Edit: I want to expand two pieces of this brief post – I want to focus not just on prayer but on formation in Christian spirituality; and let’s expand to modern literature, not just novels.
Which works of literary fiction have you read that speak deeply to you about formation in faith and about prayer?
If I am able to teach the course in prayer for The Seattle School again next fall, I’d love to find a novel that would let us dig into spiritual formation and prayer through story. As an example, I’m reading Chaim Potok’s My Name Is Asher Lev at the moment and could certainly see something like this being a good jumping off point. But there are others, I’m sure.
What literature comes to mind that you would recommend?