The Great Conversation Year 3 Texts and Materials


+ These books are consumable or used in class. Siblings taking TGC should each have their own copy.

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Used during the first semester.
  • Syllabus: Christianity Answers the 21st Century+
    David Quine
    Families who have previously purchased a WVWW Syllabus may receive an additional 20% discount when purchasing another WVWW Syllabus. Choose "Additional Syllabus" option when ordering online.
  • How Should We Then Live?
    Francis A. Schaeffer
  • The Universe Next Door
    James W. Sire
    (5th edition or later)
  • Walden Two+
    B. F. Skinner
  • The Old Man and the Sea+
    Ernest Hemingway
  • The Plague+,
    Albert Camus
  • Of Pandas and People
    Kenyon & Davis
  • Darwin on Trial
    Philip E. Johnson
  • Sophie's World+
    Jostein Gaader
  • How Now Shall We Live
    Charles Colson, Nancy Pearcey
    (ISBN: 0-8423-5588-x)
  • Total Truth
    Nancy Pearcey
    (ISBN: 1-58134-458-9)
  • World History 10, 4th edition*
    Bob Jones University
    (ISBN: 978-1606821183)
  • The Little Seagull Handbook, 3rd edition*+
    Richard Bullock, Michael Brody, Francine Weinberg
    (ISBN: 978-0-393-60264-7)
  • Secrets of Great Communicators Student Textbook, 2006 edition+
    Jeff Myers
    (ISBN: 978-8054-6880-9)

Used during the second semester.
  • The Second American Revolution
    John W. Whitehead
  • Economics in One Lesson
    Henry Hazlitt
  • The New Tolerance
    Josh McDowell
  • True Spirituality
    Francis Schaeffer
  • That Hideous Strength,
    C. S. Lewis
  • The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict
    Josh McDowell
    (optional excellent resource)
  • Don't Waste Your Life Book,
    John Piper
    (various editions)

Provided by Instructor:
  • Syllabus Supplement


  • Binder, paper, pencils, pens, highlighters, red pen.
  • Access to a computer, internet, email, and a printer, as well as ink and paper. Be sure your computer has Adobe Reader.
  • We encourage each family to subscribe to and discuss together World Magazine