The Christian Home School is a classic, easy-to-read introduction that has led thousands of families into home schooling. Topics include why to home school, how to get started, answers to socialization questions, curriculum choices, and much more. The new 1995 edition includes up-to-date information and a new chapter on Delight Directed Study....
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The Christian Home School Reviews
This is an older home education classic. The latest edition was put out in 1995. It has a lot of good stuff in it, especially for someone just considering or starting homeschooling, though it's perhaps a little outdated for today's reader. It's largely written to persuade an audience concerning the merits of home education and that it can be workable. It seems to me that I checked this out from the library at some point early in my own homeschooling journey, though I'm not entirely certain. I think I checked out about everything there was on the topic way back when (which wasn't a whole lot, but it's likely this was there at some point) -- didn't read everything, but at least perused pretty much whatever I could find. I purchased this now because I wanted to get Gregg Harris' perspective on delight-directed learning, not because I wanted to be persuaded to homeschool (although, some days... :D ). So that portion was about all I read carefully. I scanned some of the rest of the content and read many of the chapter summaries to see if there were areas I wanted to read more in-depth, but since I've been immersed in homeschooling all these years the content was on familiar themes, I'm familiar with his viewpoints on them in general, and I didn't want to take the time to read it all right now. I appreciated his thoughts on delight-directed learning. If you look for this book, be aware that the first edition does NOT include the chapter on delight-directed learning (which I learned after I bought it -- oops! -- be sure to get the 1995 edition if you want that chapter).
I'm a homeschooling mom of 7 children ages 12 and under, so I'm not a newbie anymore. But I still enjoy reading books that address the issue or why and how to homeschool. I think when the revised version of this book was issued in 1995, I'd probably have given it 3 or even 4 stars. However, in almost 20 years, some significant changes have made the book dated, such as more homeschooling styles, more homeschooling resources, technological advances, etc, and there are more books on homeschooling available. This book did well with a lot of the whys for homeschooling, but was weaker on the hows, largely because of the passage of time.
Mr. Harris is able to show Christian parents who are on the fence about homeschooling, WHY homeschooling is scripture sound, and WHY it is a great option for children. I am passing it along to my sister, the fence sitter. ;)
see my last update -- not a bad book; but i am beyond it. i did get new titles for my "look at list". That makes me happy
This book gives encouragement for Christian families to "Raise their children up in the Lord."
Although I didn't get much, personally from this book, I can see that it would be a great intro to Homeschooling to hand wondering neighbors or relatives.
Good, but a bit outdated. Some info is timeless.