Tomorrow is the 17th March — St. Patrick’s Day. Would you like to find out more about Saint Patrick and how he came to Ireland? There are all kinds of books and stories about St. Patrick out there. We can trust some of them while others contain more fiction than truth.
During our homeschooling years I came across Charlotte Mason* and her view about “living books” for children. The books need to be interesting, written by someone who knows and loves the subject, someone who is able to pull the children into the story and make them remember the facts through it. History, for example, is best taught using these kinds of books but also by using documents and biographies from a good source (original is always best).
The following is a great book! It’s meaty, having a lot of theological content, but it also reveals how mighty God is and how He will work in and through a believer who is going through trials in life.
*There is a lot more to say about the Charlotte Mason Method but that would go beyond the scope of this post now. I’ll leave that to a couple of coming posts on this blog. If you want to know more about it right away, go to the Ambleside Online website where you will find an abundance of information about Charlotte and her books and a great deal of help if you choose to home school using this method.