Thursday, April 12, 2007

Books to Read

Joe Carter:
For a segment on Hugh Hewitt's radio show, John Mark Reynolds compiled a list of thirty books that every college student should read. Since John Mark is the founder of the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University its not surprising to see that his list contains many of the standard works common to a "great books" programs. Indeed, while I might quibble over a few of the selections (Satre's No Exit? Really?) it would be difficult to improve on the excellent selections he's chosen.

Reading the list, though, got me to thinking about what books should be read after those thirty. What works should the young collegian or autodidact turn to next? Because I think the primary need of young adults is to learn to think critically and creatively I've chosen fifteen pairs--presumably to be read together--to help them on that task.

Here is Joe's list.