Recommended Reading

"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind" (Rom 12:1)

Following are some books I reviewed for this website. I concentrated on ones published in recent years. I also highly recommend the works of C.S. Lewis. Like the writings of G.K. Chesterton, they are clear, entertaining and present a full-bodied Christian faith. A very helpful living writer is Peter Kreeft. While recommending these twentieth century authors, I encourage you to also read the great classics: e.g. Confessions of St. Augustine, Law's Serious Call, Newman's Grammar of Assent, etc. Reading them obviously requires greater initial work than authors of this century, but the reward of such effort is enormous. Peter Kreeft has edited highly readable editions of the Summa of St. Thomas and Blaise Pascal's Pensee's. The latter is reviewed below under the title of Christianity for Modern Pagans.

1. Hand of God by Dr. Bernard Nathanson.

2. Gift and Mystery by Pope John Paul II.

3. Flawed Expectations by Wrenn & Whitehead.

4. Pedophiles & Priests by Philip Jenkins

5. A New Song for the Lord by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

6. The Quest for God by Paul Johnson

7. Violence Unveiled by Gil Bailie

8. By What Authority? by Mark P. Shea

9. What Every Catholic Couple Should Know by Wendy Cukierski

10. Why Humanae Vitae Was Right edited by Dr. Janet E. Smith

11. Man of the Century by Jonathan Kwitny

12. Strangers and Sojourners by Michael D. O'Brien

13. Handbook of Christian Apologetics by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli

14. Darwin on Trial by Phillip Johnson

15. Christianity for Modern Pagans by Peter Kreeft

16. St. Anselm by R.W. Southern

17. Reason in the Balance by Phillip Johnson

18. Everlasting Man by G.K. Chesterton

20. Rare Earth by Ward and Browlee (A fascinating book with a few unfortunate lapses)

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