Summer 2018 Reading Suggestions

Ah, summer… Long days, warm temperatures, and far too many mosquitoes.

Let’s go back inside and read!

Wherever you find yourself this summer, we at the Divinity Library hope you are getting an opportunity to rest and recharge, and rediscover the joy of reading without the pressure of class deadlines. To that end, what follows is a short list of recommendations for summer reading, compiled with the help of the faculty and staff at Duke Divinity School. Happy reading!

Novels:

C. S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces

George Eliot, Adam Bede

Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

Walter M. Miller, Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz

 

Spiritual Writings:

Howard Thurman, Meditations of the Heart

Pauli Murray: selected sermons and writings

 

Essays and Stories:

Wendell Berry, The art of loading brush: new agrarian writings

 

History:

Judith Herrin, Byzantium: the surprising life of a medieval empire

Philip P. Hallie, Lest Innocent Blood be Shed: the story of the village of Le Chambon and how goodness happened there

Harry S. Stout, Upon the altar of the nation: a moral history of the American Civil War

 

What else have you been reading this summer? Let us know in the comments!

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