Some Good Books

Cliff Williams
Department of Philosophy
Wheaton College
Wheaton, IL 60187



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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