Subtitled Five Remarkable Narratives of the Faith, this course studies 5 writings that influenced Christianity using abridged texts of The Confessions of Augustine, St. Patrick's Confessions and Breastplate, John Knox's History of the Reformation of Religion Within the Realm of Scotland, John Bunyan's Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, and John Paton's autobiography. Margin notes and some illustrations are included. A Bible is required. Students will read in the consumable student volume (624 pgs, pb) and complete activities. In addition to Scripture verse study, tasks range from vocabulary to study questions (focused on comprehension) and more in-depth, short answer critical-thinking questions, as directed in the reproducible Teacher Guide (221 pgs, perforated, 3-hole punched). The guide also includes tests and worksheets (with answers), glossaries, and grading help. The course can be completed in 30-45 min, 4-5 days/week (50 days) or using the optional 2-year schedule. Per the publisher, this 3rd-edition course serves as a 1-credit literature or Bible elective high school course. The Curriculum Pack includes the student book and teacher guide. Caution: The works also discuss the individuals' battle with sin. Therefore, sexual immorality and other sins are addressed, as well as acts of violence to believers. ~ Ruth
There is a wealth of great literature to study in the history of man, some written by Christians and some by non-Christians. However, the Christian student should direct special attention to literature produced by Christians. The empires of man will always crumble and fall, but the kingdom of Jesus Christ will continue forever. This collection covers five of the greatest life narratives of all time. A thorough study of these great books will help students understand the life, theology, and worldview of some of the greatest Christian men in church history. Sit at the feet of some of the best teachers God has given to His church.
Augustine Confessions: (354-430) Augustine is perhaps the most influential thinker of the first thousand years of Christian history. This fifth-century Christian wrote Confessions as a biography in the form of a prayer to God.
Patrick Confessions: (387-493) Amid the chaos following the collapse of the Roman Empire, Patrick, a man of legendary faith, led the way to the evangelization of the wild and pagan tribes of Ireland.
John Knox History of the Reformation In Scotland (c.1510-1572) Few men have lived in more dangerous times than John Knox of Scotland. Yet he led a reformation movement in a very dangerous land, leaving a testimony for generations to come.
John Bunyan Grace Abounding (1628-1688) Great men tell great stories because they live them. This is the case with John Bunyan, whose personal testimony, Grace Abounding, records one of the most tumultuous and agonizing spiritual journeys.
John Paton Autobiography (1824-1907) The kingdom of God is only taken by force by courageous men of faith like John Paton, whose missionary work among the cannibals in the New Hebrides is nothing short of legendary.
God intends us to learn from the lives of faithful Christians. Missionary stories, Bible narratives, biographies of faithful men and women all serve to broaden our understanding of God and how He is at work in the lives of His people. And they serve to challenge us to love and good deeds. This new series from Generations With Vision provides material for just that sort of edifying and God-glorifying study.
Five Remarkable Narratives is a compilation of the autobiographies of five God-touched lives. Each one will leave you awed by God's mercy and grace and challenged to live more faithfully. Satisfyingly challenging reading for the serious high school student (or adult student of any age), these narratives take you from northern Africa (St. Augustine) to Ireland (Patrick) to Scotland (Knox) to England (Bunyan) to the South Pacific (Paton). In time they take you from the Roman Empire into the Middle Ages, through the Reformation and into the 19th century.
The Study Guide provides a road map through this challenging material. Corresponding to each reading section, there is a set of vocabulary words (define and use in a sentence), a set of study guide questions (recounting key events in the narrative), and sometimes critical thinking questions (personal applications). Each narrative study ends with the completion of an essay chosen from several suggestions. Parents will appreciate the back-of-the-book answer key.
The Study Guide is a worktext which leaves space for written-out answers, however, some students might prefer to provide answers in a digital format. This would probably require the retyping of questions but that would be a minimal time investment. I can even see some students blogging through their course.
If your high school student is ready for a deeper study that will challenge his personal faith as well as his worldview, then plan this course into his life. ~ Janice