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I am a Christian mother of five, and our highest goal as a family is to serve God in every aspect of our lives. Jesus promised His disciples 'life in all its abundance' (John 10:10) - that has been our story, a rich life, not devoid of challenges, but certainly abundant. Previously writing at www.homeeducationnovice.blogspot.com, we have come to realise that education is just one area where our faith shapes our choices and direction in life. This blog seeks to share our adventure.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Christian biographies for young children

My boys are enjoying this series of Christian biographies:

http://www.graceandtruthbooks.com/category/little-lights-series

The website above is American, but the detail provided about the books is helpful. They are available in the UK from Eden:

www.eden.co.uk, a Christian online bookshop which we often use. I bought a boxed set of eight of these which provided good value (not included were Eric Liddell and Mary Slessor).

The stories are well illustrated, and short but not lacking in detail or Biblical truth. I have been quite surprised to see how fascinated they are, for example by the story of John Calvin, and amazed at the questions which arise about different styles of churches and church buildings and why we do things differently today than in the time of the reformation. Previously I might have considered some of these concepts too challenging (or perhaps simply not all that interesting) at their age. Other biographies are tales of the great missionaries - David Livingstone (and we have a personal link with Malawi which makes that one a great favourite), Helen Roseveare, Amy Carmichael and Hudson Taylor. Also included in the series is George Muller who had tremendous faith as he established orphanages in Bristol - and that one leads on to interesting discussions about orphans, about children who do not know all the blessings and worldly security that my boys enjoy.

Another wholehearted recommendation!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks, I use these, they are really good. My children love them.

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