Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Here at the Smith home, we are currently digging the latest product to come our way from the Old Schoolhouse Magazine Homeschool Crew. It is The World's Greatest Stories, a collection of audio CDs (or cassettes) depicting your choice of King James Version or New International Version (NIV) stories from the Bible. Let's face it, the Bible has lots of drama! Arks and Furnaces and Sibling Rivalry....the list goes on. But sometimes children tune out during parts that lack action or the performance of miracles. In this series, the very talented voice actor George W. Sarris, works his genius and tells the stories word-for-word, but in such a mesmerizing way that you are pulled into the story. There is never a dull moment with his voice inflections and dramatic music accompaniment.
Talk about a great way to get the wonderful words of the Bible into the minds of your children. I have put these onto my children's iPods for them to listen to at bedtime. You could also listen to them on long trips (homeschoolers sometimes become "carschoolers" due to hectic schedules with field trips, lessons, etc.) or you could listen as a family while relaxing at home. Each volume is about 1 hour, but could easily be broken down into one story per day for an entire school week's worth of Bible History.
Our family got the chance to review Volume One: The Prophets, which include the stories of the Blazing Furnace, The Handwriting on the Wall, Daniel in the Lion's Den, Elijah and the Prophets of Baal, and the Prophecy of Jonah.
Other volumes include:
The Life of Christ
Joshua and Esther
Joseph and his brothers
All of these CDs or cassettes are priced very reasonably at $7.95. Visit their website at http://www.worldsgreateststories.com/ to order or to find out more. Or click here to hear an audio clip of all of the volumes that they offer.
**Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of Volume One: Prophets in exchange for an honest review.
Click this link to see what the Homeschool Crew reviewers thought of The World's Greatest Stories series!