Some Good Books

Cliff Williams

Emeritus Professor of Philosophy
Trinity College of International University
Deerfield, Illinois


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


That Hideous Strength

Till We Have Faces

Francois Mauriac, Viper’s Tangle

Woman of the Pharisees

Herman Melville, Billy Budd


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


Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Walter Wangerin, The Book of Sorrows


Augustine, Confessions


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


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

Henri Nouwen, The Way of the Heart

Pascal, Pensées

Martin Rees, Before the Beginning


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


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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