Ben’s reading list for everyone

In the last few days, Ben has been scribbling writing lists for various friends and family. I wish you could see his attempts to scrawl stars next to his favorites. He is a man of many skills, but drawing stars is not one of them. Each list is individualized, but a few books fall on each hand-written page. Besides the obvious recommendations of the scriptures and Jesus the Christ, Ben’s absolute required required reading list is:

The Chronicles of Narnia (1-7, don’t skip any; read them in order as quickly as possible)

The Space Trilogy:
Out of the Silent Planet
That Hideous Strength

The Time Quartet:
A Wrinkle In Time
A Wind in The Door
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Many Waters

The Great Divorce

The Screwtape Letters

Mere Christianity

The Problem of Pain


OK, that’s enough, I’m trying to keep it short.

Oh wait!



The Year of Living Biblically


The Book of Mormon (again)

OK, get to it. Read as quickly as possible.

March 9, 2011
March 13, 2011



  1. Dovie

    March 11, 2011

    What a good son, brother, friend he is to leave such wonderful trappings in his wake to keep you company while he is gone.

  2. Kerri

    March 11, 2011

    Love Ben’s taste. I’ve read most of his list, but I haven’t read Unbroken yet. Glad to know it’s as good as it looks. And Year of Living Biblically was so much fun.

  3. Tracy

    March 13, 2011

    How sweet is this. Love.

  4. Rachelle

    March 13, 2011

    Very impressed that he is making up reading lists. Out of those mentioned I’ve read Narnia, A Wrinkle in Time, The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity. Gotta love C.S.Lewis! Yay Ben!

  5. Life Trekking Mama

    March 17, 2011


  6. Lisa

    April 11, 2011

    Chet and I decided to follow Ben’s reading suggestions and just ordered The Space Trilogy and The Screwtape Letters. Pass along our thanks to the missionary.

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