Lewis & Edwards in 2018

50 Books Read in 2018

50 Books Read in 2018

In 2018 I did not set out to read a certain number of books. My goal was to read the major works of Jonathan Edwards and of C.S. Lewis, with other books scattered throughout. As the year progressed, I stuck with that, but a) I decided to read even more Lewis—finishing virtually all his works—and b) I ended up noting that at my pace, I’d read almost exactly fifty books. So in November, I planned out the rest of the books for the year to end up at fifty even…

Sparks and Whispers of Wonder: Reading C.S. Lewis in 2018

Sparks and Whispers of Wonder: Reading C.S. Lewis in 2018

Before I list the books I read, I first here want to try to describe what I think makes Lewis unique and why it was just a joy to read him. As noted in the title of this post, the best phrase I could come up with is “sparks and whispers of wonder.” These two nouns, “sparks” and “whispers” summarize much of Lewis’ distinctiveness…

Clarity and Worship in the Depths: Reading Jonathan Edwards in 2018

Clarity and Worship in the Depths: Reading Jonathan Edwards in 2018

Before I list and summarize the books I read this year by Edwards below, first I would like to describe why this man of God is so unique and powerful, and what it was like reading him. I took some time thinking about how to succinctly describe his writing and thoughts…

24 Comparisons Between C.S. Lewis and Jonathan Edwards

24 Comparisons Between C.S. Lewis and Jonathan Edwards

I briefly want to compare and contrast C.S. Lewis and Jonathan Edwards. I read both this year, and enjoyed them almost equally. They had some similar traits, but also were quite different. For the sake of my own ease, I’ll make a bullet list of similarities and differences—twelve of each…