A BASIC BOOK LIST AT THE LOCAL CHURCH LEVEL
This bibliography is intended to meet the practical needs of workers in Christian Education at the local church level. The list of one hundred books should be helpful as a guide to understanding and requisite skills. More emphasis has been placed on methods of work than on the nature of Christian education. There is a serious lack of distinctly evangelical works of high quality and philosophical and theological depth—a situation which needs to be remedied. Many basic books were omitted because of liberal bias, some because of their restricted denominational serviceability. Limitations of space dictated the widely inclusive divisions. Choices made were with the counsel of specialists in the field of Christian education.
GAEBELEIN, FRANK E., Christian Education in a Democracy. Oxford, 1951, 305 pages, $4.05.
HAKES, J. EDWARD, editor, Introduction to Evangelical Christian Education. Moody, 1961, 460 pages, $7.95.
MURCH, JAMES DEFOREST, Christian Education and the Local Church. Standard, 1943, 1958, 416 pages, $3.50.
PERSON, PETER P., An Introduction to Christian Education. Baker, 1960, 224 pages, $3.75.
TAYLOR, MARVIN J., editor, Religious Education: A Comprehensive Survey. Abingdon, 1960, 446 pages, $6.50.
HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
BENSON, CLARENCE H., A History of Christian Education. Moody, 1943, 355 pages, $3.50.
SHERRILL, LEWIS J., The Rise of Christian Education. Macmillan, 1944, 349 pages, $4.25.
PHILOSOPHY OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
BENSON, CLARENCE H., The Christian Teacher. Moody, 1950, 288 pages, $3.50.
BUTLER, J. DONALD, Four Philosophies and Their Practice in Education and Religion. Harper, 1951, 1957, 618 pages, $6.
BYRNE, HERBERT W., A Christian Approach to Education. ...1
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