10 Books for Adult Faith Formation: Part 2

Continuing our five-part follow-up to the essay “Forming Adults in Faith Through Fiction,” here are the next ten recommended books for use in adult faith formation. 11) Dorothy Day, The Long Loneliness This spiritual autobiography shows Day’s reflections on God’s work in her life in her non-religious upbringing, her surprising conversion, and the founding and running of the Catholic Worker movement.         12) Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov The story of the four Karamazov brothers who each struggle with the mark of “Karamazov baseness,” whose force reaches a head in the murder of their father. Through the relationships between passionate Dmitri, brilliant and skeptical Ivan, compassionate Alyosha, and unctuous Smerdyakov, the novel takes up profound considerations of God and faith, suffering and evil, and human freedom and responsibility.     13) Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment In this psychologically tremendous novel, protagonist Raskolnikov kills someone whose life should be of no value or consequence. Raskolnikov’s inability to escape the mental, emotional, and spiritual anguish of living with his guilty conscience speaks to the … Continue reading 10 Books for Adult Faith Formation: Part 2