The One Book Meme

I have watched this get passed around the blogosphere, and it's time I jump in and add my own list. Thanks to Faith & Theology for first bringing this meme to my attention. Read and enjoy!

1. One book that changed your life:
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison

2. One book that you’ve read more than once:

Eberhard Jüngel, God as the Mystery of the World

3. One book you’d want on a desert island:

T. S. Eliot, The Four Quartets, or, Dante, The Divine Comedy (ideally both)

4. One book that made you laugh:

Walker Percy, Lost in the Cosmos

5. One book that made you cry:

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

6. One book that you wish had been written:
Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics V/1 (I have to agree with Ben Myers on this one)

7. One book that you wish had never been written:

Hal Lindsey, The Late Great Planet Earth

8. One book you’re currently reading:
Karl Barth, The Epistle to the Romans

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read:
Hans Frei, The Eclipse of Biblical Narrative

10. Now tag five people: I'm a late-comer to this list, but if anyone has yet to write their own, I'm tagging you!


Shane said…
I'll bite.

1. changed my life:
Plato, Republic.

2. read more than once:
Plato, Statesman. (at least 5 or 6 times now).

3. want on a desert island:
Plato, Symposium.

4. made me laugh:
Plato, Euthydemus. (I actually have "aw snap!" in my marginalia.

5. made me cry:
Plato, Apology

6. wish had been written:
Plato, The Philosopher

7. book i wish had never been written:
Adolph Harnack, "Dogmen Geschichte" (where he claims that medieval catholic philosophy is really just an invasion of dualistic greek philosophy into christian theology).

8. book i'm currently reading:
Plato, Protagoras.

9. book i've been meaning to read:
Plato, Laws.