It is a humbling and awesome experience to have written a book and as a consequence, engage with people all over the world about serious issues relating to children. I Twitter with people from over a dozen countries. I have met lovely people sharing common interests, raising questions about morality and children’s education that I find meaningful and profound. Simply stated, I am pleased and delighted, of course, but more than that, I am honored.
Moments ago I read a tweet—a ‘direct mention, I think its called—from Scott Kuhn. I met him on Twitter. His website is www.adadfirst.com. I loved the name. I was drawn to him. Scott ordered a book. He read it.
Scott just wrote a book review and sent me a message with the link See http://adadfirst.com/2011/05/review-the-good-the-bad-the-difference/
Scott captured the essence of what I think is important for parents. Here are a few paragraphs of Scott’s review:
But this book…this book is different. The delay in the review was caused not just by a busy schedule, but by reading, dog-earing, absorbing, thinking, and reading again.
First, there’s it’s a book written for parents and educators (but mainly to parents)…or in our case, we’re both (and we’ll get to that angle in a bit). In this respect, it is a bit like a handbook, but with the author’s real-life experiences teaching the very subjects in the Denver area added.
Second, it’s a book about values. How else to say this…our country needs this. It’s a not a religious-based black and white talk about values, either, but an extremely well thought out, very reasoned examination of ethics, the philosophy behind it, and logical reasoning based on values. Stunning, with great examples throughout.
Lastly, it’s about talking to our kids about these subjects. And that’s where the rubber really meets the road. Too many books over too many decades have given lip service to values (and the Christian community is no different). The book is filled with the author’s light-bulb moments when young students suddenly “got it”, and many times where they understood far more than we as adults give them credit for.
The book is fantastic. You need to read it…seriously.
I am honored that my words have been valued and appreciated by a serious person that advocates for children in a serious way.
Thank you, Scott!