Monday, October 11, 2010

God's Smuggler

William Tyndale: God's Smuggler
By Kim Kargbo
Soli Deo Gloria Resources
(901) 218-5243

Take a moment to thank William Tyndale, as you sit down and read your Bible today. William Tyndale is best known for his English translation of the New Testament. Kim Kargbo has written a unit study that is geared towards students grades K-12. This 21 page study is designed to take five days to complete and includes, history, science, language arts, bible, copy work, art and geography. I received a copy of the William Tyndale: God's Smuggler E-book to use with my family in exchange for my honest review.

I used the William Tyndale: God's Smuggler Unit Study, with my seventh and fifth graders. We put aside our usual school work and journeyed back to the sixteenth century. The unit study begins with a resource list of videos, websites, and books that are recommended as an integral part of the study. I was able to find the books at my local library and I was able to find two of the videos on Netflix.

We began our study with one of the recommended videos. This was a great way to introduce Tyndale and his work and set the foundation for the study. During the first day, we created a notebook cover, did vocabulary work and began our timeline. I liked that the historical people and dates were provided for the timeline. Completing the timeline helped to set the stage for the significance of William Tyndale's work. The video that we chose had a free study guide on line which gave us an assortment of worksheets to reinforce the facts from the film. There were also some fun, interactive sites that we enjoyed.

In the days that followed, we studied the plague, Leonardo da Vinci, modern translators, the invention of the printing press and more. My children enjoyed our break from the routine, and learned lots about the history surrounding William Tyndale's life and his important work. I would recommend this study for families with older elementary and middle school age children. My only complaint is that some of the links embedded in the study were not functioning. This E-book is only $8.00 and can be purchased at :

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  1. I really liked your approach to this review...very personal.

    I never thought about being thankful for William Tyndale...I suppose I just never really thought about it. Reality is, we stand on the shoulders of those who went before us and we forget that too often.

    Thank you for sharing.