A couple weeks ago, in our May Missionary series, I wrote a little about the Heroes for Young Readers Series, in particular, this book about Nate Saint.
I wanted to do another post highlighting some other good resources that they have because they are a great tool in teaching our kids about some of the "heroes of the faith", something that many local churches have lost sight of.
YWAM Publishing has a whole line of books for older readers (ages 10+) as well as younger readers (ages 5-10). The books for older readers are "Christian Heroes: Then & Now" and the younger readers are "Heroes for Young Readers Series".
Not only do they sell these books individually, but they also have packed some of them together, and then added an activity guide and CD to go along with it. The activity guide includes a song, coloring page, craft, shoebox activity, puzzle, an activity about the culture in which the man or woman lived, and a few other things. Each person is connected to a character quality that the lesson represents. So, for Nate Saint, it was helpfulness. The CD that comes along with it has the songs and each story read aloud.
I also got the chance to read George Muller: The Guardian to Bristol's Orphans, by Janet and Geoff Benge, and it was a great book for the junior high/early high school age range.
I'm so thankful for YWAMs commitment to producing materials that help our children learn about various people of the past who have been great examples of what it looked like to faithfully obey God's calling on their lives. These men and women had VERY different stories, and God called each of them to do different things in different parts of the world.
So, if you're looking for these kind of materials, YWAM publishing would be a great place to start looking.
Thank you to YWAM for so generously providing these great resources to me to review in exchange for an honest review.