Christian Greats Challenge 2019 Book List

  These are the books I'm considering for the Christian Greats Challenge in 2019. Some of them are re-reads that I'd like to re-visit after a long separation. For details of the challenge see my original post here. 1)  A Book on Early Church History: On the Incarnation by Athanasius 2)  A Book About a Prominent … Continue reading Christian Greats Challenge 2019 Book List

Announcing the '2019 Christian Greats Challenge: Past & Present '

    The Purpose of the Challenge There are a few reasons I decided to run this challenge: * I enjoy the community aspect of blogging about books & thought it would be fun to host a challenge with a link-up & get to visit & comment on other blogs. * I have a number … Continue reading Announcing the '2019 Christian Greats Challenge: Past & Present '

Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis (1955)

  C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) has been called one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century as well as the most influential writer of his time. He wrote over thirty books including the beloved children’s classic, The Chronicles of Narnia, which was my first introduction to his writing when I was about twelve years of … Continue reading Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis (1955)

Mercy & the Hard Heart: A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)

    Bizarre, disturbing, violent and peopled with freaks and unpleasant characters - this seems to be a common consensus about the content of Flannery O'Connor's writing. I've just finished reading ten of her short stories contained in the selection above. If I'd stopped after only reading the first few I might have described them … Continue reading Mercy & the Hard Heart: A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)