My Top 5 Books by the Inklings and Friends
The Wise Woman
(Also titled The Lost Princess)
The most complete and compelling presentation of human becoming through the transforming work of dying to self.
Orthodoxy: The Romance of Faith
G. K. Chesterton
Maisie Ward described the book as "Chesterton's own history of his mind." It is that and more: a deeply serious yet enormously playful statement and commentary on ultimate realities.
This is more than history; this is theology with a melody, a vision of the church as the history of God's activity.
The Tolkien Reader: Stories, Poems, and Commentaries
J. R. R. Tolkien
"On Fairy Stories" and "Leaf By Niggle" embody the heart and soul of Tolkien the man, literary artist, and Christian.
Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold
C. S. Lewis
Lewis considered his last work of fiction, Till We Have Faces, his best; that is reason enough to note it. But don't ignore his literary studies, especially The Discarded Image, which expertly instructs while immersing you in the medieval/ Renaissance world.
Previous Top 5 lists have featured books on China, Presidents, World Christianity, Ancient-Future Faith, the Civil Rights Era, Social Justice, Church History, Popular Culture, the Civil War, Apologetics, Atheism, and Sex.