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.
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!
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