07 September, 2010
The Church History ABC's, by Stephen J. Nichols and Ned Bustard
Church History ABC’s, written Stephen J. Nichols and Ned Bustard, is a delightfully captivating book written to expose children to a variety of great Christian leaders of the faith from history. Many of the individuals were leaders in the Reformation but overall they come from all walks of life, differing times in history, and having lived in various countries from all over the world. The compilation is wonderful. I am excited and grateful to be able to include this book in the collection we are building for our children.
As the reader follows the alphabet, beginning with Augustine and ending with Ulrich Zwingli, they will be introduced to each leader, learning new facts about who they were and what they are known for. Each leader is illustrated alongside whimsical drawings or animals or objects that coincide with his or her particular letter. I greatly enjoyed reading this book and the colorful pages riveted the attention of my 1-year old daughter as I read it aloud to her. Both children and parents alike will appreciate the simple biographies and timeline found at the back of this book, to gain further insight into how and when these heroes of the faith glorified the Lord through their lives. Excellent and enjoyable!
Further information on obtaining this book for your own library, as well as links to more reviews of this title written by others in the home school blogging community may be found at: www.crossway.org/blog . Also, check out the author’s website designed specifically for this book, where you can discover and utilize a variety of tools to further engage children in the lessons and concepts taught through downloadable activities. Their website can be found at www.churchhistoryabcs.com .
*This book was gratefully received from Crossway Publishers at no cost in exchange for my agreement to post this review.