God calls Christian parents to raise their kids for Him, loving Him with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength. But does this divine calling require a distinctively Christian education? Should Christian parents send their kids to public schools as "salt and light", or should they take their kids out of public schools to form distinctively Christian schools or home schools dedicated to holding forth Christ as Lord of all? Because our kids belong to God, are we called to surround them with a biblical worldview from the time they get up to the time they go down, including the hours from 8:30am to 2:30pm? Excused Absence is a powerful book that points Christian parents to a better way to educate their children. It is sure to inspire and motivate the growing Christian schooling and home schooling movements for many years to come.
"With all the gentility and tact of a desert prophet, Doug Wilson explains why Christian parents must say to their educational taskmasters, “Let our children go.” This book will convict, and I pray stop, countless parents from rendering to Caesar the things that are God’s—their children." —R.C. Sproul, Jr., Tabletalk