Suggested Reading


God, Revelation, and Authority (6 vols.) by Dr. Carl F. H. Henry

De Doctrina Christiana by St. Augustine of Hippo

The City of God by St. Augustine of Hippo

On the Trinity by St. Augustine of Hippo

On Free Choice of the Will by St. Augustine of Hippo

Confessiones by St. Augustine of Hippo

Summa Theologica and Summa Contra Gentiles by Thomas Aquinas

A Christian Manifesto and The God Who is There by Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer

The Institutes of the Christian Religion and The Secret Providence of God by John Calvin

The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli

An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding and Concerning the Principles of Morals by David Hume

Two Treatises of Civil Government and An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke

A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley 

Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant

Liviathan by Thomas Hobbs 

Meditations on First Philosophy and Discourse on Method by René Descartes 

Organon, Metaphysics and Physics by Aristotle 

The Socratic Dialogues by Plato 

The Republic by Plato 

Phaedrus by Plato 

"Theatetus" and "Timaeus" by Plato 

The Sophistes and Politicus by Plato

The Road to Surfdom by Friedrich August von Hayek

Moral Philosophy: An Historical and Critical Survey of the Great Systems by Jacques Maritain
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman 
Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis 

Mind & Cosmos:  Why the Materialist, Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False by Thomas Nagel

Darwin's Doubt:  The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design by Stephen C. Meyer 

Living Water: The Power of the Holy Spirit in Your Life by Chuck Smith

Revelation Unveiled by Tim LaHaye

Start to Follow by Greg Laurie
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

Paradise Lost 
by John Milton

The Chronicles of NarniaThe Screwtape Letters and The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis

The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor

Great Lion of God  by
Taylor Caldwell

Macbeth, Othello, Romeo and Juliet and Richard III by William Shakespeare

The Taming of the Shrew and A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm by
George Orwell

Lord of the Flies by
William Golding

To Kill a Mockingbird by
Harper Lee

The Call of the Wild by
Jack London

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

The Pilgrim's Progress and Visions of Heaven and Hell by John Bunyan

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo

Caveat: I don't recommend all of the ideas expressed in the works of nonfiction; I recommend that Christians be aware of these works and the ideas thereof, as, taken together, along with the great works of theology listed, they have informed the world in which we live today. In that vein, one must also list the insidious blasphemies of Darwin's On the Origin of Species and Marx's The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital.