Tuesday, February 24, 2015

In Freedom's Cause: Heirloom Audio Productions Review - TOS Crew

This was the cry of William Wallace and those loyal to him in the struggle for Scotland's freedom. Heirloom Audio Productions has done an amazing job with In Freedom's Cause Single Package the Real Story of Wallace and Bruce. This is an audio drama in the series - The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty.

If you are looking for a great addition to your homeschooling curriculum, this is it! This 2 disc story, is audio theatre at its best! From the beginning to the very end, the actors bring the story of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce to life in a way that will cement the details in your child's mind for a very long time! You and your child will be drawn in by the action, adventure and heroism as the story of struggle, heartache, perseverance and ultimately victory unfolds. This story unashamedly presents Wallace's heart, and shows his love and dependence on the God of the universe for his every breath. His goal was not simply the freedom of Scotland, he also desired to be just and righteous in the eyes of God. The contrast of his warrior spirit and his humble heart keeps you wanting more!
Wallace, as well as all of those fighting with him, spent time studying and memorizing the Word of God. Although most people back then were not able to own a complete copy of the Bible like us today, they carried around their Psalter, (which is a book containing the Psalms) and spent time learning scriptures from it. "This is the book that truly sets us free." ~ William Wallace  I love the fact that they added that tidbit of information into the story of Wallace and Bruce.

As a Christian homeschooling mom, I am always looking for material that is easy to understand, interactive, and doesn't surgically remove all mention of God. The In Freedom's Cause audio book fits the bill. You can follow along in the study guide that is provided. It is an invaluable tool not just to help your children understand what is happening in the story, but it also gives you a chance to learn new vocabulary words, and to personalize the story a bit; as you think beyond the words of the story to the impact those words had on the people portrayed in it.

I am currently homeschooling two of my daughters. One is a sophomore in high school and one is a seventh grader. The sophomore is studying American History and the formation of our country. One thing that she had previously learned, is that our founding fathers had studied Scotland's freedom, and had used a lot of the thought processes behind a free Scotland in the early stages of America's development. That definitely made listening even more interesting to her. She was able to relate to the similarities between our countries fight for freedom to that of Scotland, as found it interesting that our Declaration of Independence is very similar to Scotland's Declaration of Arbroath.

We took time to pause at the end of each page in the study guide, and went over the review questions. We also took the time to look up any of the words that she didn't already understand. That way we were able to talk about how the story was flowing. How we felt about the situation that the characters had found themselves in. We were also able to discuss how we would feel if we were in that same position.  Also included in the study guide is a Bible study. That is located in the very back. They truly thought of everything! Take the opportunity to use the study guide as you see fit. Although we listened to this audio book in one sitting, you are able to customize it to suit the needs of your children.

The bottom line:  We loved it, and I am confident that you will too. We are looking forward to listening to more stories from The Extraordinary Adventures of G. A. Henty! They truly have brought history to life!

Make sure to get your copy today!

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