Sunday, April 20, 2008

Homeschool Hi-Lights: Trial and Triumph


Ellen from Fun Learning invited me to be a part of a Homeschooling meme every Monday called Homeschool Hi-Lights. The idea is to write about something that was a highlight of your previous week in homeschooling. You can go to her blog to read the highlights of other home educator's week too.

One of the highlights of my week was having my son say, "Mom, don't forget to finish reading us that story." The story he was speaking of was a chapter from Trial and Triumph on Pope Gregory. When your child tells you to remember to read him something then you know he must like it!

Trial and Triumph is a book by Richard Hannula and recommended by the Ambleside Online curriculum. It's one of the few things from their curriculum that I had to buy but it was quite inexpensive on Amazon.com. Trail and Triumph tells the story of Christian church history from the early church, just after the death of Christ until 2001. The stories are mostly about important figures in church history. A list of books for further reading is included in the back of the book.

The author wrote the stories for his own children and the writing is palpable for young children (my son is 7). The stories include quotations directly from the subjects speeches and writings and he has made an effort to find the most reliable sources for background events and actions.

If you would like to teach your children about church history I recommend this book. In addition to learning about the history of their faith, they will also learn more about their faith, not to mention providing examples for them of godly men and women. I urge you to check it out.



5 comments:

Ellen said...

That's so exciting that your son wanted you to read more from a book about church history. It must be some book. Thanks so much for participating in the first edition of this meme. I really appreciate it.

Andrea said...

We use and enjoy this book too. I love the idea of learning church history by studying the lives of men and women who impacted it. It is wonderful that your son is enjoying the book so much!

~Andrea
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/andijeane/519454/

Ginger said...

We're reading that too right now. I have them act it out to narrate the stories. They love it!

momedu3 said...

I am planning on using this book next year with my girls. Sounds like you all are enjoying it.

Julie said...

I'll have to check into that one...looks like my kiddos would enjoy it.