Books

We may begin with my Goodreads account, which you may check out here. And in the column below, I have listed books I have written, co-authored, edited or contributed to, all in alphabetical order. You should usually get to a place where you can order it by clicking on the cover.

After Darkness Light: This book is a festschrift in honor of R.C. Sproul, containing essays from various teachers on the five points of Calvinism and the five solas of the Reformation. My contribution is on the effectual call.

AfterDarkness

Angels in the Architecture: This book, written together with Doug Jones, was intended as a primer or introduction to the basic approach to Christian living in community that we were striving to establish here in Moscow. It needs revision, but it is still a very good introduction to what we are attempting.

AngelsArchitecture

Back to Basics: This book has four contributors on various aspects of the Reformed faith. My section is the first, in which I argue for basic Calvinism, of the sort that doesn’t wince when articulating its own positions.

Basics

Black & Tan: Anyone who has the misfortune of googling my name will have the experience of discovering a number of interesting things about me, some of them true. Almost ten years ago, there was a debate, of the junior high food fight variety, involving certain things I was supposed to believe and hold about slavery, race relations, racism, etc. If anyone wants to get up to speed on that controversy, this is the book to get.

BlackTan

Blackthorn Winter: I have written a series of books for children, historical fiction, intended to walk kids through American history as they accompany the Monroe family. This is the first of those books and is set on the Chesapeake in the early 18th century, and involves pirates and some gold.

Blackthorn_Winter

Bound Only Once: This is a collection of essays that I edited, and contributed to, addressing the challenges presented by the openness of God movement.

BoundOnce

Case for Classical Christian Education, The: The first book on classical Christian education was Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning, written when Logos School was about ten years old. In the years after that, a great deal more happened, and so Crossway graciously allowed me to “put everything into one box.” This book is that box.

CaseClassical

Case for Covenantal Infant Baptism, The:

InfantBaptism

Case for Covenant Communion, The:

CovenantCommunion

Christ and His Rivals: This is commentary on the book of Hebrews, written in the conviction that Hebrews served the early church as a New Testament Deuteronomy.

ChristRivals

Collision: Christianity Today Online hosted a written debate between Christopher Hitchens and me, which was then subsequently turned into a book, found elsewhere in this list, called Is Christianity Good for the World? When that book was released, Christopher and I did a mini-release tour together in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. A camera crew followed us, and this movie is the documentary of our exchanges.

Collision

Deluded Atheist, The: This small book is a chapter-by-chapter response to Richard Dawkins’ book called The God Delusion.

DeludedAtheist

Easy Chairs Hard Words: This book should best be described as an introduction to basic Calvinism. It is written in a dialog format, as an older, experienced pastor walks through the basic issues involved with a young man who has lots of questions.

EasyChairs

Excused Absence: This book is intended to persuade Christian parents to take their children out of the government schools.

ExcusedAbsence

Father Hunger: This is a book that addresses the costs of abdicating fatherhood. Those costs are spiritual, cultural, political, economic, emotional, and more.

Father_Hunger

Federal Husband:

Federal_Husband


Fidelity: This book was written in the conviction that sexual purity is too important to leave it for the prudes to defend. Often what young men need is some straight talk, administered with a cricket bat.

Fidelity

Five Cities That Ruled the World:

FiveCities

Forgotten Heavens, The:

ForgottenHeavens

Future Men:

Future_Men

God Is:

GodIs

God Rest Ye Merry: This is my Advent and Christmas book. It addresses why Christmas is important, how to celebrate like a Puritan, and asks the question, “How then shall we shop?”

God Rest Ye Merry

Glory and a Covering, For A: This was originally a series of 39 sermons on marriage, which one wit in our congregation described as the “40 stripes save one” series.

GloryCovering

Heaven Misplaced: This book is my foray into eschatology. Why am I optimistic about the future of our world?

HeavenMisplaced

Her Hand in Marriage:

HandMarriage

Introductory Logic:

IntroLogic

Is Christianity Good for the World?

IsChristianity

Joy At the End of the Tether:

JoyTether

Letter from a Christian Citizen: This book is my answer to Sam Harris, and his Letter to a Christian Nation.

LetterChristianCit

Mother Kirk:

MotherKirk

My Life for Yours:

LifeYours

Omnibus I:

Omni1

Omnibus II:

Omni2

Omnibus III:

Omni3

Omnibus IV:

Omni4

Omnibus V:

Omni5

Omnibus VI:

Omnibus VI

Paideia of God, The:

Paideia

Persusions:

Persuasions

Primer on Worship and Reformation, A:

PrimerWorship

Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning:

RecoveringTools

“Reformed” Is Not Enough:

ReformedNotEnough

Reforming Marriage:

RefMarriage

Repairing the Ruins: This is a collection of essays I edited (and I contributed some) on the application of classical principles to all the different subjects found in the curriculum of the average school.

RepairRuins

Rhetoric Companion, The: This textbook is basically the curriculum for the Rhetoric class at New St. Andrews, as developed by me and Nate.

RhetoricCompanion

Rudiments of Anglo Saxon: This book is just what it sounds like — an introductory course to the basics of Anglo Saxon, designed for Christian and homeschools.

Anglo_Saxon

Serrated Edge, A: Among our FAQs, one of the most common concerns our use of satire. Is that Christian? Is it okay? Our first reaction to all such questions should be, “Let’s see what the Bible says . . .”

Serrated

Standing on the Promises: This book was originally one with To A Thousand Generations. I broke them into two books to make the work on parental promises available to baptists.

StandingPromises

Study Guide to Calvin’s Institutes, A: Just what the title might indicate — this presents study questions for each section of Calvin’s Institutes, set by set.

CalvinStudy

Susan Creek: This is the second in the Monroe family series.

SusanCreek

To A Thousand Generations: This book presents the case for covenantal infant baptism. Believe it or not, I wrote most of it while I was still a baptist, still trying to work through the issues for myself.

ThousandGen

Two Williams: This book is the third in the historical fiction series that I have written concerning the Monroe family. The plan is to work my way through American history. We’ll see how it goes.

TwoWilliams

Untune the Sky: I suppose this makes me a published poet, but that’s not the sort of thing I put on the resumes that I send out to accounting firms.

UntuneSky

Whatever Happened to the Reformation?

HappenedReformation

What I Learned in Narnia: This book was originally a series of talks for the kids in my church. Fun stuff.

Narnia

When Shall These Things Be? I contributed one of the essays for this — on the relevance of creedalism to the question of hyper-preterism.

WhenShallBe

Why Ministers Must Be Men: This small book gives a brief explanation of the statement contained in the title. A lot is at stake with this one.

MinistersMen

Wordsmithy: This is my book on the writing life.

Wordsmithy

 

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