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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Jacob DeShazer, Christian Heroes: Then & Now from YWAM Publishing ~ a TOS review

Disclaimer: I received a Complimentary copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC Regulations. 

Morning friends! 
I am here to share another review with you this week. If you are a long time reader of this blog you already know that we use a mostly Classical, literature-based approach to homeschool our children and that we get to read a lot each day. As a result, we have several titles from the Christian Heroes Then & Now series and the Heroes of History series, as well. What I love most is that our main history program uses many of these great books. 
Today I am excited to tell you about another great YWAM Publishing book offered to us from their Christian Heroes Then and Now series. We chose to review Jacob DeShazer: Forgive Your Enemies 
YWAM Publishing 
 YWAM Publishing is the publishing division to the Youth With A Mission organization and is headquartered in Seattle, WA. They were founded in 1960 with a mission is to provide quality Christian materials to help fund children and adults around the world through vital mission’s programs.
YWAM Publishing 
 The Christian Heroes: Then & Now series is geared for children older than ten and is available as a physical book, audiobook, or e-Book that can be downloaded from the website. Currently this series includes fifty books on Christian Heroes from the 1700-1960’s.
 We received a physical copy of the book, Jacob DeShazer as well as a downloadable PDF copy of the study guide for this review. If you have never heard the story of the famous Doolittle Raiders, who first attacked Japan after the Pearl Harbor bombing, then make sure to get your hands on a copy of this book to learn the story of Jacob DeShazer who was sent on a dangerous one-way mission which led to him being captured for over forty months. One day he was given a Bible after being beaten, malnourished, and left alone in his cell for days at a time. During this time, he found solace in the Bible and became a Christian. When the war ended Mr. DeShazer returned to Japan to serve his former prisoner as a missionary for over 30 years. This softcover book retails for $7.50. 

YWAM also includes a Unit Study for the book that is designed for both individual or group learning. For this review I chose to just read the story aloud to my children who are 15, 12, & 7. The study guide is suitable for a wide variety of learning styles because of the many different types of projects and activities offered. It includes many projects and writing assignments to keep you busy and engaged with what you are learning. There is so much in this guide for all ages including: 
 ~ Creative writing prompts 
~ Dramas 
~ Reading comprehension questions 
 ~ Essay writing assignments 
~ Geography 
 ~ Timeline project 
 ~ Movie critiquing
 ~ Hands on projects, audio visual projects, arts & crafts projects 
~ Games 
 ~ Many additional resource ideas 
Overall, we have truly enjoyed this book selection! Learning to forgive others even when they have done you wrong is a huge lesson to learn. The story of Jacob DeShazer shows us just how to forgive others. I know I can count on the quality of workmanship from the YWAM Publishing company. Many of their books grace our overflowing bookshelves and I would gladly remove another title to make room for one from YWAM Publishing. Be sure to check out what 27 of my CrewMates thought of this book/study guide combination as well as the other titles that were reviewed by clicking the banner below.

 Company ~ YWAM Publishing 
 Format ~ softcover book, 
Paperback ISBN: 978-157658475-0 
 Price ~ $7.50 
 Ages ~ 10+

YWAM Publishing 

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