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...
The Christian Home, The Christian Homeschool, Home Nurture, Home Discipleship, Home Education
LearningLiving and Learning Together at Home, Creating a Home You Can Learn Within, Understanding Your Child, Beyond the WholeHearted Child
MethodsThe Study of the Bible, The Study of the Basics, The Study of Ideas, The Study of Learning, The Study of Living
LivingKeeping 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
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.