Bucket List Books

 
Page 1 of 2 

Bucket List Books: Darkness and glory in Flannery O’Connor

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Books | This column is going to be a little different than most of the others I’ve written in this book series. I don’t enjoy the writing of Flannery O’Connor very…

Bucket List Books: The poetry of T.S. Eliot

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Books | T.S. Eliot was born in America, moved to England in the early 1900s and became a citizen, then returned to America years later to teach at Harvard. Though…

Bucket List Books: Uncle Tom’s Cabin

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Books | There are some books we read because they were important for their times. Others we read because they are important for our time. And there are still others…

Bucket List Books: The works of William Shakespeare

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Books | I don’t think I would go so far as to call William Shakespeare’s works Christian classics, but they are certainly classics that came out of a Christian…

Bucket-List Books: The Temple by George Herbert

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Books | The Temple , a series of poems written by 17th century Anglican priest George Herbert, can be read as Herbert’s thoughts as he walks through his church. For…

Bucket List Books: Bonhoeffer’s <em>The Cost of Discipleship</em>

Bucket List Books: Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Books | Dietrich Bonhoeffer is a controversial figure on many counts. I wrote a research paper on him one semester in college hoping to come to a conclusion. The only…

Bucket List Books: C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy

Bucket List Books: C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Books | I like space and time travel stories as much as the next person. I grew up on Star Wars , watched Star Trek in hotel rooms while my parents explained the cultural…

Bucket List Books: The best place to start philosophy

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Books | This week we’re going to hop back into the world of pre-Christian classics and take a look at one of the most influential Greek writers: Plato. Platonic…

Bucket List Books: Dostoyevsky’s <em>Crime and Punishment</em>

Bucket List Books: Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Books | It is quite unfortunate how often “Christian” fiction is interpreted to mean “nice” fiction. After all, the gospel (and most of the Bible) is not very…

Bucket List Books: The poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Bucket List Books: The poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Books | I was introduced to the work of Gerard Manley Hopkins last semester, and it is absolutely delightful. While other metaphysical Christian poets are theological…

Bucket List Books: <em>The Confessions</em> of St. Augustine

Bucket List Books: The Confessions of St. Augustine

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Books | I have found that, aside from Scripture, nothing I read or hear strengthens my heart like the testimony of someone who has gone before me. Whether it is the…

Bucket List Books: Tolstoy’s <em>Death of Ivan Ilyich</em>

Bucket List Books: Tolstoy’s Death of Ivan Ilyich

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Books | With the Winter Olympics taking place in Sochi the past two weeks, it’s a good time to reflect on the fact that some of the world’s best novelists come…

 
Page 1 of 2