My Favorite Books

Here are just a few of the many good books that are far, far better than mine. C.S. Lewis once wrote that it is a good rule, after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between. I try to take his advice, as this list shows. And, while I would never discourage someone from reading a book of mine, you could hardly go wrong with any of these, and I highly recommend them all. Dive in!


Telling the Truth : The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale by Frederick Buechner

Son of Laughter by Frederick Buechner

An American Childhood by Annie Dillard

The Sacred Romance by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge

Journey of Desire by John Eldredge

A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall

Passion and Purity by Elizabeth Elliot

The Four Loves by CS Lewis

Mere Christianity by CS Lewis

Till We Have Faces by CS Lewis

The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

Three Philosophies of Life by Peter Kreeft

Love is Stronger than Death by Peter Kreeft

Between Heaven & Hell by Peter Kreeft

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley

Young Men and Fire by Norman McLean

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

True Notebooks by Mark Salzman

Here I Stand/A Life of Martin Luther by Roland H. Bainton
Orthodoxy by GK Chesterton
Everlasting Man by GK Chesterton
The Man Who Was Thursday by GK Chesterton

Endurance by Ernest Schackleton

The Reflective Life by Ken Gire

Reflections on the Word by Ken Gire

Dear Theo/The Autobiography of Vincent Van Gogh edited by Irving Stone

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster

Subversive Spirituality by Eugene Petersen

Under the Unpredictable Plant by Eugene Petersen

Desiring God by John Piper

The Pleasures of God by John Piper

Future Grace by John Piper

Walking on Water by Madeleine L’Engle

The Rock that is Higher by Madeleine L’Engle

Oh, the places you’ll go! By Dr. Seuss

Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss

Charlotte’s Web by EB White

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Story by Robert McKee

The Miracle of Language by Richard Lederer