Exploring World History Recommended Reading

Exploring World History by Ray Notgrass, requires the following literature selections in order to complete the course:

  • Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis)
  • The Cat of Bubastes (G.A. Henty)
  • Julius Caesar (William Shakespeare)
  • The Imitation of Christ (Thomas à Kempis)
  • Here I Stand (Roland Bainton)
  • Pilgrim's Progress (John Bunyan)
  • A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
  • Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
  • Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
  • Eric Liddell: Pure Gold (David McCasland)
  • The Hiding Place (Corrie Ten Boom)
  • Animal Farm (George Orwell)
  • The Abolition of Man (C.S. Lewis)

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A Tale of Two Cities
$8.00   $4.80
Softcover, 304 pgs, 9780486406510

Against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Dickens unfolds a masterpiece of drama, adventure, and courage featuring Charles Darnay, a man falsely accused of treason. He bears an uncanny resemblance to the dissolute, yet noble Sydney Carton — a coincidence that saves Darnay from certain doom more than once. Brilliantly plotted, the novel culminates in a daring prison escape in the shadow of the guillotine.

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Animal Farm
$7.95   $4.77
Softcover, 144 pgs, 9780451526342

In this controversial classic fairy tale, a farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality, setting the stage for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned. Illustrations and Orwell's proposed but unpublished preface are included in this anniversary edition.

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Cat of Bubastes
$7.95   $4.77
Softcover, 320 pgs, 9780486423630

Chebron, the young son of an Egyptian high priest, and Amuba, a young slave in the boy's household, are close friends; but their lives are greatly altered when Chebron accidentally kills a cat, an animal held sacred by the ancient Egyptians. Forced to flee for their safety, the boys and their companions begin a long and dangerous journey.

Softcover, 320 pgs, 9780743262170

Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton

(Recommended reading for Notgrass's Exploring World History, 2014 Edition.)

"Cry, the Beloved Country" is a beautifully told and profoundly compassionate story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son Absalom, set in the troubled and changing South Africa of the 1940s.

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Eric Liddell: Pure Gold
$14.99   $8.99
Softcover, 336 pgs, 9781572931305

Most people will remember Eric Liddell as the inspiration for the award-winning movie Chariots of Fire. But his life away from athletic competition was even more compelling and held an influence that reached all the way to a Japanese internment camp in China.

Heart of Darkness
$1.50   $0.95
Softcover, 72 pgs, 9780486264646

Dark allegory describes the narrator's journey up the Congo River and his meeting with, and fascination by, Mr. Kurtz, a mysterious personage who dominates the unruly inhabitants of the region. Masterly blend of adventure, character development, psychological penetration. Considered by many Conrad's finest, most enigmatic story.


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Imitation of Christ
$4.00   $3.00
Softcover, 139 pgs, 9780812035735

This classic, second only to the Bible for religious instruction and inspiration, has brought understanding and comfort to millions for centuries. Written in a candid and conversational style, the topics include liberation from worldly inclinations, preparation and consolations of prayer, and the place of eucharistic communion in a devout life. 

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Mere Christianity
$9.95   $5.97
Softcover, 256 pgs, 9780060652920

"Mere Christianity" is the most popular of C. S. This book brings together Lewis's legendary radio broadcast talks in which he set out simply "to explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times". Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity's many denominations, "Mere Christianity" is Lewis's term for the essential Christian message--the theological core on which diverse Christian traditions can stand together.


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Softcover, 272 pgs, 9780486284736

In one of the most universally loved and admired English novels, a country squire of no great means must marry off his five vivacious daughters. Austen's comedy of manners--one of the most popular novels of all time--features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of 18-century drawing-room intrigues. Jane Austen's art transformed this effervescent tale of rural romance into a witty, shrewdly observed satire of English country life.

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