The Common Good

My 10 Favourite Books Of 2013

Date: January 2, 2014

De gustibus non est disputandum. That’s a famous line from St Augustine wherein he suggests that taste is subjective and that what one person fancies might not be to another person’s liking. Under that canopy I would like to recommend the following books to you. Among the books that I read in 2013, these 10 stayed with me in ways that the others didn’t. So, with no promises that your tastes will echo mine, here goes…

Spirituality

In the area of spirituality, I much recommend:

Jim Wallis’ Rediscovering Values - On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street, A Moral Compass for the New Economy: This book should come with a warning: It will upset you if you’re a fiscal conservative, but, if you are, you might want to give yourself this challenge. Wallis is as close to a ‘Dorothy Day’ as our generation has.