For the homeschooling mom who worries that she isn't enough:

You aren't.


Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace

You have everything you need to be the homeschooling mom you were created to be.

Teaching from Rest includes:

  • eBook

    PDF version of the Amazon-bestselling book, Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace.

  • Audio Companion

    Nearly four hours of audio conversations from some of today’s most inspiring voices. Andrew Kern, Dr. Christopher Perrin, Cindy Rollins, and Brandy Vencel chat with Sarah Mackenzie about how to put the principles from the book into action. All four conversations are delivered as mp3 files.

  • Printable Companion Journal

    The favorite resource of all- this printable companion journal will walk you through taking the big ideas in the book and making them come alive in your home.

Listen to a sample of the Audio Companion:

I know that a lot of people are going to be blessed by this book.

Andrew Kern CiRCE Institute

In Teaching from Rest, Sarah beautifully reminds us that we will never be able to give our children the ‘perfect’ education. Instead of crumbling under the weight of our attempts to do so, we can let the burdens fall off our tired backs.

Jamie Martin Simple Homeschool

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Complete Set

Includes PDF ebook, Audio Companion, and Printable Journal

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Includes Audio Companion & Printable Journal


Guarantee: If you aren't happy with your purchase, let me know and I'll refund you 100%, no questions asked.

You need this. In it is wisdom that takes my breath away. It’s both spiritual and practical- truly one of those rare, life-changing messages that no mother should miss.

Elizabeth Foss Small Steps for Catholic Moms

Teaching from Rest will fill even the most frantic, overwhelmed homeschooling mom with a deep sense of peace.

Jennifer Fulwiler Something Other Than God

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Sample: Teaching from Rest ebook

Teaching from Rest sample: Companion Journal

What others are saying about Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace:

If you read one book on homeschooling this summer, this book should be it.

Mystie Winckler, Simplified Organization

Teaching from Rest does not water down the value of academic pursuits. Rather, the virtue of lingering in wonder as you learn and teach adds depth and richness to education.

Emily Woodham, Mother & Homeschooler

A spark that ignites a fire, a draught of cold water after a desert marathon, or a mighty kick in the pants... if you read well, you might very well find your life transformed.

Melody Lyons, Blossoming Joy

As a mom who has graduated two daughters from our homeschool, I can say with confidence that living the kind of homeschooling- the kind of resting in God- that Sarah discusses has paid off enormously in our home. Teaching from Rest is an encouraging, humble, honest, and gentle book. It is a gem.

Karen Edmiston, Writer & Homeschooling Mother

Frequently Asked Questions:

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  • q-iconWhich should I buy- the PDF or the Kindle version?

    That depends. The PDF is (by far) the prettier book. By far. It’s the one I would buy if I were you. :)

    If you like to read on your Kindle (and you know you don’t need a Kindle to do that, right? You just need to download the free Kindle app from Amazon and you can read on any device or computer), the Kindle version is here.

  • q-iconIs there a print version? I like real books better than eBooks!

    There will be. Classical Academic Press will be publishing the print version in early 2015. I’ll keep you posted! In the meantime, the PDF can be printed like any other document. It’s 100 pages and contains lots of images, so be aware of that before you hit “print!”

  • q-iconI want to use my discount code on the Kindle version. How do I do that?

    I’m sorry. Discount codes work on items purchased in the store here on my blog (so basically, they work on everything except the Kindle version of the book).

  • q-iconMy book club would like to work through this. Do we have to each buy our own copies?

    I’m so glad. :) Each person in your group does need her own copy (it’s not permitted to make copies of the eBook, Companion Journal, or audio files for the members of your group). Head here to find out how you can get a discount for groups of 10 or more.

  • q-iconCan I give Teaching From Rest to a friend as a gift?

    Oh my, you certainly can. It’s a treat for me to hear that you’d like to! :)

    When you get to the payment form, click the tiny present icon to allow for gifting.

    To send a previously-purchased item as a gift, simply return to the URL of the product, and click buy again.
    Click the gift icon, fill out the recipient’s email and a personal message to them, buy it and send it.

  • q-iconWhat do you mean by 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed?

    If you aren’t happy with your purchase for whatever reason, then tell me so and I’ll refund your purchase 100%, no questions asked. I really just want this book and audio companion to bless you. If it doesn’t, then I’m happy to give your money back.

  • q-iconHow do I become an affiliate?

    Tell your friends and family about the Teaching from Rest eBook and Companion on social media, within an email, or on your blog, and you’ll receive 30% of every sale you refer. It’s really simple to sign up to be an affiliate! Just head here to get started.

  • q-iconWhere are the show notes for the audio files?

    Right here. :)

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Hi! I'm Sarah, author of Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace. I'm glad you're here! :) You can find out more about me here. I love hearing from you, so feel free to drop me a note anytime.