At Christianity Today, John Wilson’s list of his favorite books of the year, includes my memoir The Great Good Thing: A Secular Jew Comes to Faith in Christ.
“If you have been reading Books & Culture for any length of time, you know that Klavan is a writer I greatly admire. Stephen King has called him “the most original American novelist of suspense since Cornell Woolrich,” and his most recent novel, Werewolf Cop, is (so I think) his best yet.
“When I started reading Klavan about ten years ago, devouring his books, I had no idea that he had recently been baptized (nor did I know that he had grown up in a secular Jewish family). Gradually, as new books appeared, I began to think that this writer might be a Christian, until finally I was convinced that it must be so. The Great Good Thing tells the story of his conversion with candor, wit, and humility (no preening, no cant). It is a memoir, he emphasizes, focused on that story, not a full-fledged autobiography, but it encompasses the whole arc of his life, and especially his childhood and growing-up years before he left home at the age of seventeen. (In my favorite part of the book, he tells of meeting and pursuing his wife-to-be, Ellen, when he was a student at Berkeley.)”
Read the whole thing here.