07/02/2010 08:23 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Religion Books: 20 Religious Must-Reads For The Summer (PHOTOS)

"Summer reading" generally describes a book that you have been meaning to read but are waiting until you have the spiritual space to really appreciate it, and a book that is enlightening and enjoyable to read -- at the same time! Our summer religious reading selections fit into both categories. Featuring both contemporary works and long-time classics, the list includes personal narratives, fiction, theology and poetry from religious leaders of today and from years past. We hope you have time this summer to take advantage of the wealth of religious wisdom contained in these fine books. See our picks below and add your suggestions!

20 Religious Must-Reads For The Summer (PHOTOS)