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The following titles are recommended for families interested in learning more about the educational philosophy and culture at Lorien Wood. The list is by no means exhaustive and in no particular order.

  • Teaching Redemptively, by Donovan L. Graham

  • Norms and Nobility: A Treatise on Education, by David V. Hicks

  • The Classics We’ve Read, The Difference They’ve Made, edited by Philip Yancey

  • The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, by Wendy Mogel, Ph.D.

  • The Disappearance of Childhood, by Neil Postman

  • A Vision With a Task: Christian Schooling for Responsive Discipleship, edited by Gloria Stronks and Doug Blomberg

  • A Passion for Learning, by Bruce Lockerbie

  • C. S. Lewis, any book or essays, but especially The Narnia Chronicles and The Weight of Glory

  • Simplicity Parenting by Payne and Ross

  • Say Goodbye to Whining and The Christian Parenting Handbook, by Turanksy and Miller

  • Shepherding a Child’s Heart and Instructing a Child’s Heart, by Ted Tripp

  • Free Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children, by Lenore Skenazy

  • works by Charlotte Mason

  • The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh, by Kathryn Aalto

  • Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv

  • Parenting with Love & Logic, by Foster Cline and Jim Fay (and other works by Cline and Fay)

  • The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien