some good books

christianity, faith, theology, etc.

Augustine Confessions

Karl Barth Church Dogmatics; The Epistle to the Romans

Bonhoeffer Life Together; Creation and Fall

G.K. Chesterton Orthodoxy

Abraham Heschel The Sabbath, The Prophets

Julian of Norwich Revelations of Divine Love

Thomas a Kempis The Imitation of Christ

CS Lewis, any and all

Thomas Merton New Seeds of Contemplation

Henri Nouwen Behold the Beauty of the Lord, The Inner Voice of Love, etc. 

Alexander Schmemann For the Life of the world

Shunryu Suzuki Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind
Elie Wiesel Souls on Fire: Portraits and Legends of Hasidic Masters
Avivah Zornberg The Particulars of Rapture

Cookbooks & Books About How We Eat

Barbara Kingsolver Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Jonathan Foer Eating Animals

Eric Schlosser Fast Food Nation

Tamar Adler An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace (This is without a doubt one of the most gorgeous books I have ever read. Read my review of it here, if you want.  This book will transform your life.)

Sally Fallon Nourishing Traditions (The definitive book on fermenting, sprouting, soaking,  etc.  She teaches you why butter is actually a GOOD food, how to make a real stock out of chicken or beef, and simple methods for preserving all kinds of vegetables.  A great reference.)

Lynne Kaspar and Sally Swift The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Supper (best cookbook of all time, next to An Everlasting Meal. please do not waste another second of your life without this book.  buy it and cherish it and love it forever.  if you remotely like food at all, you will love this book.)

Alice Waters  The Art of Simple Food 

relationships, parenting & life

May Addiction and Grace

Gary Thomas Sacred Marriage