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Exploring the Classics

I thought you might enjoy reading the actual One Year Plan for Exploring the Classics that I am using by Terry W. Glaspey from his book "Book Lover's Guide to Great Reading: A Guided Tour of Classic and Contemporary Literature." So without further ado, here is this wonderful little list (you can read more on pages 62 and 63) :

January ~ Augustine
The Confessions

February ~ John Bunyan
Pilgrim's Progress

March ~ Blaise Pascal

April ~ Thomas a Kempis and Brother Lawrence
Kempis, The Imitation of Christ
Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God

May ~ Teresa of Avila
Interior Castle

June ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Brothers Karamazov

July ~ The Great Theologians
Sample excerpts from the following:
Thomas Aquainas, Summa Theologica
Martin Luther, On Christian Liberty
John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion
John Wesley, The Journals of John Wesley

August ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The Cost of Discipleship
Life Together

September ~ Christian Poetry
William Blake, Songs of Innonence and of Experience
John Donne, Holy Sonnets
T. S. Eliot, Ash Wednesday and Four Quartets
George Herbert, selected poems
Gerard Manley Hopkins, selected poems

October ~ G. K. Chesterton
The Man Who Was Thursday

November ~ C. S. Lewis
Mere Christianity
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

December ~ A. W. Tozer and Henri Nouwen
Nouwen, The Way of the Heart
Tozer, The Pursuit of God

Most of you who use AO or Charlotte Mason, will recognize quite a few of these names and titles. I found it rather interesting that he choose the same wonderful literature that would be considered a living, CM-Style book. Pick one or two for yourself and begin reading today. Enjoy!

Are you finishing up the list, or are you planning to start in January?

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