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Excused Absence: Should Christian Kids Leave Public Schools?

Douglas Wilson

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Excused Absence: Should Christian Kids Leave Public Schools?

Douglas Wilson


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  • How did we get to the point where we thought it was fine to send our kids to be educated by pagans for the better part of their day?

    "Douglas Wilson shows in this book that Christians have more than enough reason for excused absence. God calls Christian parents to raise their kids for Him, loving Him with all their heart, soul, strength, and mind. But does this divine calling require a distinctively Christian education? Should Christian parents send their kids to public schools as "salt" and "light" or should they take their kids out of public schools to form distinctively Christian schools and home schools dedicated to holding forth Christ as Lord of all? Because our kids belong to God, are we called to surround them with a biblical worldview from the time they get up to the time they go down, including the hours from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.?

    Excused Absence is a powerful book that points Christian parents to a better way to educate their children. It is sure to inspire and motivate the growing Christian schooling and home schooling movements for many years to come."

    What People Are Saying:

    " Excused Absence is stimulating reading, and parents ... need to think through its counsel." -Marvin Olasky, from the Foreword

    "Wilson provides ... a challenging and insightful call to radical thinking concerning the means for shaping the worldview of our children." -Fritz Hinrichs, Classical Tutor

  • Douglas Wilson is a pastor in Moscow, Idaho, a father of three, and grandfather of seventeen. He is the author of numerous books, including Decluttering Your Marriage , Future Men , and How to Exasperate Your Wife .

    AUTHOR: Douglas Wilson

    PAGE COUNT: 138 pages

    SIZE: 5.50x8.50

    ISBN 10: 0-970224-51-6

    ISBN-13: 978-0-970224-51-4

    PUB. DATE: July 1, 2001

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