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As a parent, you want to send your children into the world with healthy minds and vibrant faith. You want to develop a strong foundation for them. But in our fast-paced, outcome-based, technologically driven society, it's easy to lose sight of the innocence, potential, and uniqueness of each child. Childlike wonder can become lost in the fog of formulas that view children through the distorting lens of social expectations. 

Awaking Wonder helps parents unearth the hidden potential of their child's imagination, learning capacity, and ability to engage authentically with the world. 

Best-selling author Sally Clarkson will help you reach your child's heart of wonder through the principles that guided her in raising four children, all of whom made it into adulthood with a vibrant faith intact and are now flourishing in creative, high-performing professions. Listen to this book to:

  • gain confidence in your role as a God-designed guide and teacher for your children 
  • help your children awaken to the wonder all around them 
  • develop healthy minds that can stand up against societal norms, providing them with a life-giving education and a love for learning
©2020 Sally Clarkson (P)2020 eChristian

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For parents and teachers alike

I am thoroughly enjoying reading 'Awaking Wonder'. This is a fantastic book to read, whether you're a parent or a teacher. I love how Sally reminds the reader that children are born with the innate desire to wonder, to imagine, to be creative and to learn. They do not need the pressure of testing and of sitting still and quietly. What really challenged me was how Sally described parenting children being like Jesus walking with and teaching his disciples. While I like to think I'm a fairly gentle parent, it challenged me to ask Jesus to continuously help me with my parenting... to be gentle, kind, patient and always loving. Children so deserve it. Thank you, Sally, for writing this book. What a blessing it has been to me and I'm sure many others.

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  • Go Packers
  • 23-08-20

so inspirational and insightful

I really found her story of how they raised thier children in the faith and love of God. using literature to inspire creativity and letting each child grow and develop at thier own pace and overcome what main stream would consider a defect in one of her children. I liver her honesty in talking about her struggles and pitfalls as well overcoming those.

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  • Eric K
  • 21-08-20

Oh Sally! She’s done it again...

If you’ve not been introduced to Sally before you are in for a treat. This book has been so encouraging and helpful for me - not having a Christian example of being a mother and not a clear picture of how, what, where to create wonder, but a great desire to do so. I love getting a clearer picture into their life and home: what it looks like to inspire and create an atmosphere of wonder. Primarily this book is scripturally grounded and Sally gives great insight and wisdom on how to create a wonder filled home that follows Jesus.

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  • C. Svell
  • 08-03-21

Encouragement for even seasoned homeschool mothers

I don’t know if I’d consider myself seasoned: I’m in my 5th year of homeschooling. I’ve recently hit a wall of discouragement, having thrown our regular curriculum somewhat to the side, except for math, and focused so much more on reading fantastic tales. I think it’s important to note that in my 11 years of parenting, I have resisted reading Sally Clarkson out of an overwhelming sense of inadequacy every time I catch a whiff of her flowery writing style— what a fool I’ve been to have stayed away!
What a Holy Spirit moment to have begun this book in the season of life I’m in, and to have it be THIS book of all of Sally’s books. I am so grateful for it.

Awaking Wonder was a balm to my home educator soul, and a balm to my mothering heart to hear the things which stirred me and my husband in the very first place to consider educating our children at home. What a boost and a happy retreat this book has been, especially to hear Sally’s own voice.
Thank you Sally, for this book. And now to discover the rest of your writing! -C. Svellinger

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  • Brandon
  • 11-10-20

Proof in the Pudding

There is such power in a testimony. I so honor the forerunners, the pioneers of Home Education. These families experienced tremendous opposition and more as they stepped out into a long forgotten art. This book brought me affirmation of my own ideals and hopes, as well as inspired me beyond! Sally is like the mama we all desire to give us that "you got this!" pep talk. She so gently encourages the heart to press on...one foot in front of the other. She pours out so much wisdom. You just HAVE to read/listen to this book!

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  • butterflygirl80
  • 15-09-20

One of her best!

I have read many of Sally‘s books over the years since I began my homeschooling journey. This is by far my favorite one yet! I think this should be required reading for anyone who is thinking of homeschooling their children. Thank you Sally!

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  • Marissa R.
  • 17-05-21

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I wish I had listened to this book several years ago; if it had been available! It would have been perfect for a beginner, or even a seasoned homeschooler in need of encouragement. I was full of doubts, questions and lacking support when I started, and I ended up quitting. I regret that we stopped homeschooling. If you are looking to start on this journey or questioning if you should continue, I encourage you to read it or listen to it. It was a wonderful source of encouragement, inspiration and eye opener! Thanks for writing it!

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  • Guy
  • 15-05-21

Sally is an inspiration. All Christian parents need to read her book!

Thank you for your encouragement to me on our journey of raising wonder-filled, God-fearing, culture changers. This book was incredible. It left such a good impression and I so enjoyed listening, that I purchased a copy and started highlighting and copying down my favorite quotes!
Did you KNOW you could inspire one so?
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  • Book
  • 29-03-21

Must heard!

This audiobook brings first time homeschoolers mom or veteran homeschool mom peace that the most important thing is relationship.

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  • 18-12-20

Inspiring

Once again Sally has blessed her readers with her biblical and beautiful ideals. Here she speaks of sparking wonder, building relationships, and helping our children to embrace a love of learning.

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  • EJD
  • 24-11-20

Narrator is NOT GOOD

As of now this book has 54 ratings and all are 5 star. I wonder what book they listened to? Maybe this book actually is really good, but I can’t get past the narrator. There is something off about her reading and her apparent disinterest (it’s the author! She should be the MOST interested in this book!). Her sentences all end with voice inflections- it’s REALLY hard to listen to. I actually am considering purchasing the physical book because it started off pretty good before she began droning on and on and on. Maybe the book actually is a five star read- but I will never know based on this audio version because I am giving up. I can’t do 5.5 more hours of this narrator.