For Teachers of English or Creative Writing | Starting a Christian School

These references have been included in this article by Bob Jones University Press to help the reader acquire a wide scope of knowledge concerning how to start and maintain a Christian school. The fact that they are included in this article by the Press should not, however, be construed as endorsement of the entire contents, other works by the same author(s) or other materials by the same publisher.

General

Gaebelein, Frank E. The Christian, the Arts, and Truth: Regaining the Vision of Greatness. Mulnomah, 1985.

Ryken, Leland. The Liberated Imagination: Thinking Christianly about the Arts. Wipf & Stock, 2005.

Horton, Ronald, ed. Christian Education: Its Mandate and Mission BJU Press, 1992.

The premises of Christian education are sincerely held and self-consistent, for they are convictions based on the facts and principles of Scripture. Rooted in the infallible, supernaturally revealed truth of God.

The philosophy statements in this series are concise statements of the biblical basis for Christian education generally and for individual disciplines specifically. The series includes the foundational statements—The Christian Philosophy of Education, Christian Teaching and Learning, Christian Educational Methods—and the specialized statements on the Christian teaching of art, Bible, business, English, history, home economics, math, music, physical education, science, and speech. These statements are conveniently gathered into one volume, Christian Education: Its Mandate and Mission.

Reading/Literature

Hess, Donnalyn. Best Books. BJU Press, 1994.

Horton, Ronald. Objectionable Elements: The Biblical Approach. BJU Press, 1990.

After discussing problem elements and analyzing the three common positions on censorship, this booklet sets forth three scriptural criteria--gratuitousness, explicitness, and moral tone--and applies them to the content and use of materials.

Teaching

The Christian Teaching of English. BJU Press, 1979.

The Christian Teaching of Speech. BJU Press, 1989.

Writing

Allen, Robert. The Write Book. BJU Press, 1993.

This book offers a practical, informal guide for the teacher who wants to encourage his students to write effectively and be useful in God's work. It includes ideas for recording family memories, writing gospel tracts, and creating gifts of writing.

Aycock, Don M., and Leonard G. Goss. The Christian Writer’s Book: A Practical Guide to Writing. Bridge Logos, 1996.

Clark, Suzanne U. The Roar on the Other Side. Cannon, 2000.

This book deals with poetry writing skills.

Fryxell, David A. Structure & Flow. Writers Digest Books, 1996.

Herr, Ethel. An Introduction to Christian Writing: An Indepth Companion to the Complete Writing Experience. ACW, 1999.

Hudson, Robert. The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style: Updated and Expanded Edition. Zondervan, 2004.

Krantz, Marshall. Ideas & Research. Writer’s Digest, 1996.

Osborn, Susan. The Complete Guide to Christian Writing and Speaking.

Stuart, Sally. Christian Writer’s Market Guide 2008: The Essential Reference Tool for the Christian Writer. Waterbrook, 2008. ACW, 2001.

 

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