Friday, January 21, 2011

For You They Signed ~ A Review

A couple months ago I received a free copy of For You They Signed: The Spiritual Heritage of Those Who Shaped Our Nation from New Leaf Publishing Group for review purposes.  I posted my review on a couple of websites but I don’t believe that I ever posted my review here :0. 

for you they signedI could not wait to dig into this beautiful, hardback resource written by Marilyn Boyer {The Learning Parent}.

For You They Signed provides a fascinating glimpse into the lives of each of the fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence. I thought it was inspiring to read about not only these men's political and professional lives but also their personal lives. I especially appreciated the excerpts that Mrs. Boyer included from various primary documents, including personal letters and journal entries written by and/or about these men.

I absolutely love how Mrs. Boyer organized this book too...She devotes one chapter to each of the signers ~ each chapter includes a brief bio at the beginning {birthdate, birth place, occupation, age at signing, date of death, etc.}, and an illustrated picture of the signer and his signature {I believe the signature is replicated from the Declaration of Independence}. Most chapters also include a timeline of the signer's public service in addition to an interesting narrative regarding his public and private life. At the end of each chapter Mrs. Boyer provides a number of "Questions for Discussion".

As a homeschooling mom to three kiddos, I feel that this resource would be an awesome addition to any homeschooler's bookshelf. We plan on studying American History next year and I know that For You They Signed will greatly enhance our study.

I received a free copy of this book from New Leaf Publishing Group in order to provide an honest and unbiased review of this book.



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