Homeschoolers should have the chance to read and write about real people who made a mark on the world.
On April 21, 2012, Charles Colson, author of the autobiographical Born Again, passed away at the age of 80 years old.
High School Literature Autobiographies
Why should your homeschool student know his story?
Chuck Colson was a pivotal person in the political dirty-work of the Nixon era in the United States, THEN one of the most influential Christians of the 1980’s and 90’s. How did this happen?
Your homeschooling high schooler needs to know the story of Chuck Colson as he presented it in his autobiography Born Again. This 20 page study guide will provide your student with background and guidance to get the most out of reading this powerful book.
This guide for use with Born Again comes without busywork but complete with:
- Background information (including timeline of the Watergate events)
- Writing prompts
- Answer key
Homeschooling teens should know the stories of great Christians- and Chuck Colson’s story is one NOT to miss.
Born Again is an excellent book to include in your homeschool high school book list. Here’s an excerpt from the 7 Sisters Literature Study Guide:
Born Again chronicles the life of Charles Colson from the time of the Watergate scandal through his conversion to Christianity, his imprisonment and release. Following his release from prison, he founded Prison Fellowship, a ministry organization bringing the gospel to prison inmates.
The heart of Colson’s story is that he was a man of tremendous success and power, known for almost unlimited access to the most influential people in the world, but he found himself empty and impotent to save himself when crisis came. His personal acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior gave him a new life, and he found that even while incarcerated he had power and freedom he had never known before. Charles Colson went home to be with the Lord in April 2012.
This video interview is a great addition to this book and study guide in your literature (and history) study in your homeschool:
Here are some other great autobiographies for your teen to read. Study Guides for each are available for immediate download, just $3.99 each, in the ebookstore.
Joni Eareckson Tada became paralyzed from the neck down after a diving accident when she was 16 years old. Now in her sixties, Joni is the head of a world-wide organization that provides practical help (wheelchairs, respite care and more) and encouragement for other physically disabled people and their families. She is also a remarkable artist (who creates by holding the pencils or brushes in her mouth), writer, speaker, and constant testimony to the grace of God and His redeeming power.
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
Corrie’s remarkable life included hiding Jews from the Nazis in her childhood home in Holland during World War II, imprisonment in a concentration camp, and decades of travel around the world teaching the power of forgiveness for even the most horrifying atrocities.
God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew
Tiny groups of believers behind the Iron Curtain in the Soviet Union with no access to Bibles…one man with personal struggles but a call from God to deliver His word…and a testimony of what the idea that NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE TO GOD could do.