A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance
With alarming speed, our public schools have dropped any pretense of religious neutrality. As a result, our children are adrift in a sea of relativism. Many are abandoning Christianity, and those who don’t are left with an enfeebled faith that matters only one day a week.
Genuine educational reform will require more than a new curriculum. It will demand an entirely different philosophy of education.
Darrow Miller and a group of outside-the-box educational revolutionaries will help you re-discover a compellingly biblical approach. Begin your journey of educational rediscovery in the pages of this book.
“This book is one of the best collections of reasons for Christian parents to rethink the purposes and goals of education I know of.” ~ Leigh Bortins, Founder, Classical Conversations
Table of Contents
1 Schooling versus Education (Darrow L. Miller)
2 The Christian View of Children (Elizabeth L. Youmans)
3 The Remarkable Role of the Bible in Early American Education (Elizabeth L. Youmans)
4 Seminary: Education or Religious Schooling? (Vishal Mangalwadi)
5 Why Education? The Lost Purpose for Learning (Christian Overman)
6 Prayerfully Consider Home Education (Scott and Kimberly Allen)
7 John Calvin in Geneva: A Nation-Building Missionary (Thomas A. Bloomer)
Professor and scholar in residence at Houston Baptist University Author of Total Truth and Love Thy Body
Darrow Miller was introduced to Christian worldview thinking while teaching at L’Abri, a study center in Switzerland founded by Francis Schaeffer, who developed what is called “cultural apologetics,” applying biblical truth to every area of life and culture. I became a Christian by studying at L’Abri and had the honor of meeting Darrow there. Now he has assembled a group of thinkers to offer insights on how to move beyond mere “religious” schooling and to embrace a rich and distinctive Christian worldview education.
Founder, Classical Conversations
All parents want the best education for their children. Don’t Let Schooling Stand in the Way of Education will confirm every parent’s best intentions. The contributing authors are very persuasive due to their love of God, historical research, and insight to the human heart. This book is one of the best collections of reasons for Christian parents to rethink the purposes and goals of education I know of. I especially loved the clarification that school and education are not synonymous. The chapter on the history of education reminds us of our beautiful heritage of classical, Christian education. We are a great nation because we used to know the difference between education and school. The word amateur means lover. Parents are the kinds of amateurs we can trust to love children. Don’t Let Schooling Stand in the Way of Education will continue the restoration of parent-led Christian education.
Michael Myers, EdD
Director, School Leadership Program Foundation for American Christian Education
With a rich, historical backdrop, Darrow Miller immediately captivated my full attention in his latest book, Don’t Let Schooling Stand in the Way of Education. Miller and his expert contributors provide a sobering analysis of our current education dilemma and how we got here. He does not stop there, though, but instructs and inspires with clear, biblical strategies that can once again turn the world upside down. This book is a must read for Christian parents, educators, and pastors!
President, HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association)
How timely is a book that explains so clearly why public education should not be the choice of Christian parents with so many families homeschooling who never thought they would because of COVID-19. This book so clearly explains what God considers education and the need for godly wisdom, rather than head knowledge. I would sum up the thesis of this book in one sentence: “God didn’t call us to prepare our children for Harvard but for heaven.”