Adult Nonfiction Outside of a Dog Booklist

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx

We are frequently asked to recommend literature to kids, and while there's nothing better than taking the time to know what the individual likes and recommend for their tastes, we've definitely settled on a number of books that are our personal favorites. This list is meant to promote books that will branch kids beyond the latest pop-fiction, and beyond many of the curricular lists you'll find floating around.

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Against the Church
by Doug Wilson
1st edition from Canon Press
for Adult
in Ecclesiology (Location: XTH-ECC)
$10.50
Bondage of the Will
by Martin Luther
from Baker Academics
for 9th-Adult
in Renaissance & Reformation Literature (Location: LIT3-REN)
$21.24
Bonhoeffer
by Eric Metaxas
1st edition from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for 11th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$29.99
Brendan Voyage
Modern Library Exploration
by Tim Severin
from Modern Library
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
Christianity & Culture
by T. S. Eliot
from Harvest Books
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$12.00
Confessions of Saint Augustine
Penguin Classics
by Augustine of Hippo (introduction & translation by R.S. Pine-Coffin)
from Penguin Classics
Autobiography/Devotional Material for 11th-Adult
in Medieval Literature (Location: LIT2-MED)
$8.50
Confessions of Saint Augustine
Penguin Classics
by Augustine of Hippo (translation by Maria Boulding)
from Vintage Classics
Autobiography/Devotional Material for 11th-Adult
in Medieval Literature (Location: LIT2-MED)
$12.71
Confessions of Saint Augustine
Penguin Classics
by Augustine of Hippo (translation by Garry Wills)
from Penguin Classics
Autobiography/Devotional Material for 11th-Adult
in Medieval Literature (Location: LIT2-MED)
$13.60
Confessions of Saint Augustine
by Augustine of Hippo (translation by Sarah Ruden)
from Modern Library
Autobiography/Devotional Material for 11th-Adult
in Medieval Literature (Location: LIT2-MED)
$13.60
Confessions of Saint Augustine
by Augustine of Hippo (translation by Thomas Williams)
from Hackett Publishing Company
Autobiography/Devotional Material for 11th-Adult
in Medieval Literature (Location: LIT2-MED)
$13.60
Covenantal Apologetics
by K. Scott Oliphint
from Crossway Books
for Adult
in Presuppositional Apologetics (Location: XAP-PRE)
Crazy Busy
by Kevin DeYoung
from Crossway Books
for Adult
in Practical Christian Living (Location: XCL-PRAC)
$10.19
Democracy in America
Penguin Classics
by Alexis De Tocqueville
from Penguin Classics
American Government for 11th-12th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$12.75
Democracy in America
Penguin Classics
by Alexis De Tocqueville
from Bantam Books
American Government for 11th-12th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$3.40 (1 in stock)
Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and Death's Duel
by John Donne
from Vintage Classics
for 11th-Adult
in 17th Century Literature (Location: LIT4-17)
$12.71
Disciplines of a Godly Woman
by Barbara Hughes
Student/Stdy Gde from Crossway Books
for 9th-Adult
in Biblical Womanhood (Location: XFA-WOM)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Disciplines of a Godly Woman
by Barbara Hughes
Student/Stdy Gde from Crossway Books
for 9th-Adult
in Biblical Womanhood (Location: XFA-WOM)
$12.00
Discourse on Method and Related Writings
by Rene Descartes
from Penguin Classics
for 11th-Adult
in 17th Century Literature (Location: LIT4-17)
$10.20
Every Good Endeavor
by Timothy Keller
from Riverhead Books
for Adult
in Christian Vocation (Location: XCL-VOC)
Evil and the Justice of God
by N. T. Wright
from InterVarsity Press
for 11th-Adult
in Philosophy (Location: XWV-PHI)
Extravagant Grace
by Barbara Duguid
from P&R Publishing
for 10th-Adult
in The Gospel (Location: XTH-GOS)
$9.74 $5.63 (1 in stock)
Families Where Grace Is in Place
by Jeff VanVonderen
Reprint from Bethany House
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: XFA-COV)
$15.99
Fear and Trembling
by Soren Kierkegaard
Reprint from Penguin Putnam
for 11th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$13.60
Freedom of the Will
by Jonathan Edwards
from Dover Publications
for 11th-Adult
in 18th Century Literature (Location: LIT5-18)
$8.46
Fully Alive
by Dr. Larry Crabb
from Baker Books
for Adult
in Gender Roles (Location: XCL-GEN)
$14.99
Future Men
by Doug Wilson
2nd edition from Canon Press
for 10th-Adult
in Raising Sons (Location: XFA-SON)
$12.50
God Gave Wine
by Kenneth Gentry
from Oakdown Books
for 11th-Adult
in Culture of Drinking & Wine (Location: XCU-WIN)
$13.95 $7.00 (2 in stock)
Grief Observed
by C. S. Lewis
from HarperCollins
Death/Grief for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$11.89
He Gave Us Stories
by Richard L. Pratt Jr.
from P&R Publishing
for Adult
in Bible Surveys (Location: XBI-SURV)
$14.00 $9.00 (2 in stock)
Hidden Art of Homemaking
by Edith Schaeffer
from Tyndale House
for 9th-Adult
in Purposeful Homemaking (Location: XFA-HOM)
$14.99
House for My Name
by Peter Leithart
from Canon Press
for 10th-Adult
in Bible Surveys (Location: XBI-SURV)
$12.00 (3 in stock)
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish
Updated from Charles Scribner's Sons
for Adult
in Parenting (Location: XFA-PAR)
$18.00
Ideas Have Consequences
by Richard M. Weaver
from University of Chicago
for Adult
in Christianity & the State (Location: XWV-STA)
$15.00
Idols for Destruction
by Herbert Schlossberg
from Crossway Books
for Adult
in Culture & Discernment (Location: XCU-DIS)
$16.80
In Defense of Food
by Michael Pollan
1st edition from Penguin Random House
for Adult
in Culture of Food (Location: SS-COOK)
$16.00 $7.00 (1 in stock)
In Praise of Folly
Dover Thrift Editions
by Desiderius Erasmus
from Dover Publications
Religious Satire for 9th-Adult
in Renaissance & Reformation Literature (Location: LIT3-REN)
$2.55
Inside Out
by Larry Crabb, Lawrence J. Crabb
Rev Upd from NavPress
for Adult
in Repentance & Avoiding Sin (Location: XCL-REP)
$11.19
Intellectuals
by Paul Johnson
from HarperCollins
Biography for Adult
in Philosophy (Location: XWV-PHI)
$11.99
Israel of God
by O. Palmer Robertson
from P&R Publishing
in Covenant Theology (Location: XTH-COV)
$11.00
Just Do Something
by Kevin DeYoung
from Moody Press
for 9th-Adult
in Practical Christian Living (Location: XCL-PRAC)
$5.50 (1 in stock)
Landscape with Dragons
by Michael O'Brien
2nd edition from Ignatius Press
in Literary Analysis & Reference (Location: LIR-LAR)
$12.50 $10.00 (1 in stock)
Loving the Little Years
by Rachel Jankovic
from Canon Press
in Parenting (Location: XFA-PAR)
$10.00
Loving the Little Years - Audio Book
by Rachel Jankovic
from Canon Press
in Canon Audio (Location: XMED-CAN)
$8.40
Meaning of Marriage
by Tim Keller, Kathy Keller
Reprint from Riverhead Books
for 11th-Adult
in Covenant Marriage (Location: XFA-MAR)
$17.00
Next Christendom
by Philip Jenkins
Revised and Updated from Oxford University
for Adult
in Evangelism & Missions (Location: XAP-EVA)
$9.95
Omnivore's Dilemma
by Michael Pollan
from Dial Press
for Adult
in Culture of Food (Location: SS-COOK)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
On the Incarnation
by Athanasius
from St. Vladimir's
Ancient/Medieval Theology for 11th-Adult
in Medieval Literature (Location: LIT2-MED)
$14.45
Outliers
by Malcolm Gladwell
Reprint from Back Bay Books
for Adult
in Success & Leadership (Location: HSR-LEAD)
$12.50
Piers the Ploughman
by William Langland
from Penguin Putnam
for 11th-Adult
in Medieval Literature (Location: LIT2-MED)
$14.45
Popologetics
by Ted Turnau
from P&R Publishing
for 11th-Adult
in Presuppositional Apologetics (Location: XAP-PRE)
$19.99
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