Teens need some great role models for homeschool high school: Great Christian Writers.
Great Role Models for Homeschool High School: Great Christian Writers
When I was a teen, I had some pretty faulty role models for learning to live a healthy adult life. Fortunately I loved to read and found some *paper mentors* in characters in the books I read.
Even if homeschool high schoolers have great IRL role models, they can benefit from having some great paper mentors. That’s one reason why 7Sisters put together an inspirational curriculum of great role models for teens: Great Christian Writers, a Full-Year High School Course.
Like all 7Sisters Literature courses, Great Christian Writers is based on real books…and not just old, musty books but a great combination of old writers and modern writers to help teens look at good role models and great ideas throughout the ages.
As always, homeschool high schoolers learn with a collection 7Sisters Literature Study Guides. The guides are adaptable to different interest and ability levels (instructions in the guides for adapting are easy to follow) and they include NO-busywork, don’t-kill-the-book questions that help build comprehension and critical thinking skills. There’s an answer key for moms.
What is unique about 7Sisters Great Christian Writers is the mix of historic works like Pilgrim’s Progress and Hymns and Creeds along with modern biographies like Chuck Colson, Mother Teresa, Joni Eareckson Tada, and Corrie Ten Boom. There’s also CS Lewis’ fabulous The Screwtape Letters.
The collection of Literature Guides in Great Christian Writers titles includes:
- The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
- Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
- The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
- God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew
- Something Beautiful for God by Malcolm Muggeridge
- Joni by Joni Eareckson Tada
- Born Again by Charles Colson
- The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
- Hymns and Creeds
One of my teens’ favorite books of all time was God’s Smuggler. (If you’ve never read this action-packed autobiography of a Bible smuggler during the Cold War, you should.) Reading his story helped inspire (and calibrate) them.
As Lavar Burton always said on Reading Rainbow, “but don’t take my word for it”, don’t take my word for it. Here’s a post where teens share their thoughts on 7Sisters Great Christian Writers course.
Check out this episode of the Homeschool Highschool Podcast for a delightful discussion about Great Christian Writers your teens should know.
Download Great Christian Writers for your homeschool high schoolers and give them some great paper mentors.