Mystie at Simply Convivial is hosting a book discussion on a book called Desiring the Kingdom.
I'm in. Because I really need one more book to read (!)
And also because I seem to do better homeschooling when I have "something to love, something to do, something to think about" (Charlotte Mason).
Since I just acquired the book a day or so ago I don't have much to write about, so I thought I would just put down some quotes I liked:
Quotes from Desiring the Kingdom
"What if .................
.......education, including higher education, is not primarily[about the absorption of ideas and information, but about the formation of hearts and desires?
"What if ....................we began by appreciating how education not only gets into our head but also (and more fundamentally) grabs us by the gut—what the New Testament refers to as kardia, “the heart”?"
.......... education wasn’t first and foremost about what we know, but about what we love?
"That actually is the wager of this book: It is an invitation to re-vision Christian education as a formative rather than just an informative project.
It is an invitation to what we’ll call an “adventure in philosophical anthropology”; its root conviction is that how we think about education is inextricably linked to how we think about human persons."
".....I think we’ll also have to broaden our sense about the “spaces” of education.
If education is primarily formation—and more specifically, the formation of our desires—then that means education is happening all over the place (for good and ill)."
I love that phrase:
That's almost like the subtitle of my homeschooling adventures, in some ways!