TWELVE GREAT BOOKS - Going Deeper into Classic Literature
— Joseph Pearce
Tap into the wealth and health of Christian civilization with the help of literary critic Joseph Pearce.
After learning the true meaning of the word "civilization" — a society rooted in truth — the reader is taken on a tour of twelve of the most important books ever written, from Augustine to Shakespeare to the masterpieces of nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature. Each work played a role, for better or for worse, in shaping the civilized world.
Great stories, even when flawed, are a reflection of the greatest truths ever taught, and they share in the storytelling power of God Himself: Jesus Christ, Who not only taught in parables, but lived out the most dramatic tale ever told. Twelve Great Books takes readers deeper into the presence of the Creator through the beauty of the fruits of His creative gifts.
Paperback. 226 pages.
"Combining a love of literature with his love of the Lord, Pearce sheds light on Shakespeare, is frank about Frankenstein and is witty and wise about Wilde and Waugh. Pearce's comments and criticisms will help you understand and enjoy civilization's greatest books."
— Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Author, Beheading Hydra: A Radical Plan for Christians in an Atheistic Age
"The great literature of the world is the telling and retelling of the human story. Joseph Pearce has proven himself to be one of the outstanding men of letters of our time. There could be no better Virgil to our Dante to guide us through the heights and depths of the great works."
— Dale Ahlquist, President, Society of G.?K. Chesterton; Author, The Story of the Family