Monday, April 7, 2014

Why Christians Should Help Our Public Schools - A Book Review

This is a book review of the FRAMES book Schools in Crisis: They Need Your Help [Whether You Have Kids or Not] by Nicole Baker Fulgham with RE/FRAME by Kristine Somers and Jeff Martin. The FRAMES series by Barna Group provides information about studies done by Barna Group to help people get involved in causes in our country. (Find out more at or on their Facebook page.)

How are our schools in crisis? Why should Christians get involved? Why not just start our own schools? What can we do to help?
This short book answers these questions in a quick and concise form that can be shared with friends, family, church members, etc.

Inequality in American education is a social problem, and it's a big one. Many minority groups in this country don't make it to college. If they do, they are quite often woefully unprepared and many times do not finish. It is a shame that the quality of our children's education has to be determined by their zip code. Families that live in poorer neighborhoods already have trouble providing as many opportunities to their children outside of school. The schools do not provide as many opportunities, not necessarily because the teachers are not good teachers but often because they are underfunded and don't get enough help.

This book provides reasons why our schools are in crisis, statistics that show overwhelmingly that Christians want to help, and talks about what we can do to help. Take a couple of hours of your time to read this short book so you can get inspired or get ideas in your mind to help your local schools. When we invest in our children, we invest in our future!

I receive these books free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookLook Bloggers book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


  1. This subject has been something on my mind lately, and I did not know about this group or this book. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. This sounds like a very worthwhile read and hopefully provides some tools as well as inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I didn't know about this book either. Thank you for sharing. I will have to check this out.

  4. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing.