Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace

Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace

In the book of Philippians we are told to be anxious over nothing, and yet we are anxious over everything. We worry that our students will be "behind," that they won't score well on the SAT, get into a good college, or read enough of the Great Books. Our souls are restless, anxiously wondering if something else out there might be just a little bit better—if maybe there is another way or another curriculum that might prove to be superior to what we are doing now.

God doesn't call us to this work and then turn away to tend to other, more important matters. He promises to stay with us. He assures us that if we rely on Him alone, then He will provide all that we need.

What that means on a practical level is that we have to stop fretting over every little detail. We need to stop comparing. We've got to drop the self-inflated view that we are the be-all-end-all of whether the education we are offering our students is going to be as successful as we hope it is. After all, our job is not to be successful—success itself is entirely beside the point. It's faithfulness that He wants.

Teaching from Rest offers inspiration, insight, and practical help for the homeschooling mom. Take a deep breath homeschooling mama; He's got this.

Title:Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace
Edition Language:English
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  • Sara

    Teaching From Rest is a powerfully good little book. Slim, engaging and spiritually uplifting, it is a fast read but a paradigm shifting text. Teaching From Rest is a bridge book. For those who are im...

  • Katherine

    How could a person not love Sarah Mackenzie? I certainly count myself among those who do greatly appreciate everything she has brought to the homeschooling conversation. Her enthusiasm is infectious a...

  • ladydusk

    http://ladydusk.blogspot.com/2016/01/...I have, perhaps, gushed too much about Sarah Mackenzie's book Teaching from Rest. I've quoted it a number of times: twice before on Wednesdays with Words (To Th...

  • S.D. Smith

    Sarah Mackenzie is winsome and wise, a real ally for teachers in the trenches. Teaching From Rest is profoundly helpful for home educators at any stage. It's been a blast of light in our family, and a...

  • Sherry Elmer

    Many things Sarah Mackenzie writes here are not new, but this little (81 pages) book is filled with important reminders and packed with gems of wisdom the homeschool parent needs to hold on to. Many t...

  • Julie

    *Update ~ I just read this for the second time. I started reading it again as soon as I finished it. It is that good. Reading a little bit from it each day makes a huge difference in my homeschooling ...

  • Jami Balmet

    An absolute must read for all homeschool moms! I listened to it on audible and it was a great book to listen through as I frantically work through my to-do list! Sarah, thank you for the reminder to b...

  • Carol Bakker

    Sarah Mackenzie's book is cool water that quenches, invigorates, soothes and satisfies. This is not a nuts and bolts how-to-homeschool book. It distills the wisdom of subtraction. At 85 pages, it is s...

  • Katie Fitzgerald

    I am no great fan of Sarah Mackenzie, but she is very popular among Catholic homeschoolers, so I felt it was a good idea to read this book so I'd know what people are talking about when they discuss i...

  • Courtney Clark

    It was a quick, uplifting read. And full of practical advice. Unfortunately not anything you wouldn't get by reading the authors (free) blog, or for that matter any homeschooling forum worth beans. I ...