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ISBN-13: 978-1581824063 ISBN-10: 1581824068 Edition: 2nd Revised, Updated ed.

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About the Author

GEORGE GRANT is director of the King’s Meadow Study Center, editor of the Stirling Bridge newsletter, president of the Covenant Classical School Association, and professor of moral philosophy at Bannockburn College. The author or coauthor of more than fifty books, he lives in Middle Tennessee. GREGORY WILBUR is an acclaimed composer and director, director of fine arts at Franklin Classical School, and professor of aesthetics at Bannockburn College in Franklin, Tennessee. He lives in Middle Tennessee.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 820 pages
  • Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing; 2nd Revised, Updated ed. edition (September 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581824068
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581824063
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 2.5 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,116,462 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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George Grant is the author of more than five dozen books, serves as pastor of Parish Presbyterian Church, and is the founder of King's Meadow Study Center, the Chalmers Fund, New College Franklin, the Comenius School, and Franklin Classical School.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on September 12, 2004
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The impressive collaboration of George Grant (Professor of Moral Philosophy, Bannockburn College, Franklin, Tennessee) and Gregory Wilbur (Professor of Aesthetics, Bannockburn College, Franklin, Tennessee), The Christian Almanac: A Book Of Days Celebrating History's Most Significant People And Events is now in a newly revised and expanded second edition. Day by day, it recounts the births and great deeds of remarkable Christian individuals, essays concerning these notable figures' life and works, scripture readings that allow one to to read through the Bible in one year, liturgical feast days and holidays where appropriate, and much more. An immensely packed treasure trove of reminders why every day is sacred, compiled with an index for easy reference.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Higdon on July 8, 2009
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Once in a while, one finds abundantly rich resources and depth at one's fingertips. This tool is a sampling of the many years of study by the authors. Many of us would prefer a better education in history, finding time to do so is next to impossible. While focusing on Christian history, this day by day reference allows those of us in the "normal" world a sampling of people, places and events that have shaped our past and, in turn, impact our future. In only a few minutes a day, we can learn and share with our children interesting and insightful glimses into history without setting aside hours and hours of time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By seeme on February 3, 2012
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Reading the Almanac puts life in perspective. Many things have been tried before my lifetime and some of them are repetitive. Love the quote they used in the introduction. 'Every day that passes should be lived in light of the past, in light of the future, and in light of eternity.' -Thomas Chalmers
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. L. Lynn on October 14, 2013
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This book is one of the most valuable resources in our home education "program".
The content and layout is very well thought out and effortless to follow.
We use it as a morning devotional and historical overlay to begin our day.
I read aloud the main story, the timeline of events, and the quote for the day.
My kids (ages 17 & 13) read aloud the OT & NT passages.

It serves as solid time of togetherness in building knowledge, vocabulary, and understanding.
The Bible reading is very do-able if you are willing to give the whole time of reading about 40 minutes.
That we do this together, makes it enjoyable and memorable for us all.
It whets the appetite for learning by exposing the vastness of HIStory in a few short minutes, one day at a time.

It would make a thoughtful graduation or wedding gift.

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By Robyn Verbois on February 19, 2015
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I love this book! Not only am I reading through the Old and New Testament in 2015, but the daily readings always give me something new to think about, or remind me of something that I used to know and have forgotten. I have lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, all my life, yet I never knew that Fulwar Skipwith Road was named after a distant relative of Thomas Jefferson who was elected President of the Republic of West Florida, and whose capital was Baton Rouge! The "On this Day in..." are filled with both serious and whimsical facts that are delightful to read. Great Book!
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