Monday, April 12, 2010

Core Book . . .

I know, two posts in one day. It may be overkill, but when you have a thought in your head, sometimes you just need to get in down in words.

A central part to TJEd is choosing a "Core Book" or as some call it a "Central Classic" for you and/or your family. It is worthwhile to know, truly know, what the definition of a core book is so you can feel that you truly have chosen one. Here are a couple of links that I think explains it nicely:

For us, I immediately knew what our core book is. It is more like a core set for us. Our core books/central classics are made up of 4 scriptural works; the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price. I feel like these works exemplify the meaning that Oliver DeMille gives of a Central Classic:

"A central classic should teach, provide questions, stimulate thinking, challenge assumptions, motivate and uplift. It should be challenging, and provide a standard against which to measure and compare other works."

While I was studying in one of our Core Books, I read a couple of versus that truly describe the atmosphere of learning that we want in our home and for our children. So, I am going to be so bold as the say, that I believe that one can even have a Core Phrase/Motto/Mantra/Verse/Quote, whatever you would like to call it. We found one that, in our season of life, works perfect for the goals of our family.

It is found in Doctrine and Covenants 88 : 118-119.
(Doctrine & Covenants is a book of scripture believed to be modern day revelation for Prophets of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

It reads:

" . . . yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom;
seek learning,
even by study and also by faith. Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and
a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting,
a house of faith,
a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of
order, a house of God."

I have a copy of this printed out and displayed on our counter where it is visible to all. We will work on understanding the meaning of these verses during our devotional and whenever the opportunity arises. I see the principle taught in them as a sure foundation to our homes school.


ann said...

Is it possible to get a copy of that? I love that print out. Did you make it yourself?
I'm a first time blog reader, btw. I like it!

Googs said...

Ann, I added the print as a picture to my blog. You should be able to right click on it and copy or save it as a jpg. Hope that helps, thanks for stopping by!

Mrs.Smith said...

I found you through the Sutter's blogroll, and just wanted to say Hi! Love your blog. Love that picture. When I finish gutting our library, I hope to put something similar in there. That scripture never ceases to motivate and inspire.