The Christian worldview is the best lens through which to see reality—in fact, it's the only lens that brings the world we live in into accurate focus. Bringing this worldview to bear on the humanities (history, art, literature and philosophy) gives us greater insight into them than any rival perspective. This is why the best education available is a Christian education.
But how does a student get a Christian education in a world where so many circumstances seem to conspire against it? This is the question that led Jeff Baldwin to found TheGreatBooks.com. Working with his friend, J. Mark Bertrand, who shares his interest in making the humanities accessible to Christian teachers and learners, Jeff has launched an ambitious project. Our goal is to make a complete, fully-supported curriculum available for the humanities—a curriculum that guides you each step of the way, from recommending the best editions of each book on the reading list to strategies for learning the material yourself and teaching it to others. Whether you are a classical school instructor, a home schooling parent, an adult learner or a student of any kind, you will find a wealth of resources at TheGreatBooks.com to make your task easier!
Begin by browsing our complete recommended reading lists for high school students. This chronological list includes favorite editions and the most significant excerpts, so that educators can avoid "information overload" and instead focus on the most influential voices in history.
Next, consider which discussion guides you will need. Do you feel at sea discussing Augustine, or do you have trouble finding the biblical principles relevant to Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes? TheGreatBooks.com offers more than 70 guides to equip you to lead biblical discussions about some of the most profound works ever written.
More tools are available, too. Listen to audio files exploring the themes of literary works. Read essays, including one about creating a socratic classroom. Find the dates that your students should memorize. Use TheGreatBooks.com to equip a new generation of Christian leaders!