CLOSED || GIVEAWAY | Back to School

Congratulations to Eileen Curtis for winning one complete set of Leland Ryken’s Christian Guides to the Classics! Thank you to everyone else who participated. Be sure to stay tuned, as we will be having many more giveaways on the blog!

Back to School GIVEAWAY of Leland Ryken's Christian Guides to the Classics| HSLDA Blog

With the school semester starting soon, we thought we’d kick it off right with a giveaway!

Leland Ryken’s Christian Guides to the Classics are sold in the HSLDA Store. And coming August 31, we’ll be adding his 2 newest books! But you, readers, get the chance to win the entire set (10 books total, $40 value) right here on the blog, before the books are sold in the HSLDA store!


We’ve all heard about the classics and assume they’re great. Some of us have even read them on our own. But for those of us who remain a bit intimidated or simply want to get more out of our reading, Christian Guides to the Classics are here to help.

Back to School GIVEAWAY of Leland Ryken's Christian Guides to the Classics| HSLDA Blog

Christian Guides to the Classics are short guidebooks, where popular professor, author, and literary expert Leland Ryken takes you through some of the greatest literature in history while answering your questions along the way. Each book includes

  • Includes an introduction to the author and work
  • Explains the cultural context
  • Incorporates published criticism
  • Defines key literary terms
  • Contains discussion questions at the end of each unit of the text
  • Lists resources for further study
  • Evaluates the classic text from a Christian worldview

This complete series is sold in the HSLDA Store, along with other inspirational and educational resources for you and your family!

An Introduction to Leland Ryken’s Christian Guides to the Classics from Crossway on Vimeo.


To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment below (or email with your favorite item from the HSLDA Store! Once you’ve commented, you can choose from other optional steps below (simply select the Rafflecopter Giveaway link) to gain more entries into the giveaway. These extra options will increase your chance of winning.

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163 thoughts on “CLOSED || GIVEAWAY | Back to School

  1. Since I teach K-2nd World Geography, I would have to say my favorite item in your store is Passport to the World. However, I know that the Christian Guide to the Classics would make a phenomenal gift for my daughter who is majoring in English Education with the goal of teaching high school English.


  2. I have found Constitutional Literacy to be an invaluable tool in teaching my high school student. I have also learned a lot from it, as I was not privileged to be homeschooled! Thank you for making this great resource available!


  3. I have always been an avid reader, and I am excited to see my girls growing in their love for literature as well. What an exciting and helpful way to explore some classics together.


  4. I did not even realize you had a store. I would love to have these for the new school year and now I will check out your store. I learn something new every time I log on to your site. Thank you!


  5. I’m a new homeschool mom and new to HSLDA, so I wasn’t even aware there was a store!…but I would love to order “Building the Machine” soon. Having pulled my children from public school, the Common Core problem really hits home.


    • Building the Machine is a great resource to educate yourself and others about the Common Core. If you are interested in learning more about it, check out our Common Core tag on the blog for more posts and info both about the Common Core and Building the Machine. And check out our Common Core website for more info as well:


  6. I was excited to see that you have Adventures in Odyssey in your store. I grew up with them, and I am looking forward to sharing them with my own children. I read one of Ryken’s books in seminary and thoroughly enjoyed it, I’m sure these guides to the classics are wonderful!


  7. I have purchased the home school diploma, twice! I love the quality of it and both of my graduated daughters love it. I would to have the guides you are giving away for the 5 children I am still homeshcooling!


  8. New to HSLDA. Have a 3rd grader. We are still figuring out our way of homeschooling. Anything that guides us to the right path would be great.


  9. Thankful for the id cards for students and teachers. We have been able to take advantage of discounts that are offered for field trips and museums that we could not before.


  10. Very nice! I am very interested in the list of references for each book.
    If I must pick one item from the store, it would be the High School Transcript Service. I know it is going to come in handy really soon!


  11. I have 7 children and these classics would be great for them to read! We like the heart of homeschooling and recommend it often.


  12. These books would be an amazing addition to my daughter’s library, not to mention how wonderful they will be for her upcoming book reports.


  13. I can’t say that I have a favorite item from the HSLDA store, but I have purchased graduation items….does that count? I would love to win the books. Thanks!


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