Education: Does God have an Opinion? (Download)

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Education: Does God Have an Opinion? is a Scriptural guide designed to help you disciple and educate your children in agreement with God’s Word. Many Christians believe God doesn’t care about how children are schooled or the methods of education that are employed. This book uses the Bible to prove otherwise.

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Education - Does God Have An Opinion?

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SKU K034-5
Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 0.00
Title Education: Does God have an Opinion? (Download)
Contributors Israel Wayne
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC

Education: Does God Have an Opinion? is a Scriptural guide designed to help you disciple and educate your children in agreement with God’s Word. Many Christians believe God doesn’t care about how children are schooled or the methods of education that are employed. This book uses the Bible to prove otherwise.

Author and speaker, Israel Wayne, faithfully applies the teaching of Scripture to the issue of education to see what God has to say about this vital topic. Within these pages, Christian parents will find a truly biblical philosophy of education and learn to strategically and systematically apply it to core subjects.

There is almost no topic that is as relevant to the future of Christianity or as controversial as the education of children. Students in school classrooms spend thousands of hours being instructed by people who are not their parents. Truths about God, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the inerrancy of the Bible are most often stripped from the curricula used to teach them. The anti-God misinformation campaign of public schools works directly against the faith you are responsible to build into your children’s lives through discipleship. There is almost no way to calculate the power and influence this has on your family and their eternity.

The future of your child’s education and, therefore, his or her life is ultimately in your hands as a parent. Education: Does God Have an Opinion? will give you discernment helping you understand how the One True God sees the issue of education.

Christian homeschooling families call Education: Does God Have an Opinion? a “must read” and report that it has helped them:

  • Formulate a vision for their family’s home education
  • Have a biblical defense for their decision to homeschool
  • Adhere to God’s way and not the world’s way of raising their children
  • Stay true to their convictions as the primary disciples of their children

Table of Contents

  • How to Use This Book
  • Introduction
  • PART ONE: The Apologetic
    • 1. The Purpose of an Education
    • 2. What about Government Schooling?
    • 3. What about Socialization?
    • 4. Christian Schools vs. Homeschooling
    • 5. What about Homeschooling?
    • 6. Biblical Worldview Education
  • PART TWO: The Core Subjects
    • 7. Curriculum: Tools for Building
    • 8. Precept, Principle, Person, Practice
    • 9. Logic
    • 10. Mathematics
    • 11. Science
    • 12. Philosophy and Apologetics
    • 13. Social Studies
    • 14. The Arts: Art, Music, and Film
    • 15. Language Arts
    • 16. Literature
    • 17. History
    • 18. Government
  • Appendices
    • I. Robin Hood and the Government Schools
    • II. What the Bible Says about Christian Education
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This book is a very worthwhile read for anyone who is a parent, hopes to be a parent, or has any interest in the education of our country. As a homeschool graduate from the earliest years of home education in the US, author Israel Wayne has been involved in the grassroots homeschool movement from the ground up and has had a front row seat, so to speak, as it has become more common in our society. A homeschool father and conference speaker himself, he offers a unique perspective on education in America and the importance of parental involvement as laid out in God’s Word.

In the first section of the book, he traces the history of government schooling and its flagrant anti-God agendas and philosophies, providing a compelling argument for why it is more important than ever for parents to instruct their children at home with a solid biblical worldview.

The second part of the book shows us how to look for the precept, principle, and Person in each academic discipline. It’s a reminder that we are to know God so we can imitate Him, and each of the academic disciplines actually teaches us more about God as revealed in His Word and creation. There truly is no neutral in education: it either glorifies God or man. This was my favorite part of the book and something I wish I had understood as a student. It truly makes “school” come alive and gives it so much greater worth and meaning!

This quote sums up the passion I feel after reading this book: “Do your children realize that everything they are learning in the process of homeschooling is to prepare them to reflect the goodness of God by loving and serving others? Do they realize that they need to apply themselves to doing the best that they can in every endeavor because they represent Christ (see Eccles. 9:10 and Col. 3:23–24)? Do they know that academic study is more than an abstract practice of rote memorization of facts and information? Do they realize that every subject area teaches them something about the nature and character of the God who made each academic discipline? Do they see that they are preparing themselves now for a life of service and ministry to others through whatever professional career they may choose? In other words, are you imparting to your children that the daily lessons they are learning now are fitting and equipping them for a grand life-mission, reaching out far beyond themselves?”

I have read and highlighted my book multiple times. We keep extras on hand to loan or give away. But as much as I enjoy the printed volume, having it available in audio format is wonderful as it gives me an opportunity to review while working in the kitchen, doing laundry, etc. It’s an excellent reminder of why we are doing what we are doing, and helps me keep my priorities in focus.
Must read
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I am in my 10th year homeschooling and I found this book to be amazing. The word's Isreal put down on paper is how my husband and I felt about homeschool and other school options. Prior to this book, I could only say that we felt called by God to homeschool, now we have information and scripture to back up our calling. I think all parents should read this book.
Well laid out and easy to read.
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This is a well laid out, easy to read book that really digs into Biblical supports for homeschooling. The author systematically goes through school subjects and gives Biblical references that you can take to God in prayer. Great for giving you the confidence to facilitate homeschooling with your children.
Great Read.
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I enjoyed this read, it's a book everyone should read each year to remind yourself of your why you homeschool.
Love love love
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This book will make you more confident in your decision. It uses real biblical examples and evidence. I would especially recommend for anyone who may have family members who question homeschooling.
Great book
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A few years back before my eldest child was almost the right age to go to preschool I felt the Lord leading me to homeschool my children. Five years into the journey I admit I've had doubts here and there and wondered if I really heard Him correctly - this book is an answer to the doubts and confirmation that I am called to give my children an education that is set apart from the world. Definitely a must read.
Why we're still doing what we set out to do!
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My oldest will be graduating in May. My youngest (of 5) is in Kindergarten. Even after all these years of homeschooling there are still new things for me to learn but one thing that hasn't changed is the reason we're doing this.
This book is an encouragement, and a breath of fresh air as well as a motivating and challenging and humbling. I would recommend this book not only to those just starting out but also to those of us who have been in it for years and just need to be re-inspired.
Excellent book, with Biblical examples
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This is THE HOMESCHOOLING BOOK I recommend to Christians that are exploring the idea of homeschooling. It is filled with scripture and clear points on why homeschooling is a God honoring choice. Be warned....it may "step on some toes" of people that currently send their kids to school (public or private)....
Biblical reason for homeschooling
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This book gives a solid, biblical perspective on homeschooling. If you have every asked "does God have any thing to say about homeschooling?" this book is for you. It even goes through each subject and gives reasons why each subject is important to teach for Kingdom advancement. Pretty awesome!
A Must Read for Every Homeschooling Parent
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As a teacher, you need a copy. As a homeschool parent, you definitely need a copy!! This book is an excellent book and by far the best book I have read as an educator and parent on education.

I was the kid who went to school and came home to play school. I was the kid who went to college so that I could teach school. I got my Master's degree to be a school administrator. I was a high school English teacher for 15 years. I am now a homeschool mom of four as well as a cover school and co-op administrator. I think you get it. I love school! I love to learn! I love to see other people learn!

This book gave me a new perspective on God's ultimate purpose for education. This book has given me a new goal and purpose in the schooling of my children. Even as a Christian educator for years, this book made me realize that I never truly looked to the Bible to considered what God's purpose is for education and ultimately what my purpose in educating my children should be.

It deserves more than five stars! I am recommending this to ALL of my fellow homeschooling parents and purchasing several as gifts.

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