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Why We Homeschool

The Meaning and Significance of Christian Education
  • By Adam T. Calvert
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When the topic of homeschooling comes up, there often seem to be various assumptions as to why we homeschool our children, which are simply wrong, or, at the most, inadequate. Yes, the government schools have bullies; yes, the government schools might be bigger targets for armed shootings; and yes, the government schools (even the ones in good school districts) have kids or teachers who will teach our children language or experiences that we would rather them not learn that early in life (or at all). And while all those things are true and good reasons to educate our children at home, even if those problems were corrected, we--and many other parents--would still be committed to homeschooling our children. Why? The purpose of this book is to answer that question--and to answer it from the Scriptures. ""My wife and I homeschooled our two boys, and we would make the same decision again. Our reasons were basically the same ones that Adam Calvert enumerates in Why We Homeschool. It's good to have these reasons set forth cogently in a short book, and I recommend it to everyone who is thinking about this issue. Calvert sets forth powerfully the view that education is discipleship and therefore must be consistent with the Bible's worldview and with its Gospel."" --John M. Frame, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, Florida ""Why do we do what we do? This is a question that those of us who take the task of discipling our children very seriously are often asked. Answering that question often turns on cultural, social, or moral concerns. But what this little book succeeds in doing is to steer the conversation to what the Scriptures affirm and confirm. Both practical and theological, both sobering and inspiring, this book is a welcome tool for families in this day of conflicting, polarizing worldviews."" --George Grant, Pastor of Parish Presbyterian Church ""This book is thought provoking and should be read by every parent, educator, and pastor. The content of this book must be at the center of our discussions about the nature, purpose, and goal in the biblically based education of our children. We might correctly state that there is no other foundation upon which we can educate our children than that of the Holy Scripture. The Bible is essential to our life, faith, and practice in all things."" --Kenneth Gary Talbot, President, Whitefield Theological Seminary and College ""Adam Calvert has written a fine, irenic introduction to Christian education designed to meet the objections of well-intentioned advocates of government education. This is a book you can put into the hands of friends honestly inquiring why a family would educate their children in a distinctly Christian way. I sincerely appreciate Adam's time and effort in producing this work."" --P. Andrew Sandlin, Founder & President, Center for Cultural Leadership ""This book is not about condemning the parent that chooses to send their children to the 'secular-humanist, state-sponsored' schools. It is about challenging the parent to consider a 'better way, ' a way that permits both parent and child to pursue their faith and commitment to Christ primarily and to enfold the rest of their studies into that pursuit. It is a reasoned defense of--an apologia for--Christian Home-Schooling that Calvert has produced, and while he may not convince everyone of the model, he has provided a formidable argument that those who still choose a secular model cannot refute."" --Win Groseclose, The North American Reformed Seminary ""Adam Calvert succinctly but effectively canvases the oft asked question of homeschooling parents: Why do you homeschool? His well-reasoned and articulate answer without hesitance goes to the core of the issue: education is discipleship . . . This short but comprehensive explanation will serve the honest inquirer with 'fruit in due season' and, in the case of those already pursuing this most rewarding of family lifestyles, a more solid foundation for purposeful con

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9781532655906
    • Manufacturer: Wipf & Stock Publ
    • ISBN 13: 9781532655906
    • Publication Date: 07/01/2018
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Adam T. Calvert
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