His Dark Materials
Laura Miller is one of the few writers who actually appears to have read and understood His Dark Materials. Even better, she spoke with British clergy who also had read it and "got it," to the extent that they welcomed a work of ideas that led to discussions on the big issues of life, death, mortality, and humanity's place in the cosmos.
Moreover, as one British Christian commentator said, one could interpret HDM as a call for the death of the patriarchal father figure and the creation of a new divinity "worthy of our age."
Miller wisely lets Pullman have the last word—and it's a killer.