Thanks to Jon Askonas and Matt Loftus for their help with this.

St. AugustineCrazy Mixed-Up Love: How I Tried Everything Else And Accidentally Found Jesus

Martin LutherStop Going to Church: How the Church Undermines Authentic Christian Spirituality

John CalvinWhen You Ask God Why: Systematic Answers to Unsystematic Questions

Desert Fathers: Byte Size Common Sense: Tweets from the Desert Fathers

MarcionSearching for Scripture: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Real Canon

Thomas AquinasThe Dominican Guide to (Absolutely) Everything: Everyday Religion for Real Life

Jonathan EdwardsThe Purpose-Driven Life: Discover the Secret of Why God Made the World

Boethius: A Cup of Comfort for the Christian Neoplatonist

St. AthanasiusConSubstantial: What God Was Up To and How That Applies To You

John Henry NewmanFaking It: How I Finally Stopped Pretending To Be A Catholic And Actually Became One

…and then, six years later, his classic of religious epistemology:

John Henry NewmanGetting to Yes

Julian of NorwichEndless Bliss: Sixteen Revelations to Revitalize Your Spirituality

AnselmGod-Man: Heavyweight Christianity for a Lightweight Church

Pope Paul VIReal Sex: Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex But Assumed Was Forbidden

Benedict of Nursia: My Option: A Strategy for Living in a Post-Roman World

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Susannah Black received her BA from Amherst College and her MA from Boston University. She is an assistant editor at Mere Orthodoxy, editor at Plough, associate editor of Providence Magazine, and an editor of The Davenant Trust’s journal Ad Fontes. She's a founding editor of Solidarity Hall and is on the Board of the Distributist Review. Her writing has appeared in First Things, The Distributist Review, Solidarity Hall, Providence, Amherst Magazine, Front Porch Republic, Ethika Politika, The Human Life Review, The American Conservative, Mere Orthodoxy, and elsewhere. She blogs at Radio Free Thulcandra and tweets at @suzania. A native Manhattanite, she is now living in Queens. Jake Meador is a 2010 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he studied English and History. He lives in Lincoln, NE with his wife Joie and their three children. He is the editor-in-chief of Mere Orthodoxy as well as a contributing editor with Fare Forward and the Vice President of the Davenant Institute. Jake's writing has appeared in Christianity Today, Fare Forward, the University Bookman, Books & Culture, First Things, Front Porch Republic, and The Run of Play.


  1. Delightful. Readers may also be interested in these very real and completely authentic excerpts from the classic wisdom collection, “The Desert Fathers Play Pokemon Go”:


  2. I’m disappointed with the Athanasius title. It sounds like a complementarian handbook on marriage/relationships.


  3. […] On the lighter side, Mere Orthodoxy this week retitled Christian books for the Internet age. Some highlights […]


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