Friday, March 23, 2012

A Miracle for Jen by Linda Barrick

This book will utterly change your life and your perceptions of God. This is the story of a girl who was severely brain injured in a tragic car accident and against all odds, lived to tell about it. No one, especially the neurosurgeons expected her to live, but she held on. When she emerged from her coma she couldn’t talk clearly or do most simple tasks for herself. She had no short term memory. But she spent hours praying and singing and praising the Lord in a clear, normal voice. She was a miracle in many ways. The doctors had warned her parents that brain injured people usually wake up shouting obscenities that no one even knew they knew (even Christians), but not Jen! She woke up praising God and never stopped.

Jen’s healing is not complete even at the writing of this book, five years after her accident, but her recovery has been miraculous and the number of people she has reached with the message of the gospel of Christ is miraculous as well.
I challenge you to read this book. You will never think to ask God, “Why Me?” again. I cannot emphasize enough how life-changing this book is. My Christian walk will never be the same again and I believe everyone who reads this book will be profoundly changed by it.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

You will want to try this course in your homeschool!

The Art of Argument by Classical Academic Press
3920 Market Street, 3rd Floor
Camp Hill, PA 17011

This curriculum includes a student text, a teacher text and an instructional DVD. The texts are paperbacks of approximately 230 pages. The two textbooks contain exactly the same pages with the exception that the teacher book has the answers filled in on the questions. This is a complete course that takes about a semester to complete. It teaches about all the fallacies and about logic. This course is helpful in preparing students for debate, mock trial and other forensics endeavors. In fact, my student is a Bible quizzer and it has helped her in preparing her contests for the judges.

I was expecting my 9th grader to be resistant to having this course added to her daily workload but she was fascinated from the moment I gave her the book. It is one of her favorite subjects of the day. I also found the course very interesting and I can truly say we have enjoyed every minute of this course. I think this is a course that would enhance every homeschoolers course of study.

In addition to a thorough explanation of each of the fallacies, there are great “plays” featuring Socrates that we enjoyed reading together and other interesting illustrations that “brought home” the concepts.

The Art of Argument, Basic Bundle (3 items listed above) is $88.95. I believe this course would be appropriate for any middle or high schooler. See more about this product at

I received this product free of charge for review purposes.