Theology

Theology I

September

Ham, Ken, ed. The New Answers Book: Over 25 Questions on Creation/Evolution and the Bible. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2006.  Note: Students are only required to have this first “Answers” book, but if parents desire, they can purchase the entire set: The New Answers Book Boxed Set.

October

Larson, Edward J. Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate over Science and Religion. New York: Basic Books, 1997, 2006 [new afterword].

November

National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Science, Evolution, and Creationism. Washington DC: The National Academies Press, 2008.

Richardson, Don. Peace Child: An Unforgettable Story of Primitive Jungle Treachery in the 20th Century. 4th ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, Bethany House, 1976, 2005.

Comfort, Philip Wesley, ed. The Origin of the Bible. Rev ed. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House, 1992, 2003.  Note: For used copies, please verify that it is the revised edition.

December

Edwards, Brian H. God’s Outlaw: The Story of William Tyndale and the English Bible. 2nd ed. A Welwyn Biography. Darlington, Co. Durham, England: Evangelical Press, 1976, 1988.  Note: This book is currently out-of-print, but used copies are readily available.

Bierle, Donald A. Surprised by Faith: A Skeptic Discovers More to Life Than What We Can See, Touch, and Measure. 3rd ed. Minnetonka, MN: FaithSearch International, 1992, 2003, 2012.  Note: For used copies, please verify that it is the third edition.

February

Harris, Alex and Brett Harris. Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion against Low Expectations. Colorado Springs: Multnomah, 2008, 2013.

March

Women Only: Elliot, Elisabeth. Let Me Be a Woman. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1976.

Men Only: Ryle, J. C. Thoughts for Young Men. Reprint, Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth Trust, 2015 [1888].

Piper, John. Risk Is Right: Better to Lose Your Life Than to Waste It. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013.  Note: This little book is a revised version of one chapter from Don’t Waste Your Life.

April

Elliot, Elisabeth. Shadow of the Almighty: The Life & Testament of Jim Elliot. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1958.

May

Schaeffer, Francis A. Art and the Bible: Two Essays. Foreword by Michael Card. IVP Classics. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2006 [1973].

Strauch, Alexander. The Hospitality Commands: Building Loving Christian Community, Building Bridges to Friends and Neighbors. Littleton, CO: Lewis & Roth, 1993.

 

Theology II

September

Mencken, H. L. The American Language: An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States. 4th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1919, 1921, 1923, 1936.  Note: Please obtain the fourth edition.

Machen, J. Gresham. Education, Christianity, and the State. Ed. John W. Robbins. Unicoi, TN: The Trinity Foundation, 1987, 1995, 2004.

October

Yetman, Norman R., ed. Voices from Slavery: 100 Authentic Slave Narratives. Reprint, Mineola, NY: Dover, 2000 [1970, 1972].

DuBois, W. E. B. The Souls of Black Folk. Everyman’s Library. Centennial Edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003 [1903].  Alternative Thrift Edition: The Souls of Black Folk.

Moore, Eva. The Story of George Washington Carver. Scholastic Biography. New York: Scholastic, 1971.

The Koran. 5th rev. ed. Trans. N. J. Dawood. Penguin Classics. New York: Penguin, 1956, 1959, 1966, 1968, 1974, 1990.  Online Resource: Quran.  Any English translation will suffice, so please do not purchase it.

November

Wilson, Douglas. Letter from a Christian Citizen. Powder Springs, GA: American Vision, 2007.  Note: This book is out-of-print, so please do not pay a high price for a used copy.

Harris, Sam. Letter to a Christian Nation. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Borzoi Book, 2006.

Zacharias, Ravi and Kevin Johnson. Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message – Youth Edition. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, W Publishing, 2000.  Note: Students should obtain the youth edition cited above; however, parents may obtain the original version at Jesus Among Other Gods.

Sproul, R. C. The Holiness of God. 2nd ed. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1985, 1998.

December

Lewis, C. S. Mere Christianity: A Revised and Amplified Edition, with a New Introduction, of the Three Books. New York: HarperCollins, 2001 [1952].  Note: Beware of obtaining a very new edition—it may have been edited.

Tozer, A. W. The Pursuit of God: The Human Thirst for the Divine. Camp Hill, PA: WingSpread Publishers, 2006 [1948].

January

Papa, Matt. Look and Live: Behold the Soul-Thrilling, Sin-Destroying Glory of Christ. Bloomington, MN: Bethany House, 2014.

February

Müller, George. The Autobiography of George Mueller. New Kensington, PA: Whitaker House, 1984.

March

Alcorn, Randy. The Treasure Principle: Discovering the Secret of Joyful Giving. LifeChange Books. Sisters, OR: Multnomah, 2001.

Alcorn, Randy. Money, Possessions, and Eternity. Rev. ed. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1989, 2003.

May

Burkett, Larry. The Complete Financial Guide for Young Couples: A Lifetime Approach to Spending, Saving, and Investing. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1989, 1993.

 

Theology III

September

Olasky, Marvin. The American Leadership Tradition. New York: Simon & Schuster, The Free Press, 1999.

Maier, Pauline. American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.

Guelzo, Allen C. Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008.

October

McMillen, Sally G. Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement. Pivotal Moments in American History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

November

Kasher, Steven. The Civil Rights Movement: A Photographic History, 1954-68. New York: Abbeville Press, 1996.

Piper, John, ed. God’s Passion for His Glory: Living the Vision of Jonathan Edwards with the Complete Text of “The End for which God Created the World” by Jonathan Edwards. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 1998.

December

Meldau, Fred John. The Prophets Still Speak: Messiah in Both Testaments. Rev. ed. Amy L. Julian. Bellmawr, NJ: The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, 1956, 1988.

January

Goldsworthy, Graeme. Gospel and Kingdom. Crownhill, MK: Paternoster, 1981, 2012.

Cross, John R. The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus. 4th ed. Olds, Alberta, Canada: GoodSeed International, 2009.

March

Graf, Sherry. I Don’t Get You: A Guide to Healthy Conversations. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2016.

Wilson, Douglas J. Reforming Marriage. Moscow, ID: Canon Press, 1995.

Girgis, Sherif, Ryan T. Anderson, and Robert P. George. What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense. New York: Encounter Books, 2012.

April

Chapman, Gary D. Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Got Married. Chicago: Moody, 2010.

McQuilkin, J. Robertson. A Promise Kept. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House, 1998, 2006.

May

Torode, Sam & Bethany. Open Embrace: A Protestant Couple Rethinks Contraception. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002.

Wales, Susan, and Ann Platz. A Match Made in Heaven: A Collection of Inspirational Love Stories. Sisters, OR: Multnomah, 1999.

 

Theology IV

September

Honeysett, Marcus. Meltdown: Making Sense of a Culture in Crisis. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2002.

Gilson, Etienne. Reason and Revelation in the Middle Ages. Reprint, Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 1998.  Note: This book is out-of-print.  Please find a used copy, but do not buy an expensive one.

October

Caputo, John D. What Would Jesus Deconstruct? The Good News of Postmodernism for the Church. The Church and Postmodern Culture. Grand Rapids: Baker Academics, 2007.

Brown, Paul E. Understanding and Enjoying the Bible. Leominster, UK: Day One, 2005.

November

Pearcey, Nancy. Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, & Meaning. Nashville: B&H Publishing, 2010.

Hodge, Charles. The Way of Life. Reprint, Minneapolis: Curiosmith, 2016 [1841].

December

Calvin, John and Jacopo Sadoleto. A Reformation Debate: Sadoleto’s Letter to the Genevans and Calvin’s Reply. Ed. John C. Olin. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1976 [1966].

Malone, Fred A. A String of Pearls Unstrung: A Theological Journey into Believers’ Baptism. Cape Coral, FL: Founders Press, 1998.  Note: This out-of-print book may be impossible to find.  Please do not buy an expensive one.

January

Spurgeon, C. H. All of Grace. Moody Classics. Chicago: Moody, 2010 [1894].  Alternative Edition: Spurgeon, C. H. All of Grace: An Earnest Word with Those Who Are Seeking Salvation by the Lord Jesus Christ. Reprint, Pasadena, TX: Pilgrim, 1978 [1894].

Stott, John R. W. Basic Christianity. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1958.

Lewis, C. S. Mere Christianity: A Revised and Amplified Edition, with a New Introduction, of the Three Books. New York: HarperCollins, 2001 [1952].

February

Ryle, J. C. Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Roots. Rev. ed. Reprint, Moscow, ID: Charles Nolan, 2001 [1877, 1879].

March

Ray, Bruce A. Withhold Not Correction. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 1978.

Murray, John. The Fear of God: The Soul of Godliness. Reprint, Birmingham: Solid Ground Christian Books, n. d. [1957].

Tripp, Tedd. Shepherding a Child’s Heart. 2nd ed. Wapwallopen, PA: Shepherd Press, 1995, 2005.

April

Harris, Joshua. I Kissed Dating Goodbye. 2nd ed. Sisters, OR: Multnomah, 1997, 2003.

Naselli, Andrew David and J. D. Crowley. Conscience: What It Is, How to Train It, and Loving Those Who Differ. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2016.

May

Marcellino, Jerry. Rediscovering Family Worship. Wapwallopen, PA: Shepherds Press, n. d. [1996, 2002].

Harris, Gregg. The Christian Home School. 2nd ed. Gresham, OR: Noble Publishing, 1988, 1995.

Leithart, Peter. Wise Words: Family Stories That Bring the Proverbs to Life. Elkton, MD: Holly Hall, 1995.