This book is THE manual for why and how to implement a traditional, Latin-centered education in the homeschool. In a nutshell, a traditional Classical education is streamlined, focused on Latin and Greek, with fewer "subjects" than other methods, and built on a foundation of the principle of multum non multa, "not many but much". This means that traditional Classical is "simple but deep". Rather than attempting to shallowly cover a vast quantity of material, a few selections of the best are chosen, and are studied in great depth. Let's face it, many many good resources are available, so many that it can be overwhelming. Why not simply have your student(s) focus on those few that are The Best?
The bulk of the book is an outline of a K - 12 course of study based on this philosophy. The information is organized by subject area (e.g. Latin). Campbell gives a general overview of what you should hope to accomplish in each stage of the child's schooling: Primary (K - 2), Grammar (3 - 8), and Secondary (9 - 12). (e.g. "During the primary years, give your students a gentle introduction to Latin that emphasizes vocabulary words, phrases, and prayers. Plan to spend no more than 15-20 minutes a day on Lain at this stage.") Then, grade by grade, he recommends specific curricula and other resources to help you reach this goal.
The result is a book with tremendous appeal to old pros and newbies alike. If you were lucky enough to be Classically Educated yourself, and already know the ins and outs, this could still provide a very useful framework for giving your child a Classical Education. If you're new to the idea, this simple, straight-forward, concise guide will give you the reassurance and confidence that you can do this, and it won't be as hard as you might fear! If you are familiar with neo-Classical education, this streamlined approach may appeal to you for the way it can simplify your life while giving your child a truly great education.
Finally, as a non-Christian myself, I deeply appreciate the way this Christian author writes to a broad audience, and keeps an inclusive tone. Some Christian curricula are recommended, and a course of Bible study is outlined, but there is plenty of valuable information here for people of all faiths (including a note to non-Christian parents in the appendix about how to approach the Bible as literature).