For the Children's Sake

For the Children's Sake

Every parent and teacher wants to give their children the best education possible. Everyone would like education to be a joyous adventure and celebration of life, as well as a solid preparation for living. Sadly, most education today falls far short of this goal.

But as Susan Schaeffer Macaulay shows it doesn't have to be this way. Education can be a wonderful, life-enriching, joyous experience.

For the Children's Sake is a book about what education can be--for your child, in your home, and in your school. It is based first on a Christian understanding of what it means to be human--to be a child, a parent, a teacher--and on the Christian meaning of life. At the same time it is deeply practical. Many of the central ideas have been tried and proven true over a century in almost every kind of educational situation. The ideas are in fact so true that they can be applied equally at home, in different schools, in Africa, in the inner city, and in your own community. But they are also ideas which Susan and her husband Ranald Macaulay have tried and proven in their own family and school experience.

For the Children's Sake is a book which can help every parent and teacher awaken the young minds of their children and give them a new richness, stability, and joy for living.

Title:For the Children's Sake
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780891072904
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    For the Children's Sake Reviews

  • Leah Beecher

    What an unbelievable treasure finding this book was for me. Feeling that the reasons I was going to start homeschooling my two oldest daughters being, I did not like their current public school and we...

  • Jamie Cain

    This is one of the best books on education I have ever read. WHile I am not a home-schooler (I am headmaster of a classical Christian school), Macaulay's introduction to Charlotte Mason will go on the...

  • Haleigh DeRocher

    I think every parent should read this book, whether you're choosing homeschool, private school, public school, or another alternative for your children. I loved how the author (Francis Schaeffer's dau...

  • Jan

    Read this when my daughter was little (so probably in the mid- to late-90s) and absolutely loved it.Reread 2/15/21 * Excellent! Still 5 stars....

  • Katie Ziegler (Life Between Words)

    “Come, child.I respect you, you are a person.Come with me.You belong on this planetYou are to inherit,You are to understand. Look. Look, and you will see. Enjoy this day: the sun, the grass, your fr...

  • Josiah

    In many ways, Macauley builds a powerful case for why, especially in education, but also just generally in life, we need to view children as persons created in the Imago Dei, and how this must absolut...

  • Samantha

    What an inspiring book! All parents should read this book regardless of if they home school, send their child to private or public school. There is much we can and should do for our children. This is ...

  • Abby

    A really helpful introduction to Charlotte Mason’s educational philosophy. A great book for any educators- at home, school, or church. I remember my mom reading this book when I was a small child an...

  • Erin Hendrian

    The language was sometimes a little bit difficult to wade through in sections (it was one of those books where I had to stop and reread passages often), but it was a wonderful book overall. I didn’t...

  • Laura

    I give this book 5 stars!!! I highly recommend it to all!I had to pay some late fees to the library in order to finish it, but it was so worth it. I'd love to own a copy of this book. It drove me craz...