Recommended reading

Recommended Reading

We have compiled a number of recommended reading resources for educators and principals in Christian Education for personal growth and development in various fields such as Strategic Planning, Christian Teaching and Biblical Integration. We encourage schools to share their insights and recommended books with us.

Recommended Reading

We have compiled a number of recommended reading resources for educators and principals in Christian Education for personal growth and development in various fields such as Strategic Planning, Christian Teaching and Biblical Integration. We encourage schools to share their insights and recommended books with us.

The Helmsman: Leading with Courage and Wisdom

Be prepared to grow academically, professionally, and spiritually as you consider Ken Coley's principles for what it takes to be an effective school leader. Topics include the five forces of leadership, transformational leadership, legal and financial issues, and leadership development of the school staff.

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Author - Kenneth S. Coley

The Helmsman: Leading with Courage and Wisdom

Be prepared to grow academically, professionally, and spiritually as you consider Ken Coley's principles for what it takes to be an effective school leader. Topics include the five forces of leadership, transformational leadership, legal and financial issues, and leadership development of the school staff.

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Author - Kenneth S. Coley

Reading Book: How Far Can you Go? Straight talk about Sexual Purity

In a world permeated with sexual images and messages, is it really possible to live a life of purity as God desires? How Far Can You Go is designed to make students think about the consequences of pre-marital sex, as well as the blessings that come with using God's gifts in the intended manner.

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Author - Jason L Perry

Reading Book: How Far Can you Go? Straight talk about Sexual Purity

In a world permeated with sexual images and messages, is it really possible to live a life of purity as God desires? How Far Can You Go is designed to make students think about the consequences of pre-marital sex, as well as the blessings that come with using God's gifts in the intended manner.

Annerie_vanderwalt@acsi.org
Author - Jason L Perry

Rethinking Strategic Planning for Christian Schools

Strategic Planning is an ongoing, intentional, focused process that drives you toward continued improvement. Alan Pue concentrates decades of teaching, leading, and consulting into a process plan for success

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Author - Alan Pue

Rethinking Strategic Planning for Christian Schools

Strategic Planning is an ongoing, intentional, focused process that drives you toward continued improvement. Alan Pue concentrates decades of teaching, leading, and consulting into a process plan for success

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Author - Alan Pue

On Christian Teaching: Practicing Faith in the Classroom

Christian teachers have long been thinking about what content to teach, but little scholarship has been devoted to how faith forms the actual process of teaching. Is there a way to go beyond Christian perspectives on the subject matter and think about the teaching itself as Christian? In this book David I. Smith shows how faith can and should play a critical role in shaping pedagogy and the learning experience.

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Author - David I. Smith

On Christian Teaching: Practicing Faith in the Classroom

Christian teachers have long been thinking about what content to teach, but little scholarship has been devoted to how faith forms the actual process of teaching. Is there a way to go beyond Christian perspectives on the subject matter and think about the teaching itself as Christian? In this book David I. Smith shows how faith can and should play a critical role in shaping pedagogy and the learning experience.

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Author - David I. Smith

Rethinking Sustainability

When you first took the reins of a Christian school, did you discover that your graduated degree in school administration had not quite prepared you for the financial challenges of school leadership? Have you often operated in financial crises mode? If so, you re not alone: the very existence of many Christian schools is in jeopardy today because of financial issue! Drawing on his deep expertise and broad experience, Dr. Alan Pue has written this groundbreaking financial handbook for Christian school leaders. You will be challenged to examine you assumptions about Christian school finance, establish biblically sound financial principles, develop reliable streams of revenue-and much, much more! Are you concerned about the sustainability of your school? Dr. Pue s insight, warnings, and advice can help your school not only survive, but thrive!
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Author - Dr. Alan Pue EdD

Rethinking Sustainability

When you first took the reins of a Christian school, did you discover that your graduated degree in school administration had not quite prepared you for the financial challenges of school leadership? Have you often operated in financial crises mode? If so, you re not alone: the very existence of many Christian schools is in jeopardy today because of financial issue! Drawing on his deep expertise and broad experience, Dr. Alan Pue has written this groundbreaking financial handbook for Christian school leaders. You will be challenged to examine you assumptions about Christian school finance, establish biblically sound financial principles, develop reliable streams of revenue-and much, much more! Are you concerned about the sustainability of your school? Dr. Pue s insight, warnings, and advice can help your school not only survive, but thrive!
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Author - Dr. Alan Pue EdD

Undivided: Developing a Worldview Approach to Biblical Integration

Too often, teachers feel ill-equipped to present a compelling, integrated biblical worldview. In Undivided: Developing a Worldview Approach to Biblical Integration, Dr. Martha E. MacCullough identifies the prominent worldviews in our culture and presents a model for biblical integration that fosters worldview thinking in teachers and students and can be used even by teachers with no formal biblical training. Students today are surrounded by competing and contradictory worldviews. They look to their teachers for guidance, but too often, teachers feel ill-equipped to present a compelling and integrated biblical worldview leaving students with splintered perspectives that separate secular from sacred. Through strategic curriculum design and committed biblical study, teachers at any level, kindergarten through college, can develop wholehearted students who think and act out of a biblical worldview in life and learning.
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Author - MacCullough

Undivided: Developing a Worldview Approach to Biblical Integration

Too often, teachers feel ill-equipped to present a compelling, integrated biblical worldview. In Undivided: Developing a Worldview Approach to Biblical Integration, Dr. Martha E. MacCullough identifies the prominent worldviews in our culture and presents a model for biblical integration that fosters worldview thinking in teachers and students and can be used even by teachers with no formal biblical training. Students today are surrounded by competing and contradictory worldviews. They look to their teachers for guidance, but too often, teachers feel ill-equipped to present a compelling and integrated biblical worldview leaving students with splintered perspectives that separate secular from sacred. Through strategic curriculum design and committed biblical study, teachers at any level, kindergarten through college, can develop wholehearted students who think and act out of a biblical worldview in life and learning.
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Author - MacCullough

Kingdom Living

Kingdom living-the way God intended you to live-must permeate every part of your life and profession. It demands that you maintain a vibrant, growing relationship with God so that you can reflect and model Christlikeness for the students, their parents, and others in your school community. This book provides valuable insights and practical tips on how to maximize your influence for God wherever you serve.

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Author - Joy D. McCullough

Kingdom Living

Kingdom living-the way God intended you to live-must permeate every part of your life and profession. It demands that you maintain a vibrant, growing relationship with God so that you can reflect and model Christlikeness for the students, their parents, and others in your school community. This book provides valuable insights and practical tips on how to maximize your influence for God wherever you serve.

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Author - Joy D. McCullough

Nurturing the School Community: Teacher Induction and Professional Learning Communities

NURTURING THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY was written to address the problems of teacher attrition and lack of professional development in the Christian school. This practical guide for school leaders provides insight into properly inducting teachers into the school, and further engaging them purposefully in a plan for professional growth and development.

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Author - James L. Drexler

Nurturing the School Community: Teacher Induction and Professional Learning Communities

NURTURING THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY was written to address the problems of teacher attrition and lack of professional development in the Christian school. This practical guide for school leaders provides insight into properly inducting teachers into the school, and further engaging them purposefully in a plan for professional growth and development.

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Author - James L. Drexler

Steppingstones to Curriculum: A biblical Path

This resource explains how a Christian worldview affects everyday classroom planning and leads to distinctive approaches in curriculum development. It gives teachers practical insight into curriculum planning, implementation of classroom units, effective learning activities, evaluation of curricular resources, and Christian approaches in the subject disciplines.

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Author - Harro Van Brummelen

Steppingstones to Curriculum: A biblical Path

This resource explains how a Christian worldview affects everyday classroom planning and leads to distinctive approaches in curriculum development. It gives teachers practical insight into curriculum planning, implementation of classroom units, effective learning activities, evaluation of curricular resources, and Christian approaches in the subject disciplines.

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Author - Harro Van Brummelen

Guiding Faculty to Excellence: Instructional Supervision in the Christian School

This offering systematically outlines a process for supervision of teachers that focuses on improved classroom instruction and, thereby, student learning as the intended outcome. It will help administrators

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Author - Gordon B. Brown

Guiding Faculty to Excellence: Instructional Supervision in the Christian School

This offering systematically outlines a process for supervision of teachers that focuses on improved classroom instruction and, thereby, student learning as the intended outcome. It will help administrators

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Author - Gordon B. Brown

Pivot: New Directions for Christian Education

This book contains coauthored chapters on the themes, ideas, and directions that emerged from the historic Global Christian School Leadership Summit. Their collective insights from the summit represent some of the movement’s best thinking on the future of Christian education.

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Author - Lynn Swaner

Pivot: New Directions for Christian Education

This book contains coauthored chapters on the themes, ideas, and directions that emerged from the historic Global Christian School Leadership Summit. Their collective insights from the summit represent some of the movement’s best thinking on the future of Christian education.

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Author - Lynn Swaner

Reclaiming the Future of Christian Education

This rich work is a walk through the philosophical and cultural history of education, emphasizing the unique goal of Christian education--to prepare young people for a fulfilling life under the lordship of Jesus Christ.

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Author - Albert E. Greene

Reclaiming the Future of Christian Education

This rich work is a walk through the philosophical and cultural history of education, emphasizing the unique goal of Christian education--to prepare young people for a fulfilling life under the lordship of Jesus Christ.

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Author - Albert E. Greene

Community Governance: A Framework for Building Healthy Christian Organisations

Ever wanted to know the WHY, WHO, WHAT and HOW of governance and management of a healthy Christian organisation? Have you ever come across terms like vision, mission, strategic planning, policy governance, core values, core purpose, accountability, management and governance and wondered not just what they are but how they fit together? If you are involved as a leader in a Christian church, school, mission, aged care service or other Christian not-for-profit this book is for you.
The Resolve Consulting Group Community Governance framework puts together the pieces of the healthy Christian organisational governance puzzle in an easy to use visual framework that is designed for your Christian organisation. Paul Campey and David Bartlett have responded to the call for a practical, hands on guide for Board members, management and leaders of Christian ministry and provided a framework that describes the key characteristics of a healthy Christian organisation. The Community Governance framework in not a model of governance, rather it is a teaching tool that focuses on the key ingredient for effective, healthy ministries relationships!
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Author - David Bartlett

Community Governance: A Framework for Building Healthy Christian Organisations

Ever wanted to know the WHY, WHO, WHAT and HOW of governance and management of a healthy Christian organisation? Have you ever come across terms like vision, mission, strategic planning, policy governance, core values, core purpose, accountability, management and governance and wondered not just what they are but how they fit together? If you are involved as a leader in a Christian church, school, mission, aged care service or other Christian not-for-profit this book is for you.
The Resolve Consulting Group Community Governance framework puts together the pieces of the healthy Christian organisational governance puzzle in an easy to use visual framework that is designed for your Christian organisation. Paul Campey and David Bartlett have responded to the call for a practical, hands on guide for Board members, management and leaders of Christian ministry and provided a framework that describes the key characteristics of a healthy Christian organisation. The Community Governance framework in not a model of governance, rather it is a teaching tool that focuses on the key ingredient for effective, healthy ministries relationships!
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Author - David Bartlett

Mission Directed: Governing your Christian School with Purpose

For administration: Create a mission directed governance model

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Author - Leonard Stob

Mission Directed: Governing your Christian School with Purpose

For administration: Create a mission directed governance model

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Author - Leonard Stob

Mindshift: Catalyzing Change in Christian Edication

Christian education needs a mindshift. Research demonstrates that Christian education has a positive impact on student outcomes like purpose-driven career choices, community-mindedness, and stronger religious affiliation and practice. While Christian education makes a difference, it's facing significant threats. This book shares insights from over 60 leading educators on how schools can provide a deeper and more authentic Christian education, share stories of love and hope with their neighbors, and catalyze the growth of the church and the Kingdom.

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Author - Edited by Lynn E. Swaner, Dan Beerens and Erik Ellefsen

Mindshift: Catalyzing Change in Christian Edication

Christian education needs a mindshift. Research demonstrates that Christian education has a positive impact on student outcomes like purpose-driven career choices, community-mindedness, and stronger religious affiliation and practice. While Christian education makes a difference, it's facing significant threats. This book shares insights from over 60 leading educators on how schools can provide a deeper and more authentic Christian education, share stories of love and hope with their neighbors, and catalyze the growth of the church and the Kingdom.

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Author - Edited by Lynn E. Swaner, Dan Beerens and Erik Ellefsen

Teaching Redemptively

Incorporate biblical principles into all areas of education

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Author - Donovan Graham

Teaching Redemptively

Incorporate biblical principles into all areas of education

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Author - Donovan Graham

Walking with God in the Classroom

Implement a comprehensive Christian -educator approach to teaching and learning

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Author - Harro Van Brummelem

Walking with God in the Classroom

Implement a comprehensive Christian -educator approach to teaching and learning

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Author - Harro Van Brummelem

P.R.A.I.S.E –Effectively Guiding Behaviour

This guidebook will offer tips for handling the challenging student from a Christian perspective, coupled with tried-and-true research. You’ll learn how to P.R.A.I.S.E. by being Proactive, using Reinforcements, Assessing and analyzing the Intent of misbehavior, being Sincere, and Empowering students and the Holy Spirit in them.

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Author - Beth Ackerman

P.R.A.I.S.E –Effectively Guiding Behaviour

This guidebook will offer tips for handling the challenging student from a Christian perspective, coupled with tried-and-true research. You’ll learn how to P.R.A.I.S.E. by being Proactive, using Reinforcements, Assessing and analyzing the Intent of misbehavior, being Sincere, and Empowering students and the Holy Spirit in them.

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Author - Beth Ackerman

Serving God on the Christian School Board

This tried-and-true resource that has provided valuable information and inspiration to the Christian school movement has been thoroughly revised to provide direction and encouragement for every school board member. The challenges, responsibilities, and blessings of serving on a Christian school board are presented in an easy-to-read format.

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Author - Roy W. Lowrie Jnr and Roy L. Lowrie

Serving God on the Christian School Board

This tried-and-true resource that has provided valuable information and inspiration to the Christian school movement has been thoroughly revised to provide direction and encouragement for every school board member. The challenges, responsibilities, and blessings of serving on a Christian school board are presented in an easy-to-read format.

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Author - Roy W. Lowrie Jnr and Roy L. Lowrie

Making a Difference: Christian Educators in Public Schools

What would it take for Christian educators to thrive in the challenging circumstances of the public school environment?

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Author - Donovan Graham

Making a Difference: Christian Educators in Public Schools

What would it take for Christian educators to thrive in the challenging circumstances of the public school environment?

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Author - Donovan Graham