Top 10 picks

Here are my top ten (or so) picks for spiritual fiction–novels where the story and characters are so engaging that the reader experiences spiritual awareness and growth, in whatever form, in concert with the characters–by authors you’ve (mostly) never heard of.heart book metaphysical novel new age fiction

  1. Until the Next Time by Kevin Fox–Northern Ireland reincarnation saga
  2. First Rule of Ten by Gay Hendricks and Tinker Lindsay–Buddhist detective mystery
  3. Deshi by John Donohue–Gritty yet lyrical Zen police procedural
  4. Yü: A Ross Lamos Mystery by Joy Shayne Laughter–Gay Buddhist Chinese reincarnation historical
  5. Mayan Interface by Coleman & Perrin–Metaphysical thriller
  6. American Gods by Neil Gaiman–Metaphysical mystery/thriller that defies explanation
  7. Threads: The Reincarnation of Anne Boleyn by Nell Gavin–English historical drama
  8. Enlightenment for Idiots by Anne Cushman–Clear-eyed chicklit travelogue of India’s enlightenment industry
  9. The Fourth Awakening by Rod Pennington and Jeffery A. Martin–Metaphysical thriller
  10. Buddha Da by Anne Donovan–Contemporary literary novel set in Glasgow
  11. Jake Fades by David Guy–Buddhist literary novel

Happy reading!


10 thoughts on “Top 10 picks

    • Oh, absolutely! That’s one of the best. This list attempts to identify newer, relatively unknown authors and novels that I’ve reviewed recently. Do you have any more suggestions?

  1. HI PJ,
    I wrote a review on Enlightenment for Idiots on Wizzley. May I refer people to your site here on that Wizzley piece? I get such good ideas for reading from your site, and it will give you a backlink. I’d like to re-read that book on the Kabbalah, as I was writing too much and too distracted with launching my own blog. When I have time, maybe I can review it here. You have me interested in The First Book of Ten, I have that and the next one on my Kindle. Jean

  2. Thanks for compiling this list of spiritual fiction books! I am excited to check out quite a few of them! I am always looking for authors who teach and entertain with their novels 🙂
    I was lucky to come across a fantastic spiritual fiction book recently by author Jay Allan Luboff entitled, “Harry Pond Looks Homeward: The Spiritual Adventures of an Ohio Farm Boy” ( I found this book to be entertaining and fascinating. It explains the idea of “light realms,” past lives, and our shared road towards spiritual growth. The book follows Harry Pond, a Vietnam Vet returning home for the first time in three years. It’s a battle between good and evil as Harry and his sister Becky try to save the farm from those who want the land for all the wrong reasons. They take on this mission with help from guardian angels, ascended masters, and show the reader that good always prevails 🙂 The story points out that we are all searching for answers to why we are here and what it all means but most of us would rather take all the detours earthly adventures have to offer that quite often keep us in the dark rather than the light.I hope you will give it a chance

    • I’m glad you like the novels I’ve found for this site – I’ve certainly found it satisfying and rewarding to read and review them. And thanks for the recommendation for “Harry Pond.” I’ll definitely check it out. Happy reading!

  3. So happy to discover your blog. Have been looking for something like this for a looong time… 🙂 have downloaded American Gods to my kindle, can’t wait to begin. BTW, a new addition to this list could be Ruth Ozeki’s Booker-longlisted A Tale For The Time Being.

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