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.