Following is a list of reccomended books. Note that a reccomendation should not be understood as an endorsement. In other words, I may even disagree with the book on a fundamental level, but still believe it is worth reading.

This page will be continuously updated.

The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor, Flannery O’Connor

Wise Blood, Flannery O’Connor

The Violent Bear it Away, Flannery O’Connor

Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut

Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut

Jayber Crow, Wendel Berry

The Imitation of Christ, Thomas A’Kempis

Ten Things I Wish Jesus Never Said, Victor Kuligin

The Wasteland and Other Poems, TS Eliot

The Collected Poetry of Thomas Merton, Thomas Merton

Paradise Lost, John MIlton

Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky

A Generous Orthodoxy, Brian McLaren

Church:Reimagined, Doug Paggit

Pagan Christianity?, Frank Viola and George Barna

The Last Temptation of Christ, Nikos Kazantzakis

The Arrival, Shaun Tan

Blankets, Craig Thompson

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer

The Illustrated Man, Ray Bradbury

Faranheit 451, Ray Bradbury

The Screwtape Letters, CS Lewis

The Great Divorce, CS Lewis

Out of the Silent Planet, CS Lewis

The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger

Franny and Zooey, JD Salinger

Nine Stories, JD Salinger

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction, JD Salinger

Chronicles, Bob Dylan

Armageddon in Retrospect, Kurt Vonnegut

The Myth of a Christian Nation, Gregory Boyd

The Sermon on the Mount, John Stott

Mystery and Manners, Flannery O’Connor

Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut

We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson

The History of Love, Nicole Krauss

Humility, CJ Mahaney

Gilead, Marilynne Robinson

Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer

Evangelism for the Fainthearted, Floyd Schneider

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, JI Packer

The Crucible, Arthur Miller

Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches, Robert Webber, ed.

The Church in Emerging Culture, Leonard Sweet, ed.

A New Kind of Christian, Brian McLaren

Quimby Mouse, Chris Ware

Creature Tech, Doug Tennapel

Reimagining Church, Frank Viola

Organic Church, Neil Cole

Surprised By Hope, NT Wright

The Big Book of Hell, Matt Groening

Organic Leadership, Neil Cole

The Politics of Jesus, Yoder

The Forgotten Ways, Alan Hirsch

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

The Book of the Dun Cow, Wannegrin

Slapstick, Kurt Vonnegut

Mother Night, Kurt Vonnegut

3 Responses to “Recomended Reading”


  1. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh


  2. I wish I had never read Jayber Crow, because now I can’t read it for the first time again.

    Give me a novel to read, will you? I’m starving.

  3. Chas Clark Says:

    hey, I know it’s not really in the line with Theology or Philosophy, but check out this book, it’s been helping me address things more analytically, and put my thoughts in much better order and I’m doing my reading, and to be a much more proactive recipient.

    It’s “Asking the Right Questions”, by M. Neil Browne. Not saying you need a lesson in critical thinking, but take a look at it. It’s a bit repetitive, and definitely not a hugely difficult read (I read it in a night, and that’s ME!), but it might help you with how you teach others to analyze what they’re looking at, and what they’re being told. I think that’s a part of the problem with a lot of people that believe entirely, fervently, and wholeheartedly in the last book they looked through.

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