Monday, January 20, 2020

Book Review: Consider This by Karen Glass (audiobook)

Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical TraditionConsider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition by Karen  Glass
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I had read nearly all of this in book form and enjoyed it ... but got distracted and began other things ... and suddenly it was buried under a stack of books begun and unfinished. I suspect many readers can identify.

Happily, I won a copy of the newly released audiobook read by Donna-Jean Breckenridge immediately before a trip where I was driving by myself. I listened to nearly all of it on that trip and finished this evening while making pancakes for dinner and then while my children were watching Swallows and Amazons. Again.

What a helpful, lovely book.

Glass pulls together ideas from classical educators as and the principles of Charlotte Mason as the warp and weaves the idea of sythetic knowledge as the woof to reveal a glorious tapestry displaying what can be when we teach our children - and ourselves - in this way.

I was especially fascinated by her discussion of The Ways of Reason and Will. I am intrigued and ready to seek out more.

This book is a needed corrective of course to our modern educational courses and pathways. Highly Recommended.



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