Book Links


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:

C.S. Lewis:
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; Perelandra; That Hideous Strength

Soren Kierkegaard, Provocations and/or 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
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

Reviewed in the Perelandra College blog

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

Honest Christian Fiction

Feodor Dostoyevski
Crime and Punishment
The Brothers Karamazov

Flannery O’Connor
Everything that Rises Must Converge
A Good Man is Hard to Find

Graham Greene
The Power and the Glory
The End of the Affair
The Heart of the Matter

Ron Hansen
Mariette in Ecstasy

Ken Kuhlken
Newport Ave
The Hickey Family crime novels

Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre

Marilyn Robinson

Andre Dubus
Finding a Girl in America
The Times are Never So Bad

Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities

John Irving
A Prayer for Owen Meany

Victor Hugo
Les Miserables

Anne Lamott
All New People

T. Davis Bunn
The Great Divide

Athol Dickson
River Rising