4. The Great Divorce by: C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis is my all-time favorite author. Everything from his epic Chronicles of Narnia to his works on explaining the faith like Mere Christianity have been foundational to me. I recommend everything he’s ever written. I chose “The Great Divorce” for this list, because it’s arguably one of his lesser-known titles but it’s profoundly brilliant. It’s an epic allegory about a bus ride that goes from hell to heaven. It’s a short book with an immensely entertaining and creative plot and a powerful message about heaven and hell and the ways both realities can be birthed in our lives long before we actually die.