To Read or Watch


Flannery O’Connor, A Good Man is Hard to Find

Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point

Martin Luther King, Strength to Love

Andrew Marr, The History of the World

Jill Lepore, The Story of America

David A. Mayer, The Everything Economics Book

Benjamin I. Page and Martin Gilens, Democracy in America

Huston Smith, The World’s Religions

Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy

Zondervan NIV Study Bible

Justo L. Gonzalez, The Story of Christianity, The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation

Justo L. Gonzalez, The Story of Christianity, The Reformation to the Present Day

Colin Brown, Christianity and Western Thought, From the Ancient World to the Age of Enlightenment

Alan K. Padgett and Steve Wilkins, Christianity and Western Thought, Faith and Reason in the 19th Century

Alan K. Padgett and Steve Wilkens, Christianity and Western Thought, Journey to Postmodernity

C.S. Lewis, Apologetics:

Mere Christianity
;Surprised By Joy
;The Pilgrim’s Regress
;The Screwtape Letters
;The Problem of Pain
;The Four Loves
;A Grief Observed

Louis Markos, The Life and Writing of C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis, Fiction

Chronicles of Narnia

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
;The Horse and his Boy
;Prince Caspian
;The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
;The Silver Chair
;The Last Battle
;The Magician’s Nephew
;Chronicles of Narnia, boxed set

The Space Trilogy

Out of the Silent Planet
;That Hideous Strength
;The Space Trilogy, all three books
;And a Lewis Standalone Novel, Till We Have Faces

Soren Kierkegaard, Provocations 

Soren Kierkegaard, Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing

Blaise Pascal, Pensees

Terese of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul

St. Thomas Aquinas and Peter Kreeft, A Shorter Summa

Dallas Willlard, Hearing God

Dallas Willard, The Spirit of the Disciplines

Brian Zahnd, Beauty Will Save the World

Martin Luther King’ Jr.,  A Testament of Hope 

Feodor Dostoyevski,  The Brothers Karamazov  

Feodor Dostoevski, Crime and Punishment

Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory

Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

The Way of the Pilgrim

Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God

Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers


Mother Teresa, No Greater Love

Thomas Merton, The Seven Story Mountain

Tara Westover, Educated

Michael Tierno, Aristotle’s Poetics for Screenwriters

Jon Franklin, Writing for Story

Strunk, White and Angell, Elements of Style

William Zinsser, On Writing Well

John Gardner, On Moral Fiction 

Frank Waters, Book of the Hopi


Bhagavad Gita

Tao Te Ching

Gary Lachman, The Return of Holy Russia

Nicolas Berdayev, Dostoyevski, an Interpretation

Vladimir SoloyovWar, Progress, and the End of History

Emmanuel Swedenborg, Heaven and Hell

Harvey Bellin, Editor, Blake and Swedenborg

Leo Tolstoy, The Gospel in Brief

Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason

Immanuel KantThe Smart Students Guide

Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von SchellingPhilosophy and Religion

Johann Gottlieb Fichte, The Vocation of Man

G.W.F. Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit

Upton Sinclair, I Candidate for Governor and How I Got Licked

Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Menthe film and the book

Don Winslow, The Power of the Dog  a three book series

Gary Lachman, The Return of Holy Russia

Richard Rayner, A Bright and Guilty Place

Barbara Hall, Joan of Arcadia, the television series

Ross Macdonald, The Goodbye Look

Ross Macdonald, The whole Lew Archer series

Patricia Highsmith, The Talented Mr. Ripley

Patricia Highsmith, all the Ripley books

Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe

Sara Taylor Beautiful Dreamer

Philip Yancey, Where the Light Fell

The Apostle, film

Tender Mercies, film

Walk the Line, film