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Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic

Imagine getting through your busy day without hands or legs. Picture your life without the ability to walk, care for your basic needs, or even embrace those you love. Meet Nicholas Vujicic (pronounced VOO-yee-cheech). Nick was born in 1982 in Melbourne, Australia, without arms and legs, with no medical explanation or warning for his condition….

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Sarah Mackenzie

Sarah Mackenzie

Sarah Mackenzie started the Read-Aloud Revival podcast on a whim. That fateful decision resulted in a highly-rated show that, 2 years later, has over 1 million downloads and reaches tens of thousands of listeners with each episode. For over two years, she’s been interviewing leaders, authors, and experts in the read-aloud movement, connecting them with…

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Judy Sarden

Attorney Judy Sarden

Judy Sarden has been a corporate attorney and entrepreneur for over twenty years. After feeling the need to home educate her children, Judy left her corporate legal job and began working for herself at home as a contract attorney, business advisor, writer, and career coach. She is passionate about helping families develop an entrepreneurial spirit…

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Dr. Angela Gonzales

Dr. Angela Gonzales

Dr. Angela L. Gonzales (Dr. Angie) is a Pediatrician, Licensed Davis® Facilitator, Licensed Davis® Autism Approach Facilitator/Coach, parenting specialist, transformational speaker, and mother of three. Currently, Dr. Angie owns and runs Dr. Angie’s Place in Norco, CA. Dr. Angie’s Place is a Learning and Wellness Facility where Dr. Angie uses her Davis® Facilitator License, medical…

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J Warner Wallace

J Warner Wallace

J. Warner Wallace is a cold-case homicide detective, adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University, popular national speaker, and author of Cold-Case Christianity, God’s Crime Scene, and ALIVE. His professional investigative work has been featured repeatedly on Dateline, FOX News, and Court TV. J. Warner’s professional investigative work has received national recognition; he’s been awarded…

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Mike Berenstain

Mike Berenstain

Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bear books in 1962. Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents work together to write about and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too. Though Stan died in 2005, and Jan in 2012, Mike continues to create the delightful Bear adventures…

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Wendy Speake

Wendy Speake

As a trained actress and heartfelt Bible teacher, Wendy ministers to women’s hearts through storytelling and Biblical life application. She utilizes drama, comedy, poetry, and the study of God’s Word. During her career in Hollywood on shows such as JAG, Melrose Place, Star Trek Voyager, and Roswell, Wendy found herself longing to tell stories that…

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Christopher Perrin

Dr. Christopher Perrin

Dr. Christopher Perrin is an author and national speaker for the renewal of classical education. He is the publisher at Classical Academic Press. He serves as a consultant to classical, Christian schools, and homeschool co-ops. He is the Director at the Alcuin Fellowship with the Institute for Classical Schools and is the Vice President of…

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Dr. Carol Reynolds

Dr. Carol Reynolds

Dr. Reynolds was long a professor of Music History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. Since retiring, she has focused her professional career outside of the university walls, teaching and speaking on the importance of the fine arts to homeschoolers, concert audiences, and travel enthusiasts. For decades, she has served as an educator for…

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Janice Campbell

Janice Campbell

Janice Campbell and her husband Donald homeschooled their sons from preschool into early college using a lifestyle-of-learning approach influenced by Charlotte Mason, classical learning, and the Thomas Jefferson method. Her books and resources reflect Janice’s focus on twaddle-free, literature-based active learning (she did have boys, after all!). Janice speaks at conferences nationwide on subjects including…

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William Federer

William Federer

William J. Federer is a nationally known speaker, best-selling author, and president of Amerisearch, Inc., a publishing company dedicated to researching America’s noble heritage. Bill’s “American Minute” radio feature is broadcast daily across America and worldwide via the internet. His “Faith in History” television show airs on the TCT Network on stations across America and via DirectTV. Born…

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Dr. Inge Auerbacher

Dr. Inge Auerbacher

Dr. Inge Auerbacher was born on December 31, 1934 in Kippenheim, Germany, as the last Jewish child born in the village. She remained an only child. She experienced Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass) as a 3-year-old child. Her father was a disabled war veteran from WWI and had been awarded the Iron Cross, but…

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Nick Vujicic

Life Without Limbs: Nick Vujicic

Imagine getting through your busy day without hands or legs. Picture your life without the ability to walk, care for your basic needs, or even embrace those you love. Meet Nick Vujicic, born without arms and legs, with no medical explanation or warning for his condition.

But the victory over his struggles, as well as his strength and passion for life today, can be credited to his faith in God. His family, friends, and the many people he has encountered along the journey have inspired him to carry on as well.

Michael Franzese

Former Mob Boss on a Mission Transforming Lives: Michael Franzese

Michael Franzese grew up as the son of the notorious Underboss of New York’s violent and feared Colombo crime family. At the age of 35, Fortune Magazine listed him as number 18 on its list of the “Fifty Most Wealthy and Powerful Mafia Bosses,” just five spots behind John Gotti.

But this former “Prince of the Mafia” is now a man on a mission, determined to use the compelling experiences of his former life for the benefit of others seeking redemption and forgiveness.

Jeff Foxworthy

Comedy Show with Jeff Foxworthy, the largest-selling comedian of all time with over 13 million albums sold

Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. He is the largest-selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee, and best-selling author of more than 26 books. Widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes well beyond them to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature.

John Crist

John Crist

From joking about texting and driving and the ills of social media, telling people their children aren’t winners, or breaking out into choreographed dances in Hobby Lobby, Crist performs from a point of view that’s distinctly his own. His style of edgy but clean comedy keeps him on the road for a whirlwind schedule of over 250 live shows per year.

Rea Berg

Rea Berg

Rea Berg founded Beautiful Feet Books in 1984 to encourage the use of classic and historic literature in the home schooling community. She has written numerous guides for teaching history through literature that have won Reader’s Choice awards and Best Picks in the home education arena. She has brought back into print many notable children’s…

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Shelagh Gallagher

Dr. Shelagh Gallagher

Dr. Shelagh A. Gallagher is a nationally-recognized expert in gifted education and Problem-Based Learning. Prior to her current role as consultant and author, she spent 13 years conducting research and teaching graduate courses in gifted education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She also spent three years working at the Illinois Mathematics and…

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Dr. Melanie Wilson

Dr. Melanie Wilson

Dr. Melanie Wilson is a Christian psychologist turned homeschooling mother of six. Two of her sons are now attending college, leaving her with children ranging from a 5th-grader through a high school junior that she is still homeschooling. She credits God and her husband of 24 years for the time to write, speak, and homeschool…

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Dr. Duke Pesta

Dr. Duke Pesta

Dr. Duke Pesta serves as the Academic Director of FreedomProject Academy, a live online school that is faithfully educating America. FPA is Common Core-free, offering individual classes and complete curricula for students in kindergarten through high school. Dr. Pesta is also a tenured university professor and author. He received his Masters degree in Renaissance literature from John Carroll University and his Ph.D….

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Sheila Carroll

Sheila Carroll

Sheila Carroll is co-founder of Living Books Curriculum, a K–8 Christian program of study based on the visionary philosophy of Charlotte Mason. A homeschooling parent and grandparent with master’s degrees in Children’s Literature and in Educational Leadership, Sheila is an author of many books, an educational consultant, and a professional storyteller. She and her husband…

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Wynter Pitts

Wynter Pitts

Wynter Pitts is the founder of For Girls Like You Magazine and the author of For Girls Like You: A Devotional for Tweens and You’re God’s Girl! The mother of four girls herself, Wynter’s mission is to empower and equip girls to walk boldly into becoming who God has created them to be and to…

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Paige Hudson

Paige Hudson

Paige Hudson first acquired an interest in science while watching a flaming gummy bear shoot across the room during her first day of high school chemistry class! Her interest quickly developed into a passion, which led to her receiving a B.S. in Biochemistry from Virginia Tech. A week after graduating from college, Paige married her…

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David Gibbs III

Attorney David Gibbs III

Attorney David C. Gibbs III is the President and General Counsel of the National Center for Life and Liberty, a ministry organization that defends life and liberty freedoms nationwide. Mr. Gibbs speaks regularly to audiences in churches and conferences while also litigating cases as a trial attorney. He has authored five books including Fighting for…

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Michael Clay Thompson

Michael Clay Thompson

The author of seventy books and more than 200 articles, Michael Thompson is a writer, consultant, and presenter at system, state, and national conferences for homeschool and for gifted education. He has served on the Board of Directors of NAGC (the National Association for Gifted Children), is past President of the Indiana Association for the Gifted,…

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Michael Gurian

Dr. Michael Gurian

Michael Gurian is a marriage and family counselor in private practice and the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-eight books published in twenty-two languages. The Gurian Institute, which he co-founded, conducts research internationally, launches pilot programs, and trains professionals. As a social philosopher, Michael has pioneered efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain research into…

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Anthony Esolen

Dr. Anthony Esolen

Anthony currently serves as professor of English at Providence College, and is perhaps best known for his widely acclaimed translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy. He has also authored several original works, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization and the satirically-titled Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child. He regularly writes for…

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Kathy Kuhl

Kathy Kuhl

Kathy Kuhl helps parents help children with challenges. After homeschooling her son with learning disabilities, she wrote Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, a handbook for helping children with challenges including learning disabilities, attention deficit, autism, and giftedness. This book is based on interviews with 64 families homeschooling children with learning challenges, and on her own research…

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John De Gree

John De Gree

John De Gree is the founder of The Classical Historian. Originally from California, he studied history and language and worked and lived in Turkey, Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia for five years. Working in private, public, and homeschool education for over twenty years, he saw the great lack of critical and independent thinking in history education….

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Kristen Eckenwiler

Kristen Eckenwiler

Kristen Eckenwiler graduated with honors from the University of Central Florida, where she earned a Masters degree in Reading. She has taught first-, second-, and fourth-graders in the public schools, as well as a variety of courses in elementary education at the collegiate level. Additionally, she has taught writing and literature classes for the homeschool community….

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Lita Cosner

Lita Cosner

Lita Cosner became a Christian in 2002, partially as a result of creation materials she found through Creation Ministries International, which answered her questions about the Bible and Christianity (see her own account). She joined CMI as Information Officer in 2010, and is a prolific contributor to their website, Creation magazine, and the in-depth Journal of Creation….

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Dr. Peg Dawson

Dr. Peg Dawson

Peg Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP, received her doctorate in school/child clinical psychology from the University of Virginia. She worked as a school psychologist for 16 years in Maine and New Hampshire, and since 1992 has worked at the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she specializes in the assessment of children…

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Dr. Jen Spencer

Dr. Jen Spencer

Dr. Jen Spencer spent eighteen years as an educator in public, private, and home schools teaching students from preschool all the way through high school. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from Winthrop University in 1996. She then went on to earn a Masters Degree in Elementary Education and a Doctor of…

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Dale Gamache

Dale Gamache

Dale Gamache has over 32 years’ experience teaching the Spanish language. He has taught elementary, middle, and high school students in the Volusia County, FL school system, including the past 29 years at Seabreeze High. Señor Gamache and his family established their own private Spanish language after-school program where they taught public, private, and homeschool…

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Ed Zaccaro

Ed Zaccaro

Ed has taught students of all ages and abilities since graduating from Oberlin College in 1974. He holds an Iowa teaching certificate with K-12 endorsement in Gifted Education and a Masters degree in Gifted Education from the University of Northern Iowa. Ed is a popular presenter at homeschool, math, and gifted education conferences around the country,…

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Scott Klusendorf

Scott Klusendorf

Scott Klusendorf is the founder and president of Life Training Institute (LTI), which was established in 2004 to challenge and equip pro-life advocates to persuasively defend their views in the public square. Scott travels throughout the United States, Canada and Europe training groups of people to engage the conversation about abortion. He contends that the…

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Dennis DiNoia

Dennis DiNoia

Dennis DiNoia, M.A., Ed., has been immersed in education for over 30 years. He holds a M.A. in Education from the University of South Florida and has been a Florida State Certified Secondary Mathematics Teacher since 1988. He is affectionately known to all of his students as “Mr. D.” After recording over 500 instructional videos…

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Brandy Vencel

Brandy Vencel

Brandy Vencel is a Christian wife and homeschool mom of four children ages 8–14. She invited Charlotte Mason into her heart in 2005 and never looked back. Brandy spends most of her spare time writing for her blog, Afterthoughts, designing her phonics curriculum (Teaching Reading with Bob Books), and hosting the popular Scholé Sisters podcast….

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Connie Albers

Connie Albers

Connie Albers has spent much of her adult life as a homeschool mom and mom-preneur with an outreach and ministry to homeschool parents through her speaking and various leadership roles. She is a respected leader, social media enthusiast, and trusted homeschool mom who understands the challenges of balancing the demands of life and homeschool. Connie…

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Shanda Cadet

Shanda Cadet

As an entrepreneur, empowerment speaker, wife, and mother of 6, Shanda Cadet is the epitome of a millennial renaissance woman. Born in Grand Rapids, MI, and currently residing in Atlanta, GA, her diverse portfolio includes operating a heating & air conditioning company, a baby lifestyle brand, and a printing company, as well as handling real estate investments….

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