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When You Rise Up: A Covenantal Approach to Homeschooling [Paperback]

By R. C. Sproul, Jr. (Author)
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Who should teach our children? What should they be taught? What teaching methods should be employed? A homeschooling advocate gives answers that profit all parents.

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Studio: P & R Publishing
Pages   142
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.51" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 30, 2004
Publisher   P & R PUBLISHING #97
ISBN  0875527116  
ISBN13  9780875527116  

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More About R. C. Sproul, Jr.

R. C. Sproul Dr. R.C. Sproul is the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian education ministry located near Orlando, Florida. His teaching can be heard on the program Renewing Your Mind, which is broadcast on hundreds of radio outlets in the United States and in 40 countries worldwide. He is the executive editor of Tabletalk magazine, general editor of The Reformation Study Bible, and the author of more than seventy books and scores of articles for national evangelical publications. Dr. Sproul also serves as president of Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies, and Reformation Bible College in Sanford, Florida. He currently serves as senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew's in Sanford, FL.

R. C. Sproul currently resides in Orlando, in the state of Florida. R. C. Sproul was born in 1939.

R. C. Sproul has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Classic Theology
  2. Crucial Questions
  3. R. C. Sproul Library
  4. St. Andrew's Expositional Commentary

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Good book, but...  Jul 10, 2006
I've been a Christian home school father for a number of years. R.C. Sproul Jr's book is one of a number that I've read. It's more of a primer, but still a good introductory work to help introduce friends to the biblical reasons to home school. I used to recommend this book but can no longer do so. Call me old fashioned but it's because I've got this thing about the character of authors, the same reason I can no longer recommend William J. Bennett's Book Of Virtues. Good book but the author's character casts in doubt the sincerity of what he espouses.

I've got the same problem with recommending the book of an unrepentant defrocked minister.
A Fair Treatment of the "Why" With Very Little on the "How"  Jun 23, 2006
RC Sproul Jr. makes a compelling argument as to why Christian parents should homeschool their children. His primary text is Deuteronomy 6 where God commands His people to teach His Law to their children. Certainly the best place to teach, train, and raise godly children is in the home. Parents aren't competing with "the world" and children aren't confused by the two drastically different approaches to the way they see things and the way they are called to live. I totally buy that.

What I do not appreciate is how simplistic Mr. Sproul Jr. can be when it comes to the "how" of homeschooling. I understand that this is not the main focus of his book. Certainly he is more interested in telling us why it is important. However, I cannot sit back and accept ideas like the only textbook you really need is a Bible. He says things along these lines over and over and over again, making his point that we need to be teaching our children the Faith and that this must be their primary curricula from which all others stem. And yet, he downplays all other subjects as though they were an aside.

We are commanded by God to value the life of the mind and to love Him with all of our minds. One way, perhaps even the primary way we do this is by learning and not only about the Lord. The "how" is more than a conversation. Yes, school is all of life. He makes this big case for that and then stuffs in a line or two here and there that his kids do learn math and receive "formal" schooling.

I guess my biggest problem is the writing style. Sproul rambles, like he's having a conversation with himself. I think this leads to a lack of clarity and makes his book difficult to follow. While his main point is the "why" of homeschooling, he often tacks on several points on the "how" that made me quite frustrated in attempting to follow his argument.

All in all, I don't really recommend this book. I would recommend instead _Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning_ by Doug Wilson instead.
The Core of Christian Homeschooling...  Dec 19, 2005
Any Christian who is considering homeschooling their children or who has already made that decision should read this book. It is liberating to have God's truth put forth so succinctly, without equivocation. I believe reading this book can make Christian homeschooling parents more discriminating, including that it can help them to be more wise consumers of homeschooling curricula.

In this somewhat slim volume (142 pages), R. C. Sproul, Jr. distills from the Bible why Christian parents not only should, but must, homeschool their children. Moreover, drawing primarily from Deuteronomy 6, he draws attention to how God says this is to be done (the methodology); namely, teaching our children continuously through conversation and living. The covenant of Christian parents -- Christian families -- is to raise godly seed, warriors in the spiritual battle between God's seed and Satan, with some key differences between raising boys to be godly men and raising girls to be godly women. The core Christian homeschool curriculum must cover the "three Gs": Who is God? What has God done? What does God require?

Part way through the book, I had a concern about a strong statement the author had made, so I stopped then and there and sent him an e-mail about it and within a few days received an open and gracious response from him that satisfied my concern.

This book contains what some may consider strong spiritual meat. As a homeschooling grandma, this book has helped me; I will probably cite it when I write my own book or books on homeschooling; and moreover, I plan to read most, if not all, of the author's other works and expect to consider the time spent doing so as a wise investment in the ongoing growth in wisdom of my family members, young and old, four generations now living.
Encouragement for Godly Education  Apr 3, 2005
This book sat on my shelf for a few months before I finally decided to read it last night. I had heard great things from people in my church and from friends abroad; further, I had met Dr. R.C. Sproul, Jr. last November at an event in San Antonio. This was the time, I reckoned, to explore his views on the growing practice of home education.

I was impressed with Dr. Sproul's humble, cogent manner of argumentation. It is very apparent, not only from the illustrations he uses but also from what I have heard about him, that he LIVES what he teaches. If you desire to learn about the Scriptural commands of parental training, read this book. Agree or disagree with him, this is an excellent summary.

Furthermore, Dr. Sproul is not content to make a simple, half-hearted statement about the value of home education. He rejects pragmatism and all forms of unbiblical reasoning by forcing the issue: "By what standard?" His answer: Scripture alone. Dr. Sproul successfully shows the importance of teaching children with a lifestyle-based methodology geared to instill multigenerational, covenantal faithfulness. His views are decidedly reformed, even -- dare I say -- Van Tillian, which adds to the appeal in my mind.

In short: This book does not merely summarize the growing "home schooling movement." It seeks to praise the good, critique the questionable, redirect the wayward, motivate the weary, and instill vision within the faithful. For his efforts, I highly commend Dr. Sproul.
Getting Back to the Basics  Feb 1, 2005
For anyone wanting a "why" to homeschool this is the book for you.
An argument is made connecting the Paideia of Deuteronomy 6:1-9 to the commands in the New Testament (as per) to "train our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:4). Not stopping there, a beautiful picture is painted of The Great Conversation. That is, parents are to explain God to their children on an ongoing daily basis. Finally, we are encouraged to pass these values along transgenerationally. A must read for the "why" of homeschooling.

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