A new resource specifically for Lutheran home-schoolers is now available from LCMS School Ministry. The handbook, titled Eternal Treasures: Teaching Your Child at Home, was co-written by Cheryl Swope and Rachel Whiting.
The 250-plus-page resource provides the foundation and doctrinal underpinnings for this type of education. In addition, it covers the how-tos of home schooling — from choosing curriculum, to keeping records, to avoiding common pitfalls — while also discussing how to incorporate the Christian faith into each and every day.
In the foreword, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison writes that Eternal Treasures is a “veritable powder and keg, including match and fuse, to bring a great education to your own children, today.”
Throughout the book, Swope and Whiting include recommended readings, practical ideas, and essays and advice from other Lutheran home-schooling families.
“Lutheran families may consider a plethora of options related to the education of their children. Eternal Treasures: Teaching Your Child at Home will become the definitive resource for Lutheran families who are seeking to establish a quality home-school experience for their children,” said Terry Schmidt, director of LCMS School Ministry. “Eternal Treasures addresses the why, what and how of home education with useful resources and countless testimonials. It is a ‘must have’ for families involved with home education.”
Eternal Treasures is available for $14.99 on Amazon.com. To order, click here.
Posted Nov. 2, 2015