This is one of my new favorite books in regards to Biblical reasoning with your children. It is not a Bible program, it is an instructional book on how to attain Biblical wisdom in every area of life. We all know we should instill wisdom in our children but exactly how do we do that day to day?
Freedom & Simplicity R Road to Biblical Wisdom: A “How to” Guide to Biblical Learning in Home Education by Lisa Hodgen is the manual for Biblical reasoning in your lessons. It is called the “R Road” because life is a journey. The R’s are tools that you use to attain wisdom. These are Receive, Record, Ruminate, Release and Revisit/Refresh. She walks you through each of these R’s and shows you how to practically apply these in your school lessons to achieve true Wisdom.
Wisdom is something that we all want but we aren’t sure how to get there. Her R’s do just that. And she’s careful to make sure you understand that all of life is learning–this Wisdom is for all of life and not just relegated to the school hours. This book is like the piece of BPA education I have been missing–the nuts and bolts what “getting wisdom” looks like.
She also gives a brief overview of the Mashal in the appendix. And she shares a large list of her favorite books and resources for different subjects. Her appendices alone are worth the cost of this book. If you are new to BPA this book is an excellent place to start. Her simplification of the 7 Principles is an excellent primer on the foundations of Biblical wisdom and liberty.
Lisa brings over 20 years of home educating experience to this topic and I felt like she was sharing with me the things she has learned so I can be a better mother teacher to my children. Also she offers her unique perspective with her 7 Pillars of Excellence.
Why you might like this book:
- easy reading.
- She explains what other home education books do not–how to practically attain Biblical wisdom.
- The resource list.
- Her simplified version of the 7 Principles of America’s Christian history.
Why you might not like this book:
- it’s an ebook.
- Your philosophy does not jibe with Bible centered curriculum.
- You want concrete step by step. Her books is principle based and flexible. It’s intended as a resource not a daily plan.
Click the cover to order. I am giving away a copy of this book on my blog, so maybe you can win a copy!