Day 196-- on "essential books for young disciples"

A recent thread on the Arts & Faith forum: "Books to Read b4 H.S. Graduation, Essential Books for Young Disciples"

After I got over the lingo-y title easily (they had to abbreviate to fit it all in, see), I realized it is a good read. The A&F gang--as usual--is pooling their well-read minds and making a pretty exciting list of books that believing teens should explore before finishing high school/home school.

Most of the books are non-fiction, but a few novels crept in. Here's some of the books folks have been throwing out:

"The Christian Mind" - Harry Blamires
"The Book of the Dun Cow" - Walter Wangerin
"The Sacred Romance" - John Eldridge
"Orthodoxy" - GK Chesterton
"The Lord of the Rings" - J.R.R. Tolkien
"The Hiding Place" - Cory Ten Boom
"God's Big Picture" - Vaughan Roberts
"Meltdown: Making Sense Of A Culture In Crisis" - Marcus Honeysett
"Blue Like Jazz" - Donald Miller
"Wishful Thinking" - Frederick Buechner
"In the Name of Jesus" - Henri Nouwen
"Bird by Bird" - Anne Lamott
"the Abolition of Man" - C.S. Lewis
"Lord of the Flies" - William Golding
"Night" - Elie Wiesel
"Crime and Punishment" - Fyodor Dostoevsky

Vague suggestions for Tony Campolo and Dietrich Bonhoeffer were included. My suggestion: "Fabric of Faithfulness," by Steve Garber. What are your suggestions?

posted, with grace and poise, by Jason @ 3/20/2007 07:28:00 PM,


At 3:42 PM, Blogger Russ said...

I really don't want this topic to go untouched: too many of our high schoolers go to college completely without a foundation to get the most out of college.

Garber's book is a definite must. I'll have more later, the one book I'm thinking of has escaped my consciousness.


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