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  • Item #: 060419
    ISBN: 9780985076214
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    As homeschooling parents, we often focus on the academics of our students, while we are less intentional about helping the child develop the people skills that are also important in achieving a satisfying and productive adult life. But in the world of electronic communications like texting and email, does it really matter that much? Absolutely! So says author Kirt Manecke. This book is an adaptation for teens of his book written for the business world, Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service.

    The book is not earth-shaking revelation. Chapter 1 covers the basics: smile; make eye contact; say please and thank you; introduce yourself; listen; be enthusiastic; show interest; practice proper body language – nothing new here. Kirt just presents what you already know in a concise, positive and engaging way, so that your teen (or you!) can cultivate these good habits. Graphics are simple but used effectively to make the points. The remaining six chapters expand on these basics and show you how to put them into practice in the context of an organization or business.

    The whole book, cover to cover, is 134 small-format pages. You’ll cover it in no time with your student – and you will both be glad that you did! ~ Bob

  • Item #: 054174
    ISBN: 9781490964287
    Retail: $21.95
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    Using familiar songs to remember grammar rules is nothing new to language learning. But when you are learning a subject as tough as Latin, it helps even more. Add this book with CD to any Latin program to help your children remember the various declensions and conjugations. The tunes are familiar: Bingo, If You're Happy and You Know It, Yankee Doodle and the Wheels on the Bus are a few. I think this would even be helpful to more advanced Latin students. The book states the songs can be used with younger kids (age 4) as well as older students. The songs can be used to introduce your little ones to Latin, but it may not make sense to them until they have has some practice with the written language. You could have older kids make up their own songs to remember other rules! While the songs are catchy, the book has clear and simple pages to go with each song/rule. There are 29 songs/rules in all. The CD has both the Classical (songs 1-29) and the Ecclesiastical (songs 30-58) pronunciations followed by music only versions that you could use to test the kids to see if they can sing the rules without the words. A helpful audio component to round out any quality Latin course. 33pp, pb, with audio CD . ~ Sara

  • Item #: 040539
    ISBN: 9780830838509
    Retail: $25.00
    Rainbow Price: $14.18

    Subtitled "A Basic Worldview Catalog." It's a very appropriate label since author James Sire is giving explanation and definition to the different worldviews. He puts the information in a logical sequence that progresses through Christian theism, deism, naturalism, nihilism, existentialism, Eastern pantheistic monism, New Age philosophy, postmodernism, and - newly included in the 5th edition - Islamic theism. Sire has refined his definition and thinking about worldviews since the book was first published. One of the most significant changes is in the area of postmodernism. We used the first edition of this book my freshman year of college - 30 years ago! At that time the idea of postmodernism was a term tossed around by philosophers and theologians, but it was not known to the average person. It is now a worldview which is prevalent in today's society. Every day we hear comments such as, "Who are you to say that someone else is wrong?" "If it's right for you, then there's nothing wrong with your choice," and "Every worldview has its own story, and each one is as credible as the other." He has added the chapter on Islamic theism (written by Winfried Corduan) because of Islam's growing influence in the world since 9/11.

    The first chapter of the book presents the definition of a worldview and then elaborates on each part of the definition. He presents each worldview in light of 7 basic questions. These questions are: What is prime reality – the really real? What is the nature of external reality – the world around us? What is a human being? What happens to a person at death? Why is it possible to know anything at all? How do we know what is right and wrong? What is the meaning of human history? Each chapter 2-10 examines a major worldview and explores possible answers to each of the questions. Sire evaluates each worldview on its own and then does some comparisons with other worldviews.

    Sire comes full circle in his conclusion. He begins with Christian theism and concludes with the same worldview, "Being a Christian theist is more than just an intellectual worldview; it is to be personally committed to the infinite-personal Lord of the universe." You might be asking yourself why you would want to read a book like this. The short answer is that we need to be able to understand and evaluate the various worldviews of our pluralistic society. 293 pgs, pb. ~ Donna