The School of the Family
The School of the Family
The family is the foundation of the civilization of love. It cannot be underestimated nor its responsibilities cast off to society’s whims and fancies. It is the front line in the renaissance of character formation. Yet, today, many families have drifted from this primordial calling. So, how can the family fulfill its true vocation without a new road map to lead the way? Journey alongside Chantal as she shares the highs and lows of her adventure through family life and how beautiful it is when God makes straight out of crooked lines. From childhood to motherhood and beyond, Chantal has wisdom to share on the role of the family and how it shapes us whether we want it to or not.
Trying to balance work, family, and spirituality in these difficult times?
THIS BOOK LIGHTS THE PATH.
The family is the foundation of the civilization of love. It cannot be underestimated nor its responsibilities cast off to society’s whims and fancies. It is the front line in the renaissance of character formation. Yet, today, many families have drifted from this primordial calling. So, how can the family fulfill its true vocation without a new road map to lead the way?
Chantal Howard, homeschooled daughter and now homeschooling mother, has sought to provide a response to this burning question. From childhood to homeschooling, to marriage and beyond, this work touches on the essentials for faithful living in today’s world. Journey with her through the story of her family and discover numerous practical suggestions and the wisdom of great saints and thinkers. Venture down the path of a rule of life that will help elevate you and your family to the heights.
The road is steep and hard to climb, but the family can triumph over evil if it is rooted in the power of Christ. Only truly courageous families will survive this expedition, so be sure to have this “survival manual” on hand.
TRANSFORM THE FUTURE.
“As one who has experienced the school of the family side by side with Chantal through faith, life, homeschooling, world travels and athletics, I can’t stress enough the great need in our day for families to discover the timely wisdom that is highlighted in this book. It is the perfect place to begin with your family if you wish to climb ‘to the heights’ of Catholic family life.”
2006 Winter Olympian, 2010 World Champion and recognized Catholic speaker
“The School of the Family, by Chantal Howard, is an intimate and captivating memoir of how wonderful Catholic family can be when lived out as God designed. The personal story, practical tips, fabulous quotes from scripture, wise scholars, and saints, are all valuable tools for any family striving to live holiness in their home and community. I highly recommend The School of the Family for all parents interested in growing spiritually. My own family has been challenged by the pearls of wisdom and fabulous insights within…”
Mother of seven and renowned Catholic author and speaker
Chantal’s deeply personal book shows how the “ordinary” life of a family is penetrated throughout by extraordinary grace. She paints a picture of the family that resonates with our deep longing for love, for God, for home, all while laying out a practical plan for renewal in the heart of your own family.
Catholic youth and young adult speaker and author
I’ve read plenty of books written by older women who have homeschooled, but I’ve never read—or ever seen—a book written by a young woman who has been homeschooled, and is choosing to homeschool her own children. Frankly, I was intrigued to discover how someone with such an extraordinary family, strong faith and beautiful soul developed—and how I could possibly guide my children to be like her!
Homeschooling mother and freelance journalist for ZENIT
Chantal Howard’s book is a sweet surprise. Once I started reading it, I couldn’t stop. Besides her timely wisdom about faith and family, she tells a great story. And why not? She has lived it.
President, American Chesterton Society