Sunday, September 30, 2018

Peter Kreeft's Recommended Reading List


St. Augustine – Confessions (NB: Dr. Kreeft stresses to make sure it’s the Frank Sheed translation)
Sheldon Vanauken – A Severe Mercy


Dostoevsky – The Brothers Karamazov
C.S. Lewis – Till We Have Faces


Robert Bolt – A Man For All Seasons
Thorton Wilder – Our Town


J.R.R. Tolkien – The Lord of the Rings
C.S. Lewis – Chronicles of Narnia

Supernatural Fantasy:

C.S. Lewis – The Great Divorce
C.S. Lewis – Screwtape Letters

Science Fiction:

Walter M. Miller Jr. – A Canticle for Leibowitz
Aldous Huxley – Brave New World


Brother Lawrence – The Practice of the Presence of God
St. Therese of Lisieux – The Story of a Soul


Blaise Pascal – Pensees
C.S. Lewis – The Problem of Pain

Classical Philosophy:

Plato – Apology of Socrates
Ancius Boethius – The Consolation of Philosophy

Popular Philosophy:

G.K. Chesterton – St. Thomas Aquinas
G.K.Chesterton – Orthodoxy


G.K. Chesterton – The Everlasting Man
Warren Carroll – Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Conquest of Darkness


C.S. Lewis – Mere Christianity
St. Thomas Aquinas – Summa Theologica (NB: Dr. Kreeft recommends using a book that provides commentary to help break open this massive work. Check out his own A Summa of the Summa as a starting point!)


G.K. Chesterton – Lepanto
T.S. Elliot – The Waste Land

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