I mentioned recently that I’ve been deeply impacted by The Truth Project. One of my favorite sessions in the series is “The American Experiment” – an honest look at why and how our country came to be and what we have become in the past 200 years. It has been amazing to revisit the root system of our nation and rediscover the ways that our founding fathers sought to weave the truth of the Word of God into the fabric of our society. One big way they accomplished that was to start early. The New England Primer was the first text book ever written for American education and was used from day one in public school. First graders then learned English through a context of the Word of God and principles of morality were woven into every area of education.
Take a look at these spelling words:
And moral precepts:
So, for Christmas I really want a New England Primer. And that should be no problem because copies are easy to get a hold of, and pretty inexpensive. Except I don’t want a copy.
I want this one.
I went to public school in 1971 and in 1971, I learned that Spot can run instead of learning the dangers of covetchesness, covetting, covetousness. Therefore, I am a product of my education and have no choice but to continue wishing for this book. How about you?
If money was no object, what would you want to find beneath your tree this year?
Dreaming of reading,