Wonderful Books

“Books and Candle” William Merritt Chase, Watercolor, 1849-1916
  • “Out of the Silent Planet”, “Perelandra” and “That Hideous Strength” by C.S. Lewis (Ransom Fellowship School is named after the character of Elwin Ransom in this profound space trilogy by Lewis.)
  • “Abolition of Man” by C. S. Lewis: This book is an educational treatise written by Lewis. The space trilogy listed above incorporates the ideas of this book into several stories.
  • “Tending the Heart of Virtue” by Vigen Guroian: How classic stories awaken a child’s moral imagination.
  • “Something They Will Not Forget” by Joshua Gibbs: Provides thought-provoking reading for any teacher or educator. Seeks to answer the question of how to keep students from so quickly forgetting what they are taught.
  • “Norms and Nobility” by David Hicks: An educational treatise that should be read again and again by anyone involved in education.
  • “Beauty for Truth’s Sake” by Stratford Caldecott: On the re-enchantment of education
  • “Simply Classical” by Cheryl Swope: How to implement a beautiful education for the child with special needs.
  • “Changing Minds, Changing Brains” by Reuven Feuerstein: Find out about the legacy of this remarkable man of faith who developed the theory of neuroplasticity and believed change was possible for every human being. “An I.Q. score does not have the last word on a child.” ~Reuven Feuerstein
  • “What Learning Looks Like” by Reuven Feuerstein and Ann Lewin-Benham: How Feuerstein’s ideas can be applied in a classroom setting.
  • “The Shallows” by Nicholas Carr: An alarming look at what the internet is doing to the modern human mind.