Thursday, June 18, 2015

12 books

On INC there's an article listing the '12 books that Steve Jobs wanted you to read'. Happily, I've already read a number of them; I don't know that my free time extends to some of the others he lauds. Four of them are Eastern religious books...very cool to mention (but I wonder what the long term result of homage to the East will bring, given that it disdains the ordered thought that has brought us freedom, productivity and discovery). There are a couple of businessy books, and novels. I might read some of them; for instance, Moby Dick. Its often mentioned, so perhaps a read one day.

But, what would my 12 books be? Off the top of my head, there are more than 12, so let's stick to Christian books.

Without giving it deep thought, my list begins:

Augustine: Confessions and The City of God
Bede: Ecclesiastical History of the English People
C. S. Lewis: Mere Christianity
G. K. Chesterton: Orthodoxy
Francis Schaeffer: The God Who is There
Ratzinger: Introduction to Christianity
Jurgen Moltmann: The Crucified God

More later.

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