Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Religious Mysteries. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.
1. Labyrinth (Languedoc Trilogy Book 1)
July 2005. In the Pyrenees mountains near Carcassonne, Alice, a volunteer at an archaeological dig, stumbles into a cave and makes a startling discovery-two crumbling skeletons, strange writings on the walls, and the pattern of a labyrinth. Eight hundred years earlier, on the eve of a brutal crusade that will rip apart southern France, a young woman named Alais is given a ring and a mysterious book for safekeeping by her father. The book, he says, contains the secret of the true Grail, and the ring, inscribed with a labyrinth, will identify a guardian of the Grail. Now, as crusading armies gather outside the city walls of Carcassonne, it will take a tremendous sacrifice to keep the secret of the labyrinth safe.
- Author: Kate Mosse
- Publisher: Berkley (March 7, 2006)
- Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction
2. The Expected One: A Novel (Magdalene Line Trilogy Book 1)
A gripping thriller and a profound spiritual journey that reveals the greatest story never told! Two thousand years ago, Mary Magdalene hid a set of scrolls in the rocky foothills of the French Pyrenees, a gospel that contained her own version of the events and characters of the New Testament. Protected by supernatural forces, these sacred scrolls could be uncovered only by a special seeker, one who fulfills the ancient prophecy of l'attendue— The Expected One. When journalist Maureen Paschal begins the research for a new book, she has no idea that she is stepping into an ancient mystery so secret, so revolutionary, that thousands of people have killed and died for it. She becomes deeply immersed in the mystical cultures of southwest France as the eerie prophecy of The Expected One casts a shadow over her life and work and a long-buried family secret comes to light. Ultimately she comes face-to-face with Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene, John the Baptist, Judas, and Salome in the pages of a deeply moving and powerful new gospel, the life of Jesus as told by Mary Magdalene. CONTAINS NEW, UNPUBLISHED MATERIAL FROM THE ARQUES GOSPEL.
- Author: Kathleen McGowan
- Publisher: Atria Books (July 25, 2006)
- Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers & Suspense
3. The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity
Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question, "Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?" The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. You'll want everyone you know to read this book!
- Author: William P. Young
- Publisher: Windblown Media; 1st edition (July 1, 2007)
- Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Literature & Fiction
- ISBN: 978-0964729230
- Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 8 inches
4. Return to Huckleberry Hill
An elderly Amish couple play matchmaker for their brokenhearted grandson and his best friend’s sister in this romance by the author of Huckleberry Hearts . When it comes to matchmaking, Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin’s unstoppable octogenarians Anna and Felty Helmuth never seem to run out of opportunities—or grandchildren . . . Reuben Helmuth is plenty bitter. John King, his best friend—or so he thought—is engaged to the girl Reuben loved. Humiliated, Reuben flees from Ohio to his grandparents’ home on Huckleberry Hill, where he knows he’ll find comfort. He’s enjoying wallowing in his misery—until John’s sister, Fern, shows up. She won’t stop pestering Reuben about forgiveness—or trying to help him find love again. Yet Fern’s efforts only reawaken Reuben’s long-buried feelings—for her . . . With her brother too ashamed to face Reuben, it’s fallen to Fern to help mend fences. But as she and the Helmuths do all they can—even organizing a knitting club event filled with eligible girls—it may take one more challenge to inspire Reuben to forget his heartache, recognize his own blunders, and embrace the true love that’s right in front of him . . . Praise for Return to Huckleberry Hill “One of my favorite installments yet in this series . . . ! I invite fellow readers to read Return to Huckleberry Hill as it is a story you will not want to put down!” — Harlequin Junkie
- Author: Jennifer Beckstrand
- Publisher: Zebra Books (May 30, 2017)
- Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Religion & Spirituality
5. The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery that Holds the Secret of America's Future
New York Times Best Seller for Over 100 Weeks Consecutively and Over 2 Million Copies Sold! Amazon.com's top 100 best-seller list for more than six months Over 79 weeks on USA Today 's Top 150 Best-Selling Books 7000 5-Star Reviews! From the author that brought you The Book of Mysteries , The Mystery of the Shemitah , and The Paradigm "Jonathan Cahn has come up with an understanding of a pattern in the Scripture for God’s judgment on ancient Israel being played out in the United States of America now. The Harbinger is the best explanation I’ve come across to understand the mystery of what’s behind 9/11, the war in Iraq, the crash of Wall Street, and much more. This end-time revelation puts him in a new category!" —Sid Roth | Author and host of It’s Supernatural and Messianic Vision "The Harbinger is the most precise scriptural revelation of God’s passion for America. We must heed the warnings and turn back to the Christ who once greatly blessed America!" —David Tyree | Former New York Giants wide receiver Is it possible... That there exists an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America's future? That this mystery lies behind everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the global economy? That ancient harbingers of judgment are now manifesting in America? That God is sending America a prophetic message of what is yet to come? Before its end as a nation, there appeared in ancient Israel nine specific warnings and omens of national destruction – These same nine Harbingers are now manifesting in America with profound ramifications for America’s future and end-time prophecy. Hidden in an ancient biblical prophecy from Isaiah, the mysteries revealed in The Harbinger are so precise that they foretell recent American events down to the exact days… the 3,000-year-old mystery that revealed the exact date of the stock market collapse of 2008… the ancient prophecy that was proclaimed from the floor of the US Senate and then came true…and more. The revelations are so specific that even the most hardened skeptic will find it hard to put down. Though it sounds like the plot of a Hollywood thriller – IT’S REAL. The prophetic mysteries are factual but revealed through a riveting narrative the reader will find hard to put down. The Harbinger opens with the appearance of a man burdened with a message he has received from a mysterious figure called The Prophet. The Prophet has given him nine seals, each containing a message about America s future. As he tells of his encounters with the Prophet, from a skyscraper in New York City, to a rural mountaintop, to Capitol Hill, to Ground Zero, the mystery behind each seal is revealed. As the story unfolds, each revelation becomes another piece in a larger and larger puzzle, the ramifications of which are, even now, altering the course of America and the world.
- Author: Jonathan Cahn
- Publisher: Frontline (January 3, 2012)
- Genre: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction
- ISBN: 978-1616386108
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.68 x 8.25 inches
6. Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days
An airborne Boeing 747 is headed to London when, without any warning, passengers mysteriously disappear from their seats. Terror and chaos slowly spread not only through the plane but also worldwide as unusual events continue to unfold. For those who have been left behind, the apocalypse has just begun. A repackage of the New York Times best-selling novel Left Behind. Now a major motion picture starring Nicolas Cage!
- Author: Richard Ferrone
- Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Christian Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction
7. A VOW OF EVIL an utterly gripping crime mystery (Sister Joan Murder Mystery Book 11)
DISCOVER THE BREATHTAKING FINAL BOOK IN THE BESTSELLING SERIES “ It’s an awfully long time since Sister Joan found a dead body. ” These are the words of old Sister Gabrielle, but she may have spoken too soon . . . There is clearly something weird going on in their quiet corner of Cornwall. There’s been some obscene vandalism in the kitchen. A dog is kidnapped. And when a cat is killed, Joan knows there’s evil afoot. Then Sister Joan goes to visit Mrs Pearson. She’s met with a horrifying scene. Are these crimes just practical jokes gone horribly wrong? Or does someone have a dangerous obsession with the occult? Sister Joan teams up with Detective Sergeant Mill to get to the bottom of things. But can they stop anyone else getting hurt? MEET SISTER JOAN, A REBEL NUN WHO VOWS TO FIND OUT THE TRUTH. PERFECT FOR FANS OF BLACK NARCISSUS , FAITH MARTIN, LIS HOWELL, JEANNE M. DAMS, MARGARET MAYHEW, DAPHNE DU MAURIER, MARGARET FRAZER, ELLIS PETERS or CORA HARRISON. What readers are saying about A Vow of Evil : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Super fun to read! It’s interesting to see inside a convent and to get to know all the personalities that live together and how they work things out. I’ve loved the whole series and wish there were more!” Brenda ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This set of novels would make a nice gift for someone who enjoys murder mysteries.” Runner67 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I found this disturbing mystery well written and absorbing — it kept me turning the pages because I wanted to know what happened and who was responsible. It’s a pity this is the last book in this entertaining series.” Damaskcat ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This was a great book and completes the Sister Joan series. My mum and I enjoyed reading about Sister Joan and her Daughters of Compassion and have been a big follower since the book series was released. I highly recommend this book. ” William THE DETECTIVE Sister Joan is thirty-five and a natural rebel. Coming late to her vocation, she still remembers life outside the convent. But having left behind her lover to serve God, she is now committed to her path. When her Mother Superior sends her to the Cornwall House, her loyalties are split — but she knows her ultimate duty is to the truth. SISTER JOAN MYSTERY SERIES Book 1: A VOW OF SILENCE Book 2: A VOW OF CHASTITY Book 3: A VOW OF SANCTITY Book 4: A VOW OF OBEDIENCE Book 5: A VOW OF PENANCE Book 6: A VOW OF DEVOTION Book 7: A VOW OF FIDELITY Book 8: A VOW OF POVERTY Book 9: A VOW OF ADORATION Book 10: A VOW OF COMPASSION Book 11: A VOW OF EVIL
- Author: VERONICA BLACK
- Publisher: Joffe Books crime thriller and mystery (July 6, 2021)
- Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
8. The Da Vinci Code: A Novel
While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see, yet ingeniously disguised by the painter. Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion - an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others. In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret - and an explosive historical truth - will be lost forever. The Da Vinci Code heralds the arrival of a new breed of lightning-paced, intelligent thriller...utterly unpredictable right up to its stunning conclusion.
- Author: Dan Brown
- Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Historical
9. Chasing Fireflies: A Novel of Discovery
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Mountain Between Us comes a powerful story about fishing, baseball, home cooking, and other matters of life and death . . . “Martin understands the power of story and he uses it to alter the souls and lives of both his characters and his readers . . .” — Patti Callahan Henry , New York Times bestselling author They have one summer to find what was lost long ago. “Never settle for less than the truth,” she told him. On a stifling summer day, an old Chevy Impala ignored the warning signals and was annihilated by the oncoming train. What no one realized until much later was that the driver had paused just before entering the tracks and kicked a small boy out of the car. A small boy with broken glasses who is clutching a notebook with all his might . . . but who never speaks. Chase Walker was one of the lucky ones. He was in foster care as a child, but he finally ended up with a family who loved him and cared for him. Now, as a journalist for the local paper, he’s moved on and put the past behind him. But when he’s assigned the story of this young boy, painful, haunting questions about his own childhood begin to rise to the surface. And as Chase Walker discovers, learning the truth about who you are can be as elusive—and as magical—as chasing fireflies on a summer night. “Colorful, memorable characters; Southern regional flavor that’s drop-dead accurate; and lyrical, intelligent writing make Chasing Fireflies an exceptionally good read.” — Aspiring Retail “If I could use only one word to describe Chasing Fireflies it would have to be ‘WOW!’ From the very beginning of the book I was drawn into the story and could not put it down.” —epinions.com
- Author: Charles Martin
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson (December 2, 2008)
- Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Literature & Fiction
- ISBN: 978-1595543257
- Dimensions: 5.44 x 0.88 x 8.38 inches
10. This Present Darkness
Ashton is just a typical small town. But when a skeptical reporter and a pastor begin to compare notes, they suddenly find themselves fighting a hideous plot to subjugate the townspeople―and eventually the entire human race. A riveting thriller, This Present Darkness offers a fascinating glimpse into the unseen world of spiritual warfare.
- Author: Frank E. Peretti
- Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers; Reprint edition (March 1, 2002)
- Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Literature & Fiction
- ISBN: 978-0842361712
- Dimensions: 4.1 x 1.5 x 6.7 inches