Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Mark Shea's web site (see the link on the left column) had a nice discussion yesterday about books to read to be converted. I thought I'd grab some of them and make a summer reading list:

The Discarded Image
C.S. Lewis

Fundamentals of Faith
Making Sense of Suffering
Catholic Christianity: A Complete Catechism of Catholic Beliefs
A Summa of the Summa
Peter Kreeft

Quo Vadis
Henryk Sienkiewicz

The Story of a Soul
St. Therese of Lisieux

The Seven Story Mountain
Thomas Merton

Everlasting Man
Biography of St. Francis
Saint Thomas Aquinas: The Dumb Ox
GK Chesterton

Edmund Campion: Scholar, Priest, Hero and Martyr
Evelyn Waugh

Summa Theologica
Aquinas's Shorter Summa
St. Thomas Aquinas

Augustine of Hippo
Peter Brown

The Power and the Glory
Graham Greene

Well, of course I won't get to them all, but at least now I have a list. In particular, I don't believe I'm ready for St. Thomas Aquinas' "Summa Theologica" in a five volume set quite yet :)

Update note: I've left out C.S. Lewis' "The Screwtape Letters," "Mere Christianity," and "Suprised by Joy" since I'm already reading them. I left out "The Belief of Catholics" by Ronald Knox because I've read it and also "The Essential Catholic Catechism" by Alan Schreck.

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