Thursday, August 30, 2012

Golden Prairie Press: Heroines of the Past Bible Study Review

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I really enjoy being part of The Schoolhouse Review Crew because I am introduced to companies and products that I would have otherwise never known about.  The newest company I have discovered is called Golden Prairie Press, created by Amy Puetz.

Photobucket Amy Puetz is a homeschool graduate, a self-taught historian, and a servant of Jesus Christ. As the owner of Golden Prairie Press she publishes books that show history at its best. 

History has been a passion for her since childhood.  Years of in-depth study have equipped her to write history-related books.  As a columnist for Home School Enrichment Magazine, she shares stories about historical events from a Christian worldview.  She especially loves to dig for little-known stories that show God's providential hand.

PhotobucketI was given the opportunity to read and review Heroines of the Past Bible Study.  

It is an Inspiring Thirteen-Week Virtue Study Celebrating the Noble Deeds of Women and Girls from HistoryEach chapter has a story about a righteous lady from the past, and then a study that digs into God’s Word concerning the virtues demonstrated in the story.

I was extremely excited to receive this and start reading it with Funny Bunny.  After looking through the Table of Contents and List of Heroines included in the book, we decided to just start from the beginning with The Courage of Princess Edith.  Here you can see Sample Pages of both, along with the first two days of study.

Each week has five daily lessons followed by a Virtue Study that includes thought-provoking questions, a memory verse, and several Bible verses to look up and discuss.

Scattered throughout the book there is a section in the Virtue Study called Box of Visual Reminders.  It includes suggestions of what to put in a box that you have made at home, to remind you of the important truths found in God's word.  For instance, in The Courage of Princess Edith, Edith was charged with a crime she did not commit, and so she requested a champion to fight against her accuser by throwing her glove on the floor of the hall in the face if the king and all his barons.  By placing a glove in the box, it reminds the reader that Christ is our Champion.  I thought that was a neat idea and would make a great keepsake once the study is completed.

My Thoughts:  Funny Bunny and I have enjoyed working through these lessons.  The Courage of Princess Edith is written with Old English, so it was a bit challenging to read at times, but Funny Bunny understood it fine and was able to answer the questions with no problem.  The questions are thought-provoking and we continued some nice discussions afterwards.  I think this would be a great study for a mother and daughter to work through together.

Thoughts of a 9-Year Old: 
I like Heroines of the Past because each story has different virtues.  For instance, Princess Edith showed bravery and Sarah Winnemucca showed peacefulness.  My favorite was the Bravery of Princess Edith. 

There are three parts to the story.  When Edith and her sister escaped from their hometown to the king's castle in another land, a man in the court falsely accused Edith of things she didn't say.  The king got so mad that he summoned her to court.  She gave her innocence by swearing to God and challenging the accuser to the high punishment.   If her 'knight' won, she would be set free.  If the man won, she would be killed.  Soon the duel began.  Who won?  Read it to find out!

I really like this book a lot!

Find Out More:  You can find out more online at Golden Prairie Press.  Heroines of the Past Bible Study is recommended for ages 8 and up and available as an e-book {
PDF, MOBI, or EPUB} or printed with nearly 50 illustrations for just $21.60.  This sale price will last until September 1, 2012.
 
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My Crewmates are also talking about Golden Prairie Press, so you can check out what they think about it HERE.

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Disclaimer:  This product was given to Our Homeschool Reviews for free for review purposes, and I do not have to return the product to the vendor.  I have received no compensation from it and all opinions and experiences within this review are my own.

1 comments:

Leah C

It's been nice to read these different reviews from the Crew.:-)

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