Three works of non-fiction everyone should read:
Deus caritas est by Pope Benedict XVI - One of the finest spiritual reflections I've yet read.Three works of fiction everyone should read:
The First and Second Life of St. Francis of Assisi by Tomaso de Celano - If you want to know the Poverello this is a must read.
Man at Play: Or Did You Ever Practice Eutrapelia? by Hugo Rahner (Karl's older brother) - This fascinating book explores the relationship between play and the Christian faith. I dare say, having become far too serious, we all need a new dose of playfulness. If you can find it, grab it!
The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander - Though I haven't read this in years I loved it as a child. Maybe I'll pick it up again this summer.Three authors everyone should read:
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien - Come on, if he wrote the myth for the modern era surely we should read it.
Le Morte d'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory - Romance, chivalry, honor, revenge, knights, wizards, dragons, faith, love, ideals: What's not to like about this classic telling of the Arthurian Legends?
Gary Larson - Perhaps the gravest mistake of the former President Bush was not giving an executive order requiring Gary Larson to continue his The Far Side comic strip series until his death.Three books no one should read:
Joseph Pieper - His philosophical writings are superb and immensely insightful, and very Catholic.
J.R.R. Tolkien - How can you not read a man who brilliantly blends prose and poetry together so seamlessly?
I generally forget books that shouldn't be read, but I'll say...
The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown - It isn't very well written and has sentence structures suitable for a fifth grader. It's rather insulting, really.Done! I hereby tag the Roving Medievalist, Daniel of the Ride of the Rohirrim, A Catholic Mom in Hawaii, and and Thom of Ad Dominum.
The Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye - A series based on nonsense isn't worth your time.
Pope Benedict XVI by Tom Streisgutt - I blogged about this book here.