The Homeschool Experiment: A Novel by Charity Hawkins.
Experiment is not a how-to book. And, as a young mom with very young children, the protagonist's specific situation won't match every reader's current season of life. Instead, this book is a fictionalized account of one new homeschool mom's first year "in the trenches." But, in its short chapters - which address everything from homeschool conventions to doubting family members and meltdowns (by both kids and mom!) - any real-life, Christian homeschool mom will find nuggets of truth, good ideas, and sage advice, along with encouragement to persevere in the worthy calling to educate one's own children. I'm in the process of reading it for the second time in six months, and I've gained valuable insight from every chapter both times. And all 24 women in my two book clubs using Experiment as its study guide for the year - whether newbies or women with years of experience - have found it equally as enjoyable.
The book's appendix contains study questions and memory verses that can be used for individual reflection or group discussion, as well as a list of recommended resources. And this is also just a good "fun read." The writing flows nicely - members of my book clubs and I have all found ourselves wanting to read several chapters in one sitting - and it's both amusing and touching. As a result, it's a very beneficial book on many levels.
And now - for one week only - you have the opportunity to win one of two giveaway copies that Charity Hawkins has generously offered to Being Made New. Simply use the Rafflecopter form below, entering through multiple categories if you'd like and on multiple days where applicable. Winners will be chosen early on November 11 and notified shortly thereafter.
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