Your audiobook is waiting…

Not a Day Care

The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth
Narrated by: John McLain
Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (92 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

What has happened to the American spirit? We've gone from "Give me liberty, or give me death!" to "Take care of me, please." Our colleges were once bastions of free speech; now they're bastions of speech codes. Our culture once rewarded independence; now it rewards victimhood. Parents once taught their kids how to fend for themselves; now, any parent who tries may get a visit from the police.

In Not a Day Care, Dr. Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University and author of the viral essay, "This Is Not a Day Care. It's a University!" takes a hard look at what's happening around the country - including the demand for "safe spaces" and trigger warnings at universities like Yale, Brandeis, and Oberlin - and digs in his heels against the sad and dangerous infantilization of the American spirit.

©2017 Everett Piper (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    73
  • 4 Stars
    10
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    62
  • 4 Stars
    14
  • 3 Stars
    7
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    2

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    69
  • 4 Stars
    11
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    1
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Must read for every parent

Spot on and Well-written , I will definitely reconsider what colleges I send my kids to

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

The book comes from a fair Christian perspective

I am not a Christian, but I agree with the main thrust of this book. It is well worth the listen. I believe the author wishes to be fair with everyone and would not discriminate against someone with a different religion. he is mostly discussing the illogical of the new anti free speech movement, AKA label it "hate speech" then shut it down argument. He is promoting honest debate with courtesy for others.

I did not like the narrator's style or tone, but the subject is so important and the analysis so good I can overlook that.
Although I have been critical of some things the main message gets my positive approval. I recommend this book highly.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

From Mom and Dad with Love

Grandparents should read this book of wisdom and then send it to their adult children in hopeful prayer they will heed Dr Piper’s advice. This is much needed strong medicine for all parents.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent book that addresses today's problems

I loved the book. The content was great. I did not care for the narrator. He came across as the bully down the street, instead of the concerned Christian bringing forth truth.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Isaiah 3:12 in action

Dr. Piper brings a clarity of the “snowflake” movement through this book. The advice on what we as parents can do for our children before they encounter the liberalism that has flooded our educational system is common sense and appreciated. Dare to listen.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Spot on, SO practical and true!!! Read this book!

Finally someone has the courage to say what needs to be said without mincing words. This is a book everyone should read. Open your eyes and ears, people, stop being mindless cattle following the media andbthe person in front of you. We've all been given a brain, use it for a change.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A must read for every parent.

A must read for every parent. This book challenges the ways in which we have been taught to view higher education. It deals with the state of academia, and what is sold to parents as Christian college education. It considers the deep dangers of failing to discriminate between (and prioritize) the historical primary goals of a liberal arts education, being ultimately and in equal measures, the pursuit of truth and character, juxtaposed to the utilitarian materialistic focus that has decreased liberal arts education to it's current state of substandard scholarship, moral chaos and blind indoctrination.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Awesome

Amazing. it's EXACTLY what the parents of college bound yputh need to heed and implement in todays mess and confusion.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Every Parent Should Read this book

Outstanding book, a must read for high school students and parents. Buy it now and follow the direction

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • VC
  • 06-28-18

Builds to Let Down

The first half of the book was great discussing how much of a joke college has become and the consequences of raising a society of pussies that need to hug teddy bears because they cannot handle the real world. Sadly, the book diminished in the second half and basically turns into a sermon. Would have been much better without the preaching.