“Throughout my years as an educator, no book has profoundly impacted my understanding, worldview, and art of teaching as much as Teaching Redemptively. For the first time, I learned what it means to teach in order that our creative-redemptive God is truly reflected in all aspects of the classroom. I have grown professionally as an educator and personally as a mother as a result of Dr. Graham’s work.”
Former Headmaster and Head of Curriculum
The Neighborhood School, Memphis, Tennessee
“Foundational and immediately useful, Teaching Redemptively transformed my view of the teacher, the learner, the learning process, and the purpose of education. Dr. Graham applies Christ’s work of redemption to all parts of the educational process.”
Elementary School Principal
Lenawee Christian School, Adrian, Michigan
“Teaching Redemptively is one of those rare books that leaves a lasting impact. In a thought provoking and creative way. Dr. Graham captures the very essence of what it means to teach as a Christian. This is not just another book on pedagogy; it is food for the soul.”
Former Executive Director
Restoration Academy, Birmingham, Alabama
"Donovan Graham’s new book, Making a Difference: Christian Educators in Public Schools, pulses with the heartbeat of God’s grace, just like his influential first book, Teaching Redemptively. Framed as an invitation to be 'the friend of God,' this book equips Christian teachers to work collaboratively, legally, and faithfully in the challenging world of public education. His unrelenting message to all teachers to serve their students from the deep reservoir of Christ’s unconditional love shines through, opening a much needed conversation about the crucial role of Christian teachers in public schools."
Dr. Rebecca Pennington
Associate Professor of Education
Covenant College, Lookout Mtn., GA
"As a Christian public school teacher, I clearly see the dark clouds which threaten our effectiveness in living out the image of God in our teaching: standardized test scores, pacing and curriculum guides, and an overall reductionist approach in regard to students. Making a Difference encourages and challenges us that to be teachers faithful to the Lord, we must never forget our calling is more than getting good test scores from our students. Our calling is to live out the gospel and present to our students the grace of the living and true God, even in the midst of public education."
Hixson Elementary School, Hixson, TN
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