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Theology Books that one cannot not read

Mr. J. E. Norman
 
The Confessions (Oxford World's Classics)
The Confessions (Oxford World's Classics)
"St Augustine''s exceptional Autobiography. It was fascinating to read his thought process (for example, on the existence of Evil), and conversion. It shows how faith can make a Saint from a Thief."
A Student's Guide to Liberal Learning (Isi Guides to the Major Disciplines)
A Student's Guide to Liberal Learning (Isi Guides to the Major Disciplines)
"A book that will inspire everyone to become 'properly educated'."
New Seeds of Contemplation (Shambhala classics library)
New Seeds of Contemplation (Shambhala classics library)
"Merton shows us how demanding the Christian life is, yet how beautiful in one of his most well known books"
The Doors of the Sea: Where Was God in the Tsunami?
The Doors of the Sea: Where Was God in the Tsunami?
"Probably the best book on the Problem of Evil I have ever read, the only problem is that it is very hard to disagree with Hart!"
Introduction to Christianity (Communio Books)
Introduction to Christianity (Communio Books)
"Ratzinger's (now Pope Benedict's) book is one that is a really good examination of what it means to be a Christian, but it is not a good light read, for it is very advanced for an introduction."
Fear and Trembling (Penguin Great Ideas)
Fear and Trembling (Penguin Great Ideas)
"To quote Kierkegaard: "If at the bottom of everything there were only a wild ferment... What would life be but despair". This is a great analysis of Christianity against Enlightenment Philosophy."
The Seven Storey Mountain (SPCK Classic)
The Seven Storey Mountain (SPCK Classic)
"Merton's Autobiography, in many ways a modern Confessions, yet so different in many others. A must read."
A Confession (Penguin Great Ideas)
A Confession (Penguin Great Ideas)
"Tolstoy shows how devoid from hope life is without Christianity, and how it is ultimately unsatisfactory"
Silence and Honey Cakes: The Wisdom of the Desert
Silence and Honey Cakes: The Wisdom of the Desert
"A brilliant, concise, book about the Desert Fathers (a group of Monks who lived in the Desert in the Early History of Christianity), which will show the importance of both Tradition, and Silence."
The Catholic Faith: 14
The Catholic Faith: 14
"A really good introduction to what Faith really means, mainly for a Catholic, but obviously lots of it still applies for most Christians"