Beautiful Feet Books began in 1984 as the solution to a homeschool mom's real problem of wanting to teach her children history without using a dry and lifeless textbook. Founder Rea Berg was initially inspired in this pursuit by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay’s For the Children's Sake. In applying Macaulay's philosophy along with the writings of Charlotte Mason, she created a living books approach to the subject of history.
Today, Beautiful Feet Books publishes and provides guides, books, and other products to home educators worldwide seeking to create an environment where learning is loved. This literature-rich approach introduces history to students in a way that is fascinating, relatable, and fun.
I have realized that studying history is a key to my children knowing what is truly important in life. I am so excited to have Beautiful Feet to guide us on this journey. — Jillian O'Connors
From our founding, Beautiful Feet Books has been a family-owned and operated business whose sole purpose is to help homeschool families navigate their children's education with passion and confidence. Our History Through Literature teacher guides support parents in teaching history, geography, literature, and social studies without the use of box curriculum and busywork.
Days are filled with reading aloud award-winning books, discussions between parent and child, and activities that reinforce the material and provide many opportunities for further interest-led study.
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Our Core Values
We believe generosity is kindness that exceeds expectation. In our relationships we strive to give with no reciprocal assumption. We give because we have been given much.
To continue our education beyond traditional school is a discipline and must be fueled by curiosity and the commitment to self-discovery and improvement. The more we learn, the more questions we have. We welcome the questions and know they're the path to wisdom.
Optimism runs deep here. We view every challenge and struggle as a new opportunity to choose to believe in hope, without reservation. The cynicism of the world tells us that this is childish and naive. In spite of this, we're enlivened to expect truth and goodness to take the day.
The true act of listening deepens our empathy and expands our horizons. We're committed to listening with the purpose of understanding, not replying. In listening we want to ensure that we're attentive to the heart.