1. What was the first Ignatius Press book that you read?
- Catholicism: Christ and the Common Destiny of Man by Henri de Lubac, a splendid synthesis of the sacramental and social justice dimensions of the Church.
2. The most recent Ignatius Press book that you read?
- The Laity in the Life of the Counsels by Balthasar
3. What are your favorite Ignatius Press books?
- Test Everything: Hold Fast to What is Good - Balthasar interviewed by Scola;
- The Threefold Garland: the world's salvation in Mary's prayer - Balthasar on the rosary (his tiny summa);
- The Moment of Christian Witness - Balthasar on dialogue and martyrdom (Truth is Symphonic is a nice companion to this one);
- Ephesians (and Colossians) - Adrienne von Speyr's commentary on St. Paul;
- The Laity and the Life of the Counsels: the Church's Mission in the World - Balthasar's essays over the years on the essentially lay apostolic character of the consecrated life;
- Gospel, Catechisis, Catechism - Ratzinger introduces the Catechism of the Catholic Church, a great introduction to the kerygma;
- The Christian State of Life by Adrienne von Speyr (but not Balthasar's book of the same name).
- Explorations in Theology II: The Spouse of the Word - Balthasar's collected essays on ecclesiology including "Casta Meretrix" an exploration of the prostitution theme in the Fathers of the Church, and "The Layman and the Church" a brilliant understanding of the origin of the lay and ministerial levels of the Church in the life of Christ;
- Church and State in Early Christianity - H. Rahner's introduction to the political thought of the first 800 years of the Church;
- Theology in History by Henri de Lubac - collected theological essays.
- The Drama of Atheist Humanism by Henri de Lubac
4. What is your least favorite Ignatius Press book?
- The Bacon Priest
5. How many Ignatius Press books have you read? Do you own?
- about 55, about 55. I own about 7 that I haven't read and there's about 7 that I've read that I don't own.
6. What book do you wish Ignatius Press would publish?
- patristics studies by Jean Daniélou and Hugo Rahner;
- Charles Péguy's full trilogy on the three virtues.
7. What are the next Ignatius Press books you plan to read?
- something by Louis de Wohl
- Jesus of Nazareth by Benedict XVI
- Joseph and Chico
BONUS Questions (the following questions have not been approved by Ignatius Press):
1. What books best complement Ignatius Press books
The Ressourcement series published by Eerdmans Publishing
2. What books did Ignatius Press miss?
- Origen: Spirit and Fire published by CUA
- The Portal of the Mystery of Hope by Charles Péguy published by Eerdmans
- The Cantata of Love - Arminjon on the Song of Songs;
- The Hidden Manna - O'Connor on the history of the Eucharist.
- Church and State in Early Christianity by H. Rahner
- Morality: Memory and Desire by Luigi Giussani
- novels by Louis de Wohl
- Newman Bookstore in Washington, DC.