Scriptorium 2

16 Nov 2018

Peter Kreeft Lists

I found some notes I took from a talk I heard where Peter Kreeft lists his favorite books. Here is what I have written. Enjoy!

Top books


  • The Confessions, St. Augustine
  • A Severe Mercy


  • The Brothers Karamozof, Dostoevsky
  • Till We Have Faces, C. S. Lewis


  • A Man for All Seasons, Bolt
  • Our Town, Thorton Wilder


  • The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien
  • The Chronicles of Narnia, Lewis

Supernatural Fantasy

  • The Great Divorce, Lewis
  • The Screwtape Letters, Lewis

Science Fiction

  • A Canticle for Leibowitz
  • Brave New World


  • The Practice of the Presence of God
  • The Story of a Soul, St. Therese of Liseaux


  • Penses, Pascal
  • The Problem of Pain, Lewis

Classic Philosophy

  • The Apology of Socrates, Plato
  • The Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius
  • Saint Thomas Aquinas, G. K. Chesterton
  • Orthodoxy, Chesterton


  • The Everlasting Man, Chesterton
  • Miracle of Guadalupe, Warren Carrol


  • Mere Christianity, Lewis
  • Summa Theologiae, Aquinas


  • Lepanto", Chesterton
  • “The Wasteland”, T. S. Elliot

Runners Up

  • Seven Story Mountain
  • Surprised by Joy
  • Tale of Two Cities
  • Hamlet
  • The Silmarillion
  • Descent into Hell, Charles Williams
  • The Martian Chronicles
  • Abandonment to Divine Providence
  • Miracles, Lewis
  • Plato’s Republic
  • Aristotle’s Ethics
  • The City of God