Tuesday, September 06, 2011

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