The books that my book is reading

i.e. all the books (and other works) cited in the text of Arriving at Amen.  

I figured that, for people like me, who like to peek at friends’ bookshelves when visiting their houses, this might be the best possible introduction to what my book is up to.

Confessions – Augustine of Hippo

The Wizard of Oz (film)

Ender’s Shadow – Orson Scott Card

Orthodoxy – G.K. Chesterton

The Examen Prayer: Ignatian Wisdom for Our Lives Today – Father Timothy Gallagher

Les Misérables – Victor Hugo (both the book and the musical)

The Empathy Exams – Leslie Jamison

About the B’nai Bagels – E.L. Konigsburg

Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis

The Last Battle – C.S. Lewis

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis

The Screwtape Letters – C.S. Lewis

Thoughts in Solitude – Thomas Merton

The Presence of God – Anselm Moynihan, O.P.

xkcd – Randall Munroe

“Epigrams in Programming” – Alan Perlis

Open Mind, Faithful Heart: Reflections on Following Jesus – Pope Francis

The Truth – Terry Pratchett

Much Ado About Nothing – William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice – William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare

The Return of the King – J.R.R. Tolkien


And here’s what I’m reading at the moment:

Leah’s bookshelf: currently-reading