Quivering Families

Quivering Families

Author: Emily Hunter McGowin

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506446608

Category: RELIGION

Page: 259

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American evangelicals are known for focusing on the family, but the Quiverfull movement intensifies that focus in a significant way. Often called "Quiverfull" due to an emphasis on filling their "quivers" with as many children as possible (Psalm 127:5), such families are distinguishable by their practices of male-only leadership, homeschooling, and prolific childbirth. Their primary aim is "multigenerational faithfulness" - ensuring their descendants maintain Christian faith for many generations. Many believe this focus will lead to the Christianization of America in the centuries to come. Quivering Families is a first of its kind project that employs history, ethnography, and theology to explore the Quiverfull movement in America. The book considers a study of the movement's origins, its major leaders and institutions, and the daily lives of its families. Quivering Families argues that despite the apparent strangeness of their practice, Quiverfull is a thoroughly evangelical and American phenomenon. Far from offering a countercultural vision of the family, Quiverfull represents an intensification of longstanding tendencies. The movement reveals the weakness of evangelical theology of the family and underlines the need for more critical and creative approaches.

Sex, Mom, and God

Sex, Mom, and God

Author: Frank Schaeffer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780306819858

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 993

"A penetrating analysis of political extremism, with a moving and at times hilarious account of growing up in one of the Christian right's most influential families. Few writers command Frank Schaeffer's intimate understanding of right-wing radicalism, and even fewer are able to share their insight as entertainingly and with as much moral weight as he has in Sex, Mom, and God."--Max Blumenthal, author of Republican Gomorrah "Mom was a much nicer person than her God. There are many biblical regulations about everything from beard-trimming to menstruating. Mom worked diligently to recast her personal-hygiene-obsessed God in the best light." Alternating between laugh-out-loud scenes from his childhood and acidic ruminations on the present state of an America he and his famous fundamentalist parents helped create, bestselling author Frank Schaeffer asks what the Glenn Becks and the Rush Limbaughs and the paranoid fantasies of the "right-wing echo chamber" are really all about. Here's a hint: sex. The unforgettable central character in Sex, Mom, and God is the author's far-from-prudish evangelical mother, Edith, who sweetly but bizarrely provides startling juxtapositions of the religious and the sensual thoughout Schaeffer's childhood. She was, says Frank Schaeffer, "the greatest illustration of the Divine beauty of Paradox I've encountered . . . a fundamentalist living a double life as a lover of beauty who broke all her own judgmental rules in favor of creativity." Charlotte Gordon, the award-winning author of Mistress Bradstreet, calls Sex, Mom, and God "a tour de force . . . Sarah Palin, 'The Family,' Anne Hutchinson, adultery, abortion, homophobia, Uganda, Ronald Reagan, B. B. King, Billy Graham, Hugh Hefner -- it's all here. This is the kind of book I did not want to end."

The Homeschooling Handbook

The Homeschooling Handbook

Author: Mary Griffith

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307477699

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 757

Don't Even Think About Teaching Your Child at Home—Until You Read This Book Discover why millions of parents are homeschooling their children. In this revised edition of her groundbreaking book, Mary Griffith tells you everything you need to know about the fastest-growing educational movement in the country, including: ·When, why, and how to homeschool ·Detailed learning ideas for the primary, middle, and teen years ·How to navigate the local regulations ·Strategies to avoid burnout and strengthen family relationships ·Resources in the communitty and the homeschooling network ·And more! Whether you're one of the nearly one million families in the country already homeschooling, planning to take the plunge, or just testing the water, this hands-on book will help! "The Homeschooling Handbook is a valuable resource for anyone intersted in nurturing their child. Whether you homeschool or not, you will find many fresh ideas for working with children in these pages."—Patrick Farenga, publisher, Growing Without Schooling "If you're looking for practical, commonsense advice about homeschooling, if you're looking for answers to the really tough questions from someone with real insights to the movement, if you're looking for sensible commentary backed up by experience and saavy, Mary Griffith's The Homeschooling Handbook is just what you're looking for!"—Helen Hegener, editor, Home Education Magazine

21st Century Skills - Learning to Learn Big Book Gr. 3-8+

21st Century Skills - Learning to Learn Big Book Gr. 3-8+

Author: Rosalyn Gambhir

Publisher: Classroom Complete Press

ISBN: 9781771676502

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 958

Give young learners all the tools they need to become a success when entering the work force with our combined 3-book BUNDLE. Learning Problem Solving will allow your students to better understand the problem solving process, take part in group creative art projects while gaining the required critical thinking and creativity skills. Learning Communication and Teamwork are practical real-life activities, role-playing scenarios and open-ended strategies to help your students become successful leaders and communicators. Learn essential skills on how to communicate with your peers and supervisors. Learning Skills for Global Competency by being creative and standing out from the crowd with dynamic traits like adaptability and flexibility. Then, understand that failure is a learning opportunity. With standalone worksheets to give young learners of today all the tools they need to become successful in the workplace.

Home Schooling

Home Schooling

Author: Frederick M. Lawrence

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1590334833

Category: Education

Page: 87

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From left to right on the political spectrum, there is at least one note of agreement: the nation's school system has not delivered universal quality education. Accordingly, debate has raged over how to rectify this situation. Should the government increase funding, encourage privatisation, some of both? Another option, though, has emerged and is seemingly gaining popularity -- home schooling. Citing both substandard education and displeasure with school environments and curricula, many parents have decided to teach their own children. Supporters say it is well within their rights to raise their children as they see fit and that at-home learning is superior to the public system. Detractors claim that home-schooled children are deprived of social interaction and the broad-based education provided by the system. Neither side wants to cede ground, making the issue of home schooling an integral part of a wider national debate on education. In this book, the specific topic of home schooling is presented from all relevant sides to give a complete picture of the present status of the issue and its potential for future resolution. Following this overview is a thorough and carefully selected bibliography of literature about home schooling from all viewpoints. Easy access to his important resource is then provided via author, title, and subject indexes.