Book Review: The Story of the World by Susan Wise Bauer

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In this book, you’ll soar in the sky on an adventure on a flying carpet as you learn the history of the Middle Ages.

The Story of the World Volume 2: The Middle Ages by Susan Wise Bauer was the second book in a series of History books that we use for homeschooling.  She includes religious aspects, including Christian religion, which I enjoy to add to my teaching.

Learn about the fall of Rome, the rise of the Muslim empire, the plague and King Henry VIII in the pages of this book.  Mrs. Bauer does a wonderful job of creating a story to keep young ones interested in History.  The book also is interesting and filled with facts that are new to many adults.  As we have read through these books, I have enjoyed our journey.

We look forward to starting book number 3, which we will be getting to in a few weeks.

I can’t wait to see how Mrs. Bauer will bring to life the Early Modern Times.  I’m expecting it to follow suit with the first two books.

For younger children, these books are easy to follow.  My children are a little bit older but we want to finish the series out.  They enjoy listening to History be brought alive through Mrs. Bauer’s words.

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Book Review: Watch for the Light by Plough Publishing House

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Before I begin writing my review, I must admit that I have not been able to read the book cover to cover yet.  Although, I am dying to!

This book was received in the mail yesterday.  It was the perfect day to have it arrive because it is daily readings for the Advent and Christmas season.  As God’s wonderful Hand guided this book to my house to appear on the same day that the devotions started, I knew that this was a good sign.

Last night, I read November 24 daily reading.  Written by Christph Friedrich Blumhardt it speaks of what the Advent really is.  Definitely a good reminder to our weary hearts and our busy lives.

Today’s reading was a poem by Sylvia Plath.  While I am not one who likes poetry.  Or even understands it.  I tried my hardest to put the pieces together and came out with my own interpretation of it.  I suppose that is the beauty of poetry and art.  One sees what they see.

I skimmed through the book, without spoiling any of it for myself, and am very pleased.  I am looking forward to spending my Advent season reading these daily devotions to uplift and encourage my spirit while I am trudging through the shopping centers or dreading that family get-together.

If you have the opportunity to get this book and read it, do it!

*Disclaimer I was given this book to review by Plough Publishing House as part of the Handlebar Team in return for my honest review.

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Book Review: The Book of Revelation Made Clear by Tim LaHaye & Timothy E. Parker

There are few people that I have met who truly understand the book of Revelation.  I am one of those who do not understand it all.

I have received a book to review from BookLook Bloggers and am very thankful for it!

Tim LaHaye is an author that I have read several books from.  Mainly from The Left Behind series.  LOVED those books!  He joins up with Timothy E. Parker to teach everyone about the book of Revelation in the Bible.

Each chapter relates to a chapter out of Revelation.  It starts out asking questions with multiple choice answers.  After that each answer is shown with a Bible verse and then explained, and the correct answers are given.

The book also includes tables that help to explain several details of Revelation.  I found them to be easy to understand and helpful to the content.

This book would be great to do as a group study or just to read as devotions in the morning, as I did.  The Book of Revelation Made Clear is a book that will stay on my book shelves for sure!

I recommend this book to all!  If you have any desire to search for the knowledge that the Lord blesses or if you just want to have some questions answered and understand things more clearly, this book is for you!

**Disclaimer:  I got this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

Book Review: Get to Know King David by Nancy I. Sanders

_240_360_Book.1268.coverHere is the third book in the series written by Nancy I. Sanders. 

For the other blog posts and reviews I have done on the books in this series, I have mainly focused on content and information included.  This time, I would like to focus on the outside of the book. 

The cover has a very nice feel to it.  It’s that grippy plasticy stuff.  I LOVE the feel of this stuff, whatever it is called.

The graphics on the front and back cover are beautifully illustrated and colored.

These books will be able to stand a little bit of roughness to the covers.  It is thick enough that it won’t rip easily and will be a little bit more resistant to bending.

That seems perfect for young readers! 

I definitely recommend that these books be on any homeschool Christian bookshelves. Even personal home libraries!  Young readers can learn while they are reading a beautiful and easy gripped book. 

I don’t believe that we will get the last book of the series, because my son isn’t interested in reading that one and my daughter is a little too old for them. 

**DISCLAIMER – I got this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

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Book Review: Get to Know Jesus by Nancy I. Sanders

_240_360_Book.1266.coverMy son had an interest in reading the other books in the series after he checked out the last review that I did, Get to Know Paul.  I decided to go ahead and do the reviews for them and he can read them after me.

I am always happy and excited when my kids want to read, let alone when they want to read something that will teach them about Jesus!

This book has some very handy features in it for my son also.  Like word definitions for words that he might not understand or know yet.

I really like the maps that are included in these books!  They are extremely helpful for my son to understand the area of the world that he is reading about.

Historical photos are also included of some artifacts and other items.  Along with some more current photos of the lands.

These books are a wonderful addition to any homeschool Christian library. I highly suggest these books for young readers. Not only will the information save their lives one day, but it also brings knowledge that may be used to help others save their lives also.

**DISCLAIMER I received this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

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Book Review: Apostle Paul by Nancy I. Sanders

_240_360_Book.1267.coverI was a little bit disappointed when I saw the reading level of this book.  I was not aware that it was for a little bit younger kids than my own. 

With that said, it’s still a great book.  My son is just above this reading level, which is listed on the back cover as RI 2.1, RL 2.3 and RI 2.5.  He looked the book over and thought that it did look interesting enough for him to read anyway.  It will be added to his pile of books to take on our vacation next month.

My daughter, who is 11, said this was way too young for her.  She also said it’s too boring and school-like.  But she did express an interest in reading the Mary book of this series. 

I have read through this book and think that it is a very good choice for young readers to introduce them to Bible people.  The book has photos and illustrations through out, to make sure and keep the interest of readers.

Definitions of words are included for many and added as an extra decorative box on some of the pages.  The word is also highlighted in colors through out the book when there is a definition that accompanies it.

This book has sections on Bible heroes, extra unknown or maybe known facts and many other little things spread through the book.  I really like how well everything is explained.

I would definitely recommend this book for those of you with younger readers.  The whole series would be excellent additions to any homeschool, or home, library.

Disclaimer: This book was given to me by BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

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Book Review: Samantha Sanderson On the Scene by Robin Caroll

_225_350_Book.1207.coverThe second book of the Samantha Sanderson series was another great Christian fiction for young ladies today.

This would be the second book that I have reviewed of Robin Caroll’s and I have to say the consistency between the books was perfect.  I enjoyed the characters and the story line.

If you know of a young lady who could benefit from reading a mystery book that will grab her attention, and at the same time teach her some morals and values, these are the books to get!

I am saving this book on my kindle so that my daughter can read it after she finishes Samantha Sanderson on the Scene while we are on a vacation next month.  With the driving time that we will be doing, she will have plenty of time to read.

I really think she’ll like this book just as much as she already likes the other one.  We will definitely have to keep our eyes open for new Samantha Sanderson books to come out, that’s for sure!  It’s really hard to find good books that will teach our children the Christian values that some of us really want to instill in them.

Disclaimer: This book was given to me by BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

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