Recommended Resources and Bibliography
America's Christian Heritage
-Anderson, J. I. I Can Read About the First Thanksgiving (Mahwah, NJ: Troll Associates, 1977) Includes
references to the godliness of the Pilgrims. For children.
-Barton, David. Original Intent: The Courts, the Constitution, & Religion (Aledo, TX: WallBuilder Press, 1999)
Adult level. Addresses Christianity of our Founding Fathers, their original intent for limitations on government,
significant historical events, rights, court decisions and more.
-Federer, William J. America’s God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations (Coppell, TX: FAME Publishing,
Inc., 1996) "Highlighting America’s Noble Heritage: Profound Quotes From Founding Fathers, Presidents,
Statesmen, Scientists, Constitutions, Court Decisions…For Use In Speeches, Papers, Debates, Essays…"; Over
700 pages of quotes indicating the Christian beliefs of influential people. For older youths through adults.
-Marshall, Peter and David Manuel The Light and the Glory (Old Tappan, NJ: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1997) Older
teens and adult level. Fascinating work on America's history clearly showing our Christian heritage.
-McGovern, Ann. ...If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 (New York: Scholastic Inc., 1969) Includes references
to the godliness of the Pilgrims. For children.
-Waters, Kate. Giving Thanks: The 1621 Harvest Feast (New York: Scholastic Inc., 2001) This Kate Waters series
tells about early American life, including some godly aspects. Full-color photos of role players at Plimoth
Plantation and on the Mayflower replica help give the reader a real feel for life back then. For children.
-Waters, Kate. On the Mayflower: Voyage of the Ship's Apprentice and a Passenger Girl (New York:
Scholastic Inc., 1996) (see above)
-Waters, Kate. Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy (New York: Scholastic Inc., 1993) (see
-Waters, Kate. Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl (New York: Scholastic Inc., 1989) (see
-Brandt, Keith. Daniel Boone: Frontier Adventures (Mahwah, NJ: Troll Associates, 1983) For children.
-Galli, Mark and Ted Olsen. 131 Christians Everyone Should Know (Nashville: Broadman and Holman Publishers,
-Hosier, Helen Kooiman. 100 Christian Women Who Changed the Twentieth Century (Grand Rapids, MI:
Fleming H. Revell, 2000) For adults.
-Sabin, Louis. Johnny Appleseed (Mahwah, NJ: Troll Associates, 1985) For children.
-Warren, Andrea. Orphan Train Rider: One boy’s true story (New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1996) Child level, but
includes some sad facts to read. Not for the sensitive. Includes details about the orphan train program.
-Woods, Andrew. Young Orville and Wilbur Wright: First to Fly (U.S.A: Troll Associates, 1992) For children.
-York, Carol Beach. Casey Jones (USA: Troll Associates) For children.
Christianity for Children
-Nystrom, Carolyn. The Holy Spirit in Me (Chicago: Moody Press, 1980) Bible verses back up explanations.
-Nystrom, Carolyn. What is a Christian? (Chicago: Moody Press, 1981) Bible verses back up explanations.
-Nystrom, Carolyn. What is Prayer? (Chicago: Moody Press, 1980) Bible verses back up explanations.
Creation and Early Days on Earth
-Clanin, Gloria. In the Days of Noah (Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 1996) For children.
-The Evolution Conspiracy (Jeremiah Films, Inc., 1988) For older youths through adults. Video describing the
logic of creation contrasted with the problems with evolutionary theories. Interesting and easy to learn from. 48
-Gish, Duane T. The Amazing Story of Creation from Science and the Bible (El Cajon, CA: Institute for Creation
Research, 1990) For children through adults. Well-illustrated.
-Gish, Duane T. Dinosaurs by Design (Colorado Springs, CO: Master Books, 1992) For children through adults.
Well-illustrated. Dinosaur information on St. George and the dragon, Job and the dinosaurs, Loch Ness monster
-Ham, Ken; Andrew Snelling; Carl Wieland. The Answers Book (El Cajon, CA: Master Books, 1992) For older
youths and adults. Illustrated. Discusses the 12 most-asked questions on Genesis, creation and evolution about:
continental drift, bad things, floodwaters, different races, Cain’s wife, distant starlight, animals in remote places,
dinosaurs, carbon-14 dating, ice ages, six days and "gap" theory.
-McDowell, Josh and Don Stewart. Reasons Skeptics Should Consider Christianity (Wheaton, IL: Living Books,
1981) Adult level. Addresses the Bible as the inspired word of God, evolution, Noah’s ark and more.
-Morris, Henry M. Creation and the Modern Christian (El Cajon, CA: Master Book Publishers, 1985) For adults.
-Morris, Henry M. The Genesis Record (Baker Book House: Grand Rapids, MI, 1976) For adults.
-Morris, Henry M. and Gary E. Parker. What is Creation Science? (El Cajon, CA: Master Books, 1982) For adults.
-Morris, John D. Noah’s Ark and the Lost World (El Cajon, CA: Master Books, 1988) For children through adults.
-Petersen, Dennis R. Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation (South Lake Tahoe, CA: Creation Resource
Foundation) For young and old. Contrasts evolution and creation. Easy to understand. Numerous illustrations.
-Richards, Lawrence O. It Couldn’t Just Happen (Dallas: Word Publishing, 1987) For older youths. Contrasts
evolution and creation. Illustrated.
-"Public School Prayer Information Letter" <http://www.aclj.org/Issues/Resources/Document.aspx?ID=419> For
students and schools desiring legal information supporting religious freedom at schools. "This informational letter
tells students about their rights to pray in public schools as well as the need for schools to acknowledge and
permit religious activity on campus."
-Sekulow, Jay. From Intimidation to Victory--Regaining the Christian Right to Speak (Lake Mary, FL: Creation
House, 1990) On Christian activism; includes hints and resources. Explains about rights for religious activities with
respect for schools.
-Bunyan, John. The Pilgrim’s Progress, with Introduction by Alexander M. Witherspoon (New York: Washington
Square Press, Inc., 1957) A worldwide bestseller. Allegorical telling of a man's spiritual journey toward heaven, his
conversion to Christ and the many people he meets along the way.
-Burkett, Larry. Solar Flare (Chicago: Northfield Publishing, 1997) Adults. Both engrossing and, in a way,
instructive, this novel tells how large groups of Christians regroup in the country and survive together for an
extended period after massive solar flares knock out power worldwide.
-Peretti, Frank E. The Cooper Kids Adventure Series. For pre-teens through young teens. Eight chapter books.
Thrilling stories of young Jay and Lila Cooper who, along with their archaeologist father, experience wonderful
adventures while living by Christian principles.
-Peretti, Frank E. Piercing the Darkness (Westchester, IL: Crossway Books, 1989) Well-done sequel to below.
-Peretti, Frank E. This Present Darkness (Westchester, IL: Crossway Books, 1986) Older teens and adults.
Best-selling author’s fascinating and eye-opening novel exploring the influence of angels and demons in our
-Sheldon, Charles M. In His Steps (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1981) Teens through adults. Best-selling
novel about people deciding to live life like Jesus would--the basis of the "What Would Jesus Do?" theme.
-Alcorn, Randy. Heaven (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2004) For adults and older teens.
-Anderson, Debby. Let’s Talk About Heaven (Elgin, IL: Chariot Books, 1991) For children.
-Animals in Heaven? Van Impe, Dr. Jack and Rexella. (Troy, MI: Jack Van Impe Ministries International) DVD.
Discusses the likelihood that we will see our beloved pets again in heaven. Supported with numerous Bible
-DeYmaz, Linda. Heaven Is . . . : Lofty thoughts for little people (Gresham, OR: Little People Books, 1996) For
children. Includes salvation prayer in the back with which to lead little ones to the Lord.
-Nystrom, Carolyn. What Happens When We Die? (Chicago: Moody Press, 1992) Well-done and sensitive
explanation of death and heaven. Bible verses back up explanations.
Questions and Answers
-Dobson, James C. Dr. Dobson Answers Your Questions (Carmel, NY; Guideposts, 1983) For parents and
guardians. The well-known Christian leader and family psychologist answers over 400 questions on raising
-Little, Paul and expanded by Marie Little Know Why You Believe (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1988)
Adult level. Answers to 12 major topics on God, Christianity, the Bible, archaeology and more.
-Morris, Henry M. and Martin E. Clark. The Bible Has The Answer (El Cajon, CA, Creation-Life Publishers, Inc.,
1992) p. 75. For adults. Questions and biblical answers on a wide variety of subjects.
-Robertson, Pat. Answers to 200 of Life’s Most Probing Questions (Toronto: Bantam Books, 1987) Adult level.
Pat Robertson (CBN/700 Club) answers myriad questions from a Christian viewpoint.
-Sanford, Doris. How to Answer Tough Questions Kids Ask (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1995)
Resource for parents on answering children’s questions and suggestions on helpful comments to make in tough
situations. Incorporates numerous Bible verses.
-Faid, Robert W. Scientific Approach to Biblical Mysteries/A Scientific Approach to More Biblical Mysteries
(Carmel, NY: Guideposts, 1993) Covers myriad subjects from the Star of Bethlehem to Jonah and the whale. For
-Geisler, Norman L. and Ronald M. Brooks. When Skeptics Ask (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1990) For adults.
-God’s Promises for Your Every Need (Dallas: Word Publishing, 1995) Collected Bible verses topically arranged to
address common questions about life and Christianity. For teens and adults.
-Jeffrey, Grant R. The Signature of God (Colorado Springs, CO: WaterBrook Press, 2010) For adults.
-McDowell, Josh. Evidence That Demands a Verdict, Volume I (San Bernardino, CA: Here’s Life Publishers, Inc.,
1972, 1979) Adult level. In addition to copious information supporting Christianity, also includes a section of
testimonies of people (including famous ones) from around the world who turned to faith in Jesus. For adults.
-McDowell, Josh and Bill Wilson. A Ready Defense (San Bernardino, CA: Here’s Life Publishers, Inc., 1990)
Extensive, topically arranged collection "of historical, scientific and philosophical evidences affirming the validity
of the Christian faith." For adults.
-Morris, Henry M. with Henry M. Morris III. Many Infallible Proofs: Practical and Useful Evidences for the
Christian Faith (Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 1996) For adults. Addresses Christian evidences amidst several
different subjects, e.g., the authenticity of the Bible, creation, evolution, prophecy, history, the flood, etc. For
-Tenney, Merrill C. The Zondervan Pictorial Bible Dictionary (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House,
1967) p. 578. Thorough reference work over 900 pages long. For adults.
-Willmington, H. L. The Complete Book of Bible Lists (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 1987) Quick,
easy way to find myriad lists of information in the Bible, e.g. covenants, crowns, giants, God, heaven, hell,
miracles, occupations, prophecies, etc. For teens and adults.
-Deyoung, Donald B. Science & the Bible (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1994) 30 simple, fun and interesting
scientific demonstrations illustrating Bible truths. Also explains the scientific principles at work in the experiments.
-Hepper, F. Nigel. Planting a Bible Garden (Grand Rapids, MI: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1997) Lists plants
mentioned in the Bible and explains how to grow your own Bible garden.
-Richards, R. Scott Myths The World Taught Me (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1991) A light-hearted
defense of the Christian faith while exploring some of the strange ideas the world accepts as truth.