Great Books programs have become increasingly popular among Christian colleges, high schools, and even home schoolers. This one-of-a-kind book is designed for those who do not have the opportunity to attend such a program but are still interested in directly engaging with the Western Canon. It contains substantial excerpts from thirty of the most important books in history, with each excerpt followed by an essay placing the work in historical and Christian context. Readers can learn directly from such authors and thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, de Tocqueville, Freud, and Chesterton.
Selected as one of 2011's Best Books for Preachers by Preaching Magazine
John Mark Reynolds (PhD, University of Rochester) is the founder and director of the Torrey Honors Institute, a Great Books program at Biola University. He has written several books on philosophy and apologetics, including When Athens Met Jerusalem: An Introduction to Classical and Christian Thought. John Mark and his family live near Houston, Texas.