Some Good Books

Cliff Williams
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy
Trinity International University
Deerfield, Illinois



Fiction

Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow
                       Hannah Coulter
Frederick Buechner, Godric
Calvin and Hobbes, Scientific Progress Goes ‘Boink’
                               Something Under the Bed Is Drooling
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
Annie Dillard, The Living
Fyodor Dostoyevski, Brothers Karamazov
                                Crime and Punishment
                                The Idiot
George Elliot, Middlemarch
Kaye Gibbons, On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon
Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory
Nathanial Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
C.S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet
                  Perelandra
                 That Hideous Strength
                 Till We Have Faces
Francois Mauriac, Viper’s Tangle
  Woman of the Pharisees
Herman Melville, Billy Budd
  Moby-Dick
A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
                   The House at Pooh Corner
L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Donna Jo Napoli, Song of the Magdalene
Chaim Potok, The Chosen
              The Promise
              My Name Is Asher Lev
John Steinbeck, East of Eden
         Grapes of Wrath
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
                         The Fellowship of the Ring
                         The Two Towers
                         The Return of the King
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
                    The Death of Ivan Ilyich
                    Resurrection
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Walter Wangerin, The Book of Sorrows

Nonfiction

Augustine, Confessions
Beatitudes
Ernest Becker, The Denial of Death
                       Escape from Evil
Frederic Buechner, Telling Secrets
Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
                      An American Childhood
Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick 
    Douglass
Ecclesiastes
C. Stephen Evans, Why Believe?
John Howard Griffin, Black Like Me
Soren Kierkegaard, Purity of Heart Is To Will One Thing
              Works of Love
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
             Traveling Mercies
C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
Greg Mortenson, Three Cups of Tea
Henri Nouwen, The Way of the Heart
Pascal, Pensées
Martin Rees, Before the Beginning
Romans
Sermon on the Mount
Ronald J. Sider, Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger
Paul Tournier, Guilt and Grace
                      The Meaning of Persons
Elie Wiesel, Night
Philip Yancy, Soul Survivor

Poetry

Wendell Berry, Collected Poems
David Impastato, ed., Unfolding Mystery: An Anthology of
     Contemporary Christian Poetry
Denise Levertov, Selected Poems
          The Stream and the Sapphire
Mary Oliver, Evidence


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