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Trailblazers: Featuring Martin Luther and Other Christian Heroes [Paperback]

Dave Jackson , Neta Jackson
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Nov. 1 2009 Trailblazer Books
Popular with parents, teachers, and homeschoolers, these five-in-one volumes introduce readers to real Christian heroes from history. The fifth Trailblazers collection features famous church reformer Martin Luther and also includes missionaries Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, Governor William Pen, "Amazing Grace" hymnist John Newton, and missionary John G. Paton.


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Faith and History Come to Life

Throughout history, steadfast Christians have paved the way for dramatic changes in the world. The Christian heroes from the TRAILBLAZER BOOKS had the courage and strength to stand up for the God they believe in. Their amazing stories of hope and adventure, described through the eyes of young fictional characters, are timeless lessons for young and old.

Spy for the Night Riders
Fifteen-year-old Karl Schumacher feels very fortunate to be a student and servant for the highly respected university professor and church-reformer Dr. Martin Luther, until a violent revolt forces Luther and his followers to fear for their lives.

Attack in the Rye Grass
The Native Americans are scared and angry when a group of white settlers arrives on the Oregon Coast, bringing with them the deadly measles virus. So twelve-year-old Perrin Whitman works with his uncle and aunt, missionaries Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, to keep the peace.

Sinking the Dayspring
After the death of his mother, young Kevin Gilmore finds himself alone and penniless until he discovers the Dayspring and missionary John Paton; soon Kevin finds himself traveling with Paton to bring much-needed supplies to the missionaries of the South Seas.

Hostage on the Nighthawk
When Theodore Story and his family become hostages on the pirate ship Nighthawk, they must trust the help of the Indian boy Tammany, who has a good relationship with the Storys' close family friend Governor William Penn.

The Runaway's Revenge
After years of mistreatment at the hands of his owner, former slave Hamilton Jones wants revenge on John Newton, who was responsible for bringing Hamilton's mother to America, but Hamilton doesn't find the evil man that he thought Newton to be.

About the Author

Dave and Neta Jackson are full-time writers and editors whose talented work on the Trailblazer Books has earned them numerous awards, as well as worldwide acclaim. They are the parents of two adult children and make their home in Illinois.

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5.0 out of 5 stars living history March 8 2011
By joyful spirit TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
As with the other Trailblazer books, this one doesn't disappoint. Very easily read aloud - my 12 - 14 year-olds can sit still for an hour and listen to it being read. From the perspective of a 13 year old, these events from history are related in a way that brings them to life and makes them memorable. The authors explain ahead of the sections which parts are fictionalized, so these are definitely useful both for fun and for educational purposes.
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