C.S. Lewis’s Top Ten Books List

In 1962, The Christian Century magazine published C.S. Lewis’s answer to the question, “What books did most to shape your vocational attitude and your philosophy of life?” Here is C.S. Lewis’s list of his top ten books, not including the Bible. (From here)

1. Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women, by George MacDonald

2. The Everlasting Man, by G. K. Chesterton

3. The Aeneid, by Virgil

4. The Temple, by George Herbert

5. The Prelude, by William Wordsworth

6. The Idea of the Holy, by Rudolf Otto

7. The Consolation of Philosophy, by Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius

8. The Life of Samuel Johnson, by James Boswell

9. Descent into Hell, by Charles Williams

10. Theism and Humanism, by Arthur James Balfour

Posted by John Piippo


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s