February 7, 2008

Jan Karon

Jan Karon is the best-selling author of the Mitford series and the Father Tim novels.

Her novels feature Episcopal priest Father Timothy Kavanagh and the small town of Mitford. About her books, she writes: "In my books I try to depict not a glorious faith with celestial fireworks, but a daily faith, a routine faith, a seven-days-a-week faith. Father Tim's faith is part of his everyday life. He has simple prayers, not polished, pious prayers. He follows the Apostle Paul's command that we pray without ceasing. I try to depict how our faith may be woven into our daily life, like brandy poured into coffee. I believe that spirituality needs to be basic, common, everyday."

If you have not read the Mitford series, I recommend these Jan Karon books.