“Writers to Read”: Wilson and Sons

🔖 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. Wilson is the Psalm 127 man. He holds his children like a warrior his arrows and stands unashamed at the city gates. He puts his son in league with great writers even before he reached middle-age.

So before I raised a red flag of nepotism, I checked out N.D. Wilson. While I wouldn’t say that his work is that distinguished, who’s to say he isn’t great? He has initials in his name.

I benefitted from his writing and so have my children. I recommend reading him too.