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  • Item #: 038795
    ISBN: 9780486454658
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    This Dover republication collection from Plato ranks among Western civilization's most important philosophical writings. Each work is presented as a probing conversation between Socrates and his students. Translated by Benjamin Jowett, works include Apology (which defends the integrity of Socrates' teachings), Crito (which discusses respect for the law), Phaedo (which considers death and the immortality of the soul), Phaedrus (which explores the psychology of love), Symposium (which reflects on the ultimate manifestation of love that controls the world), and The Republic (which ponders society and the philosopher's role within it). 460 pages, softcover.
  • Item #: 036934
    ISBN: 9780986325755
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    A wise addition for any family: a "Morning Time" when the family comes together to focus on and recite Truth. Truth can't be dumped into our children (or us) once a week or at random intervals. Daily review will solidify and invest truth in each member of your family. How do you execute that as a routine? Here is the beauty of this Cindy Rollins handbook: a simple, concisely organized plan to have a daily Morning Time. You'll find advice in the form of tips and lists on memorizing Scripture as well as poetry and hymns. Her conversational tone and examples help you learn from this experienced home teacher. 112 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 030261
    ISBN: 9781402708541
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    Tea parties have always been a hit at our house. Janine and Stevie would always beg to have a tea party, so we would scrounge together snack items, brew some special "spice tea," and gather around the plastic dishes to enjoy some inane conversation. We even had special "tea party names," which we used. Well, if tea parties are popular at your house as well, your young party-givers will enjoy this! This book covers it all - from invitations, decorations, refreshments, games and activities, crafts, and party favors for a handful of themed and "classic" tea parties to proper tea manners for kids, hostess tips, recipes, and plenty of other useful information! Use these ideas "with all the trimmings" for a knock-out birthday tea party, or pick and choose ideas for a more informal afternoon snack time tea party. The book is copiously illustrated with full-color, cute illustrations, and little extra bits of information about tea, tea parties, and history are thrown in as well. With so many unique and "grown-up" ideas here, I'm definitely going to have to invest in this one with Janine and Stevie - I'm sure they wouldn't mind a good tea party! - Jess

  • Item #: 029708
    ISBN: 9780199537822
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    This is Henry Chadwick's translation, from the original Latin into English, of Saint Augustine's classic, Confessions. Near the close of the 4th century, shortly after his ordination as Bishop of Hippo Regius, Augustine began writing his autobiography, which comprises the first nine "books" of this work, followed by a book on memory and the subconscious, one on time and eternity, then a reconciliation of Plato and Christianity on the subject of Creation, and finally an allegory of the first chapter of Gensis to discuss the Church and sacraments. There is much to be learned here about the transition from a fully secular lifestyle, through conversion to a faith in Jesus Christ and beyond. ~ Tom

  • Item #: 058936
    ISBN: 9781628737073
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    Here is a guide to help boys everywhere enhance their time outdoors. This book is full of detailed explanations and instructions for various activities in the following categories: camping, hunting and fishing, hiking, water sports, winter activities, field science, survival, defensive fighting skills, classic baseball, and a few other things that boys should know (see images on our website for complete listings within these categories). Written in a style reminiscent of turn-of-the-century books, it is also full of black and white illustrations, conversion tables, supply lists, diagrams and charts. A great resource to help parents spend some time with their children! 196 pgs, pb. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 037981
    ISBN: 9780143106852
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    The Analects is a collection of the teachings, remarks and conversations of Confucius as collected by his disciples. These teachings have been read and valued for centuries by people both Chinese and not. The Chinese text for these teachings is also included in the back of the book. Additional features and appendices include Notes on translations, and a Chronology of the Chinese Dynasties, Disciples of Confucius; Historical Figures, Chinese Terms, Major Topics, and Citations. 399 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 020850
    ISBN: 9781600510397
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      Accompany your Latin courses, or even a holiday dinner, with 13 Christmas songs sung in Latin (well, 2 are instrumentals.) Some of the songs are 1,500 years old! Songs include: Hodie Christus Natus Est, Veni Veni Emmanuel, Puer Natus in Bethlehem, Resonet in Laudibus, Jesu Redemptor Omnium, Corde Natus ex Parentis, What Child is This? (instrumental), Creator Alme Siderum, Adeste Fideles, In Dulci Jubilo, Flos de Radice Jesse, and Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (instrumental.) A lovely female voice is accompanied by a harp, keyboard, violin, psaltery and sometimes other voices. The result is calm and soothing. You could certainly have this playing in the background and have a conversation. An insert includes the lyrics in Latin and English. From Classical Academic Press, ~ Sara

  • Item #: 036482
    ISBN: 9780140445657
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    Bede is known as the "Father of English History." He assembled facts about the history of the Church in Britain, and this provides the first account of Anglo-Saxon England ever written. Leo Sherley-Price translated the book from Latin, and it is surprisingly easy to read and understandable, especially considering it was written in AD 731. The book begins with Caesar's invasion in the first century BC and goes on to tell about all the people and events that led to the development of government and mainstream conversion to Christianity. The book shares about the many men and women who made an impact during the time period and describes the customs and lives of ordinary people. This great edition also includes Bede's Letter to Egbert, which denounces false monasteries, and The Death of Bede, which is an interesting eyewitness account from a monk. Notes are included to describe the people and terms that average readers may be unfamiliar with. 398 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 031613
    ISBN: 9781853262838
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    Subtitled "A Tale of the Christ," Ben Hur is in essence a picturesque novel of the life and eventual conversion to Christianity by Judah Ben-Hur, heir of a rich orthodox Jewish family. Many have seen this story played out on the cinema screen; fewer have read this deeply moving original narrative. Prepare for your imagination to be taken captive as you read this story of betrayal, revenge, and salvation. 382 pgs, pb. - elise

  • Item #: 022747
    ISBN: 9780230100350
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    Perhaps you think you know what “classical” education is all about. It doesn’t take much “googling” to come up with the trivium and a few key authors. However, Leigh Bortins proves that there can be many ways to skin the proverbial cat. In this highly readable book she tells us what is wrong with American education, what our model and ideals should be and then, subject-by-subject she outlines a plan. It’s a workable plan, not necessarily easy to implement (it will take diligence and consistency) but definitely do-able. One can easily see both the potential of her methodology and the means by which it is accomplished. Classical Conversations (the community-based, one-day-a-week, classical homeschooling option the author co-founded) is attracting a surprising number of homeschoolers eager to implement her ideas. In this book she tells us how to incorporate classical study into daily routines involving the entire family. Maybe you need to be convinced that this is the direction you want to go. Maybe you need a road map to help take you there. Maybe you just want to know that others are following a similar path. It’s in here! 238 pgs, pb. Janice

  • Item #: 017067
    ISBN: 9780486476865
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    Set in the first century A.D. in Rome, this Henry Sienkiewicz novel tells the compelling love story of Marcus Vinicius, a young Roman officer, and Lygia, a captive Christian. Throughout the novel we see two vastly different sides of Rome – the life of Roman aristocracy and that of Christians. Marcus has grown up a pagan and lived his life on the side of Roman aristocracy; his uncle, Petronius, is one of Nero's confidants. Through these and other characters we see what Rome was like under Nero's rule, the power given an emperor, and the extravagances afforded the favored. Through Lygia, Marcus after his conversion to Christianity, and other characters, we view the appalling persecution of Christians and understand what it means to be a true follower of Christ. Available in two versions. The Gateway Movie Classics edition (014681) features a photo of the 1951 movie on the cover, plus an introduction by Max Schulz explaining the cultural impact of the book and the movie. The economical Dover edition (017067) is "no-frills."

  • Item #: 007968
    ISBN: 9780877849223
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    What would happen if Socrates returned to the present and showed up on the college campus of Desperate State University? What would he think about the modern world? This imaginative book by Peter Kreeft invites you to sit in on conversations that Socrates has with Peter Pragma and Felicia Flake. Each character has six short Socratic dialogues examining contemporary values like success, power, and pleasure throughtopics such as money, God, sex, government, music, and objective truth. This page-turner poses simple, yet perplexing philosophy within each conversation that will stimulate ethical and moral reflection. Kreeft's humor is a little corny, but his presentation of questions and conclusions is mind-opening and spirit-challenging. I thoroughly enjoyed this thought-provoking book. My only criticism is that the dialogues contain a lot of fluff before getting to the "meat." I suppose it would take me a while to reach a conclusion too if I was being questioned by one of the greatest thinkers of all time! Hopefully the wisdom you obtain from this book will help you better discern what the best things in life actually are. 190 pgs, pb. – elise

  • Item #: 064770
    ISBN: 9780984601103
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      A framework for understanding western literature and culture. In explaining why we should read the “classic” literature of our culture, it’s many times been said that that literature represents an ongoing conversation – The Great Conversation. By reading, understanding, and then writing we enter that conversation of the ages. The author of this book, Robin Finley (author of Analytical Grammar), taught language arts to 8th graders for over 30 years and contends that the conversation is actually more of an argument with two main contenders – those who believe that God is in charge and those who believe that man is in charge. She traces western civilization/culture through history, illustrating how literature and historical events are intertwined. To understand literature, one needs to be acquainted with the historical framework and understand the underlying argument. A fascinating and helpful book. Discussion questions are provided at the end of each chapter. Read aloud as a family. Provide lots of time for discussion. 286 pgs, pb ~ Janice