I have had the pleasure to travel back in time to the land of Canaan as the Hebrews make their way to the promised land with the Shepherd, Potter, Spy–and the Star Namer by Peggy Consolver – Author.
Let me tell you a little bit about the author, Peggy Consolver. She has been teaching Sunday School for 35 years. Through reading the Bible numerous times, she has gathered insights into the lives of the Gibeonites from Joshua 9 and 10 and Genesis 10 to Psalm 114.
She felt that the Gibeonites story needed to be told but that she needed to gain the experience of seeing the setting for herself. So in 2010 she spent eighteen days with the Associates for Biblical Research in Israel. That time in Israel really helped to shape her story of the Gibeonite shepherd boy who she was writing about. The shepherd boy’s father was a master potter and her time in Israel seeing the ancient pottery added to the depth of her writing.
Memoria Press has graciously allowed us to review the Iliad & Odyssey Complete Set. This set is based on the 8th century B.C. epics written by the Greek poet Homer. The set features the translations of Samuel Butler, “which are both scholarly and easily accessible to younger students.” The set is written for use by students in grades 7-12. We have been using it with Mr. B as his literature course.
The Iliad has been enjoyed by countless generations throughout history as a way to teach ethics and morals, civic behavior, and military tactics. The Odyssey is considered the first great adventure story and a great character story. Both have been very influential in Western literature and art.
The Iliad & Odyssey Complete Set contains: Both books, The Iliad and the Odyssey as translated by Samuel Butler, the Memoria Press Teacher’s Guide for each book, the corresponding Student Guides and the Instructional DVDs for each book (5 DVDs for The Iliad and 6 DVDs for The Odyssey.)
The guys in my house have been making their way through the Manhood Journey Father’s Starter Kit from Manhood Journey & City on a Hill Studio. For this review, we received Manhood Journey Father’s Starter Kit which contains the Embarking 1 on 1 guide, the Embarking Group guide to be used for small group studies, 10 Maprochures, and a DVD that includes introductions for each of the 5 modules for the complete Manhood Journey series. Also included in the kit was a paperback copy of the book Wise Guys: Unlocking Hidden Wisdom from the Men Around You written by Kent Evans with Rob Suggs. (You might remember that Scott read this for a review last year.)
As the boys get older, it is easy to see that there are times they struggle with the boyhood versus manhood mentality. The other struggle involves the type of man they will become. Will they be men after God’s own heart? Continue reading
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