Friday, June 12, 2009

Awesome !

I cannot recommend these books highly enough if you have a thoughtful, sensitive child who loves historical stories. Some of the topics may be suitable only for 10+ age, due to some of the really quite sad themes touched upon, but they are accurate reflections of what life was like in the Roman Empire, for Christians, Jews and Pagans , slaves and free alike.

The telling of the explosion at Pompeii is amazingly gripping !

Interspersed with the history are some lovely bits of theology, where Doctor Mordecai is expounding some of the teachers of the Master - Jesus- to his son and his friends , and explaining what sets them apart from mainstream Jewish thought.

There are 15 books in the series so far, I believe. DD3 and I are loving them !
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Laura said...

we'll have to check those out! Thanks for the recommendations!

Matt said...


elizabeth said...

I can hear the joy of sharing these with your daughter! that is really wonderful.