It’s National Parent’s as Teacher’s Day!

Homeschool Parents, we are celebrating you!


Your decision to educate at home is commendable. What a sacrifice you are making for your family.

To celebrate all that you are working for, Master Books is offering Dr. James Stobaugh’s ACT & College Preparation Course for the Christian Student and SAT & College Preparation Course for the Christian Student at 70% off the retail price plus shipping! This offer is good through November 11th at midnight.

Dr. Stobaugh designed these resources to follow the format of the tests. As an ACT & SAT test grader, he offers your students a great advantage as they prepare for one or both of these important tests.


ACT & College Preparation Course for the Christian Student

A student’s ACT score is key in determining their eligibility for college scholarships and admissions. A higher score can mean thousands of additional dollars towards their college education, and in some cases a free ride!

Prepare to excel with the ACT & College Preparation Course for the Christian Student, written by Dr. James P. Stobaugh, an experienced ACT/SAT grader, graduate of Harvard and Rutgers, as well as Princeton and Gordon Conwell seminaries. With these 50 devotion-based lessons, Stobaugh expects “Christian students should score 4-5 points higher on the exam.”

Whether used over the course of a year or in 50 days, high school teens will:

• Master stress reduction techniques and test-taking skills

• Complete exercises designed to hone their English, Mathematics, Reading,
and Science skills

• Strengthen essay skills for the optional writing portion of the exam

• Develop and strengthen their faith in God and the authority of His Word.

This preparation course beautifully combines appropriate lessons and character devotions into a resource that will completely prepare a student’s mind, body, and soul for this very important test. It is all of these parts combined that make this the most complete guide to successfully preparing
for the ACT.

A free downloadable workbook is also available to accompany this resource at

Perhaps you’re planning to prepare for the SAT test instead? Or planning to take both? We’ve got you covered! Check out the SAT & College Preparation Course for the Christian Student also authored by Dr. James P. Stobaugh. This preparation course also includes a devotional aspect as well as Scripture meditation and memorization.

Over the next few years, Dr. James Stobaugh and Master Books® will be releasing additional titles to assist the home and private school educator in teaching history and literature. Master Books®, an imprint of New Leaf Publishing Group, is the world’s largest publisher of creation-based material for all ages; including apologetics, homeschool resources, reference titles, and quality children’s literature.

FREE Book Friday! SAT & College Prep for the Christian Student

You have the chance to win this book!

Today is once again FREE book Friday! You have the chance to win SAT & College Preparation Course for the Christian Student by Dr. James Stobaugh. This devotional format, literature-based resource provides the Christian student all they will need to adequately prepare for taking the test as well as many added bonus features including information to help with college admission essays!

Today, we will be giving away 3 copies of this book to 3 lucky winners! To win, you must answer the following three questions correctly and post your answers in the comment section of this post, re-post this opportunity to your social media platform of choice, and lastly tell us who the special student is you have in mind to use this resource (if that special student is you, tell us why you look forward to having this resource)!

1. The SAT I test is an __________ test not an achievement or intelligence test.
2. The SAT and College Preparation Course for the Christian Student is designed to prepare you academically and __________ for the challenge ahead of you.
3. On The SAT Day at 7:00 a.m., what actions does Dr. Stobaugh recommend?

-Please re-post this promotion to your social media platform of choice.
- Tell us who the special student is you have in mind to use this resource.

**Remember to click here, and check out the ‘look inside’ for help with the three questions.

The 3 winners will be announced here in the comments section TODAY at 4:30 pm CST.

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Thanks so much for participating and GOOD LUCK!

Guest Blog – Dr. James Stobaugh

This guest blog is provided by Master Books author Dr. James Stobaugh. He was a Merrill Fellow at Harvard and holds degrees from Vanderbilt and Rutgers universities, and Princeton and Gordon-Conwell seminaries. An experienced teacher, he is a recognized leader in homeschooling and college/SAT preparation. He has published several books for students and teachers. He and his wife, Karen, have homeschooled their four children since 1985.


Dr. James Stobaugh

I am fond of saying, “The single best preparation for the SAT is reading good books!” Such a timeless work for all ages is Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.  This classic has every vocabulary word I have ever seen on an SAT test!  And the SAT, in a nutshell, is a vocabulary, critical reading, arithmetic exam. It has three parts: a math section, a verbal section, and a writing section.  800 is a perfect score in each section with 2400 being a perfect score overall.  Good reading skills improve all sections.

I asked a former student, a law student at Columbia Law School, “What advice would you give students who take the SAT?” Her answer was to read the books at the back of my book, SAT & College Preparation Course for the Christian Student! “Don’t wait until the last minute,” my former student continued.  When should you begin preparation?  Formal planning should start around 9th grade—three years before the test is taken (ideally in June of a student’s junior year).

SAT & College Preparation Course for the Christian Student

The SAT is an aptitude/IQ type test (based on critical thinking theory) and requires from one to three years of preparation. The ACT, a very fine college admission test accepted by many colleges, is more of an achievement test based on information. You can prepare for the ACT in 50 days (I have a new ACT prep book coming out next spring that will have 50 lessons).

Another thing my former student advised? “Memorize Scripture—the discipline of memorizing the Word of God prepared my heart and spirit for the arduous undertaking.” Stress reduction—enhanced through Bible verse memorization—has uncontestable value to SAT preparation.  By the way, this student, equipped with the Word of God has both a high SAT score and a strong walk with God.  A winning combination!

Finally, my student offered, “Make a high score on the Essay Writing Section. It is a golden opportunity.”  This student used my SAT Essay Writing Workbook to increase her score. It is the easiest and quickest way to make a high score. Let it be your anchor score, a high score that pulls up all other scores.  An 800 on the writing will enrich the overall total score no matter what you make on the other sections.

In a society where formal education varies so widely, the SAT is a critical component for college admission. It is the only objective measurement a college has.  The truth is, the SAT depends heavily on empathic stress reduction and critical thinking, making it a true gift from God for the Christian student.   It is not knowledge that trips up Christian students most of the time; it is the time restrictions and inexperience with test-taking.  That can be taken care of easily.  With its emphasis on higher math, increased reading passages, writing samples and grammar, the SAT should generate unprecedented high scores for students who devote themselves to a directed course of instruction.

For more information Dr. James Stobaugh, click here.

For more information about his new book SAT & College Preparation Course for the Christian Student click here.

**Don’t forget, tomorrow (Friday) is FREE book Friday! We are giving away 3 copies of SAT & College Preparation Course for the Christian Student, make sure to check back for your chance to win!

SAT & College Preparation for the Christian Student

Achieve higher scores and a whole lot more!

Eliminate test anxiety with proven strategies and effective skill development in the SAT & College Preparation Course for the Christian Student by Dr. James Stobaugh.

This specialized course for the Christian student offers:
-Help in building disciplined study skills
-Development of an extensive vocabulary
-Encouragement in the development of writing skills
-Opportunities for writing practice essays
-Advanced reading selections to enhance critical thinking skills for both verbal and math problems
-Answers to general questions about the PSAT, SAT, and NMSQT tests.

“…seek to develop clear, articulate, well-educated, critical thinkers who will become world changers.”– Dr. James Stobaugh

There is also a FREE downloadable essay workbook available at:

Click here for more information about this resource and to look inside the book.