Douglas Wilson, Writers to Read: Nine Names That Belong on Your Bookshelf
Wilson, a pastor and classical Christian educator, names nine authors to read:
- G.K. Chesterton
- H.L. Mencken
- P.G. Wodehouse
- T.S. Eliot
- J.R.R. Tolkien
- C.S. Lewis
- R.F. Capon
- M.S. Robinson
- N.D. Wilson
I wondered about the last author until I learned it was Wilson’s son. Thoughts of nepotism aside, I realize that Wilson is the quintessential Psalm 127 man. He holds his children like a warrior holds his arrows, and stands unashamed at the city gates. He’s trained his children well and confidently puts his young son in league with great writers.
So I checked out N.D. Wilson. While I wouldn’t say his work is that distinguished, who’s to say he isn’t great? He has initials in his name.
I’ve benefitted from his writing and so have my children. He has a gift and uses it with confidence. I recommend reading him too.