We have found another gem in audio books!! We are currently listening to The A.D. Chronicles by Brock & Bodie Thoene.
I believe there are 12 books in the series, we are on number 3, The Third Watch.
We will be studying Bible History this year, beginning with the Patriarchs, so I thought an audio book that was based around that time would be great! Along with a great story, we are learning a lot about Early Jewish history.
I love how the authors weave Biblical events into their story. We witnessed Jesus feed the 5,000, heal lepers and blind men and even forgive one who was against him and wanted him dead.
We will begin our study next week, and I am hoping for a lot of "a-ha" moments. 🙂
We drive an hour one way once a week to visit the kids' grandma, this is when we listen to our audio books. It has worked out wonderfully and makes the drive go fast. Sometimes, we don't want to turn it off when we get to where we are going. 🙂
Here's to a good book,
The Knights of Arethtrae
by Chuck Black
We finished up The Kingdom Series a few weeks back. It was VERY enjoyable. I hope they make it into a movie. That would be awesome.
Our next series, The Knights of Arethtrae, just arrived!!
We are all excited to get started this Friday when we travel to visit Grandma. 🙂
We couldn't get the box open fast enough! lol! When it arrived, all stopped...even studies...as we opened and looked at the covers. 🙂 Too much fun!
I had Donnie pose with the CD's to show how we all feel now that we can continue on with the characters.
Even Don is enjoying these. He really liked picking out the parallels to the Bible. The kids too. I have found myself using the characters as examples when I am trying to explain something to the kids about character or when those teachable moments happen to come up. I can't think of any examples right now, but when the opportunity arises, it is great to have this extra tool in my proverbial belt. 🙂
Another thing we really liked was the dramatization. The voice actors did a superb job in telling the story. That is a plus for us.
We are just about done with Christy. We have enjoyed it immensely. It is sad to see it end. We get so involved with the characters, they become friends. It is always hard to say good-bye to friends. I know they will be listened to again and again just like the kids listen to Jonathan Park over and over. 🙂
But, we are very excited about our next series we are going to begin while driving back from Texas. We will begin The Kingdom Series by Chuck Black. I have only seen good reviews, plus it promises adventure...one thing we all enjoy.
Here is a snippet from Chrstianbooks.
Kingdom's Dawn, The Kingdom Series #1 - Audiobook on CD
By Chuck Black / Oasis Audio Llc
Sixteen-year-old Leinad thought he was a common farmer's son, nothing more. He wondered why his father had trained him for years to master the sword--not exactly a tool of the trade for farmers--but one tragic event initiates a world of revelation.
Only then does he understand his true calling--a calling no other man in the entire kingdom of Arrethtrae can fulfill--a calling given him by the King Himself.
Teamed with a young slave girl, Leinad is thrust into adversity and danger--for the Dank Knight and his vicious Shadow Warriors will stop a nothing to thwart the Kings plan to restore the kingdom.Leinad will need more than a sharp blade and a swift hand to fulfill his mission and survive the evil plots of the King's sworn enemies.
Journey to Arrethtrae, where the King and His Son implement a bold plan to save their kingdom; where courage, faith and loyalty stand tall in the face of opposition; where good will not bow to evil--and the future of a kingdom lies in the hands of a young man.
Unabridged. 3 CDs. Read by Andy Turvey & Dawn Marshall.
I know this will entertain us on our drive, which is about 13-15 hours one way.
Have a great day,
This is our new audio read! We take about an hour trip every Sunday to see Don’s Mom who is in a nursing home. To make the time pass, we listen to audio books.
Our current one is this 4-part series I found on Christy. It says it is the Juvenile Fiction Series, but either way, we are enjoying the story very much. Right now, Library and Education is selling the CD Set for about $15 each. I have seen them on Amazon for about $22 each, so this is a nice deal.
Other audio books we have enjoyed on our Sunday drives have been:
We have enjoyed the Focus on the Family Radio Dramas and we are looking forward to listening to The Christmas Carol this December.