Item description for Christopher Columbus: Adventurer of Faith and Courage (Sowers) by Bennie Rhodes, Norma Cournow Camp & Rhodes Bennie...
Overview Discoverer of America Christopher Columbus' greatest discovery was not the New World. As a young boy Columbus trusted Christ as his Savior and discovered the ways of God. This little-known fact was the reason for his adventurous life. Columbus felt God wanted him to explore the world and find new land and people so that Christ could be proclaimed. Finding boats and money to make the trip turned into a grueling experience in discouragement. Kings and queens promised and failed him. But Columbus was determined. He had promised God! Growing up in Italy was exciting. Shipwreck, pirates, and storms marred his early sailing career. But he became an excellent sailor and businessman. Columbus overcame all problems with God's help, even mutiny and being bound with chains. See through his eyes the dangerous voyage to the New World as you read the words from his diary. Feel the excitement at sighting land and discovering gold. Weep with him over the massacre and troubles. Written as if Columbus is talking, walk beside him in his exciting adventures and let him tell you his unique story.
Publishers Description Risking shipwreck and failure, he sought to spread the gospel by discovering new lands.
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Studio: Mott Media (MI)
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.24" Width: 5.23" Height: 0.42" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2000
Publisher Mott Media
Grade Level Grade 5
ISBN 0915134268 ISBN13 9780915134267
Availability 0 units.
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Average Biography of a Great Man Dec 13, 2002
Starting with George Washington as a boy, this book follows him throughout his life. It focuses on his early military career fighting with the British against the French and Indians, working his plantation, and responding when his new country needed a general and first President.
Unfortunately, this book aimed at kids could have been better. The narrative is uneven, making it hard to follow how much time has passed between stories we're reading. Furthermore, the style is choppy with too many simple sentences strung together. On the other hand, there are some thrilling stories from his days fighting in armies that will keep young readers interested. And his writing is used creatively to show his belief in God without interrupting the flow.
George Washington was a great man we can all learn from. This biography gives some interesting information and a good overview of his life and times. Unfortunately, it's not quite polished enough to get a full recommendation.
George Washigton Book Review May 2, 2001
George Washington was born on a snowy day, Febuary 11(22 on new calendar), 1732. From then on he was a devout christian and a great leader. His father taught him how to ride a horse, shoot a rifle, and hired a tutor to prepare him for his schooling in Appleby. Appleby was an elegant boarding school in England. When 11 year-old George was visiting his cousin's mansion on the Chotank River about 20 miles away from hsi home in Ferry Farm, a servant from his home burst onto the amnsion lawn and told him that his father was deathly ill. Shortly after he arrived his father died. This was only the childhood part on George but the book goes on about how he got interested in surveying, how he became a great military leader, and how he eventually became the U.S.'s first presedent. The book showed his great leadership and his commitment to the Lord and the teachings of the Bible. Overall it was a great book and made you experience George Washington and his beliefs.