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A Chance to Die
Elisabeth Elliot
A Chance to Die is a vibrant portrayal of Amy Carmichael, an Irish missionary and writer who spent fifty-three years in south India without furlough. There she became known as ''Amma,'' or ''mother,'' as she founded the Dohnavur Fellowship, a refuge for underprivileged children. Amy's life of obedience and courage stands as a model for all who claim the name of Christ. She was a woman with desires and dreams, faults and fears, who gave her life unconditionally to serve her Master. Bringing Amma to life through inspiring photos and compelling biographical narrative, Elisabeth Elliot urges readers to examine the depths of their own commitment to Christ.
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A Children's Companion Guide to American History
Catherine Millard
A history book you can trust. Taken from original documents, the text and illustrations have been thoroughly researched to ensure accuracy. This book includes: 31 lessons covering the founding period of America; Study questions, assignments and Bible memorization verses related to our nation's Christian history; Answers to study questions for teachers and parents; Definitions of terms from Noah Webster's original dictionary; Bibliographic information; Historic guide to Christian heritage sites for field trips. In this book children will learn: Christian landmarks of America's history; The Biblical principles upon which our nation was founded; and more.
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A History of US, Book 1
Joy Hakim
Thousands of years--way before Christopher Columbus set sail--wandering tribes of hunters made their way from Asia across the Bering land bridge to North America. They didn't know it, but they had discovered a New World. The First Americans is a fascinating re-creation of pre-Columbian Native American life, and it's an adventure of a lifetime! Hunt seals with the Inuit; harvest corn on a cliff-top mesa; hunt the mighty buffalo; and set sail with Leif Erickson, Columbus, and all the early great explorers--Cabot, Balboa, Ponce de Leon, Cortes, Henry the Navigator, and more--in this brilliantly told story of America before it was America.
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Ancient History, A Literature Approach
Rea C. Berg
A fascinating one year study of the ancient Sumerian, Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilizations for the more mature student. Jr. High and Sr. High level.
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Beneath the Sky of an Angry God
John Jenkins
The year is 1838, and Daniel Sweetwater is a 16-year-old Indian forced to march, along with his father and the remnants of the Cherokee nation, on the 1,000-mile Trail of Tears from Georgia to the Oklahoma Territory. Will Daniel follow a dark path of vengeance, or will he follow the light of truth and discover a special mercy hidden within his Christian heritage?
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Can You Count in Greek?
Judy Leimbach
This thorough introduction to ten different ancient number systems is a valuable resource for math enrichment or an introduction to our number system or incorporate it into any Ancient history unit.
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A Beka Book
Civics Activity Book
Leads students in a study of national, state, and local government with a brief overview of the Constitution and a variety of interesting activity sheets. In addition to government, students also study the history, geography, and other characteristics of their state and local area. Profiles of each state are given to highlight key facts about each.
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Early American and World History, A Literature Approach
Rea C. Berg
The U.S. and World study guide, a literature approach. Being a study of the era of 1450 to 1865. A one year course for junior high.
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Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret
Howard Taylor
A spiritual biography of the ''father of modern missions,'' Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret poses the question: What empowered Hudson Taylor's ministry in China? The answer: a fierce faith that believed God truly would fulfill the promises in His Word. Written by the missionary statesman's son and daughter-in-law, this book is intended for Christians who ''need and long for just the inward joy and power that Hudson Taylor found.'' Hudson Taylor's secret, it turns out, is available to any who call on Christ's name.
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A Beka Book
Land I Love
Presents the history of America from the 1490s to the 1990s with special emphasis on the personalities and events that shaped the American character. A variety of illustrations, maps, and photographs invite students to explore the past as they read this fascinating narrative account of U.S. history. Through the story of America's rise to greatness, students will learn to recognize the hand of God in history and to appreciate the influence of Christianity in government, economics, and society.
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