Goodness, I think the last post I did about Christian Resources was this post from May of 2010: http://theparentingpassageway.com/2010/05/13/more-christian-resources-for-your-waldorf-home/. Time for an update!
Many of you who are long-time readers know that we are heavily involved in our Episcopalian church – through the Children’s Choirs (yes, multiple choirs! Our two oldest girls just sang in our annual Spring Church musical and I was very proud!), through instrumental music lessons at church and through Sunday School. I am teaching the Kindergartners this year with a great teaching team. Grandpa is an Episcopalian priest, so it is wonderful to have him as a resource in our family. I am always on the lookout for great religious resources,and will continue to pass what I find on to you, my faithful reader.
Here are some of the Christian books, articles and resources I have been enjoying as of late. Much of what I read is actually Orthodox Christian, so you will see a mix of different denominational resources in this list:
- I liked this Catechism of the Orthodox Church, and whilst the Orthodox and Anglican churches are different, this document points out some of the commonalities between the Orthodox and Anglican church: http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/catechis.html Great reading, and inspiring for me as I teach my children.
- I like this article about “Family As Garden”: http://oca.org/resource-handbook/familylife/family-as-garden
- And I really like this for tackling the challenges that teens are facing today: http://www.goarch.org/archdiocese/departments/youth/youthworkers/survivalguide
My favorite books I have read recently:
- “Philokalia: The Eastern Orthodox Spiritual Texts Selections Annotated and Explained” by Allyne Smith
- “God And You: Person to Person” by Anthony M. Coniaris
- “The Mission-Minded Family” by Ann Dunagan
Some other resources I have been using as of late:
Doorposts’ “Polished Cornerstones: Projects For Daughters On The Path To Womanhood” . Whilst the book states it can be used with four year olds and up, I like to use the “Beginner” projects with my grades aged children, and plan to use more of the “Intermediate” projects for the middle school grades and the “Advanced” projects for high school. For now, we have been using some of the verses as copywork in our Religion Main Lesson books, along with drawings. I do have to change some of the references to the Westminster Catechism, but other than that I have not had to modify things too much so far.
I have been perusing through “Managers of Their Homes” and “Managers of Their Homes” and the Bible Study “Sweet Journey” also by Titus2, along with the book, “Homeschooling With A Meek and Quiet Spirit.”
Please share your wonderful finds with everyone.
Much love to you all,