Sunday, November 13, 2005

Good Reading

For your consideration, I give you:

Epic by John Eldredge is a thin tome which casts the Christian life in heroic terms. It's more an inspirational book than a serious treatment of the subject, but it does raise some intriguing ideas.

Looking for God in Harry Potter is written by a classics scholar who is (I believe) also a member of the Greek Orthodox church. With amazing care, he builds the case that Rowling has intentionally filled her books with Christian imagery. After reading the book, I am pursuaded and any who worries that the books are an un-Christian influence should read Granger's book (and, of course, Rowling's books) before passing judgement.

Finally, this isn't a book, but I found the following on-line articles interesting. Both deal with a Jesuit who is also a Ph.D. Enjoy!