Renee Mason is one of a growing number of parents who said yes! The author homeschooled all eight of her children and now, as a fifteen-year veteran, provides encouragement to those considering the option of homeschooling.
This was an absolutely wonderful book to read. I would definitely recommend it. The entire book was inspiring and had me "all choked up" on several occasions. The Mason childrens'contributions to the book made it all the more endearing. If your feeling a little frustrated with your homeschool, are fresh out of ideas, or just need a little "pick me up", this book is definitely for you! God Bless Renee Mason for listening to God and sharing her life with us!
homeschooling all the way through highschool
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 22 years ago
This is an awesome book that every new or old homeschooler should read. It is a story of the lives of one homeschooling family that has been through start to finish, and has the former and present students to prove the greatness of homeschooling. It is an easy read book that even the most busy mom or dad can take the time to read. It gives great examples for your own homeschooling venture, and great encouragement to people that are just starting or vetern homeschoolers. anyone in the homeschooling movement that knew Renee Mason, knew what a great example she was to them, and the powerful influence she had on the homeschooling movement.
A book by one of the original homeschoolers
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 23 years ago
I had the pleasure of not merely knowing Renee Mason, but actually being involved with many of the events described in this book. I am her nephew, and I was a participant in some of the school activities, family events, and special occaisions this book describes. This is not a how-to-homeschool book; rather, I think it is best described as one family's autobiography through the eyes of homeschooling. After a long struggle with cancer, the author went to be with her Lord on St. Patrick's Day, 2000, but she left behind her the legacy of eight homeschooled children, three of whom went "all the way through high school." She was blessed by God in her earthly roles as mother, wife, teacher, businesswoman, encourager, manager of people, follower of Christ, and student of life. Her efforts were centered around her family and the other people in her life. Even during her last days, she did interviews from her hospital bed on national radio to promote her book and encourage homeschoolers everywhere. Her spirit is spread throughout this book. The text was written not only by Renee Mason, but numerous sections were written by other family members as well. It is not a smooth prose from the hand of a literary genius, but rather out of each section emerges the personality of its writer - each piece of the book sounds like the person who wrote it. Because of that, this book feels down to earth, normal, and natural, and gives the reader a sense of actually being a part of what's written. If you are a homeschooler or a person just interested in the subject, I recommend this book to you. Unlike other books on this topic, Home-Schooling All the Way Through High School is not a reference for step-by-step instructions on what to do to begin and finish homeschooling. Instead, it is a book that will give you insight into and a true feel for the day-to-day life of one family through the lenses of homeschooling.
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