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Library

The reading list that follows is the assignment list for the Big Haus Lieutenancy. It is a collection, not of the best things ever written, nor of all that should be read, but of works which we considered influential in our outlook and lives. We ask our lieutenants to read 5-7 assigned works over approximately two weeks, taking notes on ideas, quotes, and questions they encountered. Then, during a scheduled conversation of about three hours, we talk through those thoughts. We are not expecting the lieutenant to see what we saw or benefit in necessarily the same way as we, but rather that their engagement with the material would rapidly draw them forward in the progress of the soul.

BIBLE
Genesis
Proverbs
Ecclesiastes
Song of Solomon
Daniel
Jonah
Luke
Acts
Romans
Galatians
I John
I Peter
II Peter
Jude

PRACTICAL CHRISTIANITY
How to Maintain Joy
Repentance
Restitution
Right and Wrong & Knowing the Difference
How To Be Free From Bitterness
Forgiving Others
Man’s Anger
Fits of Rage
Taking Offense
Introspection
Relationships with Parents
Saturation Love
How does a Woman Become Secure
The Responsible Man
Too Many Opinions
The Character of the Church
The True Church
The Membership of the Church
Discipline in the Church
Of Leadership
The Neglected Qualification
The House Church
Tradition
Jim Wilson’s Testimony
The Principles Of War
    
CLAN MacEVAN
On Hierarchies
Sum of All Human Desire
On Preterism
On God’s Knowledge
The Word and the Way
On Monarchy
Of Principalities
On Glory in Battle
selected Fiction
Amusement
The Foam of Shame
The Hierarch
The Mount of Temptation
The Man Who Cursed the Weather
Gratuity
The Order of St. Vincent
When Pigs have Wings
The Pitney Canon
The Book of Knights and Days

FIRST INFLUENCES
JANE AUSTEN
Pride and Predjudice
Emma
Sense and Sensibility
Northanger Abbey
Persuasion
Mansfield Park

JOHN BUCHAN
Thirty-nine Steps

Greenmantle
Mr. Standfast
Witchwood
John MacNab
The Power-House
selected Short Stories
The Lemnian
Fullcircle
The Moor-Song
An Earlier Affection
Wind in the Portico
The Grove of Ashteroth

P.G. WODEHOUSE
Leave it to Psmith
Code of the Woosters
selected Short Stories
Mulliner’s Buck-U-Uppo
The Smile that Wins
The Coming of Gowf
Man Who Gave Up Smoking

CHARLES WILLIAMS
Place of the Lion
All Hallows Eve
Descent into Hell
Many Dimensions
Shadows of Ecstacy
The Greater Trumps
War in Heaven

C.S. LEWIS
NON-FICTION
The Allegory of Love
The Problem of Pain
A Preface to Paradise Lost
The Abolition of Man
Miracles
Mere Christianity
Surprised by Joy
Reflections on the Psalms
The Four Loves
An Experiment in Criticism
A Grief Observed
The Discarded Image
Letters to an American Lady
Studies in Words
SELECTED ESSAYS
De Futilitate
The Poison of Subjectivism
Petitionary Prayer
The Seeing Eye
De Descriptione Temporum
Lilies that Fester
The Inner Ring
On Obstinacy in Belief
The Weight of Glory
Good Work and Good Works
FICTION
The Pilgrim’s Regress
Out of the Silent Planet
Perelandra
That Hideous Strength
The Screwtape Letters
Screwtape Proposes a Toast
The Great Divorce
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Prince Caspian
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Silver Chair
The Horse and His Boy
The Magician’s Nephew
The Last Battle
Till We Have Faces
Letters to Malcolm