You may have noticed that I skipped last week. I just could not think of a great ‘X’ book to share. However, ‘Y’ was an easy choice. We absolutely love the books from Youth With a Mission or YWAM. They have two wonderful book series that we love to read: Christian Heroes Then and Now and Heroes of History. Both of these biography series are wonderful additions to your home library. They can be used as family read alouds, independent reading, audio books, or they even offer study guides to make them full unit studies.
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“Since it is likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.” C.S. Lewis
Christian Heroes Then and Now is a biography series that features missionaries and other heroes of the faith. These books provide a great insight into the lives of these men and women who sacrificed so much to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. They are exciting and engaging narratives that give children positive role models and heroes to follow. These books feature great heroes of the faith such as George Mueller, Nate Saint, Corrie Ten Boom and C.S. Lewis.
Similarly, Heroes of History is a biography series but the people featured there are more historical figures who were Christians. Orville Wright, Daniel Boone, Alan Shepherd and Clara Barton are a few of the people featured in this series. They help students see how their contributions shaped history.
When I contemplate the C.S. Lewis quote above, I know that I want to have exposed my children to many good heroes. Some we see in our everyday lives but many of them they ‘meet’ though the pages of a good book. I think that these YWAM series are great ways for them to ‘meet’ a variety of heroes and help prepare them to face the battles they will surely face in this world. I highly encourage you to check out these series if you are not familiar with them.
Have you read any of these ‘Y’ books? Tell me what books come to mind when you think of the letter ‘Y’.
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3 thoughts on “Y is for YWAM”
We’ve read the one on William Penn and Ronald Reagan. I loved both! Not sure of any Y books that come to mind. There must be some.
We have not read those yet, but I know my son would love them.