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Great Books I Read Last Year
Because good books are rarely sold, and sometimes hard to find, maybe some inspiration for you in 2022.
1) Imitation of Christ - Thomas a Kempis
Shows the greatness of taking up the cross and suffering. Good for meditation, medieval rulers carried a copy.
2) Orthodoxy by GK Chesterton
Chesterton talks about his conversion, from the standpoint of paradoxes. Chesterton's writings style can take a while to get used to, but once you get it, all clicks.
3) Uniformity with God's Will - St Alphonsus Liguori
Great short book on growth towards God. St Alphonsus is one of my favorite saints.
4) The Great Heresies - Hilaire Belloc
Belloc is underrated. He takes 5 heresies and describes how they influenced the lives of people who lived under them.
5) On God - Blaise Pascal
The writings of one of the greater scientists on God. Unexpected. An apologetic work towards people trying to escape from Jansenism.
This is from a thread from my Twitter:
Don’t read the stoics, read Ecclesiastes.