Each lesson of the Fitting Words Rhetoric textbook has a section called “Reading Further.” Reading Further suggestions are given for the student or teacher who wants to learn more about the topic in the lesson. These are often a section of books referred to by the author to verify his own understanding of the concepts in each lesson. The readings are completely optional and included for those who want to do further research.
Below is a complete list of those further readings in alphabetical order, with links to Amazon. This is useful for the student or parent wanting to dig deeper into one lesson, or for the Rhetoric teacher or school who wishes to create a Rhetoric Resource Library for their school.
A Concise Introduction to Logic. Patrick Hurley.
A New History of Classical Rhetoric. George A. Kennedy. Princeton University Press, 1994.
A Rulebook for Arguments. Anthony Weston.
A Shot of Faith to the Head: Be a Confident Believer in an Age of Cranky Atheists. Mitch Stokes.
Ad Herennium. [Cicero].
Brutus, Orator. Cicero, translated by G. L. Hendrickson in the Loeb Classics, Harvard University Press, 1962.
Classical Rhetoric and Its Christian and Secular Tradition from Ancient to Modern Times. George A. Kennedy. The University of North Carolina Press, 1980.
Evangelical Eloquence: A Course of Lectures on Preaching. R. L. Dabney.
Figures of Speech: 60 Ways to Turn a Phrase. Arthur Quinn.
Grammar of Poetry. Matt Whitling.
I Never Metaphor I Didn’t Like: A Comprehensive Compilation of History’s Greatest Analogies, Metaphors, and Similes. Mardy Grothe.
Institutio Oratoria, Vol. I: Books 1-2. Quintilian.
Institutio Oratoria, Vol. II: Books 3-5. Quintilian.
Institutio Oratoria, Vol. III: Books 6-8. Quintilian.
Institutio Oratoria, Vol. IV: Books 9-10. Quintilian.
Institutio Oratoria, Vol. V: Books 11-12. Quintilian.
Intermediate Logic, Student Edition. James Nance.
Intermediate Logic, Teacher Edition. James Nance.
Introduction to Logic. Irving M. Copi and Carl Cohen.
Introductory Logic: The Fundamentals of Thinking Well, Student Edition. James B. Nance and Douglas Wilson.
Introductory Logic: The Fundamentals of Thinking Well, Teacher Edition. James B. Nance and Douglas Wilson.
Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches in History. William Safire.
Logic: The Right Use of Reason in the Inquiry After Truth. Isaac Watts.
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex. John Gray
On Christian Doctrine. Augustine.
Semantic Antics: How and Why Words Change Meaning. Sol Steinmetz.
Studies in Words. C. S. Lewis.
Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace. Joseph M. Williams.
The Amazing Dr. Ransom’s Bestiary of Adorable Fallacies. Douglas and N. D. Wilson.
The Art of Memory. Frances Yates.
The Art of Reasoning. David Kelley.
The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning. Nathaniel and Hans Bluedorn.
The Messenger, the Message and the Community: Three Critical Issues for the Cross-cultural Church Planter. Roland Muller.
“Greeks: The Philosophers” Disc 2 in the Old Western Culture series from Roman Roads Media.
With Good Reason: An Introduction to Informal Fallacies. S. Morris Engel.