Thursday, July 01, 2010

Read any good books lately?

I would really prefer to only read good books. By "good" I mean something that will still be worth reading in twenty years time. So does anybody have any suggestions?

10 Comments:

Martyrologist said...

Doesn't really have to do with TC, but Brad Gregory's Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe is an excellent, excellent read for anyone with interest in martyrdom, martyrologies, church history, Reformation-era dividing lines. Published in late 1999, it's held at least this long as a vital read in (at least) Reformation studies. Very good read.

Brice Jones said...

How about "Misquoting Jesus" (smile)?

Ed said...

"Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson.

Stephan Huller said...

VIkram Karveit's The Origins of the Samaritans. Highly recommended.

Peter Malik said...

I´ve been re-reading "The reception of the New Testament in the Apostolic Fathers".

Inchristus said...

May I recommend Is the New Testament Reliable (Grove Biblical Series) by Peter Head?
One can be finished in ~40 min and have a tremendous overview of the topic!

Darrell said...

I just noticed that the k-list has added minuscules through 2907. I have been collating 2907 for months now.

Roger Pearse said...

Boswell's "Life of Johnson" or the novels of Jane Austen. :)

vaisamar said...

Martyrologist, Brad Gregory has a very good audio course on the Reformation. It gave me a fresh understanding of the Reformation. I found his approach very well balanced. He represents all the Christian traditions on their own terms. His book about martyrdom is mentioned in the course and I really feel like buying it one day.
As for a suggestion that might be relevant even after 100 years: how about The Autobiography of Chesterton? Fabulous! Anybody read that?

Wieland Willker said...

The Nun's Story
by Kathryn Hulme