21 episodes

The Master Books podcast will strengthen your biblical worldview and the faith of your family as we host conversations about homeschooling for the real world, the latest Creation science research, and Christian apologetics. In a world increasingly at war with God, we are publishing to partner with you to disciple your family, the Church, and the nations.

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    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

The Master Books podcast will strengthen your biblical worldview and the faith of your family as we host conversations about homeschooling for the real world, the latest Creation science research, and Christian apologetics. In a world increasingly at war with God, we are publishing to partner with you to disciple your family, the Church, and the nations.

    Prepare Your Homeschool Student for Graduation with Rachel Smith

    Prepare Your Homeschool Student for Graduation with Rachel Smith

    This episode of the Master Books podcast will prepare you and your high school students to for high school graduation and college. Rachel Smith, an expert in Master Books homeschool curriculum and a homeschool mother of four, offers practical wisdom and tools to help you plan well in these areas: high school course choices, high school transcripts, record keeping, college entrance exams, and more.
    Links:
    Comparative World Religions Course
    Great for God
    Advanced Pre-Med Course
    Master Class Physics
    Master Class Physics Video Lab Course
    Jensen's Vocabulary
    Cumulative Record
    Christian Reading Companion for the Classics
    Show Highlights
    2:55 Choosing Homeschool Curriculum based on College and Career Choices
    5:40 - Master Books Homeschool Courses for College Prep & Entrance Exams
    7:35 - Preparing Your Student for College Entrance Exams
    7:54 - Master Books' Cumulative Record
    13:32 - Is Master Books Enough for Success in College and Careers
    19:04 - Homeschool Teaching Tips 
    23:33 - A Prayer for Your High School Graduates 
     

    • 29 min
    The Parent's Role in their Child's Salvation with Todd Friel

    The Parent's Role in their Child's Salvation with Todd Friel

    Todd Friel, author of Reset for Parents: How to Keep Your Kids from Backsliding, joins the Master Books podcast to discuss the parent's role in the salvation of their children. Reset for Parents is an amazing parenting resource for Christian families.
    LINKS:
    Reset for Parents by Todd Friel 
    The Smarter Way to Homeschool Summit replays 
    Master Books Parenting Resources
    HIGHLIGHTS:
    5:00 - Teaching your children to believe rather than to behave
    9:00 - The purpose of marriage and Parenting in light of the gospel
    12:00 - Gospel thinking or behavior modification?
    14:25 - The goal of parenting 
    16:00 - Relating to your spouse 
    19:00 - The kindness of the Lord leads us to repentance
    19:40 - Two messages of the gospel 
    20:20 - Do the Sin Math
    22:25 - The benefits of humility and fear of the Lord
    22:50 - How we respond when someone sins against us
    25:58 - Help your child to love Jesus by showing the gospel with discipline
    27:30 - Perpetually seeing our need for Jesus
    30:14 - The power of a Gospel-centered home and a beautiful way to show your teens that Jesus is real

    • 36 min
    Unique & Fun! A Cursive Curriculum that Works! with Carrie Bailey

    Unique & Fun! A Cursive Curriculum that Works! with Carrie Bailey

    Catch on to Cursive, an award winning homeschool curriculum, offers a unique and fun way to teach your student how to write in cursive. Master Books author, Carrie Bailey, joins the podcast to discuss why this uniquely biblical and fun cursive penmanship course works so well for third grade level students and even older students.
    RESOURCES:
    Catch on to Cursive
    Reset for Parents
    A Smarter Way to Homeschool Summit by Master Books
     
    PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS
    5:09 - How the Master Books Method of Education was developed to train and educate the whole child.
    6:59 - Catch on to Cursive is uniquely fun and biblical
    7:28 - Students muscles need to be strengthened to write in cursive. Catch on to Cursive incorporates fun exercises to build writing stamina
    8:57 - How the course is designed to be fun
    9:05 - Understanding the fishing theme used throughout the course
    11:47 - Using multi-sensory input including visual cues, this homeschool curriculum for cursive helps the student retain the information.
    13:23 - Students learn the Gospel and the Great Commission while learning to write in cursive
    15:57 - Reviews of Catch on to Cursive
    16:27 - Can be taught to 3rd grade and up
    19:22 - Wisdom for homeschool families. Homeschool does not need to mimic public school.
    21:37 - Carrie Bailey recommends the book, Reset for Parents by Todd Friel to other homeschool families
    23:25 - Watch Todd Friel's presentation on the Role Parents Play in their Child's Education
     
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    • 25 min
    Dinosaurs and More! Biblical Answers to Big Questions with Brian Young

    Dinosaurs and More! Biblical Answers to Big Questions with Brian Young

    Elementary Paleontology is one of Master Books Homeschool Curriculum's best-selling science courses. Master Books Academy instructor, Brian Young, joins the podcast to share how his online video course is designed to teach your child the biblical worldview of dinosaurs.
    HOMESCHOOL CURRICULUM LINKS
    Elementary Paleontology Curriculum Pack 
    Elementary Paleontology Supplemental Video Course 
    Unwrapping the Pharaohs 
    Biblical Archaeology Curriculum
    Master Books Academy Online Learning Portal 
     
    PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
    5:10 - Scientific dating methods that help prove that the Bible's creation story can be proven by science and actually debunks evolution. Young earth creation is proven through these dating methods.
    6:40 - Study dinosaurs in order to defend your faith in God and the Bible. Elementary Paleontology strengthens student's biblical worldview.
    6:45 - Bill Nye debate with Ken Ham 
    7:00 - Age of the earth debate
    7:40 - How elephant reproduction proves the young earth theory.
    8:45 - Cave men, Neanderthals, and the age of the earth
    9:30 - The Bible talks about cave men 
    11:40 - How is character built? Debunking the idea that sports builds character
    12:30 - God's word builds character. 
    13:07 - Find dinosaurs in the Bible
    16:00 - Find unicorns in the Bible
    16:42 - Master Books' Elementary Paleontology Homeschool Curriculum and online video instruction
    18:08 - Advice for homeschool families
    18:40 - Homeschooling is more than education
    20:12 - Explore beyond Master Books homeschool curriculum to books on creation science, apologetics, logic, and more.
    20:16 - Dangers of losing your faith as a college student in a Chrisitan college
    22:26 - Brian Young recommends Unwrapping the Pharaohs by David Downs and available at MasterBooks.com

    • 26 min
    A Beautiful Foundation for Reading and Learning with Carrie Lindquist

    A Beautiful Foundation for Reading and Learning with Carrie Lindquist

    Carrie Lindquist, author of Master Books' Foundation Phonics homeschool curriculum, joins the podcast today to encourage you. Teaching your child to read can be simple and fun. Learn how Carrie designed Foundations Phonics to address all the needs your busy family may be dealing with. 
    Bio:
    Carrie Lindquist is a homeschool graduate, wife to Wayne, and momma to three energetic boys. She is a passionate advocate for homeschooling and loves helping new-to-homeschooling moms realize that homeschooling through the early years isn’t scary — it’s really just an extension of all the fun things they are already doing with their children!
    Recommended Resources:
    Foundations Phonics
    Education: Does God Have an Opinion
    Let's Talk Science Series
     
    Show Highlights
    4:05 - Overcoming the fear of teaching your child to read
    7:13 - How Foundation Phonics helps you succeed at teaching your child to read.
    7:46 - How to teach a busy student to read 
    8:33 - Bonus activities that are easy to manage in your busy season of life
    10:59 - Foundations Phonics lessons are flexible for your family
    12:53 - Building a strong foundation for reading and knowing God and the Gospel.
    15:40 - See the success other students are having with Foundations Phonics by searching the Master Books app, the Moms of Master Books Facebook Group, and Instagram using the #foundationsphonics hashtag.
    16:38 - Advice for homeschool moms
    18:00 - The book that Carrie recommends every homeschool mom read is Education: Does God Have an Opinion by Israel Wayne.

    • 20 min
    A Biblical Worldview of Education with Dr. Jason Lisle

    A Biblical Worldview of Education with Dr. Jason Lisle

    Dr. Jason Lisle joins the Master Books Podcast to discuss what really matters in education. His insights on instilling a biblical worldview in every subject with inspire every Christian parent to disciple their children through homeschooling.
    This episode is a replay of the Master Books Smarter Way to Homeschool 2022 Summit which you can watch for free at Master Books Academy.
    Recommended Resources: Introduction to Logic homeschool curriculum by Master Books
    Fractals: Creation's Secret Code
    Worldviews in Conflict
    Comparative Religions
    Show Highlights 2:30 - Science Glorifies God
    3:13 - The Bible is true from the beginning
    3:21 - The most important thing in education is to inculcate a Christian worldview
    3:40 - The most important thing you can teach a child is to understand the Bible, to have respect for it and to obey God, to repent of your sins and trust in Christ as Lord and Savior. It is not an academic game for me. Souls are on the line. 
    4:35 - What is the biblical purpose of education?  4:48 - Education is supposed to be training people to think in a way that is consistent with God's character and act in a way that is consistent with God's character.
    6:00 - Learning a trade or a skill is one of the ways we learn to think like God. 
    6:30 - In public schools, students are taught false information - information that is contrary to God's Words.
    7:21 - We are NOT to embrace educational systems that are contrary to God's Word. 
    7:40 - Luke 6:41 says the pupil will be like the teacher. 
    8:00 - Master Books' mission is ink on paper to touch eternity. We work diligently to weave the gospel and the realities of God in every subject. 
    8:10 - Know the risks of having a "Chrisitan" homeschool curriculum that does not honor God as He truly is. 
    8:50 - All knowledge stems from God. (Colossians 2:3 - All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are deposited in Christ.  Proverbs 1:7 -the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.)
    9:18 - Public schools teach that God is irrelevant to knowledge.
    9:48 - Every subject should be rooted in the character of God.
    10:10 - From a biblical perspective, history is the unveiling of God's plan to save people unto Himself.
    10:24 - God has built beauty into math. Math is the way God thinks about numbers. This is revealed in Dr. Lisle's book: Fractals.
    11:25 - It is important to get a good curriculum because it also serves as a teacher. Make sure you get a good, God-honoring curriculum.
    12:20 - Most students who graduate from a public school, leave with a secular worldview because the curriculum was secular and the majority of the students were also.
    13:00 - Master Books provides the tools in the form of curriculum options to help homeschool families build a biblical worldview.
    13:15 - Parents using Master Books homeschool curriculum are reporting that they are learning more about God as they teach. They enjoy learning about God together with their children.
    13:50 - Imagine seeing God in every subject, in every year of your education.
    14:20 - Parents work as a partner with Master Books homeschool curriculum in the mission of ink on paper to touch eternity.
    14:45 - Logic is used to help build a biblical worldview and defend the Christian faith. Dr. Jason Lisle is the author of Introduction to Logic which is published by Master Books. 
    15:45 - Logic is how to use your mind properly
    16:00 - John Dewey wanted American students to be secular. He wanted students away from their families that might teach Christianity and have them accept whatever the state says.
    16:30 - God never gave the state authority to educate children. That is something that He gives to parents. Parents can delegate but only to a godly teacher - someone who is going to train them up in the fear of the Lord. 
    17:00 - Introduction to Logic by Dr. Jason Lisle is unique because it is thoroughly integrated into the Christian worldview which isn't seen in other curriculum. 
    17:14 - Logic is ro

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

JaniZais ,

LOVE!

I am loving this podcast so much! I loved all of the YouTube videos that Masterbooks had, but to add a podcast now too is just so wonderful! So blessed to be part of the Masterbooks fam!

Dark ankle ,

Math Lessons Story

This podcast was very helpful especially since it will be my first year homeschooling and she will be in Kindergarten. I love hearing how math applies to an actual story that relates to the age being taught. It was great hearing what veteran homeschoolers would do differently and really appreciated hearing the importance of doing the Home Ec projects. Hearing how important it is to bring back some of those skills and apply it to life.

lovable_leo ,

So encouraging

This has been our best year homeschooling yet thanks too Master Books. Jennifer does an excellent job as host and I love hearing from the MB authors and fellow homeschooling parents. I really enjoy the Book recommendations segment as well. This podcast is so encouraging and uplifting. Thank you for providing yet another tool to support and encourage families in the discipleship of our children.

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