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Book Stack for Dads

Book Stacks | January 5, 2021

Many fathers are out of the house, working during the day, leaving the Moms to do the lion’s share of the homeschooling.  It’s a setup that often makes sense but a father’s involvement is a blessing to his wife and children so we’ve selected a stack of books to help.

There is something here for all dads. A few of these books will take you back to glean the timeless wisdom from writers who lived before you. Beowulf the Warrior is the retelling, in modern language, of a fictional classic, it would be a great one to start as a read aloud. The Emperor’s Handbook is a translation of Marcus Aurelius’ meditations. Major themes include character, leadership, and duty. You could explore the meaning of life in the 17th-century classic, Paradise Lost, or sink your teeth into G.K. Chesterton’s, Orthodoxy.

Are you looking for something more specific to homeschooling? Try The Liberal Arts Tradition or The Well-Educated Mind.

The Name of the Rose is part historical fiction, part mystery, and part theology; a fictional piece that challenges.

If you are looking for something to fulfill the pragmatic side then try State of the ArtsTotal Truth, or Good Man.

Undecided? The links will take you to a full description of each title.

by Adrianne Curwen

Adrianne is a wife to a public-school educator/administrator and a homeschooling Mama to seven children, ranging in age from 7 to 23. She believes that we have a unique opportunity as homeschoolers to design individualized education that suits giftings, interests, and passions. She and her husband have used a blend of registered homeschooling, enrolment with independent DL schools, and participation in public trade school programs to design individualized programs for their children.  She is passionate about using as many read-alouds, picture books, novels, and conversations to educate her children but also gets excited by the amazing homeschool-designed curriculum that’s out there.  Adrianne is thrilled by her new role as Communication Specialist for Classical Education Books and is grateful to have an opportunity to learn something new.  She is grateful, every day, for her saviour, Jesus Christ, and has no greater joy than when she sees her most important missions field walk with Him.

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