Author Marilyn Boyer states, "It was a question David Barton posed
that God used to challenge me to write this book. While showing
a picture of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, he
asked who could identify more than three of the signers. . . .
I realized that a huge chunk of our history, that which is Christian
in nature, has been carved from our public school classrooms (of
which I was a product). . . . The vast majority of these men were
true Christians who were looking to their Savior for guidance and
daily direction in the events which led to the signing."
If you've ever wanted to learn more about the 55 men who signed
the Declaration of Independence from a Biblical perspective, this
book is a must have! Don't be fooled; you won't just read boring
biographies of these 55 men. Instead, you'll be captivated as you
dive into their lives, causes, circumstances, quotes, and writings.
For You They Signed could even be used as a year's worth
of devotional character studies if you chose to study one person
per week. At least one Scripture is referenced per biography, with
the character of that person evident throughout. At the end of
each 6-10 page account, questions are included for discussion.
Some of the questions test your children's memory, while others
are more thought provoking and really focus on the character qualities
of the men.
The histories of the 55 men are organized by the colonies that
they represented. Within the 342 pages of the book, you'll also
find several additional things, including a copy of the Declaration
of Independence, a speech from Patrick Henry, and a glossary of
Fathers are encouraged to guide their families through the book,
leading them in this important study of our country's history and
in the discussions of Biblical character. Of course, the book may
be used in whatever way best suits your needs, and Mrs. Boyer even
suggests other potential ways to use the book: as part of a homeschool
curriculum that is mom-led, as part of a self-study homeschool
curriculum, as a group study (i.e., co-ops), or simply as inspirational
All ages can take part in a family study, but I estimate the most
appropriate age for firm understanding to be middle school and
above. A free PDF activity guide full of coloring pages, character
quality cards, and 20 fun review quizzes is supplied to you from
the publisher upon purchase. The coloring pages are especially
nice to keep younger ones busy if the biographies are read aloud.
I have to tell you that my husband is rarely interested in the
review products that come across my desk; however, his hands have
been on this book more than mine! He's excited because he knows
there are very few places our children can go these days to learn
about the Godly heritage of our nation. Thank you, Mrs. Boyer!