The exciting true stories of heroes of the faith for 9– to 14–year olds
This giftbox collection of colorful trailblazer stories will delight young minds. Each book in this box set contains the story of a man who stood up for what he believed in. These fascinating tales will draw readers in and inspire them to think about what things are worth fighting for.
Three of the characters in this box set – John Calvin, John Knox and John Welch – were reformers, who preached God’s Word, no matter what it cost them. The other two characters – John Newton and William Wilberforce – recognised that slaves were people made in God’s image and fought to abolish the slave trade.
These biographies follows the trailblazer’s journey to faith, and on to the work that God had planned for them. With lots of dialogue, these engaging stories show how God uses normal individuals to bring about his purpose.
Each book in the Trailblazer series features:
- Thinking Further Topics for each chapter to help readers think about how what they’ve read applies to their life today
- Timeline of important events in the lifetime of each book’s subject
John Knox went from being a bodyguard to a preacher of God’s Word. He stood with his convictions – biblical and political. Written by Catherine Mackenzie.
John Calvin‘s ideas were radical, his life was filled with dramatic events and dangers. Find out how this great teacher changed the church. Written by Catherine Mackenzie, this book inclues a summary of Reformed theology and a bibliography.
William Wilberforce fought to bring freedom and relief from the terrors of the slave trade; it took him forty–five years. Written by Derick Bingham, this book includes Books for Further Reading, Places to Visit, a Prayer Diary and a Life Summary of William Wilberforce.
John Welch fell in with the wrong crowd – then he met God. Find out how he became an adventurous preacher couldn’t be stopped even by a canon ball. Written by Ethel Barrett, this book includes a Life Summary of John Welch and John Knox, maps of the countries where John Welch lived, and a summary of what life was like before the Reformation.
John Newton travelled the oceans to make money from slaves. Find out how God changed his heart and life so that the slave ship captain sought to free slaves instead. Written by Irene Howat this book includes a Prayer Diary.