Monday, October 17, 2011

Educating the WholeHearted Child give away


Being a die hard bibliophile... when I first started homeschooling, I read everything I could that was written on the subject.  There were a few books that I read over and over but only one which became a true reference book.  That was the original Educating the WholeHearted Child by Clay and Sally Clarkson.

I loved that book, it was full of information about homeschooling, parenting while homeschooling, books to read and use, other reference materials, different styles of homeschooling, etc.  So, when I heard Clay was spending a couple of years updating and rewriting the book, I wondered how he could improve upon it (other than updating it with more current information).

That is, until I read through the new book when they sent it to me recently.  Oh, my friends... it is fabulous!  It is a big book full of information which you will go back to read over and over (perhaps daily!).   I would go so far as to say it should be on the desk of every homeschooling family... not on the bookshelf because you will find yourself referencing it quite often.

Although it is a book about homeschooling, it would also be enjoyed by those thinking of homeschooling as well as anyone who enjoys reading about parenting from a Christian perspective.

Some of the areas covered are...

Home
The Christian Home, The Christian Homeschool, Home Nurture, Home Discipleship, Home Education

Learning
Living and Learning Together at Home, Creating a Home You Can Learn Within, Understanding Your Child, Beyond the WholeHearted Child


Methods
The Study of the Bible, The Study of the Basics, The Study of Ideas, The Study of Learning, The Study of Living


Living
Keeping the Vision Alive, Keeping the Homeschooling Together, Keeping the Home Together, Keeping the Spirit Strong, Keeping Faith in the Family


There are pages upon pages upon pages of book lists as well as forms which can be copied.


No wonder it took Clay years to revise this book.  I can't begin to tell you how useful it would be but think encyclopedia... mixed with "how to" information... mixed with years of homeschooling wisdom... and all written in such a way you can curl up with a cup of tea and read it for enjoyment.


If you only had one book about homeschooling, this is the book to own... and I thought it could not get any better than the 1990s version!


Sally is offering to give a copy to one of the readers here at Coffee Tea Books and Me!  All you have to do is leave a comment before noon on Thursday and I will draw a rabbit name out of the hat.


Should you not be the fortunate winner, this book is available through Amazon.com.


Of course, you can also purchase it through the Clarkson's Whole Heart website... here


Remember... noon on Thursday is the deadline to leave your comment.

68 comments:

Jeanneke said...

Although I am not a homeschooling parent, I think the recommended book is worth a place in my home and my attention!
Blessings,

Jeanneke.

Rebecca said...

While not homeschooling myself (our children are now parents of their OWN children), if I win, I shall see that the book is placed in good hands - after I read it myself :)

GrammaGrits said...

Would LOVE to have this book for myself and my kids who homeschool my grands!

Sallie @ A Quiet Simple Life said...

Please enter my name! Thank you!

Vee said...

It sounds wonderful and I would be interested in picking it up from the library and reading it. I certainly could've benefited from it twenty years or more ago. Please don't toss my name into the cap, however, because it would be great if someone who is already homeschooling or thinking of homeschooling wins.

Mary said...

Would love to have this for my granddaughter. I like to do hands on learning with her when she is spending a day or afternoon with Grandma and Grandpa. Learning never ends.

Mary said...

Would love to have this for my granddaughter. I like to do hands on learning with her when she is spending a day or afternoon with Grandma and Grandpa. Learning never ends.

Kimberly said...

I am commenting, not to win, but just to say--I LOVE THIS BOOK! I got it in August and it has been so amazing as we launched our first year of homeschooling and using Charlotte Mason's approach. This was EXACTLY what I needed to pull it all together in my mind. Not that I have it all together, but that is a whole other post...

Anonymous said...

I have the unrevised version of this book. It is great resource! I was also wondering what new material could be added to it, and have thought about purchasing the revised book. I appreciate that the book is not a formula approach to parenting.

becka said...

I would love to win this to give to my daughter. It sounds like a wonderful book.

becka said...

I would love to win this to give to my daughter. It sounds like a wonderful book.

Lisa said...

I have seen this book mentioned several places recently, and I'm loving the idea that I could win a copy! Even though we've been homeschooling for 9 years now, most of the time I still wonder what I'm doing! Thanks for offering this giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I have a friend that desperately needs this book. I would love to win this and pass it on to her.

Love you blog - don't comment very often but check almost every day.

Charlene

Theresa said...

I always enjoy Mrs. Clarkkson's blog posts as well as her daughter's. I'd love to read more.

Theresa

Rain said...

I'm still in the thick of homeschooling and would love to read this.
Blessings!

moreofhim said...

How exciting that this wonderful book has been updated! I would love to have this book and thank you for entering me in your giveaway.

Blessings - Julie

Mrs.Rabe said...

I have their original book too! Love it so.

I would love to have a copy of the new one.

Deanna

Amanda said...

I am homeschooling our 2 daughters (ages 8 and 4) and this sounds like a wonderful book for our home library. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

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Sally claekson said...

I do not deserve you. Clay and I thank you sweet Brenda.so honored to have your approval. Sending our love to your family. Sally

Sherry said...

I would enjoy reading this book. There are not many new books on homeschooling that I think could teach me much since I've been doing this job for over twenty years. But this one is an exception.

donna marie said...

I am new to your Blog and very excited to see this book as a giveaway! I have been thinking about homeschooling and am kinda scared. I am looking forward to exploring your blog. Thank you, donna marie

Anonymous said...

Looks like just the book my homeschooling daughter-in-law would love to have!! Thanks for sharing about this!!
Elizabeth in NC

Chrissy said...

Please enter me in the drawing...this looks so good that is going on my Amazon wish list just in case I don't win ;0)

Chrissy

Cheri said...

I passed along the original to a young mom- the daughter of a close friend -several years ago.

Now, I would love to pass along another to my daughter-in-law!

Wonderful book!

Anonymous said...

My homeschooled is son and DIL are getting ready to homeschool their children! This would be a wonderful resource for them. Thank you for hosting the give away! Dee

Paula said...

I would love to have a copy of this book :)

Anonymous said...

With two little ones at home, I would very much appreciate this book. Lauren L.

Joslyn said...

I would love to win this book,Brenda!What a nice thing that Sally has given a copy for this contest :)

Anonymous said...

My homeschooled kids are getting ready to start homeschooling their own kiddos, so even if I don't win, I'm buying this book for each of them. Of course, I look forward to reading it too! Oh, I'll need 6 copies!!!
Thanks, Cathy

sally said...

Thank you for the chance to win this book. I have wanted to get it. We are in our 10th year of homeschooling.

autumn said...

I have the original one and would love to have this one!

rica5757@gmail.com said...

would love a copy!

Hippie Housewife said...

I'm so excited about this book. I would love to win a copy!

Shawna said...

Thank you for your recommendation for Educating the Wholehearted Child. I borrowed the first version briefly from a friend and loved it and have been wanting to buy the revised copy for myself. I was a public school teacher and am now teaching my kindergarten daughter at home, with a 3 year old and 3 month old. The differences between homeschooling my own child and teaching a classroom are baffling me! I could use some help! :)

Lilly said...

Would be blessed to win this book written by Sally Clarkson and Clay Clarkson. I started homeschooling only a year ago and have read many books and still have many questions. Thank you for the opportunity.
Blessings,

Lillian

Corey said...

Oh,I would love to win this book! It's on my to buy list.

Elizabeth Giger said...

My little ones are not yet ready for school, but we have already been considering how best to educate them, whether through private, public or homeschool. I would love to have this book as we consider our options!

Wendy said...

We are a homeschooling family so this sounds exactly like the book that would be perfect for our family! Thank you for having the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I have the original volume as well. After I purchased the updated version, I gave it away to a new homeschooling mom on furlough from mission work overseas. I hadn't even read it yet and would love to have a replacement copy. Thank you! Juli

hugabug1 said...

I am homeschooling my 6yo ds and have long wanted this book. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

Mrs Georgina said...

Hi Brenda! Thank you for the book recommendation. Although I am a now retired homeschool mom, I may just look into that book.

Please do stop by and enter my cottage giveaway.

Blessings

Debbie said...

I've heard so much about this book, I would love to win a copy. I truly feel this is the book that would truly compliment what we are attempting to educate in our home. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

Jennifer said...

I am homeschooling two daughters and keep seeing this book pop up in reviews and raves. Would LOVE to win!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for this giveaway! I would love a copy of Educating the WholeHearted Child. We just started homeschooling this year for kindergarten. And I know I can use all the experienced help I can get! :) Thanks so much!

baker dot jen dot m at gmail dot com

Karie said...

I would love to have a copy.

Diane said...

I had the early copy and can't find it. I can remember how much I enjoyed reading it and felt that Sally's writing was what I knew all along and gave me the support I needed. I would love a revised copy to read, then share with my son and daughter in law to start planting new seeds.

Clara said...

As a homeschooler and a fan of Sally Clarkson's, I would love to add this book to my library of knowledge. :-)

Alisha said...

This book has been on my wish list for some time. I would love to win a copy to read.
Thank you.

Nikki said...

I've been wanting to read this book forever! Pick me, pick me! :)

Anonymous said...

It sounds very encouraging and resourceful! :) I would love to have this book in our home.

Carrie said...

Not sure how I missed this book all these years. It sounds like wonderufl resource. I started homeschooling in 1988 and graduated my 1st 2 in 1999 and 2002. We had a "bonus" baby in 2000 who is nearly a 10 yr cancer survivor who I homeschool. My oldest daughter homeschools her 2 oldest and I'd love to read this and pass it along to her. Blessings!

G.L.H. said...

ooh, count me in!

--Barbara

LuAnn said...

I would love this book. Thank you so much for your review and giveaway.

God bless,
LuAnn

kristin said...

I would love a copy!! I have 3 kids I homeschool, 6, 5 and 4, and am now 10 days overdue with my 4th. I have been salivating over wanting to get my hands on this book, even got my library to order it but the 3 weeks I could keep it was too short!! Sally is such an inspiration for my mothering and homeschooling and discipling my children. I am so thankful for her ministry. Thanks for the chance to win! And now I'm looking forward to checking out your sight...

Derek and Elisabeth said...

I would love a copy of this book as I am considering homeschooling our three soon to be four little ones in the next few years

Julieanne said...

This looks like such a great book! Pick me! Pick me! (Ha, ha.)

Thanks!

Julieanne
ejm (at) truevine (dot) net
http://www.JoyInOurJourney.com

Kel said...

Oh! I would LOVE to read/win this book for my 5 yr.old son who is starting his homeschooling journey!

Thank you for sharing this recommendation and for this opportunity!

Kelly Lynn in Texas

Theresa Miller said...

Oh, this book sounds wonderful and one I have been considering ordering. I am only praying about homeschooling. However, I am a firm believer that whether my children are schooled in the public school or home, I (and father) are their primary teacher and I desire to approach life, with my children, in a way I would if they were schooled full-time at home. Again, it is near to my heart and only God willing...but either way, and whether I win or not, I plan to have that book on my desk.

Thank you for the review!

beth said...

I would love to give this to my daughter. Her son (my precious 1st grandson)will turn a year old this month and in honor of his b-day I think this would be a perfect gift for her ! She plans to homeschool her children (another one on the way!!!)and I would like to honor her for that choice!

Cyndy said...

I would love to win! I have read the older edition and have heard wonderful things about the new one.

Day2 said...

I am a homeschooling mother to a first grader and preschooler and would love to get this book! I can use all the wisdom I can get!

Connie said...

I have a family from our church that is homeschooling their 5 children starting this year. The husband has been out of work and christian school is out of the question now. I would love to give her this book. Plese enter me in the drawing.

Carrie said...

How fun!! I would love to have a copy!
Thank you...

Kelli said...

I love the Clarkson's, and would love to win a copy of this book; thanks for the giveaway!

Diane said...

I have an old copy of this book & have loved it & have been wanting to get the new edition. I'm so thankful for people like the Clarksons to help me on my parenting journey!!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hi dear Brenda,

I am not leaving this comment for the book, but to tell you how kind your comment was on my recent posting. I have been thinking of NOT doing it, but knowing that there may be readers (like you) who drop in for a visit, but don't leave comments...well, it makes me reconsider.

Sending love across the miles,

Sharon

Selina said...

I used to have a copy of the older edition, which was such a help and encouragement. I gave the book with a friend several years ago, to encourage her family on their homeschooling journey. It would be a blessing to have a copy of the new book.