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Monday, March 2, 2015

Heroes of History - By Pat Iacuzzi



Heroes of History
By Pat Iacuzzi
As a public school teacher, now retired, I’m always on the look-out for a gift of knowledge to pass on, and this was an absolutely fantastic find! So I thought I’d post this information about a Wall Builders e-mail I received (an informative Christian site about American historical events, the Constitution, and early American leaders) promoting a wonderful series for youth ages nine and up. Some of you, especially mothers of home-schooled children might already be familiar with these titles, (total: 25 books in all, five to a group) a series of biographies of well-known Americans, written by Janet and Geoff Benge and published by YWAM Publishing. Though they may be written for children and young adults, I believe they could be a great research tool for adults as well, especially about the lesser-known, but significant names in American history.

(image from Amazon.com)
The biographies about famous Americans series includes books one through twenty in sets of five; another set, 6-10 about Christian heroes, names that may be unfamiliar to many, and something you may no longer find in public schools. These books are an opportunity for parents or grandparents to offer family members exciting glimpses into the lives of our most notable Americans of the past. My rating: 5 Stars! 
Besides Amazon, these sets can be ordered on the YWAC Publishing site: 
    
Example Gift Set Books 6-10 includes:
Eric Liddell: Something Greater Than Gold
William Carey: Obliged to Go
George Muller: The Guardian of Bristol's Orphans
Jim Elliot: One Great Purpose
Mary Slessor: Forward into Calabar


CFP: Note, this Eric Liddell set is also available in audiobook through CBD.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks, Pat, for this excellent post!

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  2. It's good to know that excellent resources like this are available for Christian students. Thanks so much for highlighting this set, Pat! It looks like a very good one.

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