One of the best books I've recently read is, hands down, Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor. She's also fairly local to our area. Once I saw her in a restaurant we were having dinner in, and I felt like such a little fan girl. (I've read a couple of her other books.)
This book is about faith when things don't make sense anymore and when the traditional Church answers just don't suffice. It's a beautiful exploration of the important aspects of senses, vision, belief and obviously what darkness is. She looks into caving, moon cycles, blindness, you-name-it. We're reading it in our Sunday School class, and we're supposed to spend five more Sundays on it--I really hope we do.