Saturday, February 18, 2012
TOS Crew Product Review ~ "Who Am I? And What Am I Doing Here?" from Apologia Press
I cannot lie - when I learned I would be reviewing the second in a 4 volume series entitled "What We Believe" from Apologia Ministries, I was ecstatic. I was blessed to review the first volume in the series (click HERE to read that post) and was excited to review the second volume.
The 4 volumes that comprise the "What We Believe" series from Apologia are:
1. ~ Who Is God?
2. ~ Who Am I?
3. ~ Who Is My Brother?
4. ~ What On Earth Can I Do?
"Who Am I? And What Am I Doing Here?" is a 262 page hardcover book, written by John Hay & David Webb. The book contains 8 lessons, broken into sections that are easily understood and solidly Biblical. If using a curriculum that is Biblically based is as important in your home as it is in ours, then this series on worldview from Apologia is what you need.
The "How to Use This Book" section explains ways to incorporate the text into your family's homeschool. Information about notebooking, the structure of the lessons, lesson plans, the purpose behind teaching worldview, information on the course website, and who to contact should you have a question can be found here.
Along with the hardcover book, I also received a CD of the book (AudioBook MP3 CD). This is ideal for students who learn best audibly - they can just start the CD and read along in their book. It's also nice to have for use in the car. What busy homeschool mom doesn't spend plenty of time in the car?!
In addition, I received the "Who Am I?" Notebooking Journal (spiral bound, 247 pages). The student "writes" their own book as they work through the lessons. This becomes a unique treasure for the child and for the parents! Apologia has outdone themselves with this resource. It's thorough, engaging, and really cements the topics covered in this worldview course. The clearly laid out lessons plans make it a snap for students to use.
And finally, I received the "Who Am I?" Coloring Book (64 pages). The color pages correspond with the lessons. Now, don't think this coloring book is just for younger students (although they will enjoy it). It's really a well done book! The best way I can describe it is as a comforting book to work through. I'm not a big fan of coloring books, but this is one coloring book that I love.
Apologia continues to produce fantastic products for homeschool families and the "What We Believe" series is one of my favorites. Homeschooling can be an avenue to shelter our children in both positive and negative ways; none of us wants our children to leave home unable to stand on their own personal faith, but we have to be aware of allowing our children to believe our faith is their faith. God has no grandchildren, after all, and riding on their parents coattails is not sufficient for our children. he worldview curriculum from Apologia strengthens the child's "inner man" and helps build a solid foundation that he or she can build upon for a lifetime.
As my daughter has worked through the first two books in the series, I have seen tangible growth. She has moved to a new level in her personal walk with Jesus, and I cannot imagine anything blessing me more as a homeschool mom than that. She has asked to continue the series and I plan to facilitate that request :)
$39 for "Who Am I?" hardcover book
$19 for "Who Am I?" Audio CD
$24 for "Who Am I?" Notebooking Journal
$8 for "Who Am I?" Coloring Book
Click HERE for a direct link to this product page.
To see what my fellow Crew Mates have to say about "Who Am I? And What Am I Doing Here?", follow this LINK.
Visit the Apologia website to see the vast array of curriculum, products, and to learn about their online academy at www.Apologia.com
God bless you on your homeschool journey!
Day 155 done :)
Jan L. Burt
(FCC Disclaimer ~ As always, I received this product free of charge for review purposes.)