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  • Item #: 041880
    ISBN: 9780972089036
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    This may be my new favorite worldview book. Author J.F. Baldwin compares worldviews to the characters of Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Frankenstein's monster represents all other worldviews which believe man is innately good. Jekyll and Hyde represent the Christian worldview which believes man is born in sin. Christians, members of the "Hyde" crowd, must know what they believe and what sets Christianity apart from other worldviews. The author gives a brief overview of different worldviews in understandable language, so that even the beginner can understand this complex topic. Interesting real-life stories are used to drive home the different lessons. He discusses blind faith, good works and selfishness in relation to all the worldviews. Does your worldview require you to be selfish and look out for number one, or does it call you to show mercy and live a selfless, sacrificial life? This book will cause you to ask questions about things you see and hear in the world around you; moreover it will help you understand why you believe certain things. Are you most like Frankenstein or Hyde? 271 pgs, pb – Donna

  • Item #: 042766
    ISBN: 9780875525730
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    Suppose you were to attend a symposium; each contributor one of the finest minds in the modern Christendom; each presenting a paper detailing the impact of thinkers on civilizationââ‚™s collective worldview through various periods in history. And further suppose that each of these presenters also emphasized the majesty and lordship of God and His sovereignty in His redemptive purposes. Such a marvelous collection of ââ‚Å"speechesâ₝ (a.k.a. essays) make up the core of this book. From the ancient Greeks and biblical writers through each of the ââ‚Å"periodsâ₝ ââ‚" Medieval, Renaissance, Reformation, Enlightenment, Modern, and Postmodern ââ‚" each contributor works toward providing an understanding of the flow of western thought. Highly readable, though not necessarily an easy read, these essays explore the ideas that have revolutionized the way in which people thought and acted and provide a history of major worldviews. A number of organizational helps contribute to the understandability of their efforts. Each essay includes a number of sidebar quotes. Additionally, in the upper lefthand sidebar of each set of facing pages thereââ‚™s an essay outline that identifies exactly where you are reading within the structure of the essay. A resource list for further reading and a set of discussion questions conclude each essay. One of my favorite parts of the book is found in the appendices ââ‚" a timeline of the turning points in worldview. Also included in the appendices are a list of recommended resources for exploring worldview, several indices (subjects, personal names, scripture), and a glossary. 424 pgs, pb ~ Janice
  • Item #: 030157
    ISBN: 9780977070497
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    It happens to me once in awhile. I start skimming through a curriculum product and then realize I've slowed down and am reading it thoroughly. This is one of those products. I might be inclined to call it a "practically perfect" introduction to worldview. Designed as a four-lesson unit study and targeting a middle school audience, it provides instructional information, illustrative hands-on activities, and well-developed questions and talking points for family discussions. The lessons move from defining worldview, to finding the commonalities between worldviews, to identifying four worldview "families" (polytheism, monotheism, pantheism, and naturalism) and placing the world's religions in these families, and finally to evaluating the impact of worldview on history. The student is led into discovery: learning to think and evaluate for himself. And, perhaps most important for this age group, they are given tools by which they can continue the evaluation process.

    The Guide is written directly to the student with the parent serving more or less as an administrator. This is an effective presentation methodology because many parents are unfamiliar with these topics and uncertain how to present them. Here, they can become co-learners. Both the instructional segments and the hands-on activities (designed to illustrate and lead the student into understanding) are well-laid out, thoroughly explained and easy to follow. The harder-to-find supplies are provided with the remainder being household/office items. Lessons include definitions, instruction, hands-on activities, processing explanations, review and Table Talk (guidelines for family discussion). Literature selections are used with some lessons to provide discussion points and to further clarify the instruction. The Appendix includes reproducible (for the family) copies of worksheets, literature selections, and a summary of 12 different worldviews. The "very back" of the guide includes nine cardstock pages which are used for some of the lesson activities. The curriculum packet includes the Guide plus pre-cut wrapping papers, three white boxes (flattened, six-inch cubes), and a pair of 3-D glasses. 87 pgs. pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 052177
    ISBN: 9781933267111
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  • Item #: 022402
    ISBN: 9780984549665
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    While many believe that print media is a dying medium, the skills of collecting data, reporting on events, and writing articles in a straightforward way are still valuable in today's society. If you have students interested in print journalism or just want to expose them to this specific form of writing, this worktext from Institute for Excellence in Writing does a thorough job of presenting the basics and providing instruction. It focuses specifically on print media, and while it touches on blogs, magazines, etc., it really is concerned mostly with newspapers. Teacher instruction is minimal as the book is written directly to the student and leads into assignments during explanations of different aspects. The book gives a very brief history of journalism and then gets right into giving tips and practice for writing. Students will build background skills like knowing their audience, generating and narrowing ideas, investigating and interviewing, and more. An Associated Press Style Guide is recommended so students can use the proper style and learn how to quote properly and avoid plagiarism. Once students get an idea of the basic skills they need, they learn about the different types of stories, like news, features, and opinions, and the formats they are written in. Tips on drafting, editing, quoting, etc. are all included so writers learn how to write seamless stories using the format and style that's most acceptable in professional journalism. After each chapter are review questions that will make sure students understand the finer points, and of course additional writing assignments throughout the chapters give students hands-on experience at writing articles. Unlike my journalism classes in college, this book admits that the way a person reports on events depends a lot on their worldview. It discusses relativism and theism and gives examples of how a story can be different when told using these conflicting views. It shows how to truly keep your worldview out when reporting the facts, but how writers can apply their worldview in different writings like opinion pieces. Instruction is also given on how to find a market for your work and writing query letters, as well as the physical aspects of a newspaper, like how to do layout and design to pull an entire newspaper together. With good basic instruction and plenty of examples and prompts for students to write, this program is perfect for practicing writing skills and learning what the wonderful world of journalism is all about. Answer key included, reproducible, 148 pgs, spiral-bound, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 022612
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    Is your student ready for the hard questions? This study puts it this way: "Do the good ideas we find in scripture match reality better than any of the false ideas opposed to scripture?" In nine weeks of study, your student will be introduced to those questions, have the opportunity to examine and think about them; talk about the different ways to respond and become much better prepared to give an account for the hope that is his. In the form of a devotional, each of nine weekly lessons provides a study centered around one topic (understanding worldview; nature of man; nature of God; four types of worldview; how do you know?; ideas have consequences; sacred/secular dichotomy; apologetics and evangelism; and finding your identity in Christ.) A relatively brief essay (usually around 4 pages) is followed by questions for the student to think through and answer (space is provided). The week's study concludes with a set of discussion questions, clearly begging for interaction either as a family or perhaps a small group of friends. Scripture references and reading assignments are integrated into the questions encouraging the student to think deeply on these things for a bit rather than plowing through on a comprehension-only type of approach. Due to the devotional and discussion approach of this study, there is no answer key.

    Concise and to the point, but still very applicable and practical, this is for those who may not want to complete a really extensive course, but still want a course with good discussion topics and thoughtful questions. There are suggestions for further reading/study in both the endnotes and on the author's website (Worldview Academy). 72 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 004163
    ISBN: 9780830837137
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    The screen – both big and small – has a huge influence in our society. Whether this is good or bad is most often up to the discretion of the viewer. Through what eyes will they view the film? How will they let the film affect or change their values, their morals, their beliefs – their worldview? Brian Godawa, an award-winning screenwriter, draws from his background in Hollywood to share with readers the redemption in film, the tricks screenwriters use to communicate their message, and the mental and spiritual discipline that is essential for watching movies. The straight-shooting, analytical style is used in all three sections of the book: storytelling in movies, worldviews in movies, and spirituality in movies. The dialogue is open, and the content is high-school and adult oriented, as movies that are examined range from "G" ratings to "R." 208 pgs, pb.
  • Item #: 027343
    ISBN: 9781616255251
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  • Item #: 027356
    ISBN: 9781616255206
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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) Customized to specifically be used with the What We Believe series by Apologia, this lapbook covers lessons 1-10 in "Who Is God?". Create booklets to place inside the lapbook folders, and improve retention of the information.
  • Item #: 027360
    ISBN: 9781616255213
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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) Customized to specifically be used with the What We Believe series by Apologia, this lapbook covers lessons 1-10 in "Who Is God?". Create booklets to place inside the lapbook folders, and improve retention of the information.
  • Item #: 027386
    ISBN: 9781616255299
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  • Item #: 027156
    ISBN: 9780980100556
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    A perfect partnership! Both Starting Points and the writing curricula from the Institute for Excellence in Writing teach through asking questions. This set of informative and imaginative lesson plans incorporating all the writing assignments from Starting Points is an excellent way to inspire your student to join the "great conversation. There are 24 writing lessons covering IEW units 1-9; appropriate for both junior high and high school students. These lessons can also be used for Level B. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 027334
    ISBN: 9781616255244
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  • Item #: 027364
    ISBN: 9781616255282
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  • Item #: 042659
    ISBN: 9781930443969
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  • Item #: 029439
    ISBN: 9781596361492
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  • Item #: 027335
    ISBN: 9781616255275
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  • Item #: 027359
    ISBN: 9781616255237
    Retail: $36.99
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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) Customized to specifically be used with the What We Believe series by Apologia, this lapbook covers lessons 1-10 in "Who Is God?". Create booklets to place inside the lapbook folders, and improve retention of the information.
  • Item #: 027384
    ISBN: 9781616255312
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  • Item #: 042559
    ISBN: 9780988898974
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  • Item #: 042558
    ISBN: 9780988898967
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  • Item #: 020592
    ISBN: 9780805438963
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  • Item #: 020593
    ISBN: 9780805438956
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  • Item #: 005838
    ISBN: 9780805458886
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  • Item #: 019881
    ISBN: 9780974342573
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    All one needs to do is open the newspaper, listen to a political debate, watch a recent Hollywood film, or pay attention to any number of other things involving, or composed by, humans to understand that at the basis of every idea and thought are certain assumptions. These assumptions, and the beliefs that are connected to them, are, in essence, the worldview of the person holding them. This book, then, is essentially a look at worldviews and the values that spring from them to influence behavior and shape the culture in which we live. Author Christian Overman traces foundational assumptions all the way back to the ancient Greeks and examines the assumptions held in five key areas – God, creation, humanity, moral order, and purpose. The overall goal of the book is to "…help people better understand the times in which we live – so we will know what to do…" as in I Chronicles 12:32. A very practical and down-to-earth book that really brings an awareness of just how important those deeply held thoughts are. Chapters end with a short summary and a handful of thought provoking discussion questions. 192 pgs, paperback. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 003906
    ISBN: 9780802484482
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    The deadly influence of seven dead men is unearthed in this book by Dave Breese: Marx, Wellhausen, Keynes, Darwin, Dewey, Freud and Kierkegaard. While you may not recognize some of these names, the theories and influences their ideas have had on society will probably be familiar to you. This is an excellent book to use in introducing your high schoolers to alternate worldviews. Prepare your children to recognize and defend themselves against these philosophies that "just won't die."

  • Item #: 043976
    ISBN: 9780936163383
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    Susan Schaeffer Macaulay grew up in L'Abri in Switzerland which was founded by her parents, Frank and Edith Schaeffer. The Schaeffers wanted to provide a place where people could come to get away from the outside world and think about, read, and discuss the big issue of life - the purpose of their life in this world. The ultimate goal was to lead people to God, or to strengthen their relationship with God. Susan and her husband Ranald were carrying on the work of her parents in England when this book was written in 1982. The book is a basic overview of worldviews. In its 12 short chapters, we meet various people with divergent viewpoints about God: the God of the Bible; the God who would never send anyone to hell; there is no god; there are many gods; the physical world is just an illusion; and whatever you believe is OK as long as you believe it sincerely. We also see why believing in the God of the Bible is the only view that makes sense. I used this book for devotions with our four oldest kids for about three weeks. They now understand that knowing what a person believes will enable each of us to be a more effective witness to that person. Now, to put it into practice...

  • Item #: 040539
    ISBN: 9780830838509
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    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

  • Item #: 044832
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    What a blessing to have this series available on DVD. Both timeless and prophetic in its content, Dr. Frances Schaeffer prepared this series in the late 1970s. It's just as valuable today as a study of western civilization (art, culture, architecture, morals, law, and political life) and as an examination of western thought and philosophy. Used as a spine or recommended resource for a number of history/worldview courses, it's also a stand-alone "seminar." The two DVD set includes a ten part lecture series; each lecture about 30 minutes. Don't expect a talking head, though. Ancient cultural and historical artifacts, art masterpieces, on-location cinematography, and Dr. Schaeffer's inimitable style complete with Swiss native costume, make these DVDs an enjoyable learning experience that bridges the decades. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 022860
    ISBN: 9780936163123
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