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TruthQuest Ancient Egypt & Ancient Greece by Michelle Miller

Egypt & Greece by Michelle Miller

From the Author:

Two guides bound in one volume (in printed version, only)!
• The first portion covers ancient Egypt, but only briefly, because Egypt’s culture was quite pagan and the lessons that can be drawn from its history are especially abstract because they are so protracted. However, the key historical periods and leaders are introduced, and the best (and safest) youth literature is recommended. The intersection of Egypt’s history with Israel’s is highlighted.
• Ancient Greece is covered in the second portion of this TruthQuest History guide in great depth because Greece offers students a prime example of the development and consequences of the humanist philosophy. Even their religion–the famed Greek mythology–was man-made. Greek achievements (in government, art, architecture, math, science, and philosophy) were stellar, but what has been their outcome and legacy? Your students will be able to fluently answer that question, for they will be meeting these achievers in the context of their beliefs and contrasting those with God’s eternal truths.
• Ideally for Grades 5-12, but younger siblings can participate. Includes book recommendations for all ages, where available.

Retail Price: $24.95


TruthQuest Ancient Rome by Michelle Miller

TruthQuest Ancient Rome by Michelle Miller

From the author:

The study of Rome offers a unique insight into a civilization built on human power. Their understanding of it led to some excellent governmental and engineering advancements, but without acknowledging God’s higher power, the stage was set for tyranny.
• Yet into this mighty realm, came the centerpiece of civilization–Jesus Christ! Why then? How did the early church begin to affect the world? Was it affected by the world? Why? You’ll see!
• The Roman emperors expected the church to collapse; instead, their empire did. Hmmm. That makes for some interesting history! The reasons must be learned by modern Americans, if a similar collapse is to be avoided.
• Ideally for Grades 5-12, but younger siblings can participate. Includes book recommendations for all ages, where available.

Retail Price: $24.95


TruthQuest Middle Ages (500-1400) by Michelle Miller

Middle Ages by Michelle Miller

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The powerful Roman Empire, which had ruled the western world, was gone. But the church wasn’t! It had the incredible privilege of being the leading force in Europe. How did it handle that opportunity, especially when Roman mistakes had made life after their empire so very difficult? How were the developing nations and the feudal system affected?
• Humanistic historians call the early medieval centuries ‘dark,’ partly because they were so religious. TruthQuest History reveals different causes for the darkness, ones that modern Christians must understand. We face the same challenges…and opportunities!
• As the fledgling nations became stronger they looked to the church as a model. What did they see? How did both of these powers interact and how was society affected?
• The kids will go to battle with dashing knights and storm mighty castles, but they’ll also see the deeper currents and the slowly upwelling spring of humanism that would overflow in the subsequent Renaissance period. Now they’ll know why!
• Ideally for Grades 5-12, but younger siblings can participate. Includes book recommendations for all ages, where available.

Retail Price: $24.95


TruthQuest Renaissance/Reformation/Exploration (1400-1600) by Michelle Miller

Renaissance/Ref/Explor. by Michelle Miller

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Your children must understand the deep issues of this time period! It was such a crossroad! They will see two different responses develop to the spiritual emptiness of the late Middle Ages–an emptiness quite like that of our own age, so we can learn much.
• It was good for the people to seek truth, but where did they turn? Themselves? God?
• How did the ‘searchings’ of the great artists, scientists, mathematicians, architects, businessmen, writers, philosophers, rulers, and explorers affect their awesome achievements?
• This truth quest, and the decisions made in response, determined the future of many nations–those that were on their way to cataclysm and those headed for greater freedom.
• The issues are not Catholic vs. Protestant, as TruthQuest History explains, so people of both faiths can feel safe using this guide.
• Ideally for Grades 5-12, but younger siblings can participate. Includes book recommendations for all ages, where available.

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TruthQuest Age of Revolution I (US & Europe, 1600-1800) by Michelle Miller

Age of Revolution I by Michelle Miller

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•The big ideas of the previous two centuries (during the Renaissance & Reformation) fomented upheaval for society during the 1600s: the Puritan Revolution and Glorious Revolution in England and Scotland, the Thirty Years’ War in Central Europe, religious struggles in France, the work of Peter the Great in Russia, and the Scientific Revolution throughout Europe, for example. Even art and music underwent many changes!
•The same roiling issues led the Pilgrims into the Mayflower! But they were not the only ones coming to America. We will watch the entire pageant of New World exploration and settlement (by the English, French, Spanish, Dutch, etc.) in its full context. You’ll meet the New World natives who were so impacted, as well!
•PART II (1700-1800) (This was previously ‘Age of Revolution II.’)
The incredible undercurrents of the Renaissance/Reformation and the 1600s rolled right into the 1700s. As truths and untruths were further built upon, deep change came to many nations. Are not the American and French Revolutions proof of that?! Do you know how different they were…and why?! Do you know that the French Revolution has had more impact on the modern world than the American?! But there’s so much more to this century: great musicians, scientists, and authors, all caught in the clash of ideas. Indeed, the ‘Enlightenment’ would spread the strongly humanistic ideas of Voltaire and Rousseau east to Frederick the Great’s Prussia and Catherine the Great’s Russia, and west to America. What would be the results? Where might we see God’s hand? Let’s find out!

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TruthQuest American History for Younger Students I (Explor. to 1800) by Michelle Miller

TruthQuest Am. History for Younger I by Michelle Miller

From the Author:
What fun! An incredibly rich smorgasbord of books has been written for children on the topic of American history! And youngsters are so anxious to meet Pocahontas and the Pilgrims, cowboys and Indians, George Washington and Daniel Boone!
• Yet, children of this age seek the meaning of American history too. Usually, they are just presented with a few famous people and events, but TruthQuest History includes commentary which subtly presents the thread of God’s hand in American history in a much deeper and broader exploration of our past.

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TruthQuest Age of Revolution II (US & Europe 1800-1865) by Michelle Miller

Age of Revolution II by Michelle Miller

From the author:
It was during the 1800s that the river of humanism began to cut a many-streamed delta across the western world: mankind believed his ‘progress’ placed him at the center of science, industry, philosophy, literature, etc., with the power to re-write life’s most basically-held truths.
• But the fountain of spiritual renewal was also bubbling in a concern for missions, slavery, revival, and more.
• News of the American Revolution had given many freedom-parched Europeans a desire for liberty. Their problems were very real, but they had to decide who had the answers: God, Karl Marx, or the sophisticated humanism swiftly consuming even the Christian church.
• In all that, history was marching on: Napoleon’s conquests, the Industrial Revolution, the Romantic Movement in art, the rise of socialism, etc.
• America was just a fledgling nation, facing the War of 1812 and then the fearsome Civil War/War Between the States. She never stopped growing though, as pioneers poured into the new Louisiana Purchase and down the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails.
• Ideally for Grades 5-12, but younger siblings can participate. Includes book recommendations for all ages, where available.

Retail Price: $29.95


Truth Quest American History for Younger Students II (1800-1865) by Michelle Miller

Am History for Younger II by Michelle Miller

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America is off and running! She’s settling in with her new presidents, and must show England (in the War of 1812) how serious she is about being a free nation. The wonderful values in America’s Constitution fostered a surge of creativity and hard work, which helped kick off the Industrial Revolution in the U.S., and sent many more pioneers west.
• Excitement was in the air: trains were chugging, the Pony Express was zooming, new inventions were changing life, settlers were pouring down the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails, and whole new sections of the West were being added to America! But would American success lead to American pride? Would the people seek God first?
• The answer to that question helps children understand how America handled the problems she was facing: displaced Indians, terrible working conditions in many factories, the plight of slaves, enlarging government, and finally the Civil War!

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TruthQuest Age of Revolution III (US & Europe 1865-2000) by Michelle Miller

TruthQuest Age of Revolution III by Michelle Miller

From the Author:
Phew! What can be said?! This final guide in the series tackles the most profound issues and needs of our day which are, of course, spiritual at their heart.
• Specifically, the students will see that folks were already yearning for a world without God, a world wherein mankind did not spring from a Creator and could thus rule himself. Of course, Darwin granted their wish. But much more than an issue of primordial ooze and monkeys, evolution would fuel the unbelievably drastic changes that have shaken western civilization. Your children will see this heart-issue in each sphere of life–art, law, human worth, government, education, science, business, and more–as each is thoroughly explored.
• Alas, with broken heart, we will also see that the euphoria of this ‘progressivism’ (which ripened in the Victorian Era) has yielded deep discouragement and alienation. It specifically fueled the tragedies of the 1900s, such as World War I and II. Its fragmented and mechanical view of all life, including that of humans, is mourned in modern art and music.
• Yet, that is not the end of the story! God and His truth are still the only source of life, freedom, prosperity, and joy! And our children have this great message! Thus, this final guide focuses not on the ‘gloom and doom’ of the post-modern, post-Christian world they are inheriting, but on the great mantle of authority which rests gloriously on each young believer who chooses to find their place in HIStory! It draws together all that your children have learned throughout TruthQuest History so they can express it to this hurting world. History is also about the present and the future! There is hope!
• Ideally for Grades 5-12, but younger siblings can participate with caution as this guide includes more sensitive topics than usual. Includes book recommendations for all ages, where available.

Retail Price: $34.95


Truth Quest American History for Younger Students III (1865-2000) by Michelle Miller

Am History for Younger Students III by Michelle Miller

From the author:

•From the Wild West to World War II…from the Wright Brothers to the Vietnam War…from the Arctic explorers to the heartbreak of September 11…this last guide introduces your children to the dramatic people and events of our recent history. But this is no humanistic study, for our real focus is a gentle probing of the spiritual upheaval of the period. Our children are inheriting a different world, and this guide subtly prepares their precious, innocent, and vulnerable hearts.

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