Many other books could be on this list, and I did not include the dead authors who pushed and prodded in various ways (Tolkien, Chesterton, Augustine, even Marx).
In past years I have recommended a long list of my best reads for the year. This year, I decided to recommend only four books. There are many others I could recommend, but I thought it best to reduce my favorite reads to four so as not overwhelm you with possibilities for Christmas gifts!
Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom
We the Fallen People: The Founders and the Future of American Democracy
My interview is here:
Why We are Restless: On the Modern Quest for Contentment
My interview with the authors can be found here:
Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers
Wonderfully written, beautifully illustrated, and balanced in the best sense of that word. And no, the author does not present a soft and squishy God!
I won’t lie. I’m disappointed there are only three. Every year I use your lists and comments to find some gems for the new year. Looking on the bright side, I now have three to get me started. Thanks, Dave, for all you do to encourage me and so many to read well and let what we read shape our lives.
Thanks Dennis. Feel free to email me if you want more recommendations!