Recommendation: ***** ( 5-stars)
Positives: As with the previous books in this series, this is a beautifully written and illustrated book. What a treasure to add to any family library! Though the historical account is detailed with lots of names and locations, the author is able to present it in an understandable and clear format. Most impressive is that though telling the story of John Knox's life, she is able to clearly communicate to young children the importance of the authority of the Bible and the role of the church in the life of believers.
Talking Points: Stories like these can help us and our children develop strong conviction. As we learn of what Reformers like John Knox lived through - the trials and persecution they endured for the sake of the gospel it should make us thankful and deepen our own faith. Hebrews 11-12 teach us that the faith of those who have gone before us should drive us to holiness as we seek Jesus. The portion of the Scots Confession of Faith included at the end of the book provides an excellent resource. Challenge your family to come up with the Scripture verses that back up those statements.
Age Level: 7-12 years of age
I received free copy of this book from Reformation Heritage Books for this review.