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Warning! Christian Alert!

January 4, 2013

I was a little surprised when I saw this review of my book Setting the Records Straight on Amazon.

First, because it was the first time I got only 4 stars, my first less-than-perfect score.  Second, because the reason for the score was because I expressed my Christian faith. Here is the review, so you can read it yourself:


Christian Alert
By J. McGrath, posted November 16, 2012

This review is from: Setting the Records Straight: How to Craft Homeschool Transcripts and Course Descriptions for College Admission and Scholarships (Paperback)

As a longstanding secular homeschooler, I like to know when I am buying something that has bible verses in it. That said, I appreciate the “can do” spirit, the obsessive detailing (so I don’t have to be obsessive from the ground up) and practical advice. It’s a tad bit aggravating that she uses her own very accomplished children as models–I would have appreciated some examples of medium-accomplished kids–but there is certainly enough information in the book to figure it out.


I have to say, my first reaction was to laugh.  I don’t actually remember including a lot of scripture in that book at all, so it’s mostly just references about me as a person.  And yup, I’m a Christian all right!  And by the way, if you would like to, you can leave your own review of the book here: Create your own review.

I understand the different religious views of people, and I hope you will do the same for me.  You may not agree with me on Bible verses, but it’s still reasonable for me to include references in books.  Please understand that I don’t try to mislead people at all.  99% of the information I provide will be helpful to everyone, Christian or not.  I try to focus on our common goal; our choice to homeschool our children through high school.

In my next book, The HomeScholar Guide to College Admission and Scholarships, coming this spring, I have included a scripture reference in each chapter.  I have also included a Princess Bride reference in each chapter!  So don’t worry! Each chapter will help you, whether you prefer your references from scripture or the Princess Bride or both!

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  1. Mary Jane says:

    I also was a ‘secular’ homeschooler. There is no doubt that many home school materials are too ‘Chistian’ for my taste, and I chose to avoid those. However, I never had that problem with Lee’s materials, presentations, or advice. I used Setting the Records Straight when I developed a transcript for my son who was happy when he got into his first choice college. So here’s my vote for Lee’s books, webinars, and general support (I was a happy Gold Care Club member), whether you are Christian or not.

    December 7th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

  2. Dana says:

    Lee, you are AWESOME. My two daughters are at George Fox University, with financial aid and an academic scholarship that I fully credit to your Set the Record Straight and other transcript making materials! I tell EVERYONE who asks, “I just did exactly what Lee ( said to do!” Not ONLY did the college LOVE my records, my oldest daughter (the year before) was accepted into a Skype-in high school, with all her homeschool high-school work transferring into their school. She was even able to graduate from the three-hours-away brick and mortar high school all BECAUSE of following Lee’s transcript instructions. A Public Charter High school accepting a homeschooler’s work! That is unheard of!Our whole family went down and she marched with 85 other kids. It was wonderful. Lee’s materials are a GIFT! Thank you, LEE!

    December 8th, 2013 at 11:45 pm

  3. Lee says:

    Thank you so much!!

    December 10th, 2013 at 7:10 am

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