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This list is published as an example of something all "Life- Learners" should attempt to do: create a life time curriculum of books and readings that are to be read over and over. This is based on literature that is of a deeper nature, seeking and speaking truth. The foundation for my own curriculum is the Holy Bible, more specifically The ESV Giant Print EditionESV Large Print Bible (TruTone, Brown). As I get older,the quality of print, as well as size matters more and more. Second only in comparison to the Bible is The Common Book of Prayer The 1979 Book of Common Prayer. Leather Bound (Burgundy). This for me has become foundational as prayer, consistent, scripture and church based, disciplined prayer is key to receiving the truth. In conjunction to this, I have committed myself to learning the original Greek language of the New testament. That this may take some time is not important,as this curriculum is for a life time. Reading scripture in the original languages is something I feel deeply about.This edition of the UBS Greek New Testament is the readers edition, and has significant help in the notes with words that appear in the New Testament less than thirty times The UBS Greek New Testament: A Reader's Edition (Greek and English Edition).

The next group of items are what I call my second tier of the core curriculum They are essential, but not as foundational as those above. The first two items in this group are both written by Saint Augustine. They are of course his "Confessions," and his "City of God" St. Augustine Confessions (Oxford World's Classics)City of God (Penguin Classics).These are joined by Dante's "Divine Comedy" The Divine Comedy (The Inferno, The Purgatorio, and The Paradiso). These Books should be read every two years, at least partially.

Tier Three books are also essential, yet are not of the nature that they can be read on an annual basis, but may take a life time to complete. First on these is Barth's 'Dogmatics, Church Dogmatics I.1: The Doctrine of the Word of God. I will try to secure the whole series, but will focus on Parts 1 and 4. Also is Plato's Works Plato: Complete Works. This will help me think at higher levels, which in turn helps in seeing truth.Also, but secondarily at this point, I will be going to Aristotle as well The Basic Works of Aristotle (Modern Library Classics). To help in understanding these two giants, I will use Culbertson A History of Philosophy, Vol. 1: Greece and Rome From the Pre-Socratics to Plotinus.Finally, one cannot leave out the Bard himself The Riverside Shakespeare, 2nd Edition.He is simply the pinnacle of English literature.

Tier Four books are provisional, and my or not be permanent members of this list. They are listed as follows: RB 1980: The Rule of St. Benedict in English, Institutes of the Christian Religion, Aquinas's Shorter Summa: Saint Thomas's Own Concise Version of His Summa Theologica, The Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas (Five Volumes), The Essential Kierkegaard.Mere Christianity, The Great Divorce, The Problem of Pain, The Screwtape Letters: With Screwtape Proposes a Toast, The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary, One Vol. Edition, The Chronicles of Narnia.

Eventually there will be 25 essential books beside tier one.

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