Making Sense of It All: Pascal and the Meaning of Life, by Tom Morris
Tom Morris explains Blaise Pascal's Pensees in an engaging and easy to read manner. Pascal is an example of a brilliant scientific mind who found it imminently reasonable to believe in God. A thought-provoking book for the person seeking understanding of the hard questions of life.
A Third Testament: A Modern Pilgrim Explores the Spiritual Wanderings of Augustine, Blake, Pascal, Tolstoy, Bonhoeffer, Kierkegaard, and Dostoevsky, by Malcolm Muggeridge
World-renowned philosopher, humorist, newspaper editor, and university rector, British writer Malcolm Muggeridge (1903–1990) is best known to American audiences for his book Something Beautiful for God (a classic biography of Mother Teresa that essentially introduced her to the West) and for his frequent appearances on Firing Line. A tart-tongued agnostic, Muggeridge was fascinated by the idea of faith, and eventually converted to Catholicism. But he never stopped searching or asking questions, which may explain his enduring appeal, which is often compared to that of his compatriots G. K. Chesterton and C. S. Lewis.
Mere Christianity, by C. S. Lewis
The perennial bestseller by the Oxford don, whose broadcast talks over the BBC during the Second World War became the basis for this remarkable book. One of the truly significant twentieth-century books explaining orthodox, “mere” Christianity, by arguably the greatest defender of the Christian faith in the last century. Do not overlook Kathleen Norris’ insightful Foreword. Anthony Burgess of The New York Times declared that Lewis is the perfect writer for the skeptic who wants to believe but finds his intellect getting in the way.
The Search for God and Guinness: A Biography of the Beer that Changed the World, by Stephen Mansfield
The history of Guinness, one of the world’s most famous brands, reveals the noble heights and generosity of a great family and an innovative business. The story that began in Ireland in the mid 1700's, it is a tale that unfolds during those two and a half centuries and retells the generational drama, business adventure, industrial and social reforms, deep-felt faith, and the noble beer itself.
If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C. S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life, by Alister McGrath
What if you could ask C. S. Lewis his thoughts on some of the most difficult questions of life? Best-selling author, prominent academic, and sought-after speaker, Dr. McGrath sees C. S. Lewis as the perfect conversation companion for the persistent meaning-of-life questions everyone asks. What makes Lewis a good dialogue partner is that his mind traveled through a wide and varied terrain: from atheism of his early life to his conversion later in life; from his rational skepticism to his appreciation of value of human desires and imagination. The questions Lewis pondered persist today: Does life have meaning? Does God exist? Can reason and imagination be reconciled? Why does God allow suffering?