"Towards the end of his book, John Shortt quotes Samuel Rutherford: 'Grace groweth best in winter,' then remarking 'the classroom at times can be a very wintry place.' For those who desire to be faithful servants of Jesus even in 'the wintery places,' this book offers a deeply Christian, deeply spiritual, and deeply personal reflection. This is an inspirational read for those who aspire to be 'Bible-shaped' in their ministry of teaching."
--Trevor Cooling, Professor of Christian Education, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK
"This is a book unlike any other. It's intended for Christian teachers no matter what age. It's full of practical ideas and the distillation of biblical wisdom and a grandfather's lifetime of experience. John's conversational style is engaging. The chapters are short. They contain thought-provoking questions for personal reflection and corporate discussion. The book explores in a fresh, relevant, and creative way what it means to be shaped by God through the Bible. It debunks the trivial and inappropriate ways in which some educators misuse the Bible in their lives and in their classrooms. It is truly an inspirational book for our times."
--Bryan Cowling, Executive Director, Anglican Education Commission, Diocese of Sydney, Australia
"John Shortt is a humble, thoughtful, and expert educator who has thought long and hard about the calling of the Christian in the classroom. He offers us here an accessible, warm account of how Scripture can bring life to the work of the present-day teacher. Anyone seeking to teach more wisely and faithfully will find welcome food for thought and a winsome guide in these pages."
--David I. Smith, Director, Graduate Studies in Teacher Education, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
"In this book, John Shortt gives a convincing explanation of how to teach Christianly with integrity. Informed by experiences with Christian teaching all over the world, the author tells about teaching practice in an engaging manner and gives many useful suggestions. This book will be a valuable guide for Christian classroom teachers worldwide and can be recommended for use in post-initial teacher training."
--Bram de Muynck, Associate Professor of Christian Teaching, Driestar Christian University, Gouda, the Netherlands
"Readers will delight in how Shortt uses stories to invite his readers to allow the Bible to shape all aspects of our lives."
--Ken Badley, Professor, George Fox University, Newberg, OR