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An awesome history book

February 11, 2016

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Well, I have never written a post about curriculum, but this is something that has been on my heart today. Just to clarify, I do not get paid for this endorsement. I have been so impressed by this woman’s books, I just wanted to share it with you all. 😊 I highly recommend this book to everyone, not just homeschoolers!

I have been doing this history curriculum with my kids called Mystery of History (by Linda Lacour Hobar). We are currently going through Volume II. It has been such an amazing book to read through with my children. Sadly, I am not a mom that tends to read aloud much to my children. I think reading aloud seems very valuable, but I have never been very disciplined at it and honestly my kids have never really enjoyed me reading aloud to them once they became good readers themselves. However, I do have my kids read lots as part of their daily life.

History is the one subject that I have been trying to read aloud to my kids this year. I never have read a church history book in my life before this one. Hobar ties a lot of church history in with her books. It is fascinating to read, but it has also been amazing for my heart. I literally am moved to tears weekly, reading about the early believers and many who died for their faith. What is also remarkable about the current book we are reading is that a good portion of the history mentioned up to this point, happened right here in the geographical location that we live in! It is awesome for myself and for my kids to hear about what happened long ago in this land that we now call home.

Valentine’s Day is coming up this weekend. It was fun to read the real story about St. Valentine to the kids. Did you know that St. Valentine was a believer that died for his faith on February 14th? In the past, February 14th was a day that the early believers used to remember to pray for the persecuted church. My prayer for each of us this Valentine’s Day is for each of us to think upon God’s love and to pray for the persecuted church around the world.

 

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