Book Review: Creation Regained – Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview

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International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal, ISSN: 1932-7846, Vol: 7, Issue: 1, Page: 7

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Lee, HeeKap
Christianity; Education
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It is my hope that most Christian educators have read Wolter’s book, Creation Regained. Since it came out two decades ago, this book has had a tremendous impact on Christians to be equipped with sound Christian worldviews, a sense of identity, and godly responsibilities. However, one may ask, “Does this book say something about the roles and functions of a Christian education?” In fact, it does. This book provides many practical ideas and applicable points regarding teaching and learning in faith-based settings. In fact, Wolter’s revisions to his original manuscript emphasize the proper role of a Christian education. I believe that education is a major concern of God and the Bible, as well as of Jesus. The first priority of Jesus’ early ministry focused on teaching. When he was arrested in Gethsemane, he clearly claimed that his earthly task was mainly teaching (e.g., “Every day I sat in the temple court teaching…”, Matthew 26:55). Clearly, education is crucial to transform the world as Jesus proclaimed. Even though this book doesn’t dictate the issue of Christian education, Wolters indirectly focuses on the purpose and method of Christian education with many practical ideas and examples. This review is divided into two parts: a brief summary of what Wolters said in this book, followed by an analysis of the purposes and processes of a Christian education based on his suggestions.