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I’ve already submitted a post for this book club, in which I both admired and argued with Renovaré’s 25 Books Every Christian Should Read: A Guide to the Essential Spiritual Classics. But then, this weekend, I found myself in a hotel bar, across a table from Lyle SmithGraybeal, who works for Renovaré and managed this book project, and Adam English, a professor of theology and philosophy at Campbell University.
The three of us got into a friendly argument over Lyle’s list, and others around the table joined in the conversation. While Renovaré’s list leans toward the contemplative, it’ll come as no surprise that Adam and I wrote up a list that leans theological. Below is a scan of the napkin on which we wrote our list of 25, followed linked list.