Thinking Like a Christian Textbook w/ CD-ROM
Titled a "Teaching Textbook," this text holds all of the reading for the student along with a CD-ROM Leader's Guide which contains homeschool lesson plans, class handouts, outlines, assignments, quizzes and exams.
This textbook lays the groundwork for worldview thinking and the biblical Christian worldview. Worldviews are compared along 10 major life disciples: Theology, Philosophy, Biology, Psychology, Ethics, Sociology, Law, Politics, Economics, and History. This CD features four independent teaching tracks: High school, college, adult, and Homeschool students. Each track includes are discussion ideas, skits, interactive segments and reproducible handouts. Note:This textbook and CD accompanies the Thinking Like a Christian curriculum and does not stand alone.
Well-known for their work in the area of worldviews, this is another course from David Noebel and Chuck Edwards. In Understanding the Times, Mr. Noebel let Christianity and the other three main worldviews speak for themselves. In a number of different topics that were compared through the filter of these different worldviews, Christianity clearly came out as the most logical, most thorough, and most truthful worldview. Now, in this study of worldviews, we take a closer look at the Christian worldview as it applies to the following areas: thinking about worldviews (what is a worldview), theology, philosophy, biology, psychology, ethics, sociology, law, politics, economics, and history. The last chapter does look at why Christians should understand other worldviews and goes on to explain briefly the Marxist/Leninist worldview, the Secular Humanist worldview, and the Cosmic Humanist worldview.
There are a number of different components to this course which can be used independently or in a combined study for the best learning experience. The Teaching Textbook contains the text for the above topics (illustrated with black-and-white images) and a CD Leader's Guide. The Leader's Guide CD-ROM was created for homeschoolers and small groups. It has 14 weeks of lesson plans and other resources such as creative activities, worksheets, reproducible handouts, and adaptable teaching outlines. The separate, consumable Student Journal correlates chapter-for-chapter with the Teaching Text, with each chapter containing five daily exercises. This format makes it easier for students to digest the sometimes heavy ideas which are a part of the study and understanding of worldviews. Another separate component, the DVD, is a 60-minute long, documentary-style aid for review and summary. This is a very comprehensive worldview course written by people with years of experience educating Christians in what it means to have a thoroughly consistent Christian worldview. Your worldviews studies will be headed in the right direction with this set. ~ Zach