Character Training with “Legacies of Character” Review
How do you teach Godly Character to your kids? WHAT??? You mean you don’t do it? Seriously with all the worldly character training that goes on every day you gotta get in gear Moms and Dads. Its NOT ENOUGH to read an occasional Bible story or take them to Sunday School every week. You’ve got to be intensively TRAINING!
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What does character training look like?
I’m going to be pretty blunt here and guess a lot of you were NOT trained in Godly character. In fact I’m betting most of you were actually trained in ungodly character. Uh oh, you’re gasping here. Absolutely not! My parents took me to church every time the doors were open! I can hear you shouting as you read this. Yep, so did mine. But when it came to traits like perseverance, honesty, integrity, humility they were…silent…
I don’t want the same for my kids because lets be frank here and completely honest. The world is shouting at our kids. It shouts to young girls, the way to success is through using your beautiful body. It shouts to young boys, the way you succeed is beating back every competitor. Its shouting, shouting and are we as parents even daring to whisper the truth to our kiddos.
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Are we daring to tell them over and over that we don’t get ahead by using people? Are we telling them stories of true heroes? And I don’t mean the basketball player who, gasp, oh my gosh, says he’s a Christian. I mean, great for him but he’s not a hero in my book.
So when I was invited to review the new book from Character Concepts of Stories From WW2 called Legacies of Character I was thrilled. THIS is exactly how I want to instill Godly Character in my kids! And I was not disappointed.
We’ve been reading these stories for about 2 weeks now and let me tell you, they are incredible! Basically its a collection of stories of people from WW2 who displayed amazing Godly character traits in the face of intense adversity.
What’s this character training entail?
There are a few I recognized, like Corrie Ten Boom. I always love readimg of her. She’s just one of my favorites. But there are so many more, from a dog, to a Navajo code talker. My 9 year old son LOVED this one!
The stories themselves are very well written and highly engaging. I read them to my kids for a morning Bible time. At the end of each chapter is a discussion and question time. It helps to really solidify the meaning a practical application of the character trait being focused on.
As always Character Concepts has done a great job in giving you another tool in your parenting toolkit. Not only does this book teach history but you get to discuss and integrate character building into it! How AWESOME is that!
This book covers obedience, determination, forgiveness, mercy, endurance, courage, bravery, meanness, persistence, and faith.
Oh and I wanted to mention this was actually written by the Boyer’s grandchildren! Its 4th in a series called “Learning Character with the Cousins”!
As with all the Boyers books you won’t be disappointed in it! They have a fantastic series of books, audio and more to help you train your kids. Oops I almost forgot to mention..this book is full of really neat real photographs of the people and places you’re going to read about. My history buff boy LOVES that!
Disclaimer: I received this book free for my fair and honest review. I was not required to give a positive review nor compensated in any other way.