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God's Mighty Hand: Providential Occurrences in World History Review by Heather Randall

Richard "Little Bear" Wheeler
Jim Hodges Audio Books
629 Admiral Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401
1 (405) 808-9758

God's Mighty Hand: Providential Occurrences in World History is a compilation of meaningful stories that depict God's goodness, provision, and protection toward His people. The Mp3 CD contains 12 hours and 45 minutes of audio stories that beautifully remind listeners of God's faithfulness. Listeners will learn how God worked in the lives of historic people like St. Patrick, Charlemagne, Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Queen Victoria, Winston Churchill, Corrie ten Boon, and many more.

Because it is an Mp3 CD, you cannot play God's Mighty Hand on a standard CD player. Instead, listen to it on your computer CD or DVD player. We played it on the DVD player without any problem. This audio recording can be used many ways. At my house the kids listened to a story each day and marked a summary of the information into our family timeline project book. You might choose to play one of the stories as a devotional or as a bedtime story. You could use it as a supplemental tool for teaching history or religion.

God's Mighty Hand: Providential Occurrences in World History is a powerful CD that inspired my children and stirred my heart. The stories are filled with Christian encouragement and historically rich information. My family was blessed to listen to such faith-building stories. The real-life encounters with the miraculous amazed us. I'm still feeling stirred by the story of King Clovis and the prayers of his wife. Wow! You'll be in awe of what God can do when we call on Him.

Early on I wished that the CD were formatted differently. I thought it would be good for the kids to listen to in the car, but my car CD player is not Mp3 compatible. After listening to the CD, I am glad that it wasn't as portable as I had initially hoped. It's good to be still and give it your full attention, chew on it, meditate on what God did and can do still in the lives of those who love and follow Him. I think the depth of the content would have been harder to grasp on a car ride. That's how my only negative turned out to be another positive.

I highly recommend God's Mighty Hand: Providential Occurrences in World History to all Christian families. Priced as low as $25, it's a wonderful investment for your family. Every Christian homeschool should have a copy.

Product review by Heather Randall, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, December 2009