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Christian Literature and the Arts


Grades: 9th – 12th

Live Class:  Tuesdays 6 – 7 PM EST

Instructor: Colette Bailes


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Course Description

Christian Literature –a survey of Christian experience and expression in literature.

The class will study the creative expression of the Christian faith through a variety of genres including allegory, spiritual autobiography, non-fiction, fiction, essays and poetry.

The Singer Trilogy by Calvin Miller ISBN: 0830813217

Through Painted Deserts: Light, God, and Beauty on the Open Road by Donald Miller ISBN: 0785209824

Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis ISBN: 0060652934

Confessions by Saint Augustine translated by Henry Chadwick (Oxford World’s Classics) ISBN: 0199537828

Interior Castle (Dover Thrift Editions) by Teresa of Avila ISBN: 0486461459

A Prayer Journal by Flannery O’Connor (only available in hardcover) ISBN: 0374236917

Peace Like A River by Leif Enger ISBN: 0802139256

A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken ISBN: 0060688246

Poetry and essays will be provided.


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Instructor Bio

Colette Bailes

This will be the sixth year Mrs. Bailes has taught for AIM Academy. Colette Bailes has been teaching homeschooled students and supporting home educators for 25 years. She was the founding middle grades English teacher at Creative Home Educators Support Service (CHESS) in Pennsylvania, where she taught fourteen years. Colette homeschooled her own five children: two are currently pursuing doctoral degrees, one received a Fulbright research fellowship, one has finished law school, and the youngest will graduate from college in 2016. She is known for compassion and warmth as well as the academic excellence she inspires in her students.

Intro to Literature and Academic Writing



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