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  • Item #: 058464
    ISBN: 9781497422469
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    Maybe the term "relationship homeschooling" is new to you or maybe you have heard it tossed about on the internet, but just don't have a good sense of what it means and how it may affect your homeschooling or parenting journey. Before you read any further, I must share honestly, that this review may be biased. I say this from the heart as a veteran homeschool mom, whose homeschool journey was radically changed by the precepts within these pages. I stumbled upon a series of homeschool encouragement seminars in our area presented by the author, and my heart was greatly encouraged. But more than that, I went home a changed Momma. No longer focused on the externals, I began to look at the heart of my children.

    Now that is out in the open, let me step back and try to share why I feel this book should be in the hands of every homeschool mom. Is it because of the earth-shattering message or great writing style? No. Is it because of the cautions she presents about being Berean's in today's homeschooling and Evangelical Christian culture? No. While these are all valuable to the reader, the significance of this book is found in the essence of "One Anothering." What is "one anothering," you ask? One Anothering is the profoundly simple concept that as parents, we view our children as brothers and sisters in the Lord and treat them with the respect and dignity set forth in the New Testament "One Another" verses: love one another, forgive one another, encourage one another and so forth. In this book Karen weaves together scripture and stories of her personal journey in parenting and homeschooling along with questions for introspection and discussion, all designed to leave you flooded with a sense of relief that you can succeed at homeschooling with the joy God intends for us. Excellent for individual or a small group study. Scripture from various versions. 288 pgs, sc. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 502369
    ISBN: 9781628562194
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    When you think about Daniel of the Bible what are your thoughts? Think about his bravery and courage in adverse situations, think about his faithfulness, think about a man who realized the importance of prayer and faithfulness. What is it that made Daniel iconic, and wouldn't you like to be like him? The Daniel Dilemma walks you through Daniel's life and the first six chapters of the book of Daniel, breaking it down into small portions and explains each passage as presented. Daniel was a man of integrity and he set himself apart from the pagan culture in which he lived by being obedient to God. His faith allowed him to withstand the pressure and be courageous even unto the possibility of death.

    This book is designed to teach and help us understand and apply what Daniel knew to be true. We need to stand and not be afraid in the face of adversity. We need to be like Daniel, lion-like in our faith and devotion to God. 214 pgs., p/b. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 502021
    ISBN: 9781628560282
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  • Item #: 501841
    ISBN: 9781628560466
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     Like the You Choose Interactive History Adventure series, children read the story and make choices that will affect the outcome. In Christmas Crossroads, they may start in the fields watching the flocks. After the angels appear, do they go to Bethlehem or stay with the flocks? If they are traveling with the magi, do they go to see Herod as he has asked? This is one of those books that can be read again and again to see the different paths each time.

    Over 130 pages with several black and white illustrations scattered throughout. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 299529
    ISBN: 9781606829523
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  • Item #: 296731
    ISBN: 9781606829936
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       I think everyone has wondered from time to time about their place here on earth – “Who am I?” and “What am I doing here?” Many times we measure ourselves using the world’s standards, which can lead to a poor self-image and other negative effects. Natalie Dorso has written this thorough study based on realizations in her own life. She had spent her teen years trying to answer life questions using the world’s guidelines, forgetting that the important thing for her, and all of us, is who we are in Christ. This study is divided into three important areas: Who am I in Christ in Relation to Sin? Who am I in Christ in Relation to God? Who am I in Relation to Other People? Throughout the study, readers are asked to read passages of scripture (KJV), look at its meaning, and then do some thinking and writing. This book is more than just a read through; it offers practical study and application for the reader’s life and situation. Sections titled “Put Off,” “Renew Your Mind,” and “Put On” are your opportunity to answer questions and write out your thoughts – based on Ephesians 4:22-24. “Put Off” is an opportunity to confess and get rid of your sin, ask forgiveness of others (if needed), and cut it out of your life. “Renew Your Mind” is based in God’s Word – it is here that you memorize and meditate. The third section, “Put On,” is your opportunity to swap out bad behavior for good and be held accountable. For students in junior high and high school, this study might be very helpful as they strive to find where they fit and who they are… in Christ! 176 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 295204
    ISBN: 9781606827819
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    Jericho is on the brink of battle when two foreigners bring life-changing news. Young Talia, niece of Rahab, must have faith stronger than the walls of her city to survive what is coming. This is the biblical story of Rahab, the spies, and the fall of Jericho, retold from the perspective of Talia. 71 pages, paperback. – Rachel
  • Item #: 294678
    ISBN: 9781606826300
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    Uneducated, unwed women didn't become missionaries in the 19th century – that is, until a Scottish woman from a working-class family beats the odds and answers her calling in Africa. 163 pages, paperback. – Rachel
  • Item #: 284240
    ISBN: 9781606823958
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    Ten-year-old Anna and her family are immigrants who work hard to survive on the South Dakota prairie in the 1920's. Anna tires of having most of her life decided for her, from her chores to her studies. On her twelfth birthday, Anna is given one very important choice. Will she make the right decision?

  • Item #: 278473
    ISBN: 9781606821930
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    Continue with Avery as he fights the Civil War not on the field but in the hospitals during the few remaining years of the war. The young doctor and his dog, Gunner, make a unique pair as they bring healing to the wounded, both in body and soul. 230 pgs, pb. John

  • Item #: 277855
    ISBN: 9781606821732
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    After famed actor Bassett Oliver never shows up for an important rehearsal, it doesn't take long to trace him to Scarhaven. It's feared that he may have met with accident on the cliffs or the old Keep in the woods… But is there something more sinister at play here?

  • Item #: 277137
    ISBN: 9781606821718
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    Join Avery as he leaves the family farm to join the war effort with his dog, Gunner. Avery is not interested in fighting on the American Civil War battlefields but in the hospitals. Journey with him as he looks for healing and peace during the outset of the war. 189 pgs, pb. – John

  • Item #: 270728
    ISBN: 9781606820544
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    It's been a challenging year for 17-year-old Nikki. She's a busy high school senior, she has to decide on a Christian college soon, and her parents' relationship is falling apart. When threatening emails are sent to the teachers at her high school, Nikki wonders if she has the courage to help a local detective uncover the person behind the threats. Only her faith can help Nikki face the danger that lies ahead. Please note: the end of the book has a (non-fatal) school hostage/shooting scene. By Rebecca Kenney.

  • Item #: 261057
    ISBN: 9781591669296
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    After his family is killed by Comanche raiders, seventeen-year-old Bryan has no choice but to make it on his own. In his efforts to find home again, his path is bogged down by unforeseen troubles. Whether it is a violent slave owner disrupting his journey or a sheriff bent on making trouble for him, Bryan discovers the path set before him is not an easy one. Instead of giving up hope, he holds tight to his mother's Bible, sticks to his integrity, and braves the struggles of the Wild West. Written by Terry W. Burns. 145 pgs, pb. - Tasha

  • Item #: 257998
    ISBN: 9781591668732
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    Miu is only six years old when she is taken from her family and sold into slavery. Abraham (from the Bible) buys her, and she becomes a slave to Sarah and Hagar. Throughout the years that Miu spends in Abraham's camp, she slowly learns the difference between her Egyptian gods and Abraham's God. At first she can't understand why a loving God would let bad things happen to her and the people around her, but she gradually begins to discover the joy of giving your life to God. This book provides a unique way of looking at the story of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar and is also a sweet story about a young girl coming to know God. By Rebecca Kenney, 106 pgs, pb. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 257857
    ISBN: 9781591668640
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    When Elizabeth Ann is orphaned as an infant, Aunt Frances swoops in to save her from all harm - and most especially from the dreaded Putneys, their rough New England cousins. For the first nine years of her life, Aunt Frances coddles, shelters, and coos over Elizabeth Ann until she is one pale, thin, nervous little girl. Unfortunate circumstances force Elizabeth Ann to be sent away, and with no other choice, where can she go except to the one place Frances has wanted so desperately to keep her away from? Once she recovers from the initial shock of her new country lifestyle, Elizabeth Ann (or Betsy as she is called by her no-nonsense northeastern relatives,) comes to enjoy her exciting new life. Then one day, an unexpected letter comes from Aunt Frances stating that she will be coming to take Elizabeth home. Now Betsy must make a difficult decision: return with Aunt Frances to avoid hurting the only mother she's ever known, or remain with her dear Putneys on their beloved farm? (This is an abridged version of Understood Betsy with 140 pages. See index for original.) ~ Rachel P.

  • Item #: 257261
    ISBN: 9781591668534
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    Nathan is the son of a temple moneychanger, and he knows that only Jews are allowed into the temple's inner court. Any Gentile found in the temple is killed, yet Nathan chooses to lead a young Gentile who is seeking God into the temple. From that moment, a long chain of events ensues and intertwines with the Biblical accounts found in Acts 6 and 7 that leaves Nathan to struggle with his Jewish heritage and the words spoken by those who are followers of Jesus. Pb, 98 pgs. – elise

  • Item #: 256818
    ISBN: 9781591668350
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    In his last year of high school, an opportunity is presented to Daniel to spend most of the next year in China with his family – as missionaries in a country where that is not legal. As if dealing with the change in culture and language was not enough of a transition already, Daniel finds that he and his family must come to grips with many new things – being careful about what you say in public, having friends who might possibly be spies, and government agents who might take you "away" for questioning. How will Daniel handle himself?

  • Item #: 256560
    ISBN: 9781591668336
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    In this prequel to Medallion, it is a few generations before Prince Trave is born, and his ancestors are involved in a lengthy war between two kingdoms. A forest girl named Innera finds a dying soldier in the who is carrying the king's shield. With his final words, he gives Innera a message and says she must deliver it. Innera, her grandmother, and other noble characters risk their lives to bring an end to the long war.

  • Item #: 254987
    ISBN: 9781591668220
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    Miracles? Do they really exist? As Elhanan, a Jewish schoolboy, finds his mother ill he seeks answers about the rumored healer. Joined by Amplias, a blind beggar, this is one quest that will lead to Jesus of Nazareth in a way that neither could have anticipated. By Alicia Petersen, pb, 177 pgs.

  • Item #: 078014
    ISBN: 9780890847237
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  • Item #: 051196
    ISBN: 9781937494049
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    Freewriting is when you let a student write about a topic (either of their choosing or a prompt) without having to think about sentence structure, spelling, punctuation and other such finicky details. The idea is to get them writing! It sounds simple, right? This format still can make a reluctant writer nervous though. I would call this a book of guided freewriting which sounds counter-intuitive, but it works! Each of the 10 writing exercises begins with a few short paragraphs for the student to read. The topics in this book are all from ancient Greece: some are about people, others are myths and tales. You are then given a writing suggestion related in some way to what you just read. These are pretty short and open-ended. The actual "assignment" includes bullet points that you should have in your writing. These are pointed questions about the task you were given, dialogue prompts, and then the writer is told to incorporate their 5 senses into their writing. You are supposed to set a timer for 15 minutes and write! Space is provided in this workbook, but there are no lines (perhaps part of the "free" writing). I would write on other paper so I could see the assignment page, rather than flip back and forth. This style of writing can be a stress reliever for a middle or high school age student who is either reluctant to write at all or a student who is a perfectionist. It could really help that kiddo to let their ideas flow! I liked the themes and found them to be things most older kids would have thoughts about, even if they had never heard the stories before. The 10 lessons could be done once a week for a quarter or even daily for 2 weeks as an exercise in letting ideas flow before beginning more structured writing instruction. Includes Christian content. Spiral binding, 59 pp, sc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 046893
    ISBN: 9780152064556
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    Lewis and Clark's journey would not have been the same without Sacajawea, the young woman who served as their guide, translator, and peacemaker. Sacajawea's story is told in alternating chapters, going back and forth between Sacajawea's and Captain William Clark's voices. Authentic excerpts from Clark's journals appear throughout the text, and an author's note in the back explains how research was conducted for the story. A map of Lewis and Clark's expedition is located in the front of the book. By Joseph Bruchac. 200 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 043988
    ISBN: 9781572815865
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    Kids will have a blast sending codes back and forth to each other with this fun set. Included are two Morse Code flashers and two cards that display the phonetic alphabet and Morse Code. The flashers measure 2.5" x 2.5", are made of durable white and black cardstock, and also display the international Morse Code on the back for easy reference when you're signaling. Simply squeeze the flashers to display white signals and communicate in code! This is a very fun way to help kids learn the phonetic alphabet used around the world and keep them quiet at the same time. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 040707
    ISBN: 9781933339092
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    Volume Two picks up where Story of the World Volume One left off, and it tells the fascinating story of the “Dark Ages,” from the fall of Rome through the Renaissance. This volume has been written very similarly to the other also, with a very readable text, appropriate for young children, told in a clear and engaging style. Each of the many chapters is relatively short, and broken up into smaller chunks that are the perfect length for curling up together and reading aloud. Also like the preceding book, this story of history doesn’t limit itself to a dry, white-bread-without-the-crusts retelling of a primarily European history, instead it is a rich, whole wheat blend of European, Indian, Chinese, Australian, Arabic, Japanese, Jewish, Mongolian, Turkish, African, Russian, and American history during the period, providing the young student with a much more complete view of what was going on all around the world during that intriguing time period. To cover every event in each of these diverse histories would take a whole library, however, and just as Susan Wise Bauer tells us in her first volume, use this volume as a springboard to more detailed readings about any events that you and the children find interesting and want to learn more about. A timeline and an index are included at the back.

    Like its predecessor, the Activity Book corresponds chapter-by-chapter with the text from the Story of the World readings, and the sections and activities are well-organized and easy to implement. Each chapter begins with review questions for the book. Narration exercises are also included, so that the child may write or dictate to you a summary of what they learned. A list of books for additional reading follows, each with a concise summary and an approximate reading level to help you find those most appropriate for your child’s ability and interest. Corresponding literature, consisting of more "story-like" volumes such as cultural tales and myths are also featured to liven up your history reading, lending a little more interest to those lovers of fiction. An excellent range of activities follow the reading lists, including map work, a coloring page, and projects, which include art, crafts, games, and other more "involved" activities. An abundance of opportunities for "beyond-the-book" learning about here, but as the author mentioned in the activity book for Vol. 1, you should not feel pressured to read every book and complete every activity - history studied in this manner should be a fun and enjoyable journey for all involved, not an endless checklist of items you "have to" complete to pass a test. These courses lend themselves very well to family study, and a lot of the activities would be much more enjoyable with at least a couple siblings or friends. Fortunately, Susan Wise Bauer has anticipated this, and has denoted chosen activities with a "C" to highlight its use as a good co-op or classroom activity. All in all, this looks like an very well-rounded, extremely enjoyable, and solidly chronological approach to history

    The text is available spiral-bound in the first edition or in paperback or hardcover in the revised version. the Activity Book is a bound paperback and is the revised version.

  • Item #: 068078
    ISBN: 9780761152507
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     Spend the holiday season learning the Christmas story! Each night starting December 1st, remove an ornament from the calendar. The ornament is actually a tiny board book that tells a small portion of the Christmas story, such as Mary, the journey, the stable, the angel Gabriel, Bethlehem, the manger, etc. This reminds me of one of my childhood traditions with a similar set – every evening, we would read the text on the ornament, and our parents would sometimes supplement it with scripture. This set makes it easy to create a cherished tradition with your family that preserves the Christmas story.  – Laura

  • Item #: 044626
    ISBN: 9780825441745
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    Beginning the fourth Sunday before Christmas, many families set aside a few minutes a day to celebrate Advent and zero in on the true reason for the season. This wonderful story is designed to be used during Advent but really could just be read and enjoyed like a typical book. For each day of Advent, the book provides a short chapter of a story about a young boy whose family were shepherds during the time of Jesus' birth. Due to Jotham's poor attitude and a misunderstanding, Jotham is separated from his family and must travel across Israel in search of them. He faces many dangers but also meets many new friends. Ultimately, Jotham is reunited with his family on Christmas Eve, just in time for them all to witness the birth of Christ together. It's a charming tale, full of adventure and lessons, and is ideal for the whole family to read aloud. Each chapter probably takes about 10-15 minutes to read and usually concludes with a scripture verse that ties in with the story as well as a small, 1-2 paragraph devotional. Whether you use it to celebrate Advent in the traditional way or just read it for fun, this story is entertaining and a great reminder of what Christmas is really all about. By Arnold Ytreeide, 168 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 016082
    ISBN: 9780825441738
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    From Arnold Ytreeide, author of Jotham's Journey, comes Bartholomew's Passage, another family advent story. The story follows Bartholomew, a young boy whose village is ransacked by Roman soldiers, as he travels through Israel searching for his family—through slavery, suffering, and adventurous escape. He finds his family one fateful night and introduces them to the Son of God born in the manger in Bethlehem. The book is divided into sections to be read one each day of the four weeks of the Advent season, with extra material and scripture for discussion at the end of each section. The story, meant to be read over the entire Advent season, is long with small two-color illustrations at the beginning of each section. It is not a picture book, but when used as a companion to Advent traditions, read aloud to the family by the light of the Advent candles, Bartholomew's Passage will be a meaningful reminder of God's great love and great gift to us in Jesus. A brief history of Advent customs and a chart of Advent dates until 2080 make this book easy to implement even for those unfamiliar with Advent traditions. Bartholomew's Passage includes violence and tragedy that may need to be summarized or skipped over for the youngest children, but it is the author's intent (as he states in his note to parents) that "the point is not to cover up the dark side of life but rather to show how the love of God and His Son Jesus Christ is the light of our lives." ~ Rachel D.

  • Item #: 027870
    ISBN: 9780802836199
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    Marvelously and thoroughly illustrated by Alan Parry, this version of the famous allegory written in 1676 by John Bunyan was prepared to coincide with a TV series called Dangerous Journey, which aired in 1985. This book would make a great bed-time storybook as the rich images, coupled with the carefully selected text of the story, make for an experience to subtly teach a lesson while serving as a springboard for a young child's imagination. 126 pgs. ~ Tom

  • Item #: 002748
    ISBN: 9780966706796
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    This historical Greek novel begins when a young boy's father dies in battle and he is taken to live in Sparta. It is a hard life for Theras, who is an Athenian, and he longs to leave Sparta and return to Athens. However, his escape from Sparta is only the beginning of his dangerous journey home as he is caught, escapes from slave traders, and encounters other dangers.