On the second day of Christmas Giveaways . . .

This giveaway has ended! Congratulations to our winners: 

Debbie L. 





On the second day of Christmas Giveaways, TWO winners will receive . . . an amazing bundle of books from Apologia!

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Did you enter yesterday’s giveaway for an Isabel Writing Bundle?


The  first winner will receive a bundle of books that includes Educating the Wholehearted Child by Clay and Sally Clarkson and Read for the Heart by Sarah Clarkson . . .

Educating the WholeHearted Child (3rd Edition)

Newly revised and significantly expanded, Educating the WholeHearted Child is about much more than homeschooling; it is about life. It’s an approach that is based on sound biblical principles of nurture, discipleship, instruction, and learning and the Clarksons’ uncomplicated, common-sense take on life and learning will provide you with the tools you need to experience God’s abundant blessings for your family.

Read for the Heart

A great book spurs the imagination in childhood, inspires our dreams in adulthood, and nourishes the soul with depictions of life fully and courageously lived. Among the greatest gifts you can bequeath to a child are a love for reading and a passion for books. But how do you sort through the many thousands of books available to your children to find those that are worthwhile? Apologia has the answer. Keeping Read for the Heart close at hand is like having a children’s librarian for a best friend! Let Sarah Clarkson be your guide to the best in children’s literature for your family. From timeless classics to modern favorites, from picture books to adventure novels to read-aloud favorites, more than 1,000 wonderful stories for young people are recommended within these pages. Now you can make great literature a lasting part of your child’s life and education.


The second winner will receive a bundle of books that includes Journeys of Faithfulness  by Sarah Clarkson and Seasons of a Mother’s Heart by Sally Clarkson . . .

 Journeys of Faithfulness

A wonderful gift for mothers and their daughters! Sarah Clarkson challenges young women to reach higher and go deeper in their relationship with Jesus Christ by exploring the spiritual journeys of biblical women whose faith moves and inspires us even today. Celebrate the beauty, sacrifice, and courage that made these women the heroines they are with this collection of inspirational stories and devotions. Through the journeys of Ruth, Esther, Mary, and others, learn how God can reach into the life of an ordinary girl who loves Him and bring His beauty and grace to bear in the world through her obedience. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Seasons of a Mother’s Heart

Sally Clarkson opens her heart within the pages of this timeless classic, sharing what she has learned as a homeschooling wife and mother— about herself, her children, and her Lord. Revised and expanded for today’s moms, Seasons of a Mother’s Heart includes four all-new “ten years later” essays by Sally, one for each season of a family’s life, from the renewal of spring and the response of summer to the resolve of fall and the reflection of winter.

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68 thoughts on “On the second day of Christmas Giveaways . . .”

  1. Well Im not sure what my favorite book for homeschooling is, I havent read too many!! Except text books and I love apologia. I dont generally win contests so I dont enter very often but would love to win this one!!! And the extras that come with it sound wonderful and anyone would be blessed to have them..

  2. I haven’t read any inspirational books as of yet, but i’ve been in the market for one. I just don’t know which one to pick! I’ve been getting my my inspiration from social groups and forums recently.

  3. I mostly read blogs for my homeschool encouragement. I don’t know that I’ve found a really inspiring homeschool book as of yet. Been meaning to get my hands on Charlotte mason as I’ve read a lot about that approach to homeschooling. These books look great!

  4. This is my first year homeschooling and I haven’t found a wonderful book yet, but I’m getting a lot of great advice from parents who have traveled this homeschooling road before.

  5. There are several that I have read over the years, and many blogs I love to read; however I have had Educating The WholeHearted Child on my wish list for a long time.

  6. I have not had the time to read many books about homeschooling, bu I have enjoyed reading the articles in the Old School House Magazine, they have been an inspiration to me. I would love to read some of Sally Clarkson’s books!

  7. When I need some inspiration I pick up my copy of All Through the Ages. I know I will find the perfect book to go with whatever we are studying!

  8. I guess my favorite book so far ( I haven’t read many as I’m just starting) is the one by Jim Bob and Michelle Dugger. I love their organization tips and curriculum advice as well as seeing how they manage it all.

  9. My favorite book is Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe – anytime I begin to get the comparison blues I pull out that book and remind myself that God’s got this and not to worry, compare or overdo.

  10. I’ve been looking for a new book to rekindle my old love of homeschooling. Life has thrown my family a lot of curve balls and to be honest I’ve been really struggling these lest few years, especially when it comes to homeschooling. I’ve even looked into other options but I simply cannot afford Christian school tuition for my children.

    Educating the whole hearted Child has been a book I’ve been wanting for a while now but I can’t ever seem to get together the money to buy it.

  11. I haven’t found a book that inspired me as much as reading Carol Barnier’s blog on SizzleBop.com. I have several “sizzlers” and she totally gets my kids and helps me to understand them too.

  12. I haven’t found a book, per se, that really inspires me about homeschooling. I read a lot of blogs to feel encouraged. And the Bible.

  13. I’ve never used Apologia, but have always wanted to. Everything I’ve read looks great. We use My Father’s World and Apologia would fit in nicely. Thanks!

  14. I’ve been reading “The Homeschool Experiment” with my book club. It leaves me laughing, crying and generally feeling good about homeschooling!

  15. My favorite homeschooling book… it’s a tie between Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Ted Tripp and Educating the WholeHearted Child by the Clarkson’s.

  16. I haven’t read a whole lot yet. I would say Homeschool Dialogs, but I’d love to read these and see if they rise to the top of my list!


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