Books on Classical & Christian Education

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Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning
1.  Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning by Douglas Wilson
The list author says:
  "A good introduction to Classical/Christian education and against public school.  This is the book that sparked the modern movement to classical Christian ed.  Includes Dorothy Sayers' essential essay "The Lost Tools of Learning"."
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Case For Classical Christian Education
2.  Case For Classical Christian Education by Douglas Wilson
The list author says:
  "Follow up to "Recovering Lost Tools..." after years of application and practice.  This and "Lost Tools" are essential for understanding the "why" of Classical Christian ed and the "why not" of public schools or modern ed model."
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Repairing the Ruins: The Classical and Christian Challenge to Modern Education
3.  Repairing the Ruins: The Classical and Christian Challenge to Modern Education by Douglas Wilson
The list author says:
  "Classical Christian education takes on secular humanist education"
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Foundations of Christian Education
4.  Foundations of Christian Education by Louis Berkhof
The list author says:
  "You won't breeze through this one but it is well worth the effort.  Makes the case that Christian Education is a must for Chrstians parents, from two of the sharpest Christian theologians of the 20th century."
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Wisdom And Eloquence: A Christian Paradigm For Classical Learning
5.  Wisdom And Eloquence: A Christian Paradigm For Classical Learning by Robert Littlejohn
The list author says:
  "A Christian Paradigm for Classical Learning.  Education ought to aim not merely at acquiring knowledge but gaining wisdom; not merely becoming literate but mastering eloquence."
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Excused Absence
6.  Excused Absence by Douglas Wilson
The list author says:
  "The Christian parent's biblical duty of total Christian education of their kids"
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The Abolition Of Man
7.  The Abolition Of Man by C S Lewis
The list author says:
  "Essential reading to understand the shift in educational philosophy from classical to modern, from someone who watched it happening and whose warnings have proven true."
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Seven Laws of Teaching, The
8.  Seven Laws of Teaching, The by John Milton Gregory
The list author says:
  "7 essential laws to make teaching effective.  This is an education classic and a must read for any teacher in any context."
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How to Read a Book
9.  How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler
The list author says:
  "How to read a book - worldviewishly.  This is a must for critical thinking and engaging not only with the content of a book but also with the unspoken presuppositions of any author."
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The Paideia of God: And Other Essays on Education
10.  The Paideia of God: And Other Essays on Education by Douglas Wilson
The list author says:
  "Essays on various aspects of Christian education"
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Classical Education and the Homeschool
11.  Classical Education and the Homeschool by Douglas Wilson
The list author says:
  "Short take on Classical Christian ed in the homeschool setting"
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Standing on the Promises: A Handbook of Biblical Childrearing
12.  Standing on the Promises: A Handbook of Biblical Childrearing by Douglas Wilson
The list author says:
  "Biblical Childrearing is an essential precursor to formal Christian education.  If a child still struggles with basic obedience, they aren't ready to learn and both parent/teacher and child will hate school."
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Shepherding a Child's Heart
13.  Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp
The list author says:
  "Helps parents to train their children to love obedience rather than simply teaching external behaviour modification methods."
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Instructing a Child's Heart
14.  Instructing a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp
The list author says:
  "Follow up to "Sheparding a Child's Heart""
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Well-trained Mind, The
15.  Well-trained Mind, The by Susan Wise Bauer
The list author says:
  "A great practical resource for classical Christian ed, especially for homeschoolers.  Strong on classical method and curriculum recommendations."
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Family Driven Faith: Doing What It Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk with God
16.  Family Driven Faith: Doing What It Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk with God by Jr. Voddie Baucham
The list author says:
  "The why and how-to of a God-centered home and giving your children a Christian world-and-life-view."
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Large Family Logistics: The Art and Science of Managing the Large Family
17.  Large Family Logistics: The Art and Science of Managing the Large Family by Kim Brenneman
The list author says:
  "Title is misleading...any size family will benefit.  Great on managing homeschool and household responsibilities from a Christian perspective."
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Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
18.  Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman
The list author says:
  "TV...the great enemy of critical thinking, from Marshall Mcluhan's sharpest disciple.  TV (and other modern media) train our minds to be passive recipients of messaging where we ought to be thoughtfully engaging and filtering.  An absolute must read."
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Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture
19.  Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture by Jr. Gene Edward Veith
The list author says:
  "Enculturation into Christian thinking involves knowing the surrounding culture from a Christian perspective"
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State Of The Arts: From Bezalel to Mapplethorpe
20.  State Of The Arts: From Bezalel to Mapplethorpe by Jr. Gene Edward Veith
The list author says:
  "Christian interaction with the arts as a medium of the spirit of the age"
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Reading Between The Lines: A Christian Guide to Literature
21.  Reading Between The Lines: A Christian Guide to Literature by Jr. Gene Edward Veith
The list author says:
  "A thoughtful Christian worldview take on literature"
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Windows to the World: Literature in Christian Perspective
22.  Windows to the World: Literature in Christian Perspective by Leland Ryken
The list author says:
  "A Christian scholar looks at literature as windows into the author's worldview"
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Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
23.  Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto
The list author says:
  "From an multiple-award winning public school teacher, a damming case for why the public schools of today are doing more harm than good and why true education reform would scrap the status quo, not throw more money at it."
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Art and the Bible
24.  Art and the Bible by Francis A. Schaeffer
The list author says:
  "Argues that rather than parroting the surrounding culture, Christian art should be the most original and best"
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The Core: Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education
25.  The Core: Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education by Leigh A. Bortins
The list author says:
  "A brief description of what is wrong with mainstream education, followed up with what a Christian classical education looks like and how to do it.  Very practical for homeschooling parents."
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