Were you a consultant at one point? If you have the time, please feel free to watch the video above. This is cake walk for me. You see, that’s how Satan works. Personally, I didn’t really work much this month, I’ve been visiting family for 6 weeks. Personally, our family does not shop at Starbucks, Target, and is growing more wary of Disney by the day. He’s still using me, through my book selling, to reach women and until He leads me elsewhere, I’m assured His plan is sound. Leaders also like to say those people who were let go were terminated because they violated the terms outlined in the consultant agreement. This type of response is only helpful if the information was up-to-date. Littleton, MA 01460. I’ll keep that in the back of mind the next time an email comes in! I’m so thankful that I listened to what I know was the Holy Spirit warning me from it. I do appreciate others opinions but happen to disagree with this one. SCHOOL & LIBRARY. happy with what she does as a book consultant. Please get out of the bubble you live in and do your research. We will be held accountable, even if most of the books that we sold were incredible! Direct Sales implies that only you make a profit from your sale. So what’s the big deal? In the UK and Europe, you can buy directly from Usborne or from an Independent Usborne Books at Home Organiser. Usborne has no e-book format available for any book they offer and very few apps for purchase. If you are being a good steward and purchasing items which are not necessarily Christian, but do not violate principles in the Bible, then I don’t believe Biblically there is a problem. This business gives it’s consultants the ability to tailor themselves in a way they are comfortable, the books are educational and well made. My name is Tracy Pope and I am an independent consultant with Usborne Books & More and I would love to become your book … You’re welcome Denise, hope your day is blessed! Maybe then you’ll wake up and see the only people making money in the company is Randall White. I joined about a year ago. But what if you sell the books which are contrary to God’s Word to others through your site? If you disagree with anything they have to say, you can expect more than a slap on a wrist… which leads us to…. Read above… prove me wrong show me a payment stub after ALL expenses and labor and I guarentee you don’t make all you claim. Why not sell them? Feb 28, 2019 - So you want to be an Usborne Book lady? That is wrong. God is love, not hate. . don’t. ( Log Out /  I agree, though…5 or 6 year olds should not be exposed to that kind of stuff; only discerning, virtuous older teens or adults with purely educational motives. One book in particular (out of print, but still listed on the site) is a book of “true” ghost stories; that title alone made me really question if joining would be right. Which curriculum did you begin using after you decided not to use Sonlight? Maybe not even 2. Leaders love to use the term “blanket statements” when a consultant speaks of the company in generalities that in their mind is not true. I am so thankful I found your post! They sell a service like everyone else in the World pretty much. Add me to the thankful list! =) With any consultant-type job, there are always blips. Thank you for sharing your opinion. Would you be held accountable if other’s are lead astray because of something you sell them? would be foolish. Yes – I am an adult. Get reviews, hours, directions, coupons and more for Usborne Books and More (EDC Publishing). Your entire upline, just like Mary Kay makes money off you. Usborne Books & More is a division of Educational Development Corporation (EDC), a well-established company that has twice been recognized as one of The Best Small Companies in America and three times by Fortune Magazine as one of America’s 100 Fastest Growing Small Companies. I decided to check out Raising Homemakers and I found this and you are being a TRUE sister warning us. It has to do with Christians knowingly selling material that contradicts the Bible. I’d like to comment on the content of a book or product We continually strive to make our books accurate and relevant to our world, especially in relation to gender, disability and diversity. You are considered an “active” consultant if you buy or sell $500.00 worth of books. Is this for everyone not at all, don’t get me wrong I get your view point. Thanks for contending for the faith. It takes a few years, in the meantime you have a chance to still learn and grow and be a better person and still deliver books to children. A lot of people will sign up for a company like this and fail as they do not know how to market or sell a product. Take a government and civics class. Reader glasses as you will see plenty of links to articles. I don’t think you need to be this concerned about Sonlight. All these companies pump tons on money into things we disagree with as Christians (such as lobbing for the LGBT and same sex marriage and teaching evolution and the big bang theory in schools) but we continue to support them. Puzzles and activities from Usborne Children's Books. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Making money from items which directly oppose God’s truth about evolution and other things, is wrong. . Many of the reviews pointed out that the books present certain ungodly sexual practices and fantasies as normal and acceptable. On another note, I personally have no problem including the possibility that evolution and big bang did occur as part of her education, as long as she learns to attribute the possibility of these widely-accepted occurrences to the wondrous creative power of our God. Then why are you here if you don’t have time for “BS dissagreements.” Anywho…. This is my third year of using it, and, though there are mentions of evolutionary (maybe 2-3), there are biblical explanations in the instructional guides for teachers. Not a robot at all, I never claimed to make much money as a matter of fact. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I was going to start my comment out by saying, “You’ll probably take some heat for this article….” and then out of curiosity I read the comments and they encouraged my heart more than I can say! Thank you for YOUR OPINION. However, I would also like to point out that Zondervan Publishing, who prints a large percentage of the books at the various Christian bookstores, is owned by Harper Collins who prints secular books and the satanic bible! MLMs fail, you are part of a failing business model. On this website you can browse and buy Usborne books in English, French, German, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Dutch, Korean and Brazilian Portuguese. The problem lies in that as an Usborne consultant, you are still representing the ungodly books that they offer. We get a kick out of people who ask us if we’re angry.. sorry to burst your bubble (again) we believe in truth than the lies Randall and his women (that he enjoys saying he owns) who defend his words. Everything said here is SO true it’s insane! Without further ado, here are your top 10 reasons why you should not join Usborne Books and More. You have 3 months of “incentive period” to figured out if this job is for you or not, you still get books worth more than the kit cost with the purchase of your kit. If you express yourself even in such a way that you were looking for solution, or you are expecting to have a healthy debate among adult women on how to run a successful business, the bait and switch tactics go into full swing via Team and Advanced leaders and you are the bad apple of the bunch. Learn about Usborne Books at Home , including insurance benefits, retirement benefits, and vacation policy. Some of the same things you said bothered me about Sonlight (and we used permanent markers, too. Thank you so much for you care in this matter, sharing in such a gentle way and your encouragement to be more like Christ. Earning children’s books! We offer many different programs for all your school and library needs including Book Fairs, grant matching programs, reading incentive programs, and more. One book went so far as to imply Jesus was naughty and disobedient to his parents for disappearing at the temple. Points. You have a retail division that sells to stores at a wholesale price, and they are slowly ending relationships with some retailers. We don’t have to justify ourselves. We can run our businesses as we choose and can provide tailor-made suggestions to anyone concerned about content, just as we can find customers books about princesses, horses, or computer coding. We welcome comments and feedback on all aspects of our books, please email help@usborne.com with the subject line 'Comment on a book'. I asked my Facebook friends how they felt about the topic, and several folks said that they used the books, but…. Did the books in the video come from the Sonlight curriculum? It’s hard to tell whether or not a curriculum will work for you when you’re only looking at the brief overview online . This is a very misleading statement, often said by Team and Advanced Leaders. We used Sonlight and now use My Father’s World curriculum, for various reasons. I wish there were a list for Christians to reference in order to know before they buy if it contains non-Christian content. I have to agree with a previous poster, your POV is skewed. I believe so. Some are good but I have to agree with you on the point you made about evolution and nude picture are not something I want to teach my child at a young age. Lol, at least you’re making me laugh. They are engaging and children love them. You have a home sales division, which has an onslaught of problems that we will discuss in length. The CEO needs to pick a name and stick with it. I glazed over the topics or products that I did not like or would not use because I reasoned that’s how the world is, but reading this I feel convicted by it. The literature shows a “good” month with Usborne is $400.00 in sales, one venue event, and one educational event. So, basically just introducing the “truth” of other views and opinions. I hosted a party a while back, and have been really thinking about joining so I can get books at a discount. The classroom teacher receives 30% of the pledges in books, and the media center also receives 30%. So maybe things were that bad at one point. Consumers are going to buy a product at its lowest price anywhere they can find. I have a three-year old, and recently began using Usborne books to start up a little preschool program for her. I am so glad to read your article and see your video. What homeschooling mom wouldn’t love that, right? I am an Usborne consultant and have to say I liked reading your post. Almost everything has something secular tide to it… Unless it’s the bible. Not many to my knowledge.” We at Uzzies Uncensored have opinions as to why he chooses to call people rather than respond to grievances via e-mail. I am a Christian homeschool mom and I do sale Usborne books. You have 100 people selling under you, even if you earn $50 from half of them, is $2500. I have had help from the beginning and am moving my way up. However, I have read enough of their bible story books to determine that it’s pure twaddle. Do you bake cakes using Betty Crocker cake mix? I was planning on using Sonlight in the future and I thought it was christian based. I’m dumbfounded that they would include material like this. I stand by that. We are quite conservative Christians, so I have actually thought about this personally. Try to find a good support system. I’m grateful that my husband’s job supports us for the most part, but I feel empowered to be able to contribute to the family income and not having to worry about daycare taking a whole paycheck. This is just me, and no I won’t say I make a lot of money. Branding is so important to them…if that were true, we would know by what name to call the company. Whew! I would never, ever want material like that in my children’s hands, and there’s no way I can pass it on to another child. So for my household it’s a win win. I have eally enjoyed those we own. It is not wrong to share my heart on a topic, nor to publically review a company’s offerings. Thank you for sharing your heart. Randall White and his minons censor their consultants daily. Do you make money writing these post and articles? The student uses 40% of their total pledges to choose books at the fair. Like Mary Kay and all the other direct salea companies you are free advertising and marketing. So why you bust your ass for 600.00 for whenever you decide to work, they sit back and get a check from you and hundreds other. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves. I believe that sometimes things, like this, aren’t always cut and dried – it can be useful. That’s basically saying that any employee of any store or company anywhere in the United States, with the exception of the church and Christian companies, are going against the Lord. I am a little confused about why they are teaching evolution. The Usborne Book of Everyday Words in French (Everyday Words Series) (English and French Edition) by Jo Litchfield , Rebecca Treays , et al. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Although God has used this as a opportunity for me to speak to people about Him..Matthew 18:6 has really been speaking to my heart lately. Thank you for sharing your thoughts as I have been struggling with the decision to keep selling these books or not. But seriously, I dont need it staring me in the face from my bookshelf, nor do I want the existence of these titles in my home to showcase my immaturity to the world. Most people sign up to get their 25% discount for their own personal needs. Instead of blogging about things you dislike, maybe trying talking about the things you love. Hey I’m not one to tell someone to like something just because I do. Here are some books to start those conversations, whether your child is a toddler or reading middle grade. Congratulation on your freedom of speech. Did the company tells you that there could be these problems to face when you arrive at the office in the morning? 6: Unless you recruit and create a downline, don’t expect to make much money. For marketing materials all you need is a good printer and ink. Selling books that are neutral to issues of faith isn’t a problem, but selling or representing books that are ungodly is. The Usborne books that are usually shared by consultants seem harmless and good, but the company definitely endorses and sells the ones I’ve shared here as well. The BIG money in these type of business come from your downline. See what Love Through Literacy - Usborne Books & More (lovethroughliteracy) has discovered on Pinterest, the world's biggest collection of ideas. You know you never answered my question though and I didn’t say you were angry. Matthew 14:22-23 “Do you have faith? It gets her to meet her community and make herself known and trusted. I had to take a similar stand with a very well-known Christian University I attended. I had been considering purchasing and becoming a consultant. I have a question for you and it’s weighing heavily on my heart. I thought everyone else got it too… I didn’t know that also include the fact that you are speaking THE TRUTH. Read our interview with a former senior team leader. If your website expires, if you talk to your upline she’ll be happy to sell you the books for 25% off without you having to reactivate it for $8 a month. It is my whole hearts desire to please the Lord and to raise my children to love and obey Him. Tracy's Book Barn - Usborne Books & More. 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