If you've never read Zenna Henderson's "The People" short stories, you may want to give them a try. This is Science Fiction, but minus the 'hard science' that scares off a lot of potential readers. Instead Henderson concentrates on the characters, their lives, and on the things Spiritual. Here is an excerpt from a biographical page, about Zenna Henderson.
Zenna HendersonHenderson is known almost entirely for short stories about "The People." The People are a race of sensitive, human-looking aliens with psychic abilities who are separated after crash-landing on Earth but come to find each other over a period of many years.
Publishing her "People" stories in the leading science fiction magazines of the 50's, 60's and 70's, Henderson became a pioneer in many areas of science fiction literature. She was one of the first female science fiction writers, and was one of an even smaller number who wrote openly as a woman, without using male-sounding pseudonyms or initials (James Tiptree, Jr.; C. L. Moore; etc.).
In a time during which science fiction was often marked by unquestioned rationalism and pragmatism in which spiritual elements were often a taboo, unprintable subject, Henderson was also a pioneer in spiritual/religious science fiction. The People were a deeply spiritual and openly religious culture. In the twenty years since Henderson last wrote, even with the emergence of religion and spirituality as acceptable, even common themes in science fiction, few authors have matched the depth of spirituality of her work. Some of today's top science fiction writers who are know for the realistic positive portrayals of religious people in their literature, such as Kathy Tyers and Orson Scott Card, specifically cite Zenna Henderson as an important early influence on their careers.
You can find the rest at "Zenna & Her People". I recommend buying a copy of her complete anthology of "The People", which I've enjoyed. It's titled, "Ingathering." :)