1. We want to teach church history.
2. We want the kids to know about those that have given so much in obedience to God so that we may be able to read God's word and freely live out our faith.
3. We want them to know and understand that following Christ is not easy. Following Him involves suffering and sacrifice.
We've really enjoyed reading the book Courage and Conviction: Chronicles of the Reformation Church. They are short chapters focusing on one person in one point of time during the Reformation. The book can be read as a whole to give a bigger picture, or pick and chose the chapters to learn of individuals. I've used this as both a read-aloud or assigned it to individual children.
There are a few DVD's that we enjoy this time of year as well.
We do have other books, many historical fiction that help bring the time to life. Maybe I'll do another post another year? For now this is a great jumping off point. Many of these books and DVDs were found simply by searching for one book that lead to another, and then another, and another....
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