Christian Unschooling: Growing Your Children in the Freedom of Christ is one of the best reads about “unschooling” on the market today. It is a clear and concise summary of what is and isn’t unschooling with a Christian emphasis. Teri does a superb job of revealing the controversies and prejudices surrounding this unique homeschooling movement, while taking an honest look at the realities and nuances of it’s application.
Almost immediately the reader is drawn into a myriad of practical suggestions for getting started. For those who are interested in incorporating some, but not all of the freedom of unschooling into their days, there are several bridge ideas to give you a taste of the method.
The first half of this 133-page book focuses on defining “unschooling”
and its implementation. The second half of the book is filled with testimonials and examples of families using the method in various degrees. Even if you are not an avid unschooler, Christian Unschooling is a worthy read. Our family does a lot of unschooling in the summer months, while occasionally switching to unschooling when an “ideal” day supports the method. Christian Unschooling supports a natural recipe for learning that we can’t help falling into from time to time!