“The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.”
~ Piet Mondrian
Anyone who is an artist – whether a writer, speaker, musician, painter, photographer, designer, sculptor, etc. – doesn’t view all of their art through the same lens. Artists have favorites.
In that connection, some people have asked which of my books I consider to be my favorite. That is, my best and most important contributions.
Whenever I’ve answered this question, it has surprised many people. In most cases, I discover later that they’ve only read one or two of my books . . . the ones that aren’t on my “best/favorite” list.
Since I keep getting this question, I thought I’d just answer the question here and now. That way, when someone asks it again, I can simply point them to this blog post (‘tis one of the wonderful assets of blogging!).
In addition, I want to ask the same question to those of you who are artists also.
Without a doubt, there are a small number of books that I’ve written that I deem my best and most important (these are in no particular order):
As far as I’m concerned, if I was forced to burn all my books and leave behind only a small number, it would be the above.
These books separate the tourists from the purists. (The tourists prefer my earlier stuff on ecclesiology.)