I can’t resist the opportunity to talk books, so when I was tagged with the following questions I welcomed the opportunity to respond.
1. What author do you own the most books by?
Soren Kierkegaard, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Haddon Spurgeon are the authors taking up the most space on my shelves, but if you throw in all the mass market paperback books shoved in my closet the answer would probably be either Louis L’Amour, Agatha Christie, or Ray Bradbury.
2. What book do you own the most copies of?
I own about 5 or 6 different translations of St. Augustine’s Confessions.
3. Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions?
Like fingernails on a chalkboard.
4. What fictional character are you secretly in love with?
Now, that’s a silly question. However, I remember that when I was about sixteen and read Quo Vadis for the first time I was pretty interested in Lygia.
5. What book have you read the most times in your life?
6. Favorite book as a ten year old?
I loved the Sugar Creek Gang books as a ten year-old. I still do.
7. What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year?
8. What is the best book you’ve read in the past year?
I have read some really good books in the last year so it is hard to decide. Probably the book that grabbed my attention the most is The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade, by Susan Wise Bauer (this book hasn’t been released yet – I read a pre-publication copy).
9. If you could force everyone you know to read one book, what would it be?
The Collected Dialogues of Plato: Including the Letters. Most folk would find Plato fascinating and easy to understand, but they are too intimidated to attempt reading him.
10. What book would you most like to see made into a movie?
11. What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read?
12. What is your favorite devotional book?
I really like the devotional commentaries penned by F. B. Meyer.
13. What is your favorite play?
Murder in the Cathedral, by T.S. Eliot
I use Robert Frost’s “Mending Wall” to lecture on Hermeneutics, and I think the familiarity that comes with repeated and frequent use has probably made it my favorite.
The Abolition of Man, by C.S. Lewis.
16. Who is the most overrated writer alive today?
17. What is your desert island book?
18. And…what are you reading right now?
A History of Christianity in Asia: Beginnings to 1500, by Samuel Hugh Moffett
Please use the comment section below to share some of your answers to these questions.