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Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible: Complete and Unabridged

Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible: Complete and Unabridged

Begun August 2018. My life goal is to finish this before I'm 50 (in 2032).

Recommended to me by Nancy Wilson. Nancy mentioned in a talk that she loved to read "Puritans like Matthew Henry." I had seen Matthew Henry's commentary, and had no idea what time period he belonged to. Within a few months, I purchased this copy and began plugging away.

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The Great Tradition: Classic Readings on What It Means to Be an Educated Human Being

The Great Tradition: Classic Readings on What It Means to Be an Educated Human Being

I've been reading this book since 2014. It has sparked Scholé Sisters episodes, articles, and many intramural conversations about the nature of education.

Even though I'm not finished with this anthology yet, I highly recommend it.

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Institutes of the Christian Religion

Institutes of the Christian Religion

Begun August 2019.

I'm reading this with my high schoolers and my friend and her high schoolers over 2 years. When we finish, we'll start over again with our next set of teens. Do be sure to get the Ford Lewis Battles translation, not Beveridge.

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Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Culture Volume I: Archaic Greece

Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Culture Volume I: Archaic Greece

Begun in 2017 after recording a Scholé Sisters episode with Eric Hall ("Philosophy for Mommies"), where he mentioned them. It wasn't the first time I'd heard Jaeger's books mentioned, so I hit "buy" on Amazon mid-recording. Brandy ordered them shortly thereafter and we have done an intermittent recorded book club on it for the last 2 years. In two years, we've discussed 7 chapters.

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