Homeschool Adventure author Stacey Farrell has done it again with the
Section 1: Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe - 5 Chapters
Section 2: What Christians Believe - 5 Chapters
Section 3: Christian Behavior -12 Chapters
Section 4: Beyond Personality -11 Chapters.
As you can see, there is a lot of chapters, and I wouldn't recommend rushing this study. Personally, I would take a Section a semester and really allow time to ponder and reflect, rather than rush through this. Mere Christianity is taught at some seminaries, so giving your student time to delve deeply into the text and concepts, wrestling with application, is not pandering, but rather encouraging the student to take ownership of complexities and broader ways of thinking.
My 14 year old and I will continue this excellent study as part of our on-going apologetics/ critical thinking curriculum. I'm reading it along with him and we are having a blast discussing answers to the questions. Mere Christianity is required reading of all our high schoolers and this guide is the next best thing to Dr. Dh teaching it himself (which he has done before). Thank-you, Stacey, for a great resource that makes a difficult book accessible and important concepts of the faith applicable.
For students in Jr. and Sr. High through adults, this would be a great study to do with a co-op, Bible study or Mom's group. Very highly recommended.
Stacy Farrell’s worldview changed when she embarked on her homeschooling adventure in 2002.
Her background as a consultant and writer well-prepared her to teach communication skills; however, only hands-on experience (and much time spent on her knees) equipped her to mentor her sons through the character-transformation required to help them work toward their full potential.
Stacy has spoken at a variety of homeschool conferences and has published articles in leading Christian magazines. She wrote scripts for Willow Creek’s youth ministry, copy for Pastor Bill Hybel’s “Defining Moments” Audio Newsletter, and a broad range of material for corporate and non-profit clients. She also managed a law firm that specialized in civil rights litigation and constitutional law. Today, she loves to help empower students to recover territory lost by “fuzzy thinking” and low expectations. To that end, she created:
Philosophy Adventure™—Pre-Socratics – designed to help students 6th-12th grade cultivate and defend a biblical worldview by teaching them how to write skillfully, think critically, and speak articulately as they explore the history of ideas
Philippians in 28 Weeks™ — a simple and painless way to memorize an entire book of Scripture
The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Journal Questions – an enchanting fable that unmasks the ugliness of pride and selfishness
Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal -- a powerful tool to strengthen critical thinking while cultivating a biblical worldview.
Although Stacy loves to write, speak, and teach, she considers her role as wife to Roger and mother to two precious sons to be her greatest work and privilege. You can learn more about her resources at Homeschool Adventure.
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