Recommended Books

Contemporary Apologetics

Kreeft, Peter and Ronald K. Tacelli – Pocket Handbook of Christian Apologetics

Lewis, C.S. – Mere Christianity, The Abolition of Man, God in the Dock

McGrath, Alliseter E. – Science and Religion, Twilight of Atheism, The Open Secret: A New Vision for Natural Theology

Sayers, Dorothy – Are Women Human?, The Man Born to be King

Williams, Charles – The Descent of the Dove, He Came Down from Heaven

 

Church History
Brown, P. – Augustine of Hippo, The Body and Society, The Rise of Western Christendom

Chadwich, Henry – The Early Church
Chadwick, Owen – The Reformation

Cragg. Gerald R. – The Church and the Age of Reason 1648-1789

Duffy, Eamon – Stripping of the Altars

McGrath, Alister E. – Historical Theology

Ramsy, Boniface – Beginning to Read the Fathers

Southern, Sir Richard – Western Society and the Church in the Middle Ages
Fiction

Lewis, C.S. – Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandria, That Hideous Strength, Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold, Pilgrim’s Regress, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia

Peters, Ellis – The Brother Cadfael Series

Sayers, Dorothy – The Lord Peter Mysteries

Tolkien, J.R.R. – The Lord of the Rings

Williams, Charles – War in Heaven, Descent into Hell, The Place of the Lion, The Greater Trumps, Many Dimensions

 

Literature & Poetry

Dostoevsky, Fyodor – The Brothers Karamazov, Crime & Punishment
Dante Alighieri – The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso
Jacoff, Rachel, Ed. – The Cambridge Companion to Dante
John Milton – Paradise Lost
Tolstoy, Leo – The Death of Ivan Ilych

Christian Classics and Spirituality
Aquinas, St. Thomas – The Aquinas Catechism
St. Augustine – The City of God, Confessions, On Christian Doctrine

Anselm, St. – Prayers and Meditations

Athanaseus, St. – On the Incarnation: De Incarnatione Verbi Dei
Bloom, Anthony – Beginning to Pray

Boneventure, St. – The Journey of the Mind to God

Bourke, Vernon J. [ed.] – The Essential Augustine

Newman, Barbara – Sister of Wisdom:  St. Hildegard’s Theology of the Feminine

Pseudo Dionysius – The Complete Works (The Divine Names, The Mystical Theology, and Other Works)
Thornton, Martin – Christian Proficiency

Paulist Press Series “The Classics of Western Spirituality” by John Donne, Jeremy Taylor, George Herbert, Julian of Norwich, Richard Rolle and William Law

 

Bible Studies

Bartholomew, Craig G. and M.W. Goheen – The Drama of Scripture

Bruce, F.F. – The New Testament Documents:  Are they Reliable?

Herzog, Chaim and Mordechai Gichon – Battles of the Bible

Modern Classics of Christian Theology and Philosophy

Barth, Karl – The Epistle to the Romans
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich – Discipleship, Letters & Papers from Prison
Kierkegaard, Soren – Works of Love, Fear & Trembling
Niebuhr, Reinhold – Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study of Ethics and Politics
Niebuhr, H. Richard – Christ & Culture, Radical Monotheism & Western Culture