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Recommended Resources

Collaborative Learning 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