Recommended Reading For Parents

Below is a list of highly recommended books for our families to read.  These books provide a deeper knowledge of the classical model and further insight into the principles that guide our teachers and our administration here at HRA.  Those books marked with an * are the best place to start for those who are new to the concept of a classical Christian education.


*Shepherding a Child's Heart by Ted Tripp

Give Them Grace by Elyse Fitzpatrick

Future Men by Douglas Wilson


              Classical Education

*Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning by Douglas Wilson

Wisdom and Eloquence by Littlejohn and Evans

*The Case for Classical Christian Education by Douglas Wilson

The Well Educated Mind by Susan Wise Bauer

Climbing Parnassus by Tracy Lee Simmons

On Secular Education by R.L. Dabney

Education, Christianity, and the State by J. Gresham Machen

Why Johnny Can't Read by Rudolf Flesch

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman

Realms of Gold: The Classics in Christian Perspective by Leland Ryken

*The Seven Laws of Teaching by John Milton Gregory

Punic Wars and Culture Wars by Ben House


Christian Worldview/Theology

*Lit! by Tony Reinke

Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey

How Should We Then Live by Francis Shaeffer

*The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis

Ideas Have Consequences by Richard Weaver

On Christian Doctrine by St. Augustine

Practical Theology for Women by Wendy Alsup

How Should We Then Live: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture by Francis Shaeffer

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Saving Leonardo by Nancy Pearcey

Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl by N.D. Wilson

What's Wrong with the World by G.K. Chesterton