This is one of a series of books from Light Keepers all written by this author and all equally compelling. There is no gender bias, `Ten Girls Who Changed the World` rubs shoulders with it on the bookstand. We also find boys and girls who variously; `...used their Talents`, `...didn't Give in, `. `...made History` and `...made a Difference`. These are attractive books with sensible print and a common format. The books have short chapters, the boys who changed the world were; Billy Graham, Brother Andrew, John Newton, George Muller, Nicky Cruz, William Carey, David Livingstone, Adoniram Judson , Eric Liddel and Luis Palau, so you can judge something of the breadth of the series.
The real strength of the series the quality of the writing -it is so engaging. Browsing through the chapters I had to tear myself away from each paragraph I set my eyes on. I don't want to be disparaging but for too long our children have often had to put up with second best in their reading of Christian literature. Good intentions are not enough, but here we have books that conform to the best standards of secular reading and are excellent exemplars of Christian living and challenge. Each chapter has a factfile to broaden knowledge and the quiz at the end really is fun its all about recap and recall -no boring `study guide`.
If you buy one of these as a present for somebody be careful not to get it dog-eared, or better still buy two!
Teachers please note that these would serve as a good basis for Christian oriented assemblies.
Alun Jones, Wrexham
this book is a kind of book where it tries motivating peoples with sin and their prayers is very useful