Hero Tales: Volume 2

Hero Tales: Volume 2

by Dave Jackson, Neta Jackson, Neta Jackson
     
 

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Timeless Lessons for Families From Great Christians of the Past

Drawn from the lives of fifteen key Christian heroes, Hero Tales: Volume II is a beautifully illustrated treasury of forty-five exciting and educational readings designed to help foster Christian character qualities in families with elementary-age children. This inspiring collection presents

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Timeless Lessons for Families From Great Christians of the Past

Drawn from the lives of fifteen key Christian heroes, Hero Tales: Volume II is a beautifully illustrated treasury of forty-five exciting and educational readings designed to help foster Christian character qualities in families with elementary-age children. This inspiring collection presents a short biography and three true stories for each hero, including:

John Bunyan

Jim Elliot

Watchman Nee

John Newton

Florence Nightingale

Corrie Ten Boom

Whether read together at family devotions or alone, Hero Tales: Volume II is an ideal way to acquaint children ages six to twelve with historically important Christians while imparting valuable lessons.

DAVE & NETA JACKSON are full-time writers and editors whose talented work on the bestselling TRAILBLAZER BOOKS has earned them numerous awards as well as world-wide acclaim. They bring their gifts for meticulous historical research and carefully crafted stories to the pages of Hero Tales: Volume II.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-8A compilation that highlights 15 Christian missionaries and evangelists and emphasizes specific character traits associated with each person. Written primarily as a read-aloud family devotional, the book is in part a condensation of the Jacksons' "Trailblazer Books," which are individual Christian biographies. This title is a neat union of standard juvenile biography, Christian history, and values education la William Bennett in its focus on positive, nondenominational character building. Both famous and unknown personalities are profiled, and women and ethnic minorities are well represented. Time periods vary from John Bunyan's imprisonment in the 1600s to Corrie ten Boom's survival at Ravensbruck Nazi prison in 1945. Each biographical sketch is followed by three specific incidents that represent different character qualities in that subject's life. (Florence Nightingale, for example, exhibits generosity, patience, and kindness.) Each "mini-story" concludes with a definition of a character trait, a supporting Biblical quote, and questions to stimulate further discussion. The book's appearance, however, is misleading. The large print belies topics and terms that assume a more mature exposure to world history and government, philosophies, and practices. Dietrich Bonhoeffer's resistance to Hitler's "Aryan Clause," for example, may require further explanation. Although limited in recreational reading appeal, this volume can be of use to adults seeking values-oriented materials. A helpful "trait index" includes an alphabetical list of character qualities that correspond to the profiles.Carol Beall, Immanuel Christian School, Springfield, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556617133
Publisher:
Bethany House Publishers
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Series:
Hero Tales Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.81(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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