Pastor's Bookshelf

This is a list of books that have either helped me grow in Christ or comprehend our culture.   Many of these works I have referenced in my sermons.  Some of the works are distinctly Christian, while others are hostile to our faith.  Nevertheless, they have all proved beneficial.  The books are listed alphabetically by author in two categories: "Christian Worldview" and "Broader Culture."

Christian Worldview

Alleine, Joseph (1634-1668)

  • A Sure Guide to Heaven (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1671).

Allender, Dan

  • Bold Love (Colorado Springs:NavPress, 1992)
  • Encouragement: The Key to Caring (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1984)
  • How Children Raise Parents (Colorado Springs: Waterbrook Press, 2003)
  • To Be Told (Colorado Springs: Waterbrook Press, 2005)

Anderson, Courtney (died in 2001)

  • To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson (Valley Forge: Judson Press, 1956)

Apostolic Fathers (AD 70 - 155)

  • Papias Fragments (AD 70-155)
  • The Didache (AD 85)
  • The Epistle Concerning the Martyrdom of Polycarp (AD 150)
  • The Epistle of Barnabas (AD 130)
  • The Epistle to Diognetus (AD 130)

Asser, Welsh Monk (died circa 909)

  • The Life of King Alfred (Middlsex England: Penguin Books, AD 893)

Augustine (AD 354-430)

  • The City of God (New York: Double Day, AD 426)
  • The Confessions (New York: New City Press, AD 397)
  • The Letters of Saint Augustine: Selected and Edited in a New Translation by Lohn Leinenweber. (Tarrytown: Triumph Books, AD 430).
  • The Trinity (New York: New City Press, AD 415)

Barnett, Paul (1935 - )

  • Is the New Testament Reliable?  (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 1986)
  • Jesus & The Rise of Early Christianity: A History of New Testament Times (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 1999)

Barrs, Jerram (1945 - )

  • Being Human (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press,1978)
  • The Heart of Evangelism (Wheaton: Crossway, 2001)

Bauckham, Richard (1946 - )

  • Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008)

Baxter, Richard (1615-1691)

  • Dying Thoughts (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1683)
  • The Reformed Pastor (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1656)

Bede, The Venerable (672-735)

  • Ecclesiastical History of the English People (London: Penguine Books, Jarrow Monastery, 731)

Behe, Michael

  • Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution (New York: Touchstone, 1996)

Berkhof, Louis (1873-1957)

  • Summary of Christian Doctrine (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1938)
  • Systematic Theology (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1949)
  • The History of Christian Doctrines

Berry, Wendell (1934 - )

  • That Distant Land: The Collected Stories (Berkley, CA: Counterpoint, 2004)

Binning, Hugh (1627-1653)

  • Christian Love (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1670)  

Bolton, Samuel (1606-1654)

  • The True Bounds of Christian Freedom (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1645).

Bonar, Andrew A. (1810 - 1892)

  • The Biography of Robert Murray M'Cheyne (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth,1960)

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich (1906-1945)

  • The Cost of Discipleship (New York: Touchstone, 1937)

Bray, Gerald (1948 - )

  • The Doctrine of God: Contours of Christian Theology (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1993)

Brown, Peter (1935 - 

  • Augustine of Hippo: A Biography (University of California Press, 1967)

Bridge, William (1600-1670)

  • A Lifting Up for the Downcast (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1648)

Bridges, Charles (1794-1869)

  • The Christian Ministry: with an Inquiry into the Causes of its Inefficiency (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1991).

Bridges, Jerry (1929 – 2016)

  • The Discipline of Grace (Colorado Springs: NavPress, 1994)

Bromiley, Geoffrey W.

  • Children of Promise: The Case for Baptising Infants (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998)

Brooks, Thomas (1608-1680)

  • Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1652)
  • Heaven on Earth (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth,1654)
  • The Secret Key to Heaven: The Vital Importance of Private Prayer (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1665)

Buck Janie & Mary Lou Davis

  • Flight Path: A Biography of Frank Barker Jr. (Ross-shire, Great Britain: Christian Focus Publications, 2003)

Bunyan, John (1628-1688)

  • All Love's Excelling (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1692)
  • Come and Welcome to Jesus Christ (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1681).
  • Pilgrim's Progress (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1678)
  • Praying in the Spirit (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1662)
  • The Jerusalem Sinner Saved (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1688)
  • The Acceptable Sacrifice (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1688)
  • The Throne of Grace (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1692)

Burroughs, Jeremiah (1599 - 1646)

  • The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth,1648)

Calvin, John (1509 - 1564)

  • On Civil Government (Cambridge University Press, 1991)
  • The Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1636)
  • The Institutes of the Christian Religion (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, McNeil Edition, 1536)
  • The Letters of John Calvin (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1855)

Carmichael, Amy (1867 - 1951)

  • Candles in the Dark (London: Triangle, 1981)
  • Edges of His Ways (Fort Washington, PA, 1955)

Carson, Clayborne

  • The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1998)

Carson, D. A. (1946 - )

  • An Introduction to the New Testament (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1992)
  • How Long, O Lord? Reflections on Suffering and Evil (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1990)
  • Worship By The Book (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002)

Chapell, Bryan

  • Christ-Centered Preaching (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994)
  • Christ-Centered Worship (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2009)
  • Holiness by Grace (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2001)
  • The Promises of Grace (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1992)

Clement of Rome (AD 30 - 100)

  • Epistle to the Corinthians (AD 97)

Clowney, Edmund (1917 - 2005)

  • Preaching Christ in All of Scripture (Wheaton: Crossway, 2003)
  • The Church: Contours of Christian Theology (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1995)

Collins, Francis (1950 - )

  • The Language of God (New York: Free Press, 2006)

Cyprian (AD 200 - 258), Bishop of Carthage

  • Treatise III: On the Lapsed
  • Treatise VII: On the Mortality
  • Treatise XI: On the Advantage of Patience

Davidson, Ivor J.

  • The Birth of the Church: From Jesus to Constantine AD 30 - 312 (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2004)

Denton, Michael

  • Evolution: A Theory in Crisis (Bethesda, MD: Adler and Adler, 1985)

Dillard, Raymond & Tremper Longman III

  • An Introduction to the Old Testament (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994)

Douthat, Ross

  • Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics (New York: Free Press, 2012)

Duncan, Ligon J. & Susan Hunt

  • Women's Ministry in the Local Church (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2006)

Edwards, Jonathan (1703 - 1758)

  • A History of the Work of Redemption
  • Charity and Its Fruits (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1852)
  • Religious Affections (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1746)
  • The End for which God Created the World
  • Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God & Eleven Classic Sermons (Gainesville, FL: Bridge-Logos, 2003)
  • The Life and Diary of David Brainerd (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1749)
  • The Nature of True Virtue

Elliot, Elisabeth (1926 - 2015)

  • A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael (Old Tappan, NJ: Revell, 1987)
  • A Lamp for My Feet (Ann Arbor, MI: Vine Books, 1985)
  • Keep a Quiet Heart (1995)
  • No Graven Image (Grand Rapids: Revell,1966)
  • Through Gates of Splendor (1956)
  • The Path of Loneliness (1988)

Eusebius (AD 260 - 340)

  • Ecclesiastical History (New York: Penguin, AD 335)

Ferguson, Sinclair (1948 - )

  • The Christian Life (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1981)
  • Children of the Living God (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1981)
  • The Holy Spirit: Contours of Christian Theology (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1996)

Flavel, John (1627-1691)

  • The Mystery of Providence (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1678)
  • Facing Grief (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1674)

Foxe, John (1517 - 1587) 

  • Foxe's Book of Martyrs (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1563)

Frame, John (1939 - )

  • The Doctrine of the Word of God (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2010)
  • Worship in Spirit and Truth (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 1996)

Garriott, Maria

  • A Thousand Resurrections: An Urban Spiritual Journey (Washington, DC: CitySongs, 2006)

Goldsworthy, Graeme (1934 - )

  • According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2002)

Gonzalez, Justo (1937 - )

  • The Story of Christianity (New York: HarperCollins, 1984)

Goodwin, Thomas (1600 - 1680)

  • The Heart of Christ (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1651)

Gorman, Julie, Community that is Christian. (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1993.

Graham, Billy (1918 - 2017)

  • A Tribute: Classic Sermons of Bill Graham (Kindle, 2013)
  • Just As I Am: The Autobiography of Billy Graham (New York: HarperCollins, 2007)

Green, Michael (1930 - present)

  • Evangelism in the Early Church (Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 1970)
  • Evangelism through the Local Church (Nashville, Thomas Nelson, 1990)

Gregory of Nyssa (335 - 394)

  • The Great Catechism

Griffith, Howard (1954 - )

  • Spreading the Feast: Instruction and Meditations for Ministry at the Lord's Table (Phillipsburg: P&R, 2015)

Guinness, Os (1941 - )

  • No God But God (Eugene: OR, Wipf and Stock, 1992)

Guthrie, Nancy

  • Be Still, My Soul: Embracing God's Purpose & Provision in Suffering (Wheaton: Crossway, 2010)
  • Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross (Wheaton: Crossway, 2009)

Guthrie, William (1620 - 1669)

  • The Christian's Great Interest (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1658)

Hallesby, Ole (1879 - 1961)

  • Prayer (Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1931)

Hamilton, Victor P.

  • Handbook on the Pentateuch (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1982)

Harris, Paula & Doug Schaupp

  • Being White (Dowers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2004)

Hatch, Nathan (1946 - )

  • The Democratization of American Christianity (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989)

Hengel, Martin (1926 - 2009)

  • Acts and the History of the Earliest Christianity (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1979)
  • Christ and Power (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1974)
  • Crucifixion (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1977)

Henry, Carl F. H. (1913-2003)

  • The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1947)

Hession, Roy and Revel (1908-1992)

  • We Would See Jesus (Fort Washington, PA: Christian Literature Crusade, 2000).

Hoekema, Anthony (1913 - 1988)

  • Created in God's Image (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1986)
  • Saved by Grace (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989)
  • The Bible and the Future (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1979)

Holmes, David

  • The Faiths of the Founding Fathers (Oxford: University Press, 2006)

Howard, David M. Jr.

  • An Introduction to the Old Testament Historical Books (Chicago: Moody Press, 1993)

Hughes, Kent (1942 - )

  • Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome (Wheaton: Crossway, 1987)

Hunter, James Davison (1955 - )

  • To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, & Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World (Oxford: University Press, 2010).

Ignatius of Antioch (AD 30-107)

  • The Epistle to the Ephesians
  • The Epistle to the Magnesians
  • The Epistle to the Trallians
  • The Epistle to the Romans
  • The Epistle to the Philadelphians
  • The Epistle to the Smyrnaeans
  • The Epistle to Polycarp

Justin Martyr (AD 110 - 165)

  • First Apology (AD 160)

Kauflin, Bob

  • Worship Matters (Wheaton: Crossway, 2008)

Keller, Timothy (1950 - )

  • City Church (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012)
  • Counterfeit Gods (New York: Dutton, 2009)
  • Encounters with Jesus (New York: Riverhead, 2013)
  • Every Good Endeavor (New York: Dutton, 2012)
  • Hidden Christmas (New York: Viking, 2016)
  • King's Cross (New York: Dutton, 2011)
  • Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical (New York: Viking, 2016)
  • Ministries of Mercy (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 1989)
  • Prayer (New York: Dutton, 2014)
  • Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism (New York: Viking, 2015)
  • The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness
  • The Meaning of Marriage (New York: Dutton, 2011)
  • The Prodigal God (New York: Dutton, 2008)
  • The Reason for God (New York: Riverhead, 2008)
  • The Songs of Jesus (New York: Viking, 2015)
  • Walking with God through Pain and Suffering (New York: Dutton, 2013)

Kempis, Thomas à (1380 – 1471)

  • The Imitation of Christ (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1418)

King, Jr., Martin Luther (1929 - 1968)

  • Strength to Love (Philadelphia: Fortress Press,1963)
  • Why We Can’t Wait (New York: Penguin, 1963)

Kooistra, Paul

  • 31 Days of Grace
  • Pursuit of Joy
  • Supper's Ready: A Devotional on the Love of God
  • The Journey: Meditations from our Missionaries

Krieder, Alan (1941 - )

  • The Patient Ferment of the Early Church: The Improbable Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire.  (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016)

Kuiper, R. B. (1886 - 1966)

  • The Glorious Body of Christ (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1966)

Kurtz, Grace W.

  • The Story of The Fourth Presbyterian Church (Hackensack, NJ: Custombook, 1978)

Latourette, Kenneth Scott

  • A History of Christianity: Beginnings to 1500, Volume 1 (Peabody, MA: Prince Press, 1953)
  • A History of Christianity: Reformation to the Present, Volume 2 (Peabody, MA: Prince Press, 1953)

Letham, Robert

  • The Westminster Assembly: Reading its Theology in Historical Context (Phillipsburg: P&R, 2009)
  • The Work of Christ (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1993)

Lewis, Clive Staples

  • A Grief Observed (New York: HarperCollins, 1961)
  • Christian Reflections (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1967)
  • George MacDonald: An Anthology (New York: HarperCollins, 1946)
  • God in the Dock (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1970)
  • Letters to Malcolm (New York: Harcourt Brace, 1963)
  • Mere Christianity (New York: HarperCollins, 1952)
  • Miracles (New York: HarperCollins, 1957)
  • Out of the Silent Planet
  • Perelandra
  • Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life (New York: Harcourt Brace, 1956)
  • That Hideous Strength (New York: Scribner, 1945)
  • The Abolition of Man (New York: HarperCollins, 1944)
  • The Allegory of Love (Oxford: Galaxy, 1936)
  • The Great Divorce (New York: MacMillan, 1946)
  • The Four Loves (New York: Harcourt Brace, 1960)
  • The Pilgrim’s Regress (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1933)
  • The Problem of Pain (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1962)
  • The Screwtape Letters (New York: MacMillan, 1961)
  • The Weight of Glory, and Other Addresses ((New York: HarperCollins, 1976)

Lloyd-Jones, David Martin

  • Preaching and Preachers (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1971)
  • The Puritans: Their Origins and Successors (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1987)

Liddell, Eric (1902-1945)

  • The Disciplines of the Christian Life (Abington Press, 1937)

Lindsay, Michael D.

  • Faith in the Halls of Power: How Evangelicals Joined the American Elite (Oxford: University Press, 2007).
  • View from the Top: An Inside Look at How People in Power See and Shape the World (Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley, 2014).

Lovelace, Richard F. (1931- )

  • Renewal as a Way of Life (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock,1985)

Lubenow, Marvin

  • Bones of Contention: A Creationist Assessment of Human Fossils (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1992)

Luther, Martin (1483-1546)

  • A Treatise on Good Works
  • Commentary on Galations (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 1535)
  • On Secular Authority

Machen, J. Gresham (1881 - 1937)

  • Christianity and Liberalism (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1923)

Macleod, Donald (1940 - )

  • The Person of Christ (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1998)

Matthews, Arthur (1912 – 1978)

  • Born for Battle: 31 Studies on Spiritual Warfare (OMF, 1978)

M'Cheyne, Robert Murray

  • Sermons of Robert Murray M'Cheyne (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1961)

Metzger, Bruce

  • The Canon of the New Testament (Oxford University Press, 1987)
  • The Text of the New Testament (Oxford University Press, 1992)

Metaxas, Eric

  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2010)

Miller, John C. (Jack) (1924-1996)

  • A Faith Worth Sharing (Phillipsburg: P&R, 1999)
  • Outgrowing the Ingrown Church (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1986)
  • Sonship DVDs
  • The Heart of a Servant Leader (Phillipsburg: P&R, 2004)

Miller, Paul

  • A Loving Life (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2014)
  • A Praying Life (NavPress, 2009)

Morris, Tim & Don Petcher

  • Science and Grace: God's Reign in the Natural Sciences (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2006)

Muharaj, Rabindranath R.

  • Death of a Guru (1977)

Murray, Iain (1931 - )

  • Martyn Lloyd-Jones: The First Forty Years 1899-1939 (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1982)
  • Sermons of the Great Ejection (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1662)
  • The Letters of Samuel Rutherford

Murray, John (1898 - 1975)

  • Christian Baptism (Phillipsburg: NJ, P&R, 1980)
  • Redemption Accomplished and Applied (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1955)
  • The Covenant of Grace (Phillipsburg: NJ, P&R, 1953)

Muller, Richard A. & Rowland S. Ward

  • Scripture and Worship: Biblical Interpretation & The Directory for Worship (Phillipsburg: P&R, 2007)

Newton, John

  • Select Letters
  • The Letters of John Newton
  • Olney Hymns

Noll, Mark

  • Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity

Old, Hughes Oliphant

  • Worship: Reformed according to Scripture. Louisville: John Knox Press, 2002.

Owen, John (1616-1683)

  • Apostasy from the Gospel (1676)
  • Communion with God (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 2013).
  • Indwelling Sin in the Believer (1667)
  • Spiritual Mindedness (1681)
  • The Glory of Christ (1684)

Pascal, Blaise (1623-1662)

  • Peter Kreeft, Christianity for Modern Pagans: Pascal's Pensees.  San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1993.
  • James Houston, The Mind on Fire: An Anthology of the Writings of Blaise Pascal.  Portland: Multnomah Press, 1989.

Packer, J. I.

  • Knowing God

Perkins, William  (1558 - 1602)

  • The Art of Prophesying (1592)

Piper, John

  • Desiring God
  • Future Grace
  • God’s Passion for His Glory: Living the Vision of Jonathan Edwards

Plantinga, Cornelius (Jr.)

  • Not the Way It's Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin (Eerdmans, 1996)

Polycarp (AD 65 - 155)

  • Epistle to the Philippians (AD 150)

Rao, Paravasthu

  • Quest of a Brahmin Priest

Reeder III, Harry L. (1948 - )

  • From Embers to a Flame (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2008)

Ross, Hugh

  • The Creator of the Cosmos (Colorado Springs: Navpress, 2001)

Rim, Jimmy

  • With Christ in the Killing Fields (Far East Bible College Press, 1998)

Rutherford, Samuel (1600-1661)

  • Letters of Samuel Rutherford (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 2012).

Shedd, William G. T. (1820-1894)

  • Calvinism: Pure and Mixed (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1893)

Sibbes, Richard (1577-1635)

  • Josiah's Reformation (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1629)
  • The Bruised Reed (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1630)
  • Glorious Freedom (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1639)

Smith, James K. A. (1970 -)

  • You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit. (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2016)

Spurgeon, Charles Haddon

  • Lectures to My Students (Zondervan, 1979)
  • Smooth Stones taken from Ancient Books: Selections from the writings of Thomas Brooks (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1855)

Steer, Roger

  • George Muller: Delighted in God! (Shaw Books, 2000)

Stott, John

  • The Cross of Christ (IVP Books, 1984)
  • The Radical Disciple (IVP Books, 2014)

Taylor, Charles

  • A Secular Age (Harvard University Press, 2007)

Tertullian (AD 155-240)

  • Of Patience

The Book of Common Prayer

The ESV Study Bible

The Trinity Hymnal

The Westminster Confession of Faith

Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel

  • Tales from the Perilous Realm
  • The Children of Hurin
  • The Hobbit
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Silmarillion

Thomas, Isaac David Ellis (1920 – 2013)

  • A Puritan Golden Treasury (1975)

Tripp, Ted

  • Shepherding a Child's Heart

Tucker, Ruth

  • From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions

Venning, Ralph (1621-1674)

  • Learning in Christ’s School (1675)
  • The Sinfulness of Sin (1669)

Wallace, Daniel B. (1952- )

  • Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996.  
  • Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament: Manuscript, Patristic, and Apocryphal Evidence.  Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2011.

Warfield, Benjamin B.

  • The Westminster Assembly and Its Work. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1959.

Watson, Thomas (1620-1686)

  • A Divine Cordial (1663)
  • The Doctrine of Repentance (1668)
  • The Godly Man's Picture (1666)
  • The Great Gain of Godliness (1682)
  • The Lord's Supper (1665)

Weinlick, John

  • Count Zinzendorf: The Story of His Life and Leadership in the Renewed Moravian Church

Wentorf, Rudolf

  • Paul Schneider (1897-1939): Witness of Buchenwald (Regent Publishers, 2008; Translated by Daniel Bloesch)

Williamson, G. I.

  • The Westminster Confession of Faith for Study Classes

 

Broader Culture

Ackerknecht, Erwin H.

  • A History of Medicine (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982)

Adams, Walter & James Brock,

  • The Structure of American Industry (Upper Saddle NJ: Pearson, 2005)

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC), "The Father of Greek Tragedy"

  • The Oresteia (458 BC) Three plays titled: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, and The Eumenides

Adler, Robert E.

  • Medical Firsts: From Hippocrates to the Human Genome (Wiley, 2004)

Armstrong, Karen

  • Buddha (New York: Penguin Books, 2004)
  • Islam (Modern Library, 2002)

Ashley, Maurice

  • The Greatness of Oliver Cromwell (Collier-MacMillan,1969)

Aurelius, Marcus (AD 121 - 180)

  • Meditations 

Ayer, A. J.

  • Voltaire (Random House, 1986)
  • Hume (Oxford University Press, 2001)

Becker, Ernest

  • The Denial of Death (Free Press, 1997)

Birley, Anthony

  • Marcus Aurelius: A Biography (Routledge Press, 2000)

Buchan, James

  • The Authentic Adam Smith: His Life and Ideas (W. W. Norton & Company, 2007)

Buehrens, John A. & Forrest Church

  • A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism (Beacon Press, 1989)

Bumbaugh, David E.

  • Unitarian Universalism: A Narrative History (Chicago: Meadville Lombard Press, 2000)

Burrow, John (1935-2008)

  • A History of Histories from Herodotus and Thucydides to the Twentieth Century (Alfred A. Knopf, 2007)

Cartledge, Paul

  • Ancient Greece (Oxford University Press, 2011

Chase, Richard

  • Walt Whitman (University of Minnesota Press,1961)

Chernow, Ron

  • Alexander Hamilton (Penguin Books, 2005)
  • Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (Vintage Books, 2004)
  • George Washington: A Life (Penguin Books, 2011)

Christianson, Gale E.

  • Isaac Newton & His Times (Free Press, 1984)

Cohen-Solal, Annie

  • Sartre: A Life (Pantheon, 1988)

Cohn-Sherbok, Dan

  • Fifty Key Jewish Thinkers (Routledge, 2007)

Daiches, David

  • Milton: The Poet’s Life and Works (Norton, 1966)

Dallek, Robert

  • An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 (Back Bay Books, 2004)

Damrosch, Leo

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius (Mariner Books, 2007)

Davidson, Hugh M.

  • Blaise Pascal (Twayne Publications, 1983)

Daly, Kathleen

  • Norse Mythology (Facts on File, 2003)

Desmond, Adrian

  • Darwin: The Life of a Tormented Evolutionist (Warner Books, 1991)

Dewey, John (1859 - 1952)

  • The Influence of Darwin on Philosophy And Other Essays (Prometheus Books,1909)

Dickey, Jeff D.

  • Empire of Mud: The Secret History of Washington, DC (Lyons Press, 2015)

Donald, David Herbert

  • Lincoln (Simon & Schuster, 1996)

Doyle, William

  • The Oxford History of the French Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2003)

Emmerson, Charles

  • 1913: In Search of the World Before the Great War (Public Affairs, 2014)

Engels, Friedrich (1820 - 1895)

  • Socialism: Utopian and Scientific (1880)

Everitt, Anthony

  • Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician (New York: Random House, 2003)
  • The Rise of Athens: The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization (New York: Random House, 2017)

Gerstner, Louis V. Jr.

  • Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?  Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround. (New York: Harper Collins, 2002.)

Feynman, Richard, P.

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Heckschner, August

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Hesiod (Greek Philosopher, Circa 750 B.C.)

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Hilderbrand, Laura

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Issacson, Walter

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Winterbothan, F. W.

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