Theology

Theology I

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.

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].

Johnson, Phillip E. Darwin on Trial. 2nd ed. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1991, 1993. Note: The second edition is preferred, but the 20th Anniversary special edition also suffices.

Poythress, Vern S. Christian Interpretations of Genesis 1. Christian Answers to Hard Questions. Philadelphia: Westminster Seminary Press; Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2013. Note: The academy has copies of this booklet for students to borrow.

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.

Plummer, Robert L. 40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible. 40 Questions Series. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2010.

Bragg, Melvyn. William Tyndale: A Very Brief History. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge [SPCK], 2017.

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.

Make Your Own Papyrus. Veritas Press (item #183500). Note: The academy plans to provide each student with a kit.

WordPartners. Dig and Discover Hermeneutical Principles: The Core Principles. 3rd ed. Palos Heights, IL: Leadership Resources International, 2018. Alternate Online Edition: Dig and Discover Hermeneutical Principles.  Instead of this free download, the ministry encourages Americans to buy hard-copy booklets as ministry support. Note: This booklet is also assigned in Theology IV.  The academy has a copy to borrow.

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

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].

Traeger, Sebastian, and Gilbert, Greg. The Gospel at Work: How the Gospel Gives New Purpose and Meaning to Our Jobs. Updated and expanded ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013, 2018. Note: Please verify that the student is obtaining the updated and expanded edition.

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

Piper, John. Risk Is Right: Better to Lose Your Life Than to Waste It. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013.

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

Gaede, S. D. When Tolerance is No Virtue: Political Correctness, Multiculturalism and the Future of Truth and Justice. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1993.

Oliver, C. Herbert. No Flesh Shall Glory: How the Bible Destroys the Foundations of Racism. 2nd ed. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 1959, 2021.

Locke, John. A Letter Concerning Toleration. Hackett Classics. Reprint, Indianapolis: Hackett, 1983 [1689]. Alternate Thrift Edition: Locke, John. The Second Treatise of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration. Dover Thrift Editions. Reprint, Mineola, NY: Dover, 2002 [1946, 1956].

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

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.

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.

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.

Lewis, C. S. Mere Christianity: A Revised and Amplified Edition, with a New Introduction, of the Three Books. New York: HarperCollins, 2001 [1952]. Note: This book is also assigned in Theology IV.

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

Reeves, Michael. Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2012.

Piper, John. Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist. Rev. ed. Sisters, OR: Multnomah, 1986, 1996, 2003, 2011.

Tozer, A. W. The Knowledge of the Holy: The Attributes of God: Their Meaning in the Christian Life. New York: HarperCollins, 1961.

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

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

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.

Ramsey, Dave. The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness. Classic ed. Nashville: Nelson Books, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2013.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

McClain, Alva J. Law and Grace: A Study of New Testament Concepts as They Relate to the Christian Life. Reprint, Winona Lake, IN: BMH Books, 1973 [1954].

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

Graf, Sherry. I Don’t Get You: A Guide to Healthy Conversations. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2016. Note: The academy plans to provide a copy of this booklet for students to borrow.

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.

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.

Torode, Sam & Bethany. Open Embrace: A Protestant Couple Rethinks Contraception. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002. Note: Parents should be aware that this book has some specific biological information.  If any family does not approve, students can be exempted from this assignment.

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

Theology IV

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

Naugle, David K. Philosophy: A Student’s Guide. Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2012.

Butterfield, Rosaria Champagne. The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey into Christian Faith. Expanded ed. Pittsburgh: Crown & Covenant, 2012, 2014.

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.

Keller, W. Phillip. A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1970.

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

WordPartners. Dig and Discover Hermeneutical Principles: The Core Principles. 3rd ed. Palos Heights, IL: Leadership Resources International, 2018. Alternate Online Edition: Dig and Discover Hermeneutical Principles.  Instead of this free download, the ministry encourages Americans to buy hard-copy booklets as ministry support. Note: This booklet is also assigned in Theology I.  The academy has a copy to borrow.

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

Phillips, J. B. Your God Is Too Small. New York: Macmillan, 1952.

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].

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

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.

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]. Note: This book was already assigned in Theology II.  Please check if you already have it.

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

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]. Note: The academy plans to provide a copy of this booklet for students to borrow.

Marcellino, Jerry. Rediscovering Family Worship. Wapwallopen, PA: Shepherds Press, n. d. [1996, 2002]. Note: The academy plans to provide a copy of this booklet for students to borrow.

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

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

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

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

Eldredge, Tom. Safely Home. San Antonio: Vision Forum, 2002.

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