What Are Your Favorite Non-Fiction Books? | Open Culture

To rewrite Ecclesiastes, of the making of book lists there is no end. Open Culture asks, What Are Your Favorite Non-Fiction Books? | Open Culture. The post actually includes a couple of links to current and past reading lists.

Well, heck, I’m supposed to be doing chores for my wife, so I might as well share my own favorite non-fiction books.

In no particular order, although I’ll get Jon Krakauer out of the way first:

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer

Home Stand: Growing Up in Sports by James McKean

Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton

Air Guitar: Essays on Art & Democracy by Dave Hickey

Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book by Walker Percy

Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith by Kathleen Norris

The Doubter’s Companion: A Dictionary of Aggressive Common Sense by John Ralston Saul

Crossing Myself: A Story of Spiritual Rebirth by Greg Garrett

Born Standing Up by Steve Martin

Chronicles, Volume One by Bob Dylan

A Collection of Essays by George Orwell

Art and the Bible by Francis Schaeffer

Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art by Madeleine L’Engle

Dove Descending: A Journey into T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets by Thomas Howard

Before Their Time: A Memoir by Robert Kotlowitz

Hiroshima by John Hershey

The Solace of Open Spaces by Gretel Ehrlich

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis

On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature by C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis on Scripture by Michael J. Christensen

The Myth of Certainty: The Reflective Christian and the Risk of Commitment by Daniel Taylor

Philosophers Who Believe: The Spiritual Journeys of 11 Leading Thinkers by Kelly James Clark

On Writing Well by William Zinsser

The Situation and the Story by Vivian Gornick

Dead Right by David Frum

The Politics of Envy: Statism as Theology by Doug Bandow

The Nobel Lecture on Literature by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy by William Barrett

Our Faith by Emil Brunner

Fit Bodies, Fat Minds: Why Evangelicals Don’t Think and What to Do About It by Os Guinness

In Season, Out of Season: An Introduction to the Thought of Jacques Ellul – interviews with Ellul conducted by Madeleine Garrigou-Lagrange

My Times: Adventures in the News Trade by John Corry



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