Extended Audio Sample

Download For the Children’s Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample For the Children’s Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School Audiobook, by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay Click for printable size audiobook cover
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (695 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Schaeffer Macaulay Narrator: Mary Woods Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2006 ISBN: 9781455174973
Regular Price: $13.95 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Every parent and teacher wants to give children the best education possible. Everyone would like education to be a joyous adventure and celebration of life, as well as a solid preparation for living. Sadly, most education today falls far short of this goal.

Susan Schaeffer Macaulay shows that it doesn't have to be this way. Education can be a wonderful, life-enriching, joyous experience.

For the Children's Sake is a book about what education can be, based first on a Christian understanding of what it means to be human—to be a child, a parent, a teacher—and on the Christian meaning of life. At the same time, it is deeply practical; the ideas have been tried and proven true by Susan and her husband Ranald Macaulay in their own family and school experience.

For the Children's Sake is a book that can help every parent and teacher awaken the young minds of their children and give them a new richness, stability, and joy for living.

Download and start listening now!

BK_BLAK_001472

Quotes & Awards

  • “Mary Woods’ crisp, cheerful reading aims to convince and encourage listeners…this recording will interest the Christian home-school market.”

    AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Castor | 2/20/2014

    " great perspective on educating children (home or in school) - language is a bit difficult "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 2/17/2014

    " My favorite education/homeschooling book ever. It started me on a perpetual quest to learn about and incorporate Charlotte Mason's educational philosophy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisa | 2/16/2014

    " This book tipped me over the edge and convinced me that homeschooling is going to be great for our children for educational reasons (not solely spiritual/moral ones). It was a great introduction to Charlotte Mason's philosophy written by (and for) mothers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robi | 2/11/2014

    " I read this book when Zac was a baby. It is really a book about philosophy of education and thought it was foundational for us as a family and how we have approached education with our kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marni | 2/9/2014

    " Less practical, how-to-structure-your-day, than Karen Andreola's book, but much better written. Macaulay has a much deeper understanding of philosophy, history, and education, so this is a superior read if you want to understand the Charlotte Mason method. But that said, it is very readable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kari | 2/4/2014

    " This book convinced me to homeschool my children. It was my first introduction to Charlotte Mason and her philosophy too but it was the overall feel of the book that drew me to homeschooling. I wanted my kids to love learning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 1/14/2014

    " Marvelous! I believe every single homeschooling parent would benefit from reading this. What a beautiful picture of relaxed, joyful absorption in the fascination of learning. A delightful mindset. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maryalice | 12/31/2013

    " This is the book which has had the biggest impact on my parenting and pedagogical philosophy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 11/30/2013

    " Tough read but full of good wisdom. wish it came in some easy read formula though! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Redlanternlady | 9/2/2013

    " Love this book!. Recommended for parents, those thinking about homeschooling or even just wanting a fuller view of Charlotte Mason's ideas. It's a refreshing book that breathes life into the ideas on how to "educate" our children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 8/26/2013

    " This is very Charlotte Mason in approach, but it inspired me in a beautiful way. I just have to recommend it even though we approach from a more rigorous classical position. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy | 5/17/2013

    " Loved this one. Pretty quick read. Love the idea of not watering down things for our kids but letting them experience the richness of art, literature, music, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie Feinauer | 5/14/2013

    " This book helped me become more excited about home schooling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica | 12/1/2012

    " Love the Charlotte Mason approach. We're using a classical approach in our family and this book is an excellent resource for homeschooling moms! It also happens to be a heartwarming read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 11/23/2011

    " This book was helpful to me in better understanding Charlotte Mason's methods, but it was very religious. Too "preachy" for me to give it another star. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 11/13/2011

    " I used this book as a reference as a Christian school teacher. Susan Schaeffer Macaulay has good insights that I was able to transfer to the classroom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tishia | 7/21/2011

    " This is an excellent book on figuring out what an education should entail for children. It's easy to read and full of suggestions that you can use immediately. The advice will apply easily to all educational settings, be it homeschooling, public, private. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 SailingByAshBreeze | 3/19/2010

    " This is a book I read EVERY year! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristyn | 3/9/2009

    " What a refreshing view of children. This is a great book for anyone raising kids, no matter if they're going to public, private, or home schools, regardless of their religion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deitra | 9/25/2008

    " A wonderful read for anyone with children.Alternate perspective to what the restrictve public school system does to teach our children...very inspiring, for me, a new homeschooler. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrismcginn | 12/6/2006

    " As I consider homeschool, I have found this book very helpful in thinking through the Charlotte Mason concept of education (both for home and public/private school) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly Wolkenhauer | 10/15/2006

    " I love this book and read it every year or so to ground me as a homeschool Mom. It reminds me what is important. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author

Susan Schaeffer Macaulay grew up in Switzerland at L’Abri Fellowship, which was founded by her parents Francis and Edith Schaeffer. She is also the author of the award-winning How to Be Your Own Selfish Pig and Something Beautiful from God.

About the Narrator

Mary Woods began her career in Washington, DC, where she performed at Ford’s Theater, the Folger Theater, Round House, and Washington Stage Guild. She spent several seasons at New Playwrights’ Theater developing new American plays. She is a veteran narrator of Talking Books for the Library of Congress, and received the Alexander Scourby Narrator of the Year Award for fiction in 1996. Formerly a radio news director, she now hosts a daily local affairs interview program on Catholic Radio, for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. She lives in Albuquerque, where she continues to act on stage and in film. She received her BA at the Catholic University of America in Fine Arts and Drama.