Image Magazine 100 Writers of Faith
Image’s "100 Writers of Faith" grew out of our contribution to the flurry of "top 100" lists made in 2000. It covers the twentieth century.

In selecting books for this list, we decided to list an author only once, so that we would end up with 100 different writers. Moreover, only creative writing was considered: fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction. The works selected had to manifest a genuine engagement with the Judeo-Christian heritage of faith, rather than merely use religion as background or subject matter.

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1 The Lord of the Rings (The ...
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2 Till We Have Faces
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3 A Wrinkle in Time (Time, #1)
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4 A Prayer for Owen Meany
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5 The Complete Stories
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6 My Name Is Asher Lev
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7 Silence
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8 The Diary of a Country Priest
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9 Gilead
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10 Death Comes for the Archbishop
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11 Brideshead Revisited
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12 The Man Who Was Thursday
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13 One Day in the Life of Ivan...
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14 Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
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15 Traveling Mercies: Some Tho...
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16 The Collected Poems (New Di...
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17 A Canticle for Leibowitz (S...
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18 Dakota: A Spiritual Geography
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19 The Chronicles of Narnia (C...
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20 Sabbaths
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21 Paradise Lost
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22 A Man for All Seasons
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23 Collected Poems
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24 The Power and the Glory
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25 Kristin Lavransdatter (Kris...
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26 Something Wicked This Way C...
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27 Four Quartets
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28 The Complete Aubrey/Maturin...
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29 The Last Temptation of Christ
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30 I Know This Much Is True
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31 The Mind of the Maker
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32 Saint Maybe
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33 Le soulier de satin
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34 Memento Mori
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35 The Princess and the Goblin
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36 Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
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37 Mariette in Ecstasy
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38 Mr. Ives' Christmas
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39 Virgin Time: In Search of t...
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40 A Soldier of the Great War
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41 Collected Poems
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42 The Collected Stories of Is...
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43 Three Cheers for the Paraclete
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44 The Stream and the Sapphire...
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45 Chronicles of Wasted Time: ...
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46 Ironweed
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47 The Blood of the Lamb
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48 The Moviegoer
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49 All Hallows' Eve
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50 Hunger of Memory: The Educa...
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51 Collected Poems, 1943-2004
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52 Bread and Wine
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53 In The Beauty Of The Lilies
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54 Theophilos
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54 Visions
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56 Souls Raised from the Dead
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56 The Silver Chalice
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58 The Woman Who Was Poor: A N...
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58 The Razor's Edge
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60 Tales of the Hasidim, Vols 1-2
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61 Selected Poems
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61 At Play in the Fields of th...
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61 The Divine Comedy
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64 Recovered Body
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64 Hammer of God
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66 The Legends of King Arthur ...
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67 Many Things Have Happened S...
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68 The Robe
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69 Selected Stories
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69 The Map Across Time (The Ga...
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71 The Sin Eater
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71 The Canterbury Tales
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73 The Residual Years: Poems, ...
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74 The Collected Poems of Will...
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75 77 Dream Songs
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75 The Trip to Bountiful
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75 This Present Darkness (Dark...
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78 The Lady's Not for Burning
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79 Saints and Villains
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80 The Stories of Heinrich Böll
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80 The Cypresses Believe in Go...
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82 Diary: 1928-1957
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83 The Mystery of the Charity ...
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84 Earthly Measures: Poems
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85 Great River: The Rio Grande...
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86 Never Ending Pa
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87 In the Crevice of Time: New...
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88 Questions for Ecclesiastes
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89 New Collected Poems
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90 The Anathemata: Fragments O...
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91 The Mercy
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92 Light
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93 Lord Weary's Castle: The Mi...
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94 Salvage Operations: New and...
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95 Viper's Tangle
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96 Charming Billy
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97 Black Robe
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98 The Truest Pleasure
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99 The Complete Poems of Edwin...
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100 Collected Poems
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Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) I've added a link for the original list to the listopia description, as a source reference fo those who would like to contribute to this particular list. Hope that's OK.


message 2: by Jeremy (new)

Jeremy I've just added the rest of the list, so it is now complete.


message 3: by Brent (new)

Brent Thank you, I didn't know how to create a list properly. Except there are now 101 books in the list. I'll have to go through it when it isn't so late.


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