I may change these from time-to-time, as is often the case with book recommendations.
What books do you recommend for prospective law students?
Frederick Schauer, Thinking Like a Lawyer
Eugene Volokh, Academic Legal Writing
What books do you recommend for faculty?
Ken Bain, What the Best College Teachers Do
Nancy Duarte, Resonate
Cal Newport, Deep Work
Andy Delbanco, College
What books have you found most helpful to understanding politics in our cultural moment?
Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind
Yuval Levin, The Fractured Republic
William Stuntz, The Collapse of American Criminal Justice
Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy
Amy Chua, Political Tribes
What books have you found most helpful to understanding Christian faith in our current moment?
Lesslie Newbigin, Proper Confidence
Timothy Keller, Generous Justice
Jemar Tisby, The Color of Compromise
C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory
Bethany Hoang and Kristen Deede Johnson, The Justice Calling
Andy Crouch, Tech-Wise Family
Joseph Bottum, An Anxious Age
What books have been most central to your own intellectual work and development?
Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue
Sheldon Wolin, Politics and Vision
Jeffrey Stout, Democracy and Tradition
H. Jefferson Powell, The Moral Tradition of American Constitutionalism
Stanley Hauerwas, The Hauerwas Reader
What two books would you recommend to people who want to spend money to buy them?
If you don’t have the money or you live in an oppressive regime but somehow have uncensored internet access, you can download Liberty’s Refuge for free under a Creative Commons license. In all seriousness, one of the most gratifying aspects of writing this book has been hearing from people who live in places that don't yet have the freedom of assembly but who are working hard to change that reality.
You have to pay for Confident Pluralism, but lucky for you it’s recently out in a less expensive paperback form (including a new preface). Friends and family who were too cheap to buy the hardcover, this is your moment.