Publisher: Harper Collins
Item #: N170
This nine-book paperback box set of the classic series features the classic black-and-white artwork from Garth Williams. The nine books in the timeless Little House series tell the story of Laura’s real childhood as an American pioneer, and are cherished by readers of all generations. They offer a unique glimpse into life on the American frontier, and tell the heartwarming, unforgettable story of a loving family.Little House in the Big WoodsMeet the Ingalls family—Laura, Ma, Pa, Mary, and baby Carrie, who all live in a cozy log cabin in the big woods of Wisconsin in the 1870s. Though many of their neighbors are wolves and panthers and bears, the woods feel like home, thanks to Ma’s homemade cheese and butter and the joyful sounds of Pa’s fiddle.Farmer BoyAs Laura Ingalls is growing up in a little house in Kansas, Almanzo Wilder lives on a big farm in New York. He and his brothers and sisters work hard from dawn to supper to help keep their family farm running. Almanzo wishes for just one thing—his very own horse—but he must prove that he is ready for such a big responsibility.Little House on the PrairieWhen Pa decides to sell the log house in the woods, the family packs up and moves from Wisconsin to Kansas, where Pa builds them their little house on the prairie! Living on the farm is different from living in the woods, but Laura and her family are kept busy and are happy with the promise of their new life on the prairie.On the Banks of Plum CreekThe Ingalls family lives in a sod house beside Plum Creek in Minnesota until Pa builds them a new house made of sawed lumber. The money for the lumber will come from their first wheat crop. But then, just before the wheat is ready to harvest, a strange glittering cloud fills the sky, blocking out the sun. Millions of grasshoppers cover the field and everything on the farm, and by the end of a week, there is no wheat crop left.By the Shores of Silver LakePa Ingalls heads west to the unsettled wilderness of the Dakota Territory. When Ma, Mary, Laura, Carrie, and baby Grace join him, they become the first settlers in the town of De Smet. Pa starts work on the first building of the brand new town, located on the shores of Silver Lake. The Long WinterThe first terrible storm comes to the barren prairie in October. Then it snows almost without stopping until April. With snow piled as high as the rooftops, it’s impossible for trains to deliver supplies, and the townspeople, including Laura and her family, are starving. Young Almanzo Wilder, who has settled in the town, risks his life to save the town.Little Town on the PrairieDe Smet is rejuvenated with the beginning of spring. But in addition to the parties, socials, and “literaries,” work must continue. Laura spends many hours sewing shirts to help Ma and Pa get enough money to send Mary to a college for the blind. But in the evenings, Laura makes time for a new caller, Almanzo Wilder.These Happy Golden YearsLaura must continue to earn money to keep Mary in her college for the blind, so she gets a job as a teacher. It’s not easy, and for the first time she’s living away from home. But it gets a little better every Friday, when Almanzo picks Laura up to take her back home for the weekend. Though Laura is still young, she and Almanzo are officially courting, and she knows that this is a time for new beginnings.The First Four YearsLaura Ingalls and Almanzo Wilder have just been married! They move to a small prairie homestead to start their lives together. But each year brings new challenges—storms, sickness, fire, and unpaid debts. These first four years call for courage, strength, and a great deal of determination. And through it all, Laura and Almanzo still have their love, which only grows when baby Rose arrives.
Exploring World Geography SeriesNew
Publisher: Notgrass History
Exploring World Geography by Ray Notgrass is a one-year high school course that describes and explains the world God created. Students will learn about mankind's interaction with the world both in the past and in the present.Your high school student will gain a rich understanding of physical and human geography through reading the narrative lessons, studying the maps and completing map assignments, reading literature about people and places around the world, completing writing assignments and hands-on projects, and gaining a Biblical perspective on world religions and culture.
Item #: N969
AboutThe New York Times bestselling author of The Benedict Option draws on the wisdom of Christian survivors of Soviet persecution to warn American Christians of approaching dangers.For years, émigrés from the former Soviet bloc have been telling Rod Dreher they see telltale signs of "soft" totalitarianism cropping up in America--something more Brave New World than Nineteen Eighty-Four. Identity politics are beginning to encroach on every aspect of life. Civil liberties are increasingly seen as a threat to "safety". Progressives marginalize conservative, traditional Christians, and other dissenters. Technology and consumerism hasten the possibility of a corporate surveillance state. And the pandemic, having put millions out of work, leaves our country especially vulnerable to demagogic manipulation.In Live Not By Lies, Dreher amplifies the alarm sounded by the brave men and women who fought totalitarianism. He explains how the totalitarianism facing us today is based less on overt violence and more on psychological manipulation. He tells the stories of modern-day dissidents--clergy, laity, martyrs, and confessors from the Soviet Union and the captive nations of Europe--who offer practical advice for how to identify and resist totalitarianism in our time. Following the model offered by a prophetic World War II-era pastor who prepared believers in his Eastern European to endure the coming of communism, Live Not By Lies teaches American Christians a method for resistance: • SEE: Acknowledge the reality of the situation. • JUDGE: Assess reality in the light of what we as Christians know to be true. • ACT: Take action to protect truth.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn famously said that one of the biggest mistakes people make is assuming totalitarianism can't happen in their country. Many American Christians are making that mistake today, sleepwalking through the erosion of our freedoms. Live Not By Lies will wake them and equip them for the long resistance.
Adventures on Planet Earth: Level 3FeaturedNew
Publisher: Master Books
Item #: H132
Releasing April 2021!Spanning topics from ecology to stewardship of our world, students will learn about trees, the food chain, biomes, and animals such as birds, sloths, elephants, and more. Designed to include hidden treasures of Scripture that students can share as they work through the course, students will also enjoy:-Conversational lessons, Apply It opportunities, and Digging Deeper into topics, while writing and drawing in their own Science Notebook.-A helpful course calendar and materials list to make completing the course easier.-Vocabulary words highlighted throughout.-Creating their own models of the biomes!OVERVIEW: Presented as a conversation between siblings Ben and Hannah, Let’s Talk Science 3: Adventures on Planet Earth is an exciting and easy-to-use science course. Your learners will discover unique and interesting places on our planet, as well as expand their vocabulary and develop a deeper understanding of God as Creator and His Word. The exciting course is hands-on, easy to prepare for, and fun, and it will encourage your student’s curiosity!Table of ContentsIntroduction to EcologyThe Boreal Forest ClimateConifersThe Lodgepole PineThe Food Chain 1The Food Chain 2A Broken WebA Web RestoredBoreal Biome ProjectTemperate Deciduous ForestDeciduous TreesThe Forest CanopyUnder the CanopyThe Forest FloorDecompositionLichensForest RelationshipsDeciduous Biome ProjectTropical RainforestEmergent LayerCanopyBirds of the CanopyThe SlothMonkeys of the CanopyThe UnderstoryRainforest FloorRainforest Biome ProjectThe GrasslandSavannah GrassesAcacia TreesThe ElephantSavannah AnimalsGrassland Biome ProjectThe Image of GodStewardshipReview
Item #: A297
We're bombarded with antichristian messages everywhere in life, and from casual hookups to casual sex, our culture's messages on dating are no different.But Christians don't have to follow these norms. The Bible gives us a better way.It's a way of chastity and wisdom. A way that understands that marriage--the end goal of dating--is for life. The person you marry will shape who you become spiritually. And that person will also be the father or mother to the children God is pleased to give you some day.Pastorally and accessibly, Joshua Engelsma answers the practical questions of Reformed, Christian dating based on the truth that we must date differently--with marriage as the goal and scripture as the guide.
Item #: A495
Raising children is a sacred calling—and not for the faint of heart. It shapes the parent every bit as much as parents shape their children. In Devotions for Sacred Parenting, Gary Thomas, author of Sacred Parenting, delves deeper into the conversation and contemplates the soul-transforming journey of being a parent.Many books have been written about how to parent your children effectively, how to become a better parent, and how effective parenting produces better kids. Devotions for Sacred Parenting explores an entirely different reality: how parenting transforms you, the parent. It explores the spiritual dynamics of parenting and why caring for your children is such an effective discipline in shaping your soul and forming the character of Christ within you.With all new material, 52 devotions explore the spiritual dynamics of parenting. These life-related devotions are creative, fresh, and encouraging, inspiring mothers and fathers to look at parenting from a different perspective—as a holy and high calling from God, and as an opportunity to grow spiritually as you strive to raise godly children. Devotions for Sacred Parenting helps you understand how God is parenting you as you parent your children.
Exploring Creation with Earth Science SeriesNew
Publisher: Apologia Educational Ministries
New! These items will be available to ship end of April/May 2021. Your entire order will be held and shipped when this item arrives unless alternate arrangements are made. Thank you.
Item #: M150
Everything a home schooling parent needs to educate their children and meet physical education requirements.Physical fitness requirements are a part of the required curriculum for parents who want to teach their children in their homes, but it can be difficult to provide structured exercise plans. Parents homeschooling their children may be left wondering how to encourage a healthy lifestyle or teach them how to participate in team sports.Home School Family Fitness is here to answer those questions. Written by Bruce Whitney, father and home school teacher, the book provides a definitive guide with lesson plans and labs covering everything from basic games to organized sports, and is a vital resource for anyone educating a child at home. Home School Family Fitness is also for any parent who want to spend quality time with their children and see them grow up healthy and well.Home School Family Fitness explains the fundamentals of exercise in a fun way, teaching kids to achieve and maintain fitness throughout their lives. Its curriculum includes:■ 40 weeks of lesson plans and easy-to-use fitness tests, including swimming■ Indoor, outdoor, sport-related, and snow games modified for home use■ Modified rules to make games suitable for one to four participants of mixed ages■ Sections on strength, endurance, flexibility, and aerobic fitnessHome School Family Fitness is an astonishingly complete guidebook for the homeschooling parent and makes you wish your PE teachers had been so creative.
Critical Thinking Detective SeriesNew
Publisher: Critical Thinking Company
Gentle and LowlyFeaturedNew
Item #: K628
Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."--Matthew 11:28Christians know what Jesus Christ has done--but who is he? What is his deepest heart for his people, weary and faltering on their journey toward heaven? Jesus said he is "gentle and lowly in heart." This book reflects on these words, opening up a neglected yet central truth about who he is for sinners and sufferers today.Endorsements:“I have read no book that more carefully, thoroughly, and tenderly displays Christ’s heart.”—Paul David Tripp, President, Paul Tripp Ministries; author, New Morning Mercies and My Heart Cries Out“Gentle and Lowly comes from the pen of someone who has not just profited from reading the Puritans—but who, more importantly, has read the Bible under their tutelage. One short book can never be enough to convey all the glory of the character of Christ, but this book deftly unpacks something we often overlook: Christ is meek and lowly in heart and gives rest to those who labor and are burdened. Written with pastoral gentleness and quiet beauty, it teases out what twenty biblical texts contribute to this portrait of the heart of Christ, all of it brought together to bring comfort, strength, and rest to believers.”D. A. Carson, Cofounder and Theologian-at-Large, The Gospel Coalition“In this timely work, Dane Ortlund directs our attention back to the person of Jesus. Centered on the Scriptures and drawing upon the best of the Puritan tradition, Ortlund helps us see the heart of God as it is revealed to us in Christ. He reminds us not only of Jesus’s promises of rest and comfort, but of the Bible’s vision of Jesus: a kind and gracious King.”Russell Moore, President, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention“The title of this book immediately evoked within me a sense of longing, hope, and gratitude. The message it contains is a balm for every heart that feels pierced by sin or sorrow—whether from within or without. It is an invitation to experience the sweet consolations of a Savior who moves toward us with tenderness and grace, when we know we deserve just the opposite from him.”Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, author; Founder, Revive Our Hearts and True Woman“On the rough, rocky, and often dark path between the ‘already’ and the ‘not yet,’ there is nothing your weary heart needs more than to know the beauty of the heart of Jesus. It is that beauty that alone has the power to overwhelm all the ugly you will encounter along the way. I have read no book that more carefully, thoroughly, and tenderly displays Christ’s heart than what Dane Ortlund has written. As if I was listening to a great symphony, I was moved in different ways in different passages but left each feeling hugely blessed to know that what was being described was the heart of my Savior, my Lord, my Friend, and my Redeemer. I can’t think of anyone in the family of God who wouldn’t be greatly helped by spending time seeing the heart of Jesus through the eyes of such a gifted guide as Ortlund.”Paul David Tripp, President, Paul Tripp Ministries; author, New Morning Mercies and My Heart Cries Out“The Puritans breathed Christ-centered practices: they embraced the Bible as a lifeline, exercised it like a muscle, and relied upon it like a bulletproof vest. They knew how to hate their sin without hating themselves because they understood that Christ’s grace is an ever-present Person, a Person who understands our situation and our needs better than we do. They understood that we suffer because of sin. Dane Ortlund masterfully handles a treasure trove of Puritan wisdom and deftly presents it to the Christian reader. Read this book and pray that the Holy Spirit reveals Christ to you as the Puritans understood him, and you will be refreshed to understand God’s grace in a whole new way.”Rosaria Butterfield, Former Professor of English, Syracuse University; author, The Gospel Comes with a House Key
Item #: A135
Parents want their children to have academic success. Children want to be happy.Can’t we get these two desires together: learning that develops skill and creates joy?How do parents nurture a love of learning amid childish chaos, parental self-doubt, the flu, and state academic standards?The Brave Learner tackles this conundrum with humor and lots of help! In this book, you’ll learn about:-The 12 Super Powers of learning and how to use each one (practical ideas!)-How to create a cozy home designed to withstand the active learning adventure of your family-How your adult learning journey fuels your homeschool—and how to harness its power.Creating a love of learning in your family is as easy as lighting a fire. You just need a book of matches. The Brave Learner is that book.Parents who are deeply invested in their children's education can be hard on themselves and their kids. When exhausted parents are living the day-to-day grind, it can seem impossible to muster enough energy to make learning fun or interesting. How do parents nurture a love of learning amid childhood chaos, parental self-doubt, the flu, and state academic standards?In this book, Julie Bogart distills decades of experience--homeschooling her five now grown children, developing curricula, and training homeschooling families around the world--to show parents how to make education an exciting, even enchanting, experience for their kids, whether they're in elementary or high school.Enchantment is about ease, not striving. Bogart shows parents how to make room for surprise, mystery, risk, and adventure in their family's routine, so they can create an environment that naturally moves learning forward. If a child wants to pick up a new hobby or explore a subject area that the parent knows little about, it's easy to simply say "no" to end the discussion and the parental discomfort, while dousing their child's curious spark. Bogart gently invites parents to model brave learning for their kids so they, too, can approach life with curiosity, joy, and the courage to take learning risks.
Publisher: Apologia Educational Ministries
New! We estimate this item will be available to ship at the end of April.This course was designed as an elective course for high school students in 9th – 12th grades. Trusting in the providence of our God, Exploring Creation with High School Astronomy uses the scientific and mathematical constants of the universe to reveal the beauty of creation. This course is authored by Damian R. Ludwiczak who is the Chief of the Mechanisms and Tribology Branch at NASA Glenn Research Center.