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Character Trails- Learning to Walk in Paths of Righteousness Hardcover – January 14, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 168 pages
  • Publisher: The Learning Parent; First edition (January 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977768538
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977768530
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #545,881 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Marilyn Boyer and her husband Rick are true pioneers of homeschooling. Beginning in 1980, Marilyn has taught all of her 14 children from kindergarten through high school. Her passion for putting Christian character at the top of her educational priorities resulted in the creation of the Character Concepts Curriculum. Marilyn has authored several books including Parenting from the Heart, Hand-on Character Building, and For You They Signed, which inspires children and adults alike by learning of the character of our founders. Her combination of compassion, godly wisdom, and rich insight into the hearts of children has made her a cherished resource for moms all across America.

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Marilyn is a homeschooling mom of 14 children who has been homeschooling now for 34 years. Her focus in parenting is on character training and her passion is sharing insights with others on how they can raise kids of character with a passion to impact our culture. She has written books on parenting,homeschooling, and our godly heritage in America. Her passion for putting Christian character at the top of her educational priorities resulted in the creation of the Character Concepts- a Bible-based character curriculum with resources from preschool through high school. She and her husband Rick are authors of 15 plus books and are well known speakers on the topics of homeschooling, history and parenting. Check out their many resources at www.CharacterConcepts.com

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Susan L. Anadale on June 12, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Note: I received this book free from the publisher to facilitate a review on my blog. I received no other compensation and was not required to post a review here.

Character Trails covers 12 different positive character qualities: attentiveness, availability, boldness, compassion, courage, decisiveness, endurance, flexibility, generosity, joyfulness, orderliness, and thoroughness. For each character quality there are 3 stories (1 Biblical, 1 historical, and 1 modern day), plus practical activities to help kids ages 6-9 learn how to nurture these qualities in their own lives.

What I really like about Character Trails:

I can do the character qualities in any order---this is a great way to tackle a particular character issue we're having at the moment. So far we've read Attentiveness, Compassion, and Flexibility (I need that last one myself, ahem).

We can use it on our own schedule. The stories are short and easily accessible to young kids, but not at all "dumbed down."

While Character Trails is aimed at my 2 middle kids, the oldest and youngest child have gotten a lot out of it, too. It's a good fit for multiple ages.

The Bible stories are familiar to the kids already, but Character Trails brings out a different aspect that maybe hadn't occurred to them before. This is encouraging them to see more clearly how the Bible fits into their daily lives.

The history stories each profile a famous historical figure---and many of these are new to my kids. This has spurred interest in finding out more, which I love.

The practical projects really are practical and very do-able. For Attentiveness, for instance, one is to give your child a notebook for taking notes in church. Another is have your child ask your pastor what the following week's readings will be and to read and discuss them ahead of time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs.Martin on August 5, 2013
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This book is amazing! It's just what I was looking for & all my children enjoy it! Would definitely recommend it if you want bible stories, history lessons, & everyday life stories grouped together by character qualities!!!
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By Beverly Paddleford on March 11, 2014
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This is a great book for teaching character to children. The Boyer's have succeeded with their own children and are sharing the Godly wisdom they have learned.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Debra VINE VOICE on March 20, 2014
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I am falling in love with pretty much everything the Boyers write. Character training has been a huge breakthrough for our family - it gives me the language I need to hold my kids to a higher standard. It is also a great reminder for me personally, and also encourages me that my kids can achieve a higher standard and I don't need to settle for our culture's low opinion of what kids are capable of.

This book has exceptional content - my kids can relate to the stories, I love the examples from history, and the Bible stories, while they don't follow the text exactly, also don't extrapolate (e.g. so and so felt a certain way, etc.). My two main complaints with the Boyers are that the photography is terrible - on this book the cover picture is actually pixelated and they are all clearly from a point and shoot camera, and they use the King James Version (I may be accused of heresy here but I would disagree with the KJV only camp). However, it's still five stars in my book. I'm planning to save up to buy the rest of their curriculum.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Onsted on November 4, 2013
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I like the content and the message presented in the book. Nicely laid out. A good book for any child.
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