Book Review: Education: Does God Have an Opinion?

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Title: Education: Does God Have an Opinion? A Biblical Apologetic for Christian Education & Homeschooling
Author: Israel Wayne
Publisher: Master Books (April 1, 2017)
Language: English
Formats: Paperback, Kindle
Pages: 240

Whose duty is it to educate children? To hear some tell it, the responsibility lies with the government. Looking back over the past century or so of education, it should be obvious that this mindset has led to disastrous results. Even Christian schools have bought into the models of public education without realizing or caring where those models originated.

Israel Wayne has written an excellent book in Education: Does God Have an Opinion?. The first half or so lays out the biblical mandates for parents to take charge of educating their children in a Christian environment. This can often most easily be achieved through homeschooling, but there may be times where enrollment in a Christian school or academy may be necessary. Israel’s arguments are biblically sound and should encourage Christians at all levels of considering homeschooling to get started or keep going.

The second half gets into individual areas of topical instruction, pointing out differences between Christian and non-Christian approaches to those topics. Israel’s argument is that no subject is neutral. Math and logic, for example, do not exist because we came up with the laws governing these areas; rather, the laws exist because they were written by God, and no other explanation is satisfactory.

If you’re on the fence about homeschooling and could use a push to make that decision, or if you’re neck deep and wondering if it’s worth going on, I would highly recommend you pick up a copy of this book and be encouraged. I rate this book 5/5.

You can purchase a copy through Amazon at this affiliate link: http://amzn.to/2szZOet

You can also purchase a copy directly from Israel at http://www.familyrenewal.org/shop/education-god-opinion/

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