Layne, Rett, Danaya, Daelynn, Mikaela, Heidi
Ben and Lori
40 Templehill Bay NE
Calgary, Alberta Canada T1Y 4C7
My husband, Ben and I believe that home schooling is the most effective
way to disciple our children, with academics being and important but
secondary part of their training.
We researched quite a bit and settled on SOW because it was what we
thought we would have put together ourselves. Some specific features we
were looking for - focused on God's Word, discipleship first, types of
lessons applied to different topics, worksheets, complete, one-time
purchase, flexible framework rather than "these pages on these days",
thinking and reasoning skills as opposed to "the right answer", and
finally - you can use your own resources or the ones suggested in the
& Serene Lim
David, Sarah, Aaron, Esther, Ruth
Singapore, Singapore 570222
Website : www.buildingupmoms.com
"While the current curriculum
sound, we felt that something
was lacking in it. God & His Word was just
one of the subjects to be taught to the children. To them & to me,
the teacher, it
was just another subject to be taught & graded.
We wanted more for them.
For them to know that everything should be viewed through a Christian
I had heard of SOW from the ladies on
MOMYS Digest & so decided to research it some more on your website. I
also joined the SOW Yahoo Group which has been most helpful in answering
certain questions I had.
After much prayer & discussion, we decided that we will go with SOW from
now on. We are really looking forward to delving deeper into Godís word
& more importantly, teach our children how to do it for themselves!"
Illinois SOW Representative
Candace, Theresa, & Bobby Joe
Gary & Michelle Cooper
St. Anne, Illinois
"I have been searching for a curriculum based on Scripture. I did try other
"Bible based" curriculums in which I was disappointed. I found many
integration points forced and used the Bible as reference rather than the
main text of the curriculum. And I have never been comfortable teaching the
Bible as a separate subject. I believe the SOW Curriculum will be used to
bring my family closer to God."
Louisiana SOW Representative
Ali, Austin, Jake, Jessica, & Jordan
Bobby & Sherry Arnold
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
"The SOW Curriculum is
really a manual on how to have a godly home built on the Rock of the Lord
Jesus Christ and His Word as the foundation of our lives. It builds family
unity and a love for God and His Word as you inductively study entire books of the Bible from Genesis
It's wonderful to see how all the academic subjects relate to God and His
Word. It's a great tool for Dad to use to be the spiritual leader of
The SOW allows us to teach multi levels
academically as well as how to pray, walk in Godly character traits,
memorize scripture, organize household chores, implement stewardship
skills, read about great heroes of the faith, learn about "His
Story" and how it all relates to Jesus. There are powerful creative
writing assignments relating the Old Testament to the New Testament.
Our favorite part has been the SOW
co-ops we do weekly with other families - such as literature, geography,
science, and the monthly events such as camping trips, Fall Harvest Fair,
family worship and Bible Studies, reenacting the Passover or the
Tabernacle. All these fun family events deepen our fellowship with other
The yearly notebooks that the children
create have become treasured scrapbooks of all that the Lord has taught
our family - The Lord is really our Teacher! Mom and Dad learn as much or
more than the children as we all become Students of the Word! ' The grass withers and the flowers
fade' - or you could say, 'Science withers and History fades,
but the Word of God abides forever!' The help and support we have
received from the SOW is not only priceless, but eternal!
Louisiana SOW Representative
Rachael, Nathan, Jonathan, & Meredith
Lavon & Jessica Welch
"We have been using the SOW Curriculum for 9 years. It has
unified our family because of our increased focus on the Word of God. The pressure of learning
the 'academics' usually crowded out Bible, prayer, and ministry; but the SOW Curriculum
has given our family the opportunity to disciple our children while meeting the required
educational standards in each subject. Our success in homeschooling lies in the fact that we
are in the Word of God continuously. "
Danielle, Stephen, Michael, Benjamin, Deborah, New Baby Bill & Chris Robinson
"We believe the Bible is the beginning of all knowledge and
true wisdom. A thorough study of the Bible is what our children's education has
been missing. Not only do we have an intense desire to see more discipleship in our
own family, but also in the
body of Christ. Most people do know know how to study God's Word effectively.
Though many churches have wonderful teaching ministries, they fail to
teach Christian's how to study and interpret the Bible for themselves. We
feel that the SOW Curriculum does this. We are excited to share the
discipleship and Bible study aspects of the SOW Curriculum with others,
including non-homeschooling families."
Matthew, Courtney, Brianna, & Phillip
Nelson & Brenda Minica
San Antonio, Texas
love the SOW, because it is Bible centered. We read and study the Bible on a
daily basis. It is easy to use with different age levels."
Florida SOW Representative
Mahalia, Samuel, Sarah,
James & Michel McNamee
"We are home
schooling because God has given my husband and I a mandate to
feed our children from the Tree of Life. We felt this could only be done
at home in HIS WORD. SOW is the most awesome tool,
we have found, to help
us accomplish our goal. Though
I had already purchased everything I intended to use for homeschooling,
one day as I was browsing through the "Teaching Home" magazine,
I came upon a SOW ad.
I heard in my spirit,
"This is the curriculum I (GOD) want you to use."
believe SOW is an awesome tool to disciple our children and raise up godly
Valerie, Elizabeth, Joshua, Robby, Scotty, Sam-Lee,
Hannah & grandsons...Andrew & Elijah
Bill & Sher Birmingham
"I can find no other curriculum that focuses on God's Word
while teaching all the subjects. I love the idea of teaching creationism,
not just as a religious idea, but a scientific one, and using God's word
to diagram sentences in English. I feel, if more people would understand
God's call to teach God's word in everything they do, this next generation
will be more on fire for the Lord Jesus Christ."
Hawaii SOW Representative
Timothy, Matthew & Andrew
Peter & Janice DeMichele
"Last year I was excited to find the curriculum I thought
would be good for my son, Timothy. When I sat down to review it with my
husband, Pete, I discovered that his plan for educating our children
was different than mine. His desire was for our children to learn the word of God and have a strong faith in God. Well, I was stunned! I was excited that my
husband cared and had strong convictions for the direction our family
would take, but, now, I needed to do more research. What I had
chosen did not have a Biblical focus at all. A good friend who uses the SOW
Curriculum showed me the material. We like the fact that our family
studies all of the Bible. We feel strongly about the need to train our children
in God's Word and we believe that schooling is more than just knowing the
& Cindy Morris
Ryann & Erin
"God directed us to the SOW Curriculum. Now, our family has been learning the Word of God everyday.
We believe in the SOW Curriculum's goal, to know God, and the method,
discipleship, because it lines up with the Word of God. It is
blessing our family tremendously. Thank you and God Bless!"