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#1 deanna1ynne

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 07:36 PM

I've been looking for Christian biographies to read in the evenings with my kids. I've come across Trailblazers, Christian Heroes then and Now, and Lightkeepers (seem like they may not be real stories, but it's unclear). I'm wondering if folks here can recommend something else or if you can strongly recommend one of these over the others? I'd really like some picture book options as well as short chapter books!

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#2 Ms.Ivy

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 08:40 PM

Christian Biographies for Young Readers by Simonetta Carr

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 09:22 AM

Besides Simonette Carr we used:
http://www.ywampubli...ng-readers.aspx
The text is on rhyme.
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#4 Junie

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 09:41 PM

I really like the books in the Sower series.


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 02:47 PM

I also like Sinclair Ferguson's Heroes of the Faith books (substantial picture books) and The Church History ABC's, though it is a single book, not a series.

 

There is an old series (oop?) called Heroes of Faith and Courage that is very good. Amazon has some of them. They are substantial picture books, about 50 pp. each. 

 

I find the ywam series to be very uneven. Some are very poorly written, even though the stories are interesting. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 01:10 AM

I really like the books in the Sower series.

Me too!


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 01:13 AM

I also like Ruth Sanderson's Saints and More Saints (I like Saints slightly better). They are picture books, but with a lot of vocabulary...we go over all the new words, and then I read them aloud (to my 6 and 8 year old).



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 11:16 AM

We've been reading the YWAM series for years now. I wouldn't say the writing is stellar, but they're good and the kids enjoy them and it does keep their attention and they learn things.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 11:51 PM

Here are a few my children have enjoyed not many picture books but good ones:

Ages 1-10+

Uncle Arthur's Bedtime Stories (not Biographies, but all true stories of how God worked in kids lives) have pictures

 

Ages4+

Missionary Stories with the Millers (some stories may bother sensitive children), Mildred Martin

I Heard Good News Today  by Cornelia Lehn

 

Older children/ read alouds (sensitive children may not do well with some sections)

God's Ambassadors  ISBN 1-58660-131-8

Christian Heroes : Then & Now series   (we have quite a few of these and they are well done)

 



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 10:23 PM

We enjoy the Little Lights series  https://www.christia...lumes/pd/88577X

 

 



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 11:24 AM

We've liked Sowers and Men and Women of Faith. 



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 01:47 PM

Thank you! :)



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 02:06 PM

The biography of Eric Liddell (Chariots of Fire guy) is the absolute best. I believe it's in the Trailblazer series.