willa Cather
  • Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
  • A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
  • The Haj, by Leon Uris
  • In the Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco
  • All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren
  • Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad


To be read (we haven't read these yet, but they sound rather interesting, and they are on our radar):

  • The Myth of a Christian Nation, by Gregory A. Boyd
  • A Peculiar People: The Church as Culture in a Post-Christian Society, by Rodney Clapp


  • Magnolia, by Paul Thomas Anderson
  • The Apostle, by Robert Duvall
  • The Truman Show, by Peter Weir
  • The Shawshank Redemption, by Frank Darabont
  • Hoosiers, by David Anspaugh
  • American History X, by Tony Kaye
  • Life is Beautiful, by Roberto Benigni