Adapted from The Virginia Homeschool Manual, and compiled by Vicki Bentley, Susan Brooks, Janice Campbell, and Rachel Ramey. Most of the subject-specific resources can be ordered from the major curriculum suppliers listed under “Homeschool Material Sources,” but publisher websites are indicated where appropriate. Publisher websites often offer additional product information, articles, links to other sites, and free e-newsletters.
The primary resource for learning about God is the Bible itself, but the following resources can be helpful in learning to apply God’s Word to everyday life. The items suggested here are only a beginning—request catalogs from companies listed in “Homeschool Material Sources” for many, many more helpful resources.
By Mabel Hale, revised by Karen Andreola
Character Building for Families, Volumes 1 & 2
By Lee Ann Rubsam
Character Sketches, Volumes 1-3
Advanced Training Institute International
By Gary Maldares
An organized course of study for parents to teach Christian character to their sons.
Dating with Integrity
By John Holzmann of Sonlight Curriculum
Deeper Roots Publications
Firm Foundations (elementary), Discovering… (junior high), and Rooted & Grounded (senior high) Bible curriculum.
Family Tool Chest
Series from Heritage Builders
Available from Focus on the Family.
For Instruction in Righteousness
Plants Grown Up
Bible-based resources by Pam Forster. (Other resources also available.)
I Kissed Dating Goodbye
By Josh Harris
A look at alternatives to traditional dating during the teen years.
His Perfect Faithfulness
Romance God’s Way
When God Writes Your Love Story
By Eric and Leslie Ludy
Books, tapes, and videos available.
Memlok / PC Memlok Bible Memory System
The word picture way to learn verses on cards or the computer: 700 verses and 48 topics. Recommended by Mary Pride, Gregg Harris, and Cathy Duffy. Available in several translations.
Passion and Purity
By Elisabeth Elliot
Learning to bring your love life under Christ’s control.
Character-building books and stories for Christian young people.
Plain Path Publishers
Distributes books about Christian character traits. Very conservative, KJV only.
Positive Action for Christ
Bible curriculum for grades K-12.
Bible drills help students learn the order of the books of the Bible.
Shepherding a Child’s Heart
By Tedd Tripp
Bible program designed for grades 1-6, but adaptable up to grade 9.
Stick Figuring Through the Bible
Using simple, colorful stick figures and symbols, this program teaches the Old and New Testament timelines. Several levels are available.
Worldview education for all grades.
Training Hearts, Teaching Minds: Family Devotions Based on the Shorter Catechism
By Starr Meade
Devotions based on the Westminster Shorter Catechism. Most conservative Christian families will find the majority of the questions/lessons useful, and can skip the few that may disagree with their doctrinal position.
Walk Through the Bible Ministries
Offers Bible-teaching resources for parents. They offer two seminars that “walk” through both the Old and New Testaments; you will learn by doing! They also have Kids Walk Thru Seminar that runs concurrently with the adult sessions.
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Youth with a Mission
Local opportunities for outreach through the King’s Kids program.