For the Associate of Arts degree program

Flannery O’Connor, A Good Man is Hard to Find

Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point

Aimee Semple McPherson, This is That

Martin Luther King, Strength to Love

Andrew Marr, The History of the World.

Jill Lepore, The Story of America.

David A. Mayer, The Everything Economics Book

Benjamin I. Page and Martin Gilens, Democracy in America

Huston Smith, The World’s Religions

Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy


For the Bachelor of Arts degree program

Zondervan NIV Study Bible

Justo L. Gonzalez, The Story of Christianity, The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation

Justo L. Gonzalez, The Story of Christianity, The Reformation to the Present Day

Colin Brown, Christianity and Western Thought, From the Ancient World to the Age of Enlightenment

Alan K. Padgett and Steve Wilkins, Christianity and Western Thought, Faith and Reason in the 19th Century

Alan K. Padgett and Steve Wilkens, Christianity and Western Thought, Journey to Postmodernity


For the Master of Arts degree program

C.S. Lewis, Apologetics:

Mere Christianity,

Surprised By Joy,

The Pilgrim’s Regress

The Screwtape Letters,

The Problem of Pain,

The Four Loves,

A Grief Observed.

Louis Markos, The Life and Writing of C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis, Fiction

Chronicles of Narnia

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe;

The Horse and his Boy;

Prince Caspian;

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader;

The Silver Chair;

The Last Battle;

The Magician’s Nephew

The Space Trilogy

Out of the Silent Planet


That Hideous Strength

Soren Kierkegaard, Provocations and Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing;

Blaise Pascal, Pensees;

Terese of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul

St. Thomas Aquinas and Peter Kreeft, A Shorter Summa

Dallas Willlard, Hearing God and The Spirit of the Disciplines;

Martin Luther King’ Jr.,  A Testament of Hope

Feodor Dostoyevski,  The Brothers Karamazov and Crime and Punishment

Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory

Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

The Way of the Pilgrim

Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God,

Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers

The Philokalia

Mother Teresa, No Greater Love

Thomas Merton, The Seven Story Mountain

St. Augustine, Confessions,

Tara Westover, Educated


Writing electives

Michael Tierno, Aristotle’s Poetics for Screenwriters;

Jon Franklin, Writing for Story;

Strunk, White and Angell, Elements of Style;

William Zinsser, On Writing Well;

John Gardner, On Moral Fiction


Some Phd Electives

Frank Waters Book of the Hopi


The Bhagavad Gita

Tao the Ching

Gary Lachman, The Return of Holy Russia
Nicolas Berdayev, Dostoyevski, an Interpretation
Vladimir SoloyovWar, Progress, and the End of History
Emmanuel Swedenborg, Heaven and Hell
Harvey Bellin, Editor, Blake and Swedenborg
Leo Tolstoy, The Gospel in Brief
Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason
Immanuel KantThe Smart Students Guide
Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von SchellingPhilosophy and Religion
Johann Gottlieb Fichte, The Religious Significance of the Science of Knowledge
Mark Schorer, William Blake and the Politics of Vision
G.W.F. Hegel, The Phenomenology of Spirit


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Upton Sinclair, I Candidate for Governor and How I Got Licked

Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Menthe film and the book

Brian  Zahnd: Beauty Will Save the World

Don Winslow, The Power of the DogThe Border, and The Cartel.

Gary Lachman, The Return of Holy Russia

Richard Rayner, A Bright and Guilty Place

Barbara Hall, Joan of Arcadia

Ross Macdonald, The Goodbye Look.

Ross Macdonald, The whole Lew Archer series.

Patricia Highsmith, all the Ripley books

Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe