Of sons and godsons
In a more philosophical vein is Reynolds Price's Letter to a Godchild: Concerning Faith. Price is a professor of English at Duke University and the godfather of Harper Peck Voll, Gregory Peck's grandson. Letter to a Godchild began in 2000 as a christening gift to the infant Harper and his parents, and is Price's attempt to share his philosophy and faith with the young man his godchild will one day become. In the book, Price explores his own life of faith and the choices, good and bad, that have led him to the place he is today. Letter to a Godchild is well crafted and deeply personal, a reflection of Price's faith, thought and self-examination. The reader may not agree with every interpretation Price offers, but this short journey is well worth taking.