Sunday, October 23, 2011
Educating the Whole Hearted Child - Book Review
Product: Educating the Whole Hearted Child -
A handbook for Christian Home Education
Authors: Clay & Sally Clarkson
Publisher: Apologia/Whole Heart
Discipleship, Whole Books, and Real Life! WholeHearted Christian Home Education for Ages 4 - 14. Third Edition.
Brief Intro: (from the website)
God did not forget to include "school" in His biblical design for raising children; home education is a natural expression of all that God intended for parents and their children. Clay and Sally Clarkson's Educating the WholeHearted Child is about rediscovering God's original design for the family. What you'll find in this book is a homeschooling model that makes sense. It's an approach that is based on sound biblical principles of nurture, discipleship, instruction, and learning. Newly revised and significantly expanded, Educating the WholeHearted Child is about much more than homeschooling; it is about life. Effective Christian homeschooling must begin with the sure foundation of a Christian home, and the Clarksons' uncomplicated, common-sense approach to life and learning will provide you with the tools you need to experience God's abundant blessings for your family.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I have read several homeschool and parenting books over the years. I am guessing that most homeschooling moms have. Sometimes I gain a little bit of help from them, sometimes I gain a lot. Sometimes I get convicted; sometimes I get encouraged.
I have read some of the Clarkson's books before and found them to be very worth the read. They are an amazing couple, doing amazing things for the Christian homeschooling community.
When this book came up for review, I gladly volunteered. I was so excited to get it in the mail.
This book is jam-packed with over 300 pages of helpful advice, insights, tips, lists, forms, etc. It covers most every area of a Christian homeschooling family's home: marriage, parenthood, fellowship, serving others, good literature, teaching, disciplining, etc.
Sidebars are full of verses, quotes, and helpful stats. I LOVE quotes!
Each section ends with "In Our Home". In this section, the Clarksons tell how they have handled things in their own home, with real-life experiences. This helps to inspire and to put things into perspective.
Lots of helpful resources are included. And some great forms are in the back for you to duplicate.
This book is HUGE and it is going to take me a while to finish it. But so far, so GREAT! And I am very thankful for it. For the encouragement, the wisdom, the insight, the personal experiences, the wonderful suggestions and examples.
Thank you, Clay and Sally!
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Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge to review, as part of the TOS Homeschool Crew. The above is just my opinion. Please remember that opinions may, and do, vary.