Trinity Forum Readings

Published quarterly, Trinity Forum Readings are small booklets of between 30 and 50 pages featuring short biographies, essays, and classic stories. An original foreword provides background and context for the Reading, and relates the timeless issues raised in the text to contemporary challenges.

Recent Readings have featured original works from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Simone Weil, John Donne, and Alexis de Tocqueville. All Readings include a helpful discussion guide and recommended resources in the back to make them easy to use in small group settings, as well as a delight for the individual reader.

Here are just few responses to one of our Readings, Babette’s Feast:

“Babette’s Feast… is Trinity Forum at its finest!”

“I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed and benefited from this Reading.”

“[Babette’s Feast] was a huge hit with everybody and fostered great conversation and wonderful insights.”

The Readings make thought-provoking gifts and are often used by groups for deeper discussion (such as the focus of a dinner party). We also offer elegant slip-cases for purchase, which hold between twelve and fourteen Readings booklets. For a complete list of Trinity Forum Readings or to place an order, please visit our online store by clicking here.

Digital Readings

The Trinity Forum now features downloadable PDF editions of selected Trinity Forum Readings for your small group, work group, or personal use. Each title includes a discussion guide. Use by themselves or in groups with other people who have copies of our elegant printed booklets. For a complete list of digital readings, please visit our online store by clicking here.




Audio Readings

We are pleased to announce that we have translated six of our most popular Trinity Forum Readings into CD audio books. Each Audio Reading has the full text of the Reading booklet (but no study questions). Please click here to be redirected to our list of Audio Readings in the online store.

Some Popular Trinity Forum Readings:

William Wilberforce: A Man Who Changed His Times

This Reading features a fascinating account of the life and work of history's most influential reformer, William Wilberforce. A man of faith who made a difference, Wilberforce led the fight for the abolition of slavery in the British Empire. Biographer John Pollock has adapted a lecture given at the British National Gallery for this exclusive Reading. Foreword by J. Douglas Holladay.

The Sunflower

In this Reading, Simon Wiesenthal gives the account of a chilling moral dilemma faced during his internment at a Nazi concentration camp, challenging readers to grapple seriously with the question of forgiveness. Are some actions too horrible to forgive? Can you forgive someone for something done to someone else? Is forgiveness compatible with justice? Forward by founding Senior Fellow Os Guinness with a new preface by award-winning film director Laura Waters Hinson.

Who Stands Fast?

This Reading features German theologian Diethrich Bonhoeffer's essay "After Ten years," in which he takes an unflinching look at the tension between public responsibility and private virture. Written just months after his arrest by the Gestapo, it was intended in part to encourage his friends with an account of their time together. "After Ten Years" also answers questions about his own reasoning in deciding to participate in a plot to assassinate Hitler. Forward by best-selling author and Bonhoeffer biographer Eric Metaxas.

Abraham Lincoln: The Spiritual Growth of a Public Man

Many books have been written on Lincoln, but few cover his spiritual journey. With excerpts from Elton Trueblood's exceptional biography, this Reading documents how Lincoln's faith deepened through the intense trials of his presidency. Foreword by Trinity Forum Senior Fellow Alonzo L. McDonald.

How Much Land Does a Man Need?

Tolstoy's timeless short story about a Russian farmer who is driven by an endless quest for more land raises important questions for us today about the meaning of money, ambition, and the question, "How much is enough?" Foreword by Trinity Forum co-founder Os Guinness.

Along with these popular titles we have over 50 additional Trinity Forum Readings and continue to publish new texts throughout the year. For more information on Trinity Forum Readings or to order, please visit our online store. Collections are also available.