Saturday, May 17, 2014

A book to consider

Vintage Novels is one of the sites I frequently visit. Suzannah Rowntree, whose site it is, is a Christian who offers her evaluations of books that are not only good reading but books that see life through a Christian lens. She has just published a collection of her reflections titled War Games: Classic Fiction for the Christian Life:
.... Fiction with a solid Christian worldview drills us in right action and reaction in a host of different circumstances. It runs war games for the Christian life, showing how wisdom might apply in hypothetical scenarios. It prepares us for battle.

Journey through eighteen classic works of fiction from Beowulf and Njal’s Saga to Mansfield Park and The Lord of the Rings, discovering the exceptional wisdom hidden inside the world’s best-loved stories.
The books she considers are:
  • Beowulf
  • Njal's Saga
  • The Faerie Queene
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • The Pilgrim's Progress
  • Mansfield Park
  • Framley Parsonage
  • Saint Bartholomew's Eve
  • The Napoleon of Notting Hill
  • The Man Who Was Thursday
  • Salute to Adventurers
  • The Dancing Floor
  • All Hallows' Eve
  • The Hobbit
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Out of the Silent Planet
  • Perelandra
  • That Hideous Strength
I just got the Kindle edition. I've read many already at Vintage Novels, enjoyed them, agreed with her evaluations of those I have read, and assume the rest will be as good.

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