An Initial Reading List For The Young

I’ve read a lot and do read. You’ll never grow, advance, and continue to make relevant contributions to your family, your employer, your church, or your city, state, or nation without learning beyond your education. I’m indebted to and thankful for the reading lists published by the late Dr. James V. Schall, S.J. for many inclusions in this piece:

  1. The Holy Bible: I like either the Revised Std Version with Deuterocanonical Books, or New KJV
  2. The Imitation of Christ, Thomas a Kempis, Dover Thrift Edition
  3. Manual for Men, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted
  4. A Guide for the Perplexed, E. F. Schumacher
  5. The Order of Things, James V. Schall, S.J.
  6. Orthodoxy, G. K. Chesterton
  7. Josef Pieper, An Anthology
  8. The Catechism of the Catholic Church: a timeless work that annotates the Scriptures, the words of the saints, and the teachings of the Church for the past 2000 years.
  9. Another Sort of Learning, James V. Schall, S.J.
  10. The Spiritual Ascent: A Devotional Treatise, Gerard Zerbolt, a scholar and leader among the Brethren of the Common Life in the 14th century.