HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: The Christian Home
Author: P.D. Wilmeth
Publisher: 20th Century Christian Foundation, republished in 1983
Language level: 1
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Reading level: Teens and adults
Rating: ***** 5 stars (EXCELLENT)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Wilmeth, P. D. The Christian Home (published in 1955 by P. D. Wilmeth, P. O. Box 24836, Dallas, TX 75224). Another book by Perry Davis Wilmeth, a gospel preacher, that would be suitable for young people to study about home and family life in a homeschool curriculum is The Christian Home. Intended as a six month’s course, it contains 25 chapters arranged under three headings, “The Right Start,” consisting of general material on marriage and the family; “Home Personnel,” with more specific instructions for husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, children, and old folks; and “Looking Forward,” about strengthening family life, avoiding wrecked homes, and preparing for “The Home of the Soul.”
Most of the lessons have some questions “to think about” at the end, and all of them list additional resources. There is also a compilation of “Selected References for Further Reading” in the back. The book was originally published in 1955 by Wilmeth. My copy, purchased in 1974 just before I graduated from college, was the 23rd printing. Apparently in 1983 it was republished by 20th Century Christian, now 21st Century Christian, a bookstore and publishing company identified with “mainstream” Churches of Christ located in Nashville, TN, with a different cover by Ralph Thurman showing a house, child, parents, and grandparent. However, as far as I can tell, it is no longer in print, but it still has a lot of beneficial information in it.