I’d like to thank Christian Focus 4 Kids for giving me a box set of five books, and for hosting this giveaway!
Our family loves (loves, loves!) Christian Focus 4 Kids’ Trailblazers series. It’s a fabulous series of books, and the biographies have been such a great aid to our history studies. They’ve also been great faith builders, and a fabulous help in teaching about character. Paul mentions our need for human mentors a number of times in his letters, as does David in one of his Psalms. But I think my favorite biblical reference to human mentors or heroes is in Hebrews 12:1-2.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.….
Reading about the lives of those saints who have gone before me gives me a new perspective on my circumstances, helps me see my life in terms of eternal impact, and reminds me to keep my eyes on Jesus as I run the race before me. I have loved every minute of the time I’ve spent reading Christian history to my kids.
The Trailblazer series is narrative, so the books read almost like fiction stories (though some are closer to a true biography). They’re written at a level that an elementary or middle school student can understand, with study questions at the back. The new box sets are really nice. The box bears the cover images of some of the books, and it’s thick and sturdy. My boys both like having boxed sets of books.
Check out all the sets:
Trailblazer Evangelists & Pioneers Box Set 1
Trailblazer Box Set 1 ~ Evangelists & Pioneers contains biographies on the following people:
- Bill Bright
- Billy Bray
- Billy Graham
- David Brainerd
- Joni Eareckson Tada
Trailblazer Missionaries & Medics Box Set 2
Trailblazer Box Set 2 ~ Missionaries & Medics contains biographies on the following people:
- Adoniram Judson
- Amy Carmichael
- Hudson Taylor
- John G. Paton
- Paul Brand
Trailblazer Preachers & Teachers Box Set 3
Trailblazer Box Set 3 ~ Preachers & Teachers contains biographies on the following people:
- Charles Spurgeon
- George Whitefield
- John Stott (Click to read the Thinking Kids review.)
- Jonathan Edwards
- Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Trailblazer Reformers & Activists Box Set 4
Trailblazer Box Set 4 ~ Reformers & Activists contains biographies on the following people:
Trailblazer Heroes & Heroines Box Set 5
Trailblazer Box Set 5 ~ Heroes & Heroines contains biographies on the following people:
Trailblazer Arts & Science Box Set 6
Trailblazer Box Set 6 ~ Arts & Science contains biographies on the following people:
Thinking Kids Book Review Indexes
Thinking Kids Pinterest Book Boards
- Christian Books for Preschoolers
- Christian Books for 4-7 Year Olds
- Christian Books for the Middle Grades
- Christian Books for Middle School
- Christian Books for High School
- Christian Books for Kids’ Devotions
- Christian Books about Parenting
~ Danika Cooley
Danika Cooley is the author of When Lightning Struck! The Story of Martin Luther (Fortress Press, 2015), Wonderfully Made (CF4K, 2016), and Bible Road Trip. Her work has been featured in internationally-recognized children's magazines over 150 times.