Educating the WholeHearted Child — A Giveaway for the Best Book Ever!

ITJ Giveaway for the Best Book Ever! Ends July 6 (11:59pmMT). Entry rules below.

I am so excited to share our newest version of Educating the WholeHearted Child! When Clay and I were young and passionate about the new home education movement, he would research and write all day, and then in the wee hours of the night we would talk, evaluate, add, and give more to our ideals. That was where the 1994 first version of Educating the WholeHearted Child was given birth–in our ideals and hopes.

Now, however, after a lifetime of work–in our family, with our children, in the reality of living out our ideals–we come to you with the new Third Edition of this book that reflects the work of our lives. I am so honored to be married to a man who can put so much into words and pages. I know you will be blessed by this book. (Not the least bit prejudiced, am I?!) This is more than just a book on education; it is a book about life, and about bringing the life of Christ to reality in your home.

So, to celebrate the release of this long-labored Third Edition, are giving away three copies of the new Educating the WholeHearted Child. To enter this ITJ Giveaway you must use the entry form below. Only entries submitted using the form below will be entered into the drawing. But I asked Clay to offer some thoughts, so you have to read them first, and then you’ll find the form. Here’s Clay…


A lot happens in fifteen years. When we released the second edition of Educating the WholeHearted Child back in 1996, I thought I had said all I would need to say about our WholeHearted Learning model of home discipleship and education. The new third edition ofEducating, though, has obviously proved me wrong. It is an extensive revision and expansion, not just because content and references needed to be updated, but even more because God updated us as parents in the ensuing 1.5 decades.

More is not always better, but in the case of this book I am confident in saying this is a better book than I could write in 1996. Those 256 pages have grown to 384 pages, and many of the existing pages were rewritten or revised, but only because I had more to say by 2011. After seeing all four of our wholehearted children graduate from our home school and face their worlds as confident, mature, godly young men and women following Christ, the “rest of the story” needed to told. Whatever more could be said, my prayer is that this third edition will reach more wholehearted families than we can think or imagine.

Who should read Educating the WholeHearted Child? First of all, it is a fully Christian and biblical book, so it is for believers, and more specifically for Christian parents. This book was written primarily to help Christian homeschooling parents think about their home as a God-designed living and learning environment, and to think of home education as a relational process of discipleship, not just as an alternative method of education.

However, even if you don’t homeschool your children, this book will help you think biblically about God’s design for your home and family. As the author, I hope all Christian parents, whether millennial new-gen beginners or baby boomer old-gen veterans, will be encouraged and equipped by my book.

What’s in Educating the WholeHearted Child? Forgive the massive sentence, but here’s what you’ll find between the covers: hundreds of practical ideas, teaching methods, lifestyle suggestions, and product recommendations; dozens of scriptures, personal anecdotes, quotes, notes, and comments; dozens of “In Our Home” snapshots of Clarkson family living; a recommended “Family Favorites” reading list of whole and living books; a section of reproducible forms for planning and record-keeping; and much more.

The content of the books covers all the important areas of Christian home education: why to homeschool; home nurture; home discipleship; home eduction; schools of homeschooling models; our WholeHearted Learning model of homeschooling; over four dozen key subject areas of methods; understanding your child’s living and learning style (personality); how to organize; lifestyle encouragement and insights; and helpful resources.

If you want to know more about the book, or if you’re ready to order your own copy, click here to go right to the page in our Whole Heart Online Store. The retail price for the new volume is only $22.00, but for a limited time we are offering the book on our website at the 1994 first edition price of $18.00. Order your copy today! (If the link doesn’t work, go to and click the “Store” tab.)

Once we agreed to allow Apologia Press to publish the new edition, it took another two-and-a-half years to complete the rewrite and get it in print. It was like writing three books. If you’ve been patiently waiting for this new version, thank you, and we’re happy to say it is finally here. If this is the first time you’ve ever heard of Educating the WholeHearted Child, I hope you will give it a try. I think you’ll be encouraged and inspired as a Christian parent. We believe this book can help restore families to the wholehearted design that God intended for us to enjoy.

Wholehearted blessings,

Clay Clarkson



This ITJ Giveaway for three copies of Educating the WholeHearted Child has officially ended. A wholehearted “Thank you” to everyone who participated! You have done so much to help us get the word out about the new edition of this book. I was overwhelmed in a good way with the response–about 500 entry form submissions. Thank you for making this a great giveaway. Be watching for more as we fine-tune our giveaway contesting skills. Blessings! Sally


The drawing was completed July 7, 2011 at 5:16pm MT on and three winners were randomly selected:
Melissa R. from North Pole, AK
Jennifer H.  from Anaheim, CA
Carrie L. from Fairbanks, AK

If you are a winner, you will receive an email from Whole Heart requesting a mailing address for your book.

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    • Nicole says

      Would love to win this book! I am just getting started on my homeschool journey and it sounds like this would be a valuable resource.

  1. Fred Bittle says

    As my wife and I prepare to enter full-fledged home education with our growing family, we look forward to the new edition of the book.

  2. says

    Clay and Sally, you have been such an inspiration to many, many homeschoolers. Thank you for all your dedication and persistent work. What a generous give away! Blessings to you both and your family!

  3. says

    Educating the WholeHearted Child from 1994 has been my go-to book since I began homeschooling 8 years ago. You will not find a better place for encouragement, a refocusing of purpose, and the tools to put it all into practice – all in one book – and with Biblical foundations. I am delighted to order the new version as I, too, have entered a new age and phase right behind the Clarksons. They will never know how much their mentoring via this book has meant to me and my three treasures!

  4. Sherry says

    I would so love to read this book. I have tried to approach homeschooling as a discipleship experience and I know this could help me in our journey…

  5. says

    I would love a copy – saw it last year and decided to wait till the new edition came out. It’s on my wish list to buy when I can if I don’t win it! We are just starting homeschooling Kindergarden with our oldest this fall and I know this would be a wonderful resource to have,

  6. Joy says

    This is a great gift from you, for this is a VALUABLE resource! I refer to it over and over again. I’ve shared my copy with multiple friends who then turned around and bought their own copy. Thanks for your ministry!

  7. Gerilyn says

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this book! We’re new homeschoolers and have heard great things about it!

  8. Kimberlie Currier says

    The older version of this book has been the most well used and well loved book on homeschooling that we have used in 10 years of homeschooling! Thanks so much Sally and Clay!

  9. Kathleen Parker says

    I would love to win this. We are making over our homeschool and following more of this kind of approach.

  10. Wendi says

    I am so excited to read this book. I am hoping that it comes in to my local library soon. Or maybe, I will win a copy and then I can mark it all up, reread it, and share it with friends. Looking forward to checking out your website/blog more and gleaning much wisdom. Thank you for this giveaway.

  11. says

    I have heard such wonderful things about this book for years, and I have even recommended it based on the comments from others, but I sheepishly admit that I have never read it myself. So, I’m entering the contest!

  12. RaShell S. says

    I would love a copy of this book! I have heard so many good things about it! Thank you for the entry.

  13. Laura Acresti says

    I’ve been waiting for this to come out!!! Guess I will wait to see if I win it before I purchase it!!! :D

  14. Heather says

    I am looking forward to reading EWHC3! There are lots of books out there to encourage and advise home educators, but as an “old” parent I prefer to hear from those who have the experience!

  15. Laurie Byrd says

    I am so very excited this book is being revised and republished again. I had the original notebook-style version, updated with the first revision, and would love to own a copy of this new edition. It is my number one recommended book on homeschooling, very useful and practical, and by the way, it is also very entertaining. I have laughed out loud many times while reading this book. One of the things I like the best about this book is that it relates to all of life and raising children, not just the “school-ish” aspect. The first edition way back when inspired me as a new homeschooler. It also helped my husband and I to find our family’s vision for leading our children. I am so grateful I learned of Clay and Sally when I first started homeschooling, and took their wisdom to heart. As I look back now, my favorite memories of homeschooling is the whole family together enjoying books being read aloud. My kids loved listening to good books, even in the teen years, although I will add that recorded books are a Godsend for those busy, on the road again high school years :)

  16. Jodie says

    I am SO excited to get my hands on this new book! I found the earlier edition when I was just getting started in homeschooling a few years ago, and it was truly full of so many treasures to help me along in our journey! I am really looking forward to starting fresh in the new updated version. Thank you both so very much for all of the time and sacrifices you make to help us in our homes and families! Much love to you in Christ!

  17. Karen says

    I am just about to start our journey into homeschooling with my 8 & 5 year old- I would LOVE to win this book !!! :)

  18. says

    Whomever receives this new edition of Educating the Whole Hearted Child will be immensely blessed! Due to budgetary concerns I have not ever been able to purchase the original and was just telling my husband how very much I would like to own it! So, even if I am not the big winner, I will purchase the updated copy!!! Thank-you, Clarkson Family, for your amazing ministry for the home school movement and beyond!

  19. Juli Aaron says

    I’ve already ordered and received my new copy, but gave it away to a furloughing missionary friend. I love this book and have found much encouragement in it! Thanks so much for writing it!

  20. says

    I didn’t sign up for the drawing but did you know the book is sold out already on Amazon? They are expecting more in. I put it on my Wish List there so I can use (eventually) Amazon credit to get one for Stephanie… who is coveting one. Yes, I am afraid she is in full fledged sin mode. ;)

  21. says

    After 15 years and many, many homeschooling titles read, this book is by far my favorite. It helped shape the way I raised my children and got me through some tough homeschooling seasons. Thank you for your continued faithfulness to the homeschooling community. We love you guys!

  22. Ann says

    Thank you for this giveaway. If I don’t get it, I probably will buy it anyways. Can’t wait to read it!

  23. camille says

    I am so excited to fianlly read this book, been wanting to but couldn’t find it due to being out of print.
    I pray we win- we sure need it!!

  24. says

    Please oh please make this available on Kindle! We live overseas and have zero access to English books. My Kindle is my lifeline. I’ve just finished Mission of Motherhood and would LOVE to be able to read this book as well.

  25. says

    What a great opportunity to get a great book into the hands of parents! Thank you for your writing. I am reading Ministry of Motherhood right now, I needed this book at just this time.

  26. Joy says

    My husband and I are just starting our family – having both been raised in home schooling families – and look forward to home schooling our own children. This looks like a GREAT resource. Thanks!

  27. says

    I borrowed the orginal book from the libary and really enjoyed readin it. I even tried to track down a copy for myself but had no luck.
    I can’t wait to read the revised edition. So exciting!!

  28. Brittany says

    Thanks for the giveaway! I am not a homeschooler, but teach at a Christian school with small classes and think this would be a good resource.

  29. Kailoni Rhodea says

    I would love to read this. I was homeschooled myself growing up, and am just in the process of beginning the journey with my own little ones. :) I’m hoping to win the drawing.

  30. KellyJ says

    Congratulations, Clay and Sally! I am looking forward to this new edition! May it draw all its readers closer unto the Lord.

  31. Eileen says

    We are going into our 3rd year of homeschooling – some things have gotten easier, while it seems others are much harder!

  32. Marianne says

    I enjoyed reading the first version of your book and look forward to reading this one! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  33. says

    Can’t wait to purchase this for me and other families I know!!!!! I’ve just read Ministry and Mission of Motherhood and recommend them to every woman I know. Thanks you for your ministry!

  34. Kim W. says

    I saw this book at our local homeschool convention and really wanted but had already run out of money :(

  35. says

    I would love to win this book, but if I don’t I’ll buy it! This is our first year to homeschool & we need more help! Lots of prayers too! :)

  36. Kristy says

    This book is at the top of my to get my hands on a copy list! And I will be ordering a copy….right after I order all the homeschool supplies for next year!

  37. says

    I would LOVE to win your newest book! I’ve just returned from vacation and really enjoyed reading some of “The Mission of Motherhood” when I found some quiet time to read! I’m anxious to keep reading :)

  38. Amy says

    I am so excited! Thank you for this book. I can’t wait to get my copy. I pray my husband will read it with me.

  39. Michelle Clinton says

    I’m very excited to read this book!! Thanks to your family for sharing your hearts & lives with us.

  40. Jennifer says

    Just graduated our first child this year, but we have five more to go! We have so much more to learn and would love to have your insights. :)

  41. says

    I borrowed and read a previous edition of this book (I think the first edition!). I’m excited to see this new third edition. Thanks so much for offering the giveaway!

  42. krystal metcalf says

    I would love to read your other books…I am currently reading ministry of motherhood with – it has been awesome so far. Thank you for your guidance through this book.

  43. LeAnna says

    If I don’t win this book, I definitely intend to purchase it! I have the original Whole Hearted Child from 1994 and it has been loaned out, written in, pages stuffed back in and dog-earred! I can’t say enough good things about it and/or the Clarksons! Thank you for your service to our Savior and to home school families!

  44. Jennifer Bisek says

    I heard about this giveaway through one of your fans and am intrigued. I’m beginning my homeschooling adventure with my daughter this upcoming Fall and need all the guidance I can get. Even if I don’t win a copy, I now know what my next book purchase will be. :)

  45. says

    I have purchased and given away the 2nd edition at least 10 times. it is hands down my favorite gift for new homeschooling families. can’t wait to read the 3rd edition!

  46. says

    What a great giveaway. We’re not certain about schooling yet (our son will be one next month) but I think this book would be a great place to start. Then, when we’re done I know there are many families at our church who would probably benefit from it! Thanks Sally and Clay for being such a great example and sharing your experience with us!

  47. SaraA says

    I have been waiting (almost) patiently for this book for 2 years, when I had pre-ordered it for the original Aug 1, 2009 release date. SOOO excited to finally have hope of getting my hands on a copy!!

  48. says

    I read the first edition of this book. It was actually the first book about homeschooling i read and loved it. It has been my favourite! I would love this book to read the updates and then, to give it to a good friend who is starting homeschooling in Mexico.

  49. Lynda says

    Oops – I don’t follow you on facebook! Please remove those bonus entries! But keep me in for all the rest :)

  50. says

    I enjoyed reading your older edition as this embodied how I was raised during my homeschool years (1985-1997) and inspired me as I progressed on my own homeschool journey with my own family.

    As a homeschool support group leader and speaker I can’t wait to get this into my lending library so other families can benefit from it as well!

  51. Anna says

    I totally enjoyed the first edition. It was very inspiring and encouraging. I’m sure that the newer edition will be more helpful. Thank you for offering it as a giveaway.

  52. Jenn says

    I would be so blessed to own and read this book- and to share it with others. I am just beginning as a homeschool educator and Mother, and I have so manyh unanswered questions!

  53. Meliss M says

    A friend recommended this book and it looks like what I need. We begin our first year of homeschool in the Fall.

  54. Erin Simpson says

    I have the previous book, but I’d like the new one so I can give my other one away. Looks great!

  55. Lisa says

    Our family is two years into our homeschooling journey and cannot imagine turning back. I would absolutely love a copy of this book for my husband and myself. I am also participating in the Good Morning Girls book club this summer with another mom and have been greatly blessed by Sally’s wisdom in raising her children for the Lord. Thank you for this opportunity~

  56. says

    Since this is a random drawing, I guess it is safe to tell you that if I don’t win a copy, I will be buying one :-) The 2nd edition was my homeschooling bible, and although my youngest will be in 10th grade next year, I definitely want to read the 3rd edition from cover to cover. Then, when moms of younger children ask me about homeschooling, I can point them in the right direction!

  57. Jennifer Brown says

    Loved both book “Mission of Motherhood” and “Ministry of Motherhood” and would love the chance to win “Educating the Whole Hearted Child”. Thank you for sharing with us!

  58. Erica says

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter even though I don’t have a blog. I follow lots of blogs but am not a blogger myself. Usually the only way you can enter many contests is if you share on your own blog, so I never enter. Thank you for thinking of those who just enjoy following from you!

  59. Laura says

    I have been waiting and waiting for the new edition! So excited that it’s finally out, and can’t wait to read it.

  60. says

    if i immigrate quickly can I enter too? I would love a copy of THAT book! Sadly we live over the deep blue sea in South Africa….oh well, I guess I’ll have to save up for it!

  61. says

    Been waiting a while for this to be out…super excited to get my hands on it one way or another!!! I want to get it read before we start up with school in Sept again at our house!

  62. Blessed Mom says

    I have almost purchased this book several times before, I’m glad I waited so I can get the newest version. I can’t wait to read this.

  63. Kim says

    Thank you so much for doing this giveaway! I’m really excited about this book! We are starting our homeschooling adventure this fall!!

  64. says

    Oh I’m so excited! I had the older version and loved it! I borrowed it out and never got it back, so I am really excited to get my hands on the new version!

  65. Cortney says

    So exciting! As a former public school teacher, I have been waiting & wishing for this book! Thanks Sally & Clay.

  66. Stephanie says

    I would love to have this book! I’m a new homeschooler, and I’ve heard so many good things about it.

  67. Erin G. says

    I am looking forward to reading this book! We are just starting the homeschool journey with our oldest, a kindergartner. We know to be successful in molding our children’s hearts-in capturing their hearts for the Lord- that it really has to be a lifestyle for our family, not just a different way to teach facts and figures. What a relief to have someone who has gone before share their wisdom about how it is possible! Thank you for being faithful to the Lord and His call on your life!

  68. Andrea says

    Thank you for this incredible opportunity. Your writing inspires me so much. I thank God for the day i found you and for helping families like us!

  69. Katrina says

    A good friend “made” me borrow her older edition of this book years ago when I started homeschooling – it was a gem then, and is surely still a gem now!

  70. Suzanne G. says

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this revision. Your book changed how we were homeschooling years ago….it saved me from performing “public school” at home. My seven children benefitted greatly from your ministry. We are entering our 20th year of homeschooling with our younger three (four graduated) and I still love having them home! Thank you:)

  71. Amie says

    Very excited about this. I’ve been looking at this book as I love your message of grace and joy filled parenting, and I just started homeschooling. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

  72. Cari says

    Educating the Whole-Hearted Child is truly my FAVORITE homeschooling book! I first read it when my oldest child (now 22) was little. I was so grateful for your writing this book! It encompassed all of the things that God had put on my heart and gave great ideas and suggestions.

    When I am asked by new homeschoolers where to begin, it is one of the books I suggest they read! Others have loved it, too!

    Educating the Whole-Hearted Child has been a great blessing in my life for MANY years! Thank you for writing the newest edition of your book. I am very grateful! I look forward to reading it, in general, and especially since I am blessed to still have six young children at home (10 years old to 2 years old) and two years ago God called me to be a single parent due to my husband sexually abusing our children. I pray that God will provide the funds for me to purchase this edition of your book since my old copy is in some box in our PODS and it sounds like God may use this newest edition as richly in my life now as He has the original book for all of these years!

    Thank you SO MUCH for listening to His voice and sharing your heart through your books. Know it is a blessing in MANY people’s lives!

  73. Jen5253 says

    I borrowed a friend’s second edition copy, and it was really helpful! I would love to enter the giveaway to win my own copy!

  74. Jordana says

    Many years ago, I saw an original copy of this book, on my Mother’s bookshelf. I am now excited to be able to read this for the first time, as I begin homeschooling. Would LOVE to win! :)

  75. says

    I checked the original version out from the library so many times I eventually had to buy my own copy. I would love to win the new and improved version.

  76. says

    I’m relatively new to your writings and have really been wanting to read this and your books on mothering too. Thank you for all of your encouraging words.

  77. says

    Elizabeth Foss just gushes about your books. I went to order this book on amazon and it is out of stock:( I thank you for sharing your experiences with us newbies.

  78. says

    I am always impressed when people live their passion! What a wonderful book! I would love to win a copy and cherish your life long passion…and hopefully learn new things on our home educating journey!

  79. says

    After four years of homeschooling, the one thing I know is that I’ve learned a lot but have still barely scratched the surface! I’m always looking forward to learning more…

  80. says

    My children are both very young, but we are prayerfully looking ahead to their school-age years. I would LOVE to read this book!!! Thanks for the chance.

  81. Amy P says

    Possibly starting homeschooling this fall and would SO love to have this book to get me started on the right track with my 8 & 10 y/o’s! Love your ministry!

  82. says

    What a wonderful giveaway. I have posted the link to it on my blog. I follow you on facebook too. I also receive your I Take Joy blog updates, which I love!
    Thank you for being such a huge encouragement to homeschoolers and families in general. Praise God for your ministry~

  83. Julie says

    I am looking forward to reading this book! I am currently reading the Ministry of Motherhood and LOVE IT! Thank you for your heart for homeschooling and for encouraging mothers!

  84. says

    I would love to win this book! So many times in the course of a day, I find myself wondering how you guys would deal with different situations/issues that arise in our household, and thinking about that reminds me to turn to Jesus! :) He IS all I need — but I’d still love your book ;)

  85. Elizabeth says

    I am so excited about this book as my daughter was born last year and our son is expected later this summer…you can’t start too young working on their hearts for the Lord! Thank you for your ministry to families especially to mothers. God bless you all!

  86. says

    A few years ago someone loaned me a very old copy of this book. I loved it, it seemed to suite our style so well. I can’t wait to see the new version. We still have a lot more schooling to do!

  87. Beth says

    I am a single woman, who was raised in public school. From time to time, I think about what educational environment I will choose for my children one day. I would love to read this book to gain more perspective into homeschooling and how to utilize it to train my kiddos up in righteousness. Thank you!

  88. Rebecca Wamsley says

    I would love to win this book!! I am currently reading Ministry of Motherhood and Mission of Motherhood and just LOVE them!!!

  89. Alissa Irwin says

    Your books have been such a blessing in our home. Can’t wait to read this one as we begin homeschooling in the next year.

  90. says

    I have so been enjoying the book study of Ministry of Motherhood! Thank you Sally for sharing so much with us moms! I’m looking forward to seeing what this new edition is all about! Hope I win! ;0)

  91. Kelli says

    I could have cried when I saw that Amazon had already sold out of your book! So glad that you are doing a giveaway; excited for whoever wins a copy :)

  92. says

    I have one of the older version and love it! I have also purchased and shared copies with friends in need. Would love to see this new copy! Thank you Clay and Sally

  93. Catriona says

    I found the previous edition really helpful as we started out homeschooling and I would love a copy of this one!

  94. Shelley R. says

    Please read this through with grace and mercy….

    First off, I’ve had this edition on my amazon wish list since Nov. 2010 (waiting for the release) for I had borrowed a second edition from a dear friend who of course wanted it back! I am truly excited to own a copy… somehow. We are more than willing to spend the few dollars for a resource that will spur us forward in leading our tender three littles in life, education, etc. even if I don’t win in a give-away.

    However, I am discouraged by the entry form. The “extra” points for entries are almost all internet based ways of communication that I have specifically prayed over and had the burden that to join facebook, twitter, etc. would drain my focus and time from my home and children. It almost seems like the entry form is encouraging us, as Christian young mothers, to be investing some of our awake time online for connection instead of in our homes, our faith communities, etc. I trust that there are mothers who can find that balance in a life-giving way–but it’s an area of serious consideration for myself.

    Is my discouragement misplaced? Are their older posts where you’ve addressed this area of our current mothering environment? (The environment of internet community vs. proximity community with family, church body, etc. and how to be ‘connected’ in a way online that is life-giving to your family and self.) I have valued the encouragement that ITJ has brought to our home, and heed and weigh the advice here given for it’s saturated in Scripture-wisdom and grace, and would welcome any response. I understand this may be something that only I am wrestling with, but maybe not. Thank you.

  95. says

    My sister just read your book and recommended it to me…as in…”You HAVE to read this book!!” And I can’t WAIT to read it! I just ordered it three days ago on Amazon, but it is the second edition. So to have the third would be such a blessing!!!

  96. Diane says

    I have not read your blog before but Father led me, today, June 30, to read your words posted on the June 27 in(courage) blog. I know it was God who led me there because, as a high school teacher in a small school (in which we get very close to the teens), I often feel the weariness you wrote about. Thank you for sharing Father’s loving response to you (and me). I, too, often feel like “the bad guy” as there are plenty of others, even my Christian coworkers, who won’t discipline, yet Father is so faithful to encourage us to stay the course. And, just to encourage you a little more, I have found over the years (I’ve been doing this 10 years) that the teens really do appreciate the set-in-love boundaries that we create and hold them to. I have had many students tell me they specifically ask for my class because I am strict and others who, years later, write to tell me how much they appreciate what I did for them. I take those as encouragement and validation from my Father! Thank you for writing

  97. Monica says

    I was just at a homeschool parent practicum where the speaker spoke of Sally Clarkson. I have never heard of her. I immediately came home and researched her. I am so excited to read some of her books. This very book is the one that the speaker recommended reading first. I would love to win it :) !!!

  98. says

    Pick me pick me!! :) I have been anxiously awaiting for this new version!! I can not wait to read this book! We are starting our homeschool journey this fall so it is perfect timing!! I am tweeting on twitter, I follow on facebook, I follow on twitter and I subscribe via reader:) regardless if I win or not I will be getting this book!

  99. Fanny says

    Would love to win this! I love your resources. We have been working through Our 24 Family Ways this year as our morning devotional, and I love it!

  100. Jen says

    I love ALL of your books and have the older version of this one. It was so helpful when we started homeschooling 6 yrs. ago.

  101. Dana Siefker says

    I am currently reading the Ministry of Motherhood (started a summer reading group with ladies from our church) and I LOVE it! The book is filled with wonderful personal stories and fantastic truths from God’s Word. I can’t wait to read her latest book.

  102. says

    Thank you for doing this! I am being blessed by The Ministry of Motherhood right now, and we have Our 24 Family Ways waiting in the wings. I so appreciate all the work you have put into writing these books to help others.

  103. Pamela says

    I just got the second edition from the library and then realized you are coming out with an updated one, sooooo excited, can’t wait to dive into it.

  104. Kristen Drinnon says

    I have the second edition, and what a help it has been my first year homeschooling! I frequently refer to it! Can’t wait to see what the newest edition holds!

  105. Amy says

    Thank you for this opportunity. We are exploring homeschooling for our sons and I’ve read such wonderful things about this book!

  106. Laura says

    My son is still very young, but I would love this because I have no idea where to start and have heard awesome things about the 1st edition!

  107. Genevieve says

    Dear Sally,
    Thank you for your amazing book!! I read the first edition and now I am reading this new one. You are working on my heart, and my husband’s heart, for our homeschool. You and Clay are true inspirations to us!!

  108. Jo says

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’ve had your book on my to-read list for awhile. I can honestly use all the help I can get…! ;)

  109. Sofia says

    I just bought your book from Amazon and I must say…It touched my heart. God uses you in such an impactful way. Thank you!

  110. Jasmine says

    I have been wanting to read this for quite some time. Thanks for offering this wonderful opportunity to win this book!

    God Bless!

  111. Wendy Banman says

    I am a newbie in the homeschooling arena. My eldest begins kindergarten here at home in the fall. I rarely spend money on myself & that includes reading material. I so want to read all of your books & would be absolutely thrilled to win this giveaweay.

  112. JHollyhock (aka Jennifer) says

    Thank you so much for sharing this book with all of us. I love hearing about your family and gleaning from your wisdom. We are blessed!

  113. Katie Osborne says

    Oh, I have been waiting for this! We will be starting my son this fall, and I have so been looking forward to reading this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  114. Liz says

    As a parent of young children, I have been reading a lot on different schooling methods and have heard many different opinions from friends and family, many contradicting! This book looks like just the thing I am looking for, I love that there are product recommendations, reading lists and lifestyle suggestions. I am really looking forward to this book! Thank you!

  115. Jessica F says

    Thank you for a great give away! My oldest is not yet three years old but I’m trying to prepare my mind and heart early for when we do start to home school!

  116. Vickie says

    I haven’t had a chance to read this yet and have been waiting for the new edition to buy. I would love to get this book.

  117. Jennie Ruth says

    I’d love this. My children are rapidly approaching the age when we’ll start formal schooling and I’d love to read this book.

  118. says

    oh yay! I have been wanting to replace my old copy of this book since I lost mine in a house fire. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the new edition!

  119. says

    I am hoping to homeschool my children, my oldest will start next year. We are on the international mission field currently and so I rely heavily on websites like these to learn more about my options. Thank you so much for your faithfulness, what a blessing ~ I am hoping to win your your book!!!

  120. says

    I am excited to find this website. I am living on the international mission field currently and so I rely on websites like these to learn about my options for homeschooling, Our oldest will start school next year. I would love to win your book!!

  121. Jennifer says

    I would love to have this book, and if I am not a winner, it will be something I will invest in in the future. I have two todders, one is 4 and one is almost 3 and I have planned to homeschool since before they were born. Any help and encouragement on how to do this in a God centered way will be wonderful. Especailly as support and encouragement is always needed, but I would benefit from it double time as I homeschool my son who is blind. It will be a challenge that most people don’t think I should take, but I believe it will also be a blessing. :)

    • Cari says

      I pray God will richly bless you and your family as you seek to keep Him in the center of your lives as you mother your precious boys! For our family, homeschooling is a part of all of our life, not a coat we put on and take off. (It was a decision made when my eldest daughter, now 22 years old, was in the womb, too!) You already mother your sons and walk the path God has called you to and equipped you for the journey. Although, we do learn a lot along the way :) and strong support is priceless! I pray that He brings people in your life to support and encourage you in your homeschooling journey. Prayerfully this book will also give a lot of encouragement and support, too! It is truly my favorite homeschooling book, even all of these years later!

  122. Marji says

    Looks like a great book. My daughter shared it with me – and I look forward to reading it – whether we win or buy it ourselves! Blessings!!

  123. Sue says

    I would love to win a copy of this book…currently reading the minestry of motherhood…love it…always looking for more information about homeschooling as well…

  124. Kim says

    Having this book changed the way I homeschooled. It kept me from giving in and giving up. It gave me permission to think outside the box. It encouraged me to focus on the things that matter most..discipling my children, and connecting with their hearts!

  125. says

    thanks for the chance to win this!! i love every book I read from you and your husband, so I can only imagine all the great treasures found in here.

  126. J Brown says

    After 4 years of homeschooling, I will “formally” begin teaching our 3rd child this year! I just learned of Sally and Clay this year and attended the Raleigh conference-what a blessing! I can’t wait to read and learn from this book!

  127. says

    I had the original book and loaned it out years ago. It was so good I never saw it again. I would love to have an updated copy. You bless me so much with your transparency, truth and wisdom. Thank you.

  128. Jennifer Massingill says

    Thank you for taking the time to write this book for families that want to be intentional to live for Christ!

  129. Tammy H. says

    This book and website came to me at the highest recommendation from some homeschooling friends. I cannot wait to get a chance to read this.

  130. Leslie says

    I have been homeschooling for 15 years and I still reach for my older version of this book quite often. What an encouragement it has been to me! Thank you Sally and Clay!! I would love to read the updated version and give it to my daughter for the “next generation” to enjoy!

  131. says

    Am so excited this book is back in print. Mine is on loan so much I want one for me =) Thank you Clay for opening it to international people if they will pay postage. Hoping to share this book with others.

    Blessings Sally and Clay

    PS Thank you for sharing your home and experience with us in this resource and equiping us =)

  132. says

    Thank you for sharing this book with us and blessing and equiping us from your experience. I am so pleased this book is finally back in print. Mine is on loan so much I NEED one for me to use =)

  133. says

    Yay! I am very excited that the new version is out :) One of my good friends has the previous version and loves, loves, loves it, so I was looking forward to this one!

  134. Jamie says

    I am a new at all of this…a friend posted this blog on facebook. Would be thrilled if we won this book, sounds like exactly what we would need. Thank you for the giveaway.

  135. Lauren says

    I borrowed my mother-in-law’s copy of your older edition and I loved it. I am so excited about your new edition and would love to win as I will start homeschooling my oldest soon. I enjoyed the older edition too just for the ideas for our home with three active little boys. Thank you so much for your ministry.

  136. Tabitha says

    I have enjoyed reading your book Ministry of Motherhood with the GMG girls. Thanks for sharing your wisdom with the “next generation” of moms:)

  137. Erin M. says

    Would love a copy of this book, as I have a young child and want to think about homeschooling her. Thanks for your ministry!

  138. Rebecca says

    Sally, your posts always bring a sense of peace and purpose to my heart. I am looking forward to the release of your book–even though my boy is only a year old, we already love reading together and I look forward to your guidance on living and learning well! Blessings!

  139. carrie says

    I had the first edition of this book and loved it!!! I had so many friends that wanted to read it, that i donated my copy to our homeschool coner at our library. Would love to have a copy of the newest edition. blessings!!!

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