If there’s anything my boys love, it’s adventure and a good story. This new book from Veritas press provides both.
When I got an email introducing me to this exciting new book that promises to teach History, and engage kids in a creative story, I leaped at the opportunity.
We currently are using Susan Wise Bauer’s Story Of The World, which I really love. I appreciate the unbiased language in Story, and feel like it’s a series that just tells the Story, as it happened, without slanting the text to match an author’s personal views or philosophy. Pages Of History, on the other hand, is clearly and unapologetically from a Christian perspective–which I also love.
While reading this to my boys, I feel like we are getting a balanced look at events, and don’t find the texts in opposition at all, which is encouraging to me, as a fairly new homeschooling parent, still trying to figure out which materials we like best. Pages would be a great supplemental “fun read” for any, more intensive History curriculum, as I am not sure there is enough historical content for it to stand alone.
Pages Of History makes a fun read aloud, as the story follows two boys, James (a Christian) and Lance,(not a Christian) who have stumbled into a mysterious, secret room in a library, filled with Christan books in an era (in the future) when all Christian texts have been eradicated during an event referred to as “The Cleansing”. The story goes on from there as the boys begin to read through the various, books they have uncovered.
My boys couldn’t have more opposite personalities. If a book will hold both of my boys attention, then that is a blessing, and Pages Of History does.
I look forward to seeing more in this series.
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest review.