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163. How Are Homeschool Families Seeking Christian Fantastical Fiction?

Homeschool families are facing new challenges in today’s culture and hoping to find edifying novels for kids of all ages.
Fantastical Truth on May 23, 2023 · No comments

As hundreds of homeschool families head to Florida for the annual FPEA conference, we flash back to this spring’s Teach Them Diligently conference in central Texas.1 What growing challenges do homeschool families face in our culture? What kinds of fantastical stories do they seek for their children?

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This episode is the latest of a whole series about homeschool families:

1. What do parents think about Christian fantasy?

2. How does homeschool dad Aaron find great kids’ stories?

3. How does homeschool mom Christina find great kids’ stories?

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F. Ted Atchley enjoyed episode 152 about healing from church trauma:

This is really long, but it is such an important discussion. I especially identified with L. G. McCary’s story.

Next on Fantastical Truth

Many fantastical tales look okay, but may endorse ungodly ideas. That’s why more conservative groups are offering newer fiction to teach your kids moral values. How can Christian parents find the good stuff that will disciple your children’s heads and hearts? In this session recorded live at the March 2023 Teach Them Diligently conference in central Texas, Lorehaven publisher E. Stephen Burnett (coauthor of The Pop Culture Parent) explores discernment in light of the gospel, offering practical resources for parents to share the best books and other stories within the body of Christ.

  1. Photo from Teach Them Diligently 2023 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., courtesy Scott Minor.
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