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American Roots
(August 15, 2016)

American Roots, James D. Bratt, Calvin Shorts, Calvin College Press, Calvin College, American HistoryJames D. Bratt

This book stems from the course on early American history that Professor Bratt taught for many years at Calvin College. It traces the roots of American diversity back to the earliest European and African settlements along the Atlantic shore. It follows the development of five distinct regions that would eventually converge in the young United States, identifying the strengths, vulnerabilities—and arguments—that each contributed to the new nation. Learn more.

Christians and Cultural Difference
(June 1, 2016)

Christians and Cultural Difference, David I. Smith, Pennylyn Dykstra-Pruim, Calvin College Press, Calvin Shorts, Calvin CollegeDavid I. Smith and Pennylyn Dykstra-Pruim

Understanding cultural differences is a basic life skill for all of us, not just for missionaries or world travelers. Christians and Cultural Difference offers an overview of how Christians have been rethinking their relationship to others and otherness, why we reach across cultural lines, and why we should. Learn more.



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Supplemental Course Textbooks

Intro to Philosophy

The Little Logic Book, Intro to Philosophy, Lee Hardy, Rebecca K. DeYoung, Calvin College Press, Philosophy, modes of reasoning

Study Abroad and Short-term Missions

There and Back, study abroad, off-campus programs, Donald G. DeGraaf, Calvin College Press

Worship Planning

Chip Stam, John D. Witvliet, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, CICW, Calvin College Press

Spiritual Formation and Discipleship

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