Archive for February, 2011
It’s gonna be awhile before I get the next homeschool post up — still trying to get our new home set up–so I thought I would post a giveaway of my novel, The King Will Make a Way. It’s gotten a couple of great reviews on Amazon.com. Anyone’s who read it, I would appreciate you leaving reviews on my blogs or at Amazon.
Leave a comment below to enter. You can enter a second time by leaving a comment on the book’s facebook page. Make sure it’s linked to your email address so I can contact you if you win. The winner will have the paperback version of the book shipped to her home.
The King Will Make a Way is a new Christian novel for the last days saint.
An allegorical tale set in a nondescript historic village, The King Will Make a Way, is an end-times story of faith and perseverance. Gabe is the only one who knows the truth–the true King is still alive. Vulpine is determined to become king himself and will stop at nothing to force the villagers to give him their loyalty.
Will the servants of the true King fight to overthrow Vulpine? When the servants face imprisonment and death, will they switch loyalties? What will become of Gabe when Vulpine realizes he’s been teaching others about the King? Where is the true King?
Living through the daily uncertainty of plague, persecution and even martyrdom, the servants of the true King learn that there is one thing they can always be sure of–The King Will Make a Way.
It is my prayer that this book will challenge you and inspire you, not only to walk by faith but to give yourself wholly to following the King.
The book is mainly for teens and adults though many families have read it aloud all together. Remember I have homeschool materials prepared to go along with the book as well.
Sarah at The Forest Room has posted a review of my book, The King Will Make a Way. Please take a look at what she had to say.
I am traveling on Wednesday, flying solo with the 5 kids to Asia. All you praying women can be praying for our trip. I took a picture of our wall map we’ve slowly been working on. I tore it down today before we ever got to finish it.
I’ve posted the links to the lapbook pieces as I’ve posted our studies. My daughter also has been drawing on (though hard to see) some land features as we go: the Nile, Himalayas, Mt. Fuji…
For our Asia studies we did one week on Japan and studied volcanoes as well. Above is a picture of our Mt. Fuji. We did one week on China and studied the Himalayas. China has fun things as well. We made paper lanterns and did calligraphy. We did one week on India and studied caves as a landform.The country links are all on this page under Asia and then their respective country. The landform links are on the earth science page. As usual, the books we read are what we had on hand–different kid atlas books, an Usborne book on people and cultures, and various readers we have on the different landforms. As for novels my daughter did read The Lost Heir by Henty which is related to India. My son read, In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson, which is related to China, though has great American culture in it as well. The Last Puppeteer is a book on Japan if you want a novel for that country to check out of the library.
Then I gave the kids a week to do whatever country they wanted to and write a paragraph or essay on it. The 3rd grader wrote a paragraph. The 5th grader wrote a five paragraph essay. Wednesday they had to give me the rough draft. Thursday I went over the rough draft with them. Friday they made a final copy. This month we were doing paragraph writing from my free Language Arts Curriculum. I usually tie all those studies in so it feels like as much as possible that we only have one subject we’re studying.
We’ll be studying the Middle East separately. We’ll be off school for a couple of weeks at least while we move and set up in a new home and city.
Here’ s the link to the review again. I’d love to know if you’ve read the book and if you’ve used the materials. And tell tell others about it! It’s a way to support missions 🙂