"Is it better to try your hardest and succeed or try your hardest and fail? Imagine two college students: one receives only 'As,' the other only 'Fs.' On the surface, it appears that good fortune is clearly more conducive to happiness than bad. But what happens when things go wrong? Which of these two students is more likely to respond better when his car is suddenly totaled? Who is more grateful for an unexpected gift? Who is more prepared to weather the ups and downs of a storm-filled life? Who would be more likely to receive the gospel? When we change the lens with which we observe these two figures, they start to appear in a different light. Fortune doesn’t last. We cannot count on good blessings all the time. Only by experiencing adversity are we trained in gratitude and thankfulness." ~From Austin Hoffman's Guide
The Worldview Guides from the Canon Classics Literature Series provide an aesthetic and thematic Christian perspective on the most definitive and daunting works of Western Literature. Each Worldview Guide presents the big picture (both the good and the bad) without neglecting the details. Each Worldview Guide is a friendly literary coach—and a treasure map, and a compass, and a key—to help teachers, parents, and students appreciate, critique, and begin to master the classics.
The bite-size WGs are divided into these ten sections (with some variation due to genre): Introduction, The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Argument, Worldview Analysis, Quotables, 21 Significant Questions & Answers, and Further Discussion & Review.
A free classics test and answer key are also available here.
What People Are Saying about the Worldview Guides:
"The content is excellent" -Cathy Duffy, Homeschool Reviewer
"this book is nice enough I'll probably get the paper copy of the next canon classic worldview guide I get." -student
"Can't wait to order more of these Worldview Guides to accompany my reading and re-reading of classics." -a reader
Austin Hoffman teaches at The Ambrose School in Meridian, Idaho. He has written for The Imaginative Conservative, the Circe Institute, and FORMA. He and his wife Megan have two boys.
AUTHOR: Austin Hoffman
PAGE COUNT: 56 pages
ISBN 10: 1954887299
PUB. DATE: Jan 10, 2023
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