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Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview

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Every subject area teaches us something about the nature and character of God. In homeschooling, we must begin with proper Biblical presuppositions which will enable us to make sense of the world around us. As we piece together the mysteries of God’s law and creation, we will discover more and more about the God Who is. Seeing the world through God’s eyes is the essence of a Biblical worldview. Learn how to think Biblically, and transmit a Biblical worldview to your children.

“I hope (this book) opens a broad discussion of the application of the Biblical Worldview to every aspect of education.” — Dr. Jeff Myers (Summit Ministries)

“If you think homeschooling is just ‘school at home,’ you need to think again. Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview can help you not only with homeschooling, but bringing every thought captive to the Lordship of Christ.” — R.C. Sproul, Jr. (Author / Professor)

“This isn’t a book of theory, but of Holy Spirit lived-out conviction. Israel Wayne speaks out of his own experience as a homeschooler and minister within the movement. This book will bless anyone with a concern for the heart of this movement.” — Jill Bond (Author)

“This is a book that will challenge many Christian homeschoolers and make them think. I want to commend Israel Wayne for writing such a superb dissertation.”  – Samuel Blumenfeld (Education expert)

“A ‘must’ for every homeschooling family serious about training their children in God’s ways. Israel takes the mystery out of the term ‘Biblical worldview’ and gives parents practical reasons why and how children need to be taught every subject through the lens of Scripture.” — Christopher Klicka (Author, Senior Counsel for HSLDA)

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ISBN-10

0615113656

ISBN-13

978-0615113654

Product Dimensions

8.3 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches

Shipping Weight

6.4 ounces

Publisher

Wisdom’s Gate (2000)

6 reviews for Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview

  1. 5 out of 5

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    In his book: Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview , Israel travels through the following topics:

    Keeping an Eternal Perspective
    A Biblical Education
    The Importance of Reason
    Teaching the Core Subjects
    History
    Science
    Mathematics
    Language Arts
    Philosophy
    Literature
    Counter Culture?
    Multiculturalism
    Parents’ Rights?
    Socialization of Socialism
    Developing a Family Ministry
    Common Excuses to keep from Homeschooling

    As a Homeschool Mom, I enjoy books that truly stretch my thoughts and create new concepts. Daily, I explain how important it is…not to memorize something, but to truly understand the topic. Israel Wayne takes that one step farther in his book. He truly explains the importance of reason. ”One of the most important tools parents can give their children is the keys to the ability to reason. Actually, God gives the ability, but parents can help unlock the door. Our modern age is wallowing in a cesspool of Non-reason….. It is paramount that Christian parents help their children wade through the flood of ideas that exudes from the liberal media.”

    YES – they can’t go through life just believing everything they hear and see.

    They need to test it against God’s Word!

    Each subject…needs to be approached in a way that helps the child see and truly understand (not just believe)….that all knowledge does truly come from the Lord. ”In teaching the core academic subjects, there are certain principles to keep in mind. Understanding that we view home education not as an end, in and of itself, but as a means to an end, we must teach in a way that will equip our children to face the “real world.” Each subject area can, and should be taught from a Biblical Worldview.” (pg 47)

    Israel does a wonderful job explaining Multiculturalism and Parent’s Rights. You are staying on top of what is going on with Parental rights, aren’t you? If not….I highly recommend you dive into the laws that are being passed…that basically give the children the right to determine how they should live their lives. Read the Constitution, Amendment XIV, Section I and The Declaration of Independence.

    Now, no homeschool book would be complete without covering Socialism….Mr Israel Wayne tops the list on this one for me, as well. He made me grin and smile as he explains: “The government school system was founded with the belief that socialization, not education, was to be their primary function. John Dewey well-known socialist, psychologist, and the father of the Progressive Education” movement said, “The principle that ‘development of experiences comes about through interaction’ means that education is essentially a social process….. ”Children today are extremely peer dependent and find themselves unable to walk against the flow of popular opinion. Every communist government realizes the importance of indoctrinating children and ensuring that certain ideals are implanted into the mindset of our children’s “community group.” (on page 126…Mr Wayne states it the way he sees it)…

    He does not stop there. He helps identify various ways you can begin a family ministry. To help your children truly learn to serve…and not just in church, but out in the community and in situations that are not necessarily comfortable, but bring a realistic light on the hurt that is in the world….and the pain that we can help alleviate, just by sharing God’s love.

    He closes….with the chapter on common excuses people use to NOT homeschool. I won’t cover that one for you. If you homeschool, you know what they are. If you don’t homeschool…., you have your reasons. If you want to know the reasons Israel gives…you’ll have to read the book…I think you’ll find a few new ones…and some that will maybe help you reconsider some of the choices you are making for your children.

    — Rebecca Brandt

  2. 3 out of 5

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    Israel Wayne’s Homeschooling from a Biblical World View presents a thorough Biblical case for parental responsibility—versus state or even religious institutions—for those who profess faith in Christ to educate their children at home.

    Wayne gives practical applications based on twenty years of successful homeschooling, as well as much-needed encouragement to the burgeoning HS community. Many HS families cite the startlingly advanced test scores of homeschoolers versus their public and private school peers, as well as the benefits of familial socialization versus the Lord of the Flies, Darwinian mentality of 1-30 teacher-student ratios; yet Wayne reminds homeschoolers that their sole motivation should be simply God’s Scriptural mandate to teach our children from the moment they rise in the morning until they lay their head back down at night.

    Read it only if you dare be challenged to either change your reason for homeschooling, or to bring your kids home from an institutional setting; but also read it to be encouraged that there truly is a better way than the “norm.”

    — Adriane Devries

  3. 5 out of 5

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    All education is religious – it simply cannot be avoided. The belief in a dichotomy between the sacred and the secular is not derived from the Bible, but comes to us from the pens of Greek philosophers. This makes teaching from a thoroughly Christian worldview paramount.

    As Christians we must begin with proper axiom. As we connect what God has said about law, love, truth, righteousness, etc., we discover more and more about who God is and what He wants us to be. If this does not happen, if the seeds of humanism are sown into our children at a young age through public education, then the consequences will be devastating.

    What is the only solution to for a country and world which does not honor the imagio dei (image of God)? Homeschooling our covenant children in an atmosphere were God is exalted. Understanding the order of all things through God’s eyes is the essence of a Biblical Worldview.

    — G. Johnson

  4. 5 out of 5

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    Israel Wayne brings forth a fresh viewpoint on Christian homeschooling in Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview . Homeschooled through all but one of his growing up years in a broken family environment, the author offers encouragement and advice from the perspective of a young man looking back over the hurdles that his mother overcame and the strengths he gained from homeschooling.

    The book begins with a discussion of the importance of knowing Jesus rather than having an education for the sake of being called educated. Mr. Wayne differentiates some of the different educational philosophies and purposes in light of political directions such as capitalism and socialism.

    He speaks at length about the “Modernist” and “Post-Modernist/New Age” philosophies. Using these philosophies Mr. Wayne then proceeds through many school subjects (math, language arts, history, philosophy, etc.) and discusses how he feels a Christian worldview should be incorporated rather than the public school or general non-Christian implementation is currently done.

    After expounding on socialization and family ministry, he concludes the book with common excuses not to homeschool and refutes each one.

    Recommendation: Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview offers support and argument in favor of homeschooling that will surely be food for thought for the unconvinced. The author suggests many ways to make Christ the center of your homeschool and your life with hope filled, inspirational ideas. Most of all, Israel Wayne stands as a testament that despite lifes obstacles, homeschooling can be successful.

    — Martha Robinson

  5. 5 out of 5

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    In my opinion, Israel Wayne has put together one of the most important works related to Christian education. He demonstrates the absolute need for Christian parents to take upon themselves the important responsibility of educating their children toward the Lord. Once we begin to see that each and every subject teaches us something about the character of God, we learn why Christian children should not and cannot be subjected to false doctrine (state curriculum) which counters God’s Word.

    In Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview, readers discover why home education is a response to God’s mandate to “teach these things” (Deut. 4:9, 11:18-21; Gen. 18:19; Ex. 10:2; 12:26-27; 13:8 and 14, Prov. 3:1) to their children, rather than a reaction to the academic and moral decline of state schools. When we homeschool our children, we are obeying God’s Biblical mandate for their education, as Mr. Wayne conveys:

    “Obedience to God is what motivates me to advocate homeschooling. It doesn’t make any difference to me what the public school is doing, because they are not the standard — God’s Word is the standard. When I see the moral demise of government education, I’m reminded that “He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge.” (Prov. 14:26)

    — James Boyes

  6. 5 out of 5

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    Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview challenges us, as teachers and trainers of our children, to teach them through the “lens of Scripture”–just my cup of tea! This refreshing and supportive book focuses on the blessing of teaching our children at home and raising them up to embrace life from God’s perspective, not that of the world. I love to read books that support what I am striving for in my calling from the Lord.

    This paperback has more than 150 pages of Scriptural advice for parents seeking to raise Godly children and teach them from a Biblical worldview. Everything we teach, speak, and do should be examined under the microscope of what God tells us in His Word.

    Chapter titles include “Keeping an Eternal Perspective,” “A Biblical Education,” “The Importance of Reason,” “Teaching the Core Subjects,” “Counter-Culture” “Socialization or Socialism,” and “Developing a Family Ministry.”

    Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview is a gem. I can’t think of any reason you would not want to read this book, unless you are deliberately choosing to raise your children to the drumbeat that this world is playing. I still would recommend it–you might find yourself convicted in a whole new direction!

    — The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

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