Recommended Resources


University-Model® Schooling

Character Driven College Preparation by Dr. John W. Turner, Jr. *

Christian Education (Philosophy)

  • Kingdom Education by Glen Shultz

  • Desiring the Kingdom by James K.A. Smith

Classical Education

  • Classical and Christian Education by Gregg Strawbridge *

  • A Thomas Jefferson Education for the Twenty-First Century by Oliver Van DeMille

  • The Lost Tools of Learning by Dorothy Sayers

  • Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning by Douglas Wilson

  • Classical Christian Education by Douglas Wilson

  • Repairing the Ruins by Douglas Wilson

  • Climbing Parnassus by Tracy Lee Simmons

  • The Core by Leigh Bortins

  • The Liberal Arts Tradition by Ravi Jain and Kevin Clark

  • Wisdom and Eloquence by Robert Littlejohn and Charles Evans

Classical Education (Application)

  • The Well Trained Mind by Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer

  • The Seven Laws of Teaching by John Gregory

  • Practical Applications for the Seven Laws of Teaching: Lessons for Staff Teaching by Tom Spencer

Home Education

  • The Whole-Hearted Child by Clay and Sally Clarkson

  • Managers of Their Homes, A Practical Guide to Daily Scheduling for Christian Homeschooling Families by Steven and Teri Maxwell

Parenting & Child Rearing

  • Parenting with Love & Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

  • Boundaries with Kids by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

  • Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Ted Tripp

  • The Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson

  • For Instruction in Righteousness, “A Topical Reference Guide for Biblical Child-Training” by Pam Forster

  • How to Raise a Lady and How to Raise a Gentleman by Kay West

  • Don’t Make Me Count to Three by Ginger Plowman

  • Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches by Rachel Jankovic


(*) Required reading for application to Charis Classical Academy