Robert McKee is the writing nerd of our time. He appeals to the hyper-organized, mathematical part of my brain. My favorite books of his are Story and Dialogue.
Jonalyn Fincher is a pastor, philosopher, writer, and who I want to be when I grow up. She has a blog about Christian feminity, sexuality, and what it means to be fully human. Even if you’re not a Christian, you’ll love her. Read more at Ruby Slippers. She and her husband, Dale, share a ministry called Soulation as well.
If you want to get to know Jesus but don’t want to be caught dead in church, New York Times best-selling author, Tim Keller has written two of my favorite books. Prodigal God is for anyone: Christian or not. As my uncle would say, it’s a toilet read. It’s the gospel in a nutshell. Even if you think you know the gospel, read it. You might be surprised. For apologetic, philosophical geeks, The Reason for God is a thorough defense of the Christian faith. Not a nerd? It’s within your grasp too.