I have noticed this for years, yet so many people rave over this company. 3: Usborne does not know what kind of company they are. Did the books in the video come from the Sonlight curriculum? See what Love Through Literacy - Usborne Books & More (lovethroughliteracy) has discovered on Pinterest, the world's biggest collection of ideas. I have a few of their books but I don’t think they’re as great as everyone makes them out be to. Wow I had no idea! I am an independent consultant with Usborne Books & More. I commend and admire you for that. Huh! I do not wish to argue this point, but to indicate some other troubling stuff we mom’s need to watch out for as we select from amongst these otherwise awesome books: 1) Emphasis on climate change and global warming. Did you start again? Every team has a list of books that have controversial topics or images that you can avoid. If you knowingly sell somebody something which only strengthens their stance that God did not create the world and people (and thus stealing His glory and ownership), will God hold you accountable? Usborne Books. happy with what she does as a book consultant. 9: The books Usborne Books sells are available elsewhere, and often at a lower price. While you will not find all selections, you can find many, if not all books available that an Usborne Consultant sells elsewhere, including: Amazon, Ebay, Barnes and Noble, Half Price Books, and other retail and toy stores, often at a much lower price. Consumers are going to buy a product at its lowest price anywhere they can find. Thanks for the review. While knowing that Usborne is a secular company, I do like their general knowledge books with the engaging flaps and other manipulatives offered. This is a very misleading statement, often said by Team and Advanced Leaders. If you are going to avoid something like Usborne Books because of pro-evolution and “nudity”, which, by the way is natural and how God made us, you are going to have to look into EVERYTHING you buy, sell. I am so thankful I found your post! As a consultant, I have never sold a book that I didn’t personally recommend or show during a party or conversation with a customer. By the end of 6 months, your personal catalog will be marked with what is not available more than what is. 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 bought the consultant starter kit and immediately had hesitations after opening the first book. I used to live in UK and I have a lot of friends that lived there, Americans, that loved and knew Usborne Books from there and made regular trips to the book store to buy them almost every month. Evolution and old earth/big bang theories were taught as fact. 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. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The problem with evolution is simple… it steals glory from God, and our whole lives should be based around giving God glory! 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. Several earth- and geography-related titles work these annoying, preachy, people-are-destructive, environmental themes into their content. I’m blessed to have this platform to share with other women. The CEO of the company is present and says “How many CEOs are willing to call you and speak to you? 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. My stance now is that everything we do should be to glorify God, and we should “avoid evil” as scripture teaches. I signed up about a year ago with Usborne. I walked in this business being conscious that is not something you get rich overnight with, or probably ever. Hi Kate! Some of the same things you said bothered me about Sonlight (and we used permanent markers, too. I completely agree with you, and thank you so much for adding your insight. From my experience, most Usborne books are really great. I got a check for $2.00 while my upline made money off of my $2500.00. I needed this. Hi Shanon, Sonlight’s philosophy is to include some secular books with mild language, evolutionary teachings, etc., if they believe that the good outweighs the bad. But I’m not doing this to make a lot of money. I pray the Lord will bless you for standing up for His truth, and the Bibles account of creation. Now, before I go any further, I’m going to share a short 10 minute video about this topic. Thanks for contending for the faith. Gods word is true. I am coming out of Usborne and I am glad to have found your post. Rhonda Abrons of Demand Media describes each. Many publishers are also designing their books into apps for tablets and providing an e-book format. Can you sign up 100 people in a year? There is a difference. Maybe you misread when I said you can order that stuff from the supply list. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves. Add me to the thankful list! 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. Stop blaming the company. It is frowned upon that consultants sell to other consultants to get rid of their inventory that did not sell, or because they want to shut down their shop and if you do, you must sell your books for at least 25% off. I have several Usborne books, they are amazing for homeschooling and I am very strong, devoted christian. Thank you for sharing your convictions on this. I don’t think you need to be this concerned about Sonlight. I’m so glad that you found this post helpful. This is really weird! would be foolish. Family Owned & Independently Operated by Valerie & Dan Dahlgren 2543191701 Now, I am no prude; I suffer from a weakness for giggling at relatively innocent bathroom humor. Another thing you must consider, whether you like it or not, this market in general, is shrinking. ) Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day. Personally, our family does not shop at Starbucks, Target, and is growing more wary of Disney by the day. I’m an Usborne ESR consultant and do it in my free time. I chose to become a consultant when I was definitely less aware of these things but am still selling. I decided to check out Raising Homemakers and I found this and you are being a TRUE sister warning us. I have had help from the beginning and am moving my way up. Yes. None of us are unhappy, we are exposing the truth about a company that is not honest in its business practices. It gets her to meet her community and make herself known and trusted. Please pray for me as my husband and I discuss how we should think on this and move foreword. Do you want numbers? Will I continue to shop at the Christian bookstore? I don’t know about you, but my God is bigger than some naked cartoons and some references to Big Bangs. My views are my 1st Amendments rights. . Products and services are presented to consumers at work or home by an independent salesperson. Yes – I am an adult. 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I’m dumbfounded that they would include material like this. So I guess you never shop at Target? 45 The Ln. They sell, you earn a portion of their money. Oh, Blogger!! When is the last time you had a Starbucks Coffee or shopped at Walmart or even bought a Disney movie or toy? Would you be held accountable if other’s are lead astray because of something you sell them? Blessings! On the other hand, the anatomy titles for young kids seem to be excellent informational sources. I know that if you walk in Books a Million to buy a book for your child you will encounter the same worldly viewpoints so I don’t necessarily want to stop buying, but do I want to sell? I thought everyone else got it too… I didn’t know that also include the fact that you are speaking THE TRUTH. So what’s the big deal? When policies change, so do my shopping habits. ( Log Out /  While its not always easy to explain disability to children, books have a way of illustrating what really matters, and bringing it to their level. So now the question remains–if I’m already a consultant, how do I quit? I hosted a party a while back, and have been really thinking about joining so I can get books at a discount. Selling to your friends, family and blog readers is one thing. Even though I could choose not to read those books to my kids, I can’t justify allowing the opportunity for such garbage to be given to other children, and furthermore to profit from it. Congratulation on your freedom of speech. ( Log Out /  And the same holds true for any influence that we allow into our home. I have to agree with a previous poster, your POV is skewed. I have a question for you and it’s weighing heavily on my heart. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. And it’s always just enough to help cover unexpected expenses so it won’t effect our tight budget. Tracy's Book Barn - Usborne Books & More. Too incinvienient to stand up and do the right thing? So for my household it’s a win win. God is who created the earth and man, and evolution is man’s way of explaining it in our own terms. Take a government and civics class. (There are still so many more I’d love to buy, and my son loves the ones we already bought.) Not a robot at all, I never claimed to make much money as a matter of fact. You wrote a blog, people comments on it and you just reply arguing, never answering the question, implying things that have not been said, quoting articles with no reference or link… it’s really confusing really and very not productive. I have an electrical engineering degree and I’m a single parent. Your upline is required to pump you full of positive fluff and stuff or they are reprimanded or fired. Usborne Books & More children's books, Kane Miller Publisher, Austin TX, book fairs, fundraisers, host online & home parties, business opportunity, school, library, preschool events, Top 150 books, Award winning books. You have much, much ground to cover. The student uses 40% of their total pledges to choose books at the fair. Have you lost a lot of money? The BIG money in these type of business come from your downline. This is a major fail in my book. Please read through the DSA’s website carefully. Great, thought provoking post. Your entire upline, just like Mary Kay makes money off you. #Titus2sDay , I totally agree, Sarah, thank you so much for stopping by! 3) Disgusting, demeaning bodily function titles. Her book parties bring in way over than $400.00 in sales and she makes more than $100.00 per party. And how many of you believe it? I would file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and read what your rights are on the Direct Selling Association’s (DSA) website. I don’t know about you, but I enjoy checking my email inbox. How many people reading this went to public school? But, one rotten egg will spoil the whole dozen if cooked together, and this is simply a caution for Christians (not anyone else) to be careful of making a profit in leading people astray from God’s truth. 1: You will be terminated for speaking your mind. On average I take home an additional $600 a month for the months I choose to work my side biz, sometimes more if its a school event. No, it tells you there are indeed problems going on internally. I’m really glad to have discovered your blog . You have been lied to. Either bought them from the parents, or donated through a book drive or whatever. They ask, “Why are you even here if you hate this company so much?” They are very, very good at twisting words. I have been uneasy for a few weeks and I have in prayer about if I should continue. SCHOOL & LIBRARY. And when I say really great, I mean really great. However, UBAM has allowed me to get loads of Bibles to my local pregnancy center and is filled with fellow Christian (even homeschooling) women and men. Or that 100 Things to Know About Science did not suggest we evolved from apes? Selling to schools, daycares, and libraries is a totally different ball game. That’s what I was searching for when I found your article. , Kara, if you check with your team, you most likely have a list like this there. Your boss is a crook. Usborne Books At Home. I promise, if you sell these books, I do not judge your intentions. I am so glad I came across this article. With that being said I do appreciate your opinion. What we will tell you is Tabatha Roach’s video states UBAM is NOT a MLM. They sell a service like everyone else in the World pretty much. Never let people know about a good deal at Target? 5. Do you recommend these companies to your friends? My only desire for me and my family is that we are aligned with the Lord’s will for our lives. Hi Nicole, I want to say thank you for this article and video. Selling Usborne can be a good thing, if the consultant is willing to edit out those books not glorifying to our Lord. At the end of the read-a-thon, an Usborne book fair is set up in the media center. It is basically to show the children that, even though this is not truth, it is the viewpoint of a lot of the world. 18 Arlington St. Woburn, MA 01801. Honestly, I am so thankful to have read this. May God richly bless you! Because I’m a professional marketer, I instantly saw how I can scale and leverage it and earn a passive income pretty quickly. ... all with a theme or story line about inclusion or acceptance and disabilities. Update: I recently shared the reason why Teach the Diligently conventions speaks strongly against the selling and teaching of Old Earth Theory and Evolution. I was shocked myself when they arrived in the curriculum package for my 5-6 year old daughter. No one at Usborne will tell you that the company has to buy back any inventory/supplies you do not sell. Looking for books by Usborne? Maybe some people gains more than money. Oh and don’t get me started in Starbucks who have a naked girl on every single coffee cup they serve…. If you disagree with anything they have to say, you can expect more than a slap on a wrist… which leads us to…. Most people state that their leaders do not respond to their messages, therefore they will go online to a private internal forum to discuss an issue. What are we going to do, read every single page of every single book in every single grade before handing it to our child? 4: Usborne only has 20,000 active consultants; the time to join is now! Can you explain to me why does it bother you that my friends that like the books for their personal use for their families buy books from me and get $20 in my pockets at not extra cost to them than to walk in a store and buy them from the store? Maybe not even 2. 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