Tuesday, October 12, 2010

For You They Signed: The Spiritual Heritage of Those Who Shaped Our Nation

Ever wonder about the lives of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence?

Are you then overwhelmed thinking that it would be too time consuming to track down and compile all that information?

Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Independence
Well, author Marilyn Boyer has taken the hard part out of studying our founding fathers in the book For You They Signed .

I had the opportunity to hear Marilyn speak at the 2010 Florida Parent Educators Association Convention.    She has 14 kids ages 11-35 and has been homeschooling for 30 years.  She's one Mama who REALLY knows what she's talking about!

She stressed the importance of relationships with her children and building character through the use of scripture.  That real education comes through books and real life experiences.

 This book is no exception.

For You They Signed  is a 342 page wealth of knowledge detailing each signers life.  More than just the biographical information, this book is meant to be used as a character building devotional/study.  Each signers section is broken down with a scripture, character trait, personal information, illustrations and thinking questions.

Designed to study one signer a week, there's enough scripture, history and character lessons for a whole year.

For example, do you know:

****Which signer did not live to see independence come to fruition?

****Which signer was also a physician in Philadelphia who saved many lives during an outbreak of Yellow Fever all the while acknowledging the Lord in the routines of everyday life?

****Which signer was actually helped by unknowing British troops across the Delaware River during the siege of Wilmington, Delaware?

****Which signer fled into the Virginia interior to avoid being caught and hanged by the British?

****Which signer exemplified truthfulness?

****Which signers were home educated?

Also available is a downloadable Activity  Guide complete with fun, family quizzes (to be done every other week), coloring pages and scripture/character printouts.

You will learn many facts about each of the 56 patriots and the struggle and sacrifice many faced in the their livelihoods, possessions, social standing and even their lives.  These brave men sacrificed all for our freedoms.

Reading this book clearly shows the struggle our young nation faced and why we still need to be vigilant in  guarding our freedom today.

In our family of 6, our children range in age from 12 years to 12 months.  All members have enjoyed using this wonderful book and I highly recommend it for every home!

Disclaimer:  I received this item for free in return for an honest review.  (and we honestly do love this book!)


  1. I wanted to get this book and now I will thanks to your review.

  2. Great Joann! I know you and your family will be blessed by it!! Thanks for visiting!

  3. I got this book for my dh for Christmas...thanks for your review!

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