I would consider reading the book aloud *with* your dd so that you can discuss as you go along.Teresa in TX wrote:I purchased the 4-book set of missionary biographies for 7th-8th graders. Dd hasn't started them yet, but will in a few weeks (she's doing a progeny press guide at the moment).
I've read 3 of the 4 books and they were so very good!! I look forward to their impact on her. "Peace Child", though, I just don't think my daughter could handle the cannibalism stories. There are some things in the other books that are hard to read, but nothing that I couldn't just vaguely describe then tell her to avoid that page if she chooses. Any thoughts?
I guess I understand the need to know the depravity without Christ, but wow!! Do others just set a book aside?
Also, has anyone read Gracia Burnham's book, In the Presence of My Enemies? We have it, but haven't got around to reading it yet, so I was planning on doing it when we do ECC (next after we finish RTR).
Martin and Gracia's story is a pretty recent event that was all over the news media. It would show that all missionaries aren't from the past, and these kinds of things still happen today. Also what kind of testimony we can tell through the media. Since Gracia is still alive and well, I'd think it would be easy to relate to her story of faith even while witnessing her dh's martyrdom. Well okay, not "easy" to relate, but you kwim.