CLP Biographies These books focus on the lives of key individuals who have contributed much to shaping history. The primary focus is upon great Christian leaders whose lives have glorified God. The details found in these books will provide a more in-depth look at a particular historical period. They should also provide models for young people to imitate in regard to both their faith and achievements.
These large booklets aim to tell younger readers some of the facts about historical figures. Certain pages from this excellent resource may be photocopied for use as class or group material. Alongside the story, which includes several illustrations, there are also some great activities to have fun with. These include word-searches, puzzles to work out, games and activities to enjoy, things to find out.
Many of our children enjoy having heroes, but they are living in a world that encourages them instead to have 'idols'. Sometimes, perhaps, the difference is simply a choice of words. But today it is usually more. For the 'idols' our children are encouraged to have - whether by media coverage or peer pressure - are to be 'adored' not because of their character, but because of their image.
By contrast a 'hero' is someone who is much more than a 'personality' about whom we may know little or nothing. A hero is someone who has shown moral fibre, who has overcome difficulties and opposition, who has been tested and has stood firm.
This series is about such people - heroes of the Christian faith - whose lives remind us of the words of Hebrews 13:7: 'Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.'
There are different kinds of heroes. The books in this series reflect the fact that some become heroes by being willing to die for Christ; others because of how they served the church of Christ; yet others because of what they taught about Christ; and others because of where they were prepared to go for Christ.
Published by Christian Focus, each book has 10 short biographies of inspirational lives which will serve as an example. It includes fact files, prayer suggestions and quizzes.
Published by Christian Focus, this series is aimed at 9-14 year olds and retells the stories of well-known Christians past and present.
A selection of other biographies from various publishers which we hope you will enjoy.