4 Old Books You Ought to Read (+ 4 New)

4 Old Books You Ought to Read (+ 4 New)

Some of us seem to be natural-born readers—we love to crack open a book (or click open our e-reader!) and get lost in its pages. Others of us have to work at it, finding books we love by trial-and-error.

All of us gravitate towards books we enjoy. For some, that’s the newest bestseller, and for others it’s an 18th century Christian classic. Whichever camp you fall in, it’s good to challenge yourself to read something you might not naturally choose on your own. Consider this quote from C.S. Lewis:

It is a good rule, after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between. If that is too much for you, you should at least read one old one to every three new ones. – C.S. Lewis

Do you alternate between new and old literature in your reading? We thought it would be fun to share some favorite books (both old and new) to jumpstart your search for the next great read.

4 Old Books You Ought to Read

Confessions, by Augustine of Hippo

Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis

Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan

Valley of Vision, edited by Arthur G. Bennett


4 New Ones Not to Miss Either

Before You Open Your Bible, by Matt Smethurst

The Gospel Comes with a House Key, by Rosaria Butterfield

Holy Sexuality and the Gospel, by Christopher Yuan

Uncomfortable, by Brett McCracken