Rebbecca Devitt is the author of Why on Earth Homeschool: The Case for Australian Christian Homeschooling.
An Australian Christian and a homeschool graduate, Rebbecca enjoys fellowship, Bible study and talking to others about Christian homeschooling.
Rebbecca homeschooled in a Christian family after three years in a Christian school (see Rebbecca’s story in her interview).
She attended a church group made up largely of homeschoolers.
Rebbecca feels overwhelmingly blessed by her parents, who pulled her out of school (which she really didn’t like!) to homeschool.
Rebbecca did a nursing diploma before entering university (using a portfolio system) to study a Medical Science degree.
She decided to study to become a doctor and applied for and got accepted into the University of Wollongong Medical School. After a year of study, Rebbecca became sick and had to defer her degree.
However, she never went back because she realized she wouldn’t have a good family life or be able to homeschool if she finished her medical degree.
She is so thankful to God for bringing her to this hard decision!
Rebbecca is married to Tristan and has an enthusiastic dog, Molly, and a cranky rabbit, Chester.
She also has a gorgeous boy called Luke who is currently a ‘preschool homeschooler’.
The author enjoys being a keen advocate of homeschooling in around the world and lobbies state and federal governments on this topic.
When it comes to writing, Rebbecca likes to write about issues affecting public, private and Christian schools as well as other subjects affecting Christians today. As well as her book, Rebbecca has written for different publications such as the Gospel Coalition and the Homeschooling With Hearth blog.
In time, Rebbecca hopes her book will affect hundreds of Christian parents, and influence them to choose the best path of Christian education available today, which is diligent Christian homeschooling.