Sneak Peek #3: New American History Guide

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Sneak Peek #3: New American History Guide

Postby Carrie » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:59 pm

Ladies,

This next sneak peek comes on the tail end of our sneak peek about the Bible study for the new American History Guide, because it is another key part of the Bible study within the upcoming guide. :D We are excited to share that as part of our Bible study in the new guide, we will include a once weekly girl/boy devotional study. :D With the maturing age range of students using this guide in mind, we couldn't let this important time in their lives pass without addressing heart issues that are specific to each gender. This is also a wonderful time in students' lives to celebrate the differences endowed upon us by our Creator and to prepare students to fulfill their calling to be a Godly young man or woman as placed upon them by the Lord.

For boys, we plan to include Everyday Battles by Bob Schultz and Thoughts for Young Men by J.C. Ryle. For girls, we plan to include Beyond Beautiful Girlhood. For both boys and girls, we plan to include two booklets that will help students think about courtship and the importance of choosing a God-honoring mate. Our oldest son read many books about courtship, and the two we finally selected were his favorites. After going through many resources in the search for the best courtship materials, I wholeheartedly agree with him that these are the best succinct materials for courtship that address both the head and the heart! The two titles we selected for this important area are Stay in the Castle and Seven Royal Laws of Courtship. All of these books are filled with such wisdom, Godly Christian counsel, helps, and encouragement that they are not to be missed as part of a teenager's journey toward adulthood. :D Individual descriptions of the books follow.

We have used Everyday Battles and Thoughts for Young Men with our own oldest son, and we found the advice and stories to be well-timed for his life. After finding Beyond Beautiful Girlhood,and pondering the timely advice and training it contained for young women, I knew I'd found a needed selection for the girls as well. :D Growing up in a family of all girls and now having all boys has given me a unique perspective on the differences between boys and girls! We pray that your child will be blessed by reading these selections along with completing the corresponding Bible studies wound within each of these volumes. 8)

Description of Everyday Battles: :D
In this, his final book before passing from this life, Bob Schultz delves into God's purpose for battles and conflicts in our lives. Simply written but profoundly engaging, Everyday Battles offers perspective on how to find God in the heart of daily conflicts and decisions. This book will help anyone who desires to experience a deeper walk with God that is not diverted during painful times.

Topics include: :D
* Why God allows battles and sufferings
* What to do at the first sign of conflict
* How God really views His people
* How to gain the wisdom you need for decision-making

Bob's key passion in life was always investing in men and families, and his writing ministry was focused on that. He was nearly finished with Everyday Battles when he collapsed with a fatal heart attack. At the request of vast numbers of eager and loyal readers of his previous books, this final, partially completed manuscript is available. Bob Schultz was author of: Boyhood and Beyond,Created for Work, and Practical Happiness.

Description of Thoughts for Young Men: :D
This book is a timeless treasure. Ryle's writing is firm, but tenderhearted, as a loving grandfather. His style is plain and practical. His message is needed. He writes about dangers of young men, such as pride, love of pleasure, thoughtlessness, and fear of man's opinion. He also gives counsel and rules for young men to help avoid temptations like lust and to draw into a closer walk with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Though J.C. Ryle (1816-1900), wrote Thoughts for Young Men over a century ago, the message applies to every generation of young men. You may think that you have very little in common with a young man of the 19th century, but you will be surprised at how relevant Ryle's admonitions and encouragements are to you today. Read, reflect, and receive godly wisdom.

This edition includes the complete text of J.C. Ryle's classic, Thoughts for Young Men as well as a study guide with thought-provoking questions. It is great for personal or shared study. "Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity." (1 Timothy 4:12)

Description of Beyond Beautiful Girlhood: :D
Is your daughter prepared for life? Have you taught her how to manage a home, life, and spirit? Mothers, you know the transition from carefree girlhood to the daybreak of womanhood can be the most frightening and exciting of times for your daughter! This book has often been described as a glorified home economics course because of the Biblical manner in which it deals with the transition. Beyond Beautiful Girlhood Plus Companion Guide can help make the most of the remaining time you have with your daughter by equipping her with the skills and Biblical truths she needs to know.

Each chapter includes the following:
Complete Text: Gently revised text from the original 1900 book entitled Winsome Womanhood
Mother to Mother: Goals for each chapter are explained and encouragement is shared by author.
Mother and Daughter Journal: Create a precious record of the heart by writing in the journal provided at the end of each chapter.
Bible Study: Discover seven different spiritual disciplines that will draw both of you into a deeper and more consistent walk with the Lord.
Projects: Together enjoy enrichment activities with an emphasis on home, life and spiritual life management. These projects put the concepts of the chapter into action!
Resources: Delve deeper into the topics covered with suggested reading.

Description of the very brief booklet Stay in the Castle: :D
Written as a succinct, modern-day fairy tale, this is the story of a young lady who finds herself at a crossroad. One road is marked, "My will." The other, "God's will". An inspirational true story of one teenager’s struggle to wait for the one God had created for her. Reading this story illustrates the difference between choosing a mate whom your heart desires and choosing a mate whom God desires. (Note: Reading this story brought tears to my eyes!)

Description of the brief booklet Seven Royal Laws of Courtship: Practical Advice for Both the Knight in Training and the Lady in Waiting :D
What Stay in the Castle offers in inspiration, the Seven Royal Laws of Courtship offers in practical instruction. This 44 page booklet introduces seven Biblical principles to help young people find and marry the person whom God has created for them. The "Seven Royal Laws" include:
1. By the grace of Almighty God, I will marry the person that God has created for me.
2. By the grace of Almighty God, I will arrive at the marriage altar morally pure.
3. By the grace of Almighty God, I will arrive at the marriage altar prepared to fulfill my responsibilities as a marriage partner.
4. By the grace of Almighty God, our marriage will have the blessing of both sets of parents and our pastors.
5. By the grace of Almighty God, I will have glorified God and maintained an unquestionable Christian testimony throughout my courtship.
6. By the grace of Almighty God, I will give to my partner someone who understands and practices real agape love.
7. By the grace of Almighty God, on my wedding day, I will be in a position to fulfill God's specific calling for my life.

Blessings,
Carrie
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Re: Sneak Peek #3: New American History Guide

Postby Jennymommy » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:09 pm

Wow, Carrie. I am just so touched by the love and faithfulness you have put into this calling. God continue to bless and guide you, and give you strength and courage as you help us to guide our young people.
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Re: Sneak Peek #3: New American History Guide

Postby Mumkins » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:24 pm

Amazing selections again Carrie! These sound like just the books I want my son's and daughters to read at that age. I'm really looking forward to them.

I see I'll be going through the girl books with my girls. Would it be better for my husband to go through the boy book with our sons or will either parent do?
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Re: Sneak Peek #3: New American History Guide

Postby LynnH » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:40 pm

Wow!! My ds and dh have gone through Practical Happiness together and they have really enjoyed that time. My dh is a fan of J.C. Ryle also so he is pleased to hear these selections. I love that you make it easy to tackle all these issues before the dc graduate.
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Re: Sneak Peek #3: New American History Guide

Postby FiveLittlePeaches » Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:59 am

I'm doing Resurrection to Reformation with my girls, and we've thoroughly enjoyed Beautiful Girlhood (Beauty girl for short) this year. It's been such a wonderful study, that I hate for it to end! I'm so excited to discover Beyond Beautiful Girlhood exists, and will be scheduled in the New American History Guide!

Thank you!!!!!!
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Re: Sneak Peek #3: New American History Guide

Postby Nealewill » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:44 am

Thank you so much for taking time to post your sneak peaks. These books look so wonderful. Seeing these great books makes me wish that I were the student :-)
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Re: Sneak Peek #3: New American History Guide

Postby Motherjoy » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:50 am

What a blessing to have a curriculum writer include courtship into their program. Thank you. I'm not at all surprised, considering the way that Carrie has always woven character and godliness into all the guides, but I was still floored and excited when I saw this sneak peek.
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Re: Sneak Peek #3: New American History Guide

Postby Carrie » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:08 am

Ladies,

I am so glad to hear that you are looking forward to going through these studies with your children. I truly believe each of these resources speaks directly to the heart of the teen and addresses things they either are going through now or will be faced with in the future. :D

Ideally, it would be great for the dads to talk through the boy study and the mothers to go through the girl study. However, I know that time constraints and family situations may not always allow for this. The good news is that these studies are worth doing no matter who goes through them with the teen. :D

Blessings,
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Re: Sneak Peek #3: New American History Guide

Postby Mumkins » Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:21 am

Is this study included in the bible credit or is it separate?
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Re: Sneak Peek #3: New American History Guide

Postby Carrie » Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:45 pm

Great question! This study is included as part of the full credit earned in Bible. :D

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Re: Sneak Peek #3: New American History Guide

Postby Mumkins » Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:57 am

Great! Thanks.
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Re: Sneak Peek #3: New American History Guide

Postby mamanlait » Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:02 pm

I'm very excited about these choices! Thank you for including these topics!!!
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dd 12 RtR (previously used LHTH, LHfHG, Beyond, Bigger, Preparing, CtC, & RtR)
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