YWAM Heroes of History Stories {Review}

We were privileged to review this Heroes of History Book Set this month. We’ve studied US History this year, so this has fit in perfectly! From their website:

Heroes of History is a unique biography series that brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history.

The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression. This is a premier biography line for the entire family.

This set includes:

Jacob, a 5th grader, read Abraham Lincoln on his own and we read some of the others as family read-alouds.  We do a lot of reading, and both of my kids have enjoyed them! We all enjoyed the content, and the vocabulary was at a perfect level for my kids to understand well. We’ve read many other biographies and will certainly choose these again!

As a part of this review, I get to give away a copy to one of my readers! Just enter using the Rafflecopter form now and June 6 EST, and I’ll choose a random winner on June 7. *Winner must be a US resident.* a Rafflecopter giveaway

I was given this book set to review in exchange for my honest opinion.


  1. We are studying world geography this coming year using missionary biographies from YWAM. THs past year we studied ancient history. I would love this set for my daughter who is going to be working on readers for US History.

  2. We have just been reading books, or watching History type shows for our History learning this year. What a great way to start 3rd grade…learning about great missionaries.

  3. We just finished up with some American history, so these would be great summer reading. We have a few missionary ones already and really like them.

  4. We studied Ancient History and will begin Middle Ages in the fall. Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. We will be focusing on geography and missions this fall. My daughter has deep thirst for missionary work, and my son has joy for serving. I want to nurture their gifts to hopefully prepare them for what God may call them to do.

  6. I would love these books! We are reading through some of them for next year’s work, and these would be a great addition!

  7. what a great set! thank you for the opportunity to win them! we’re currently doing grapevine studies for our history – so basically, the bible. :)

    wendiwinn at wendiwinn dot com

  8. We’re in the middle of Mystery of History 2, studying the Middle Ages. But we’re going to be adding in some American History unit studies at the beginning of the school year. I’ve been hearing so much about these YWAM books since Nashville! I think I heard Heidi mention them first, and I looked at them in the vendor hall.. but since getting home I keep seeing people post about them. They look so good. =)

  9. I have been EYEING this set and would be SO thankful to get it! I hope you will pick me!!! :) <3 -Kristen L.

  10. Our family loves reading historical novels, and biographies on important U.S. figures. We have been reading a lot of American Girl historical novels, and Magic Tree House, but it would be nice to read this set, and try out these stories.

  11. We have not done any official history, but we love reading the books from this company. Funny thing is history is one of my daughters favorite “subjects”. Probably because it is a relaxed time of our day when she has no expectations placed on her.

  12. We have read some of the missionary biographies in this series and have absolutely loved them! We’re studying US History starting this next school year and would love to include some biographies. They’re a great series!

  13. This past year we studied US history from Civil War to present. Next year we are doing the history and culture of the Eastern Hemisphere with Sonlight.

  14. We are following the Five in a Row unit study with my young children. History tends to be related to the stories we are reading, including different countries, different clothing, different ways of traveling and working. I love history and want my children to know about great Americans!

  15. We got 11 of these books at the Teach Them Diligently Nashville and are LOVING them!! Ironically, none of the 11 we got are in this set,so it would be wonderful to win them!

  16. I haven’t actually started homeschooling yet with my young children, but I bought some of these at the Teach Them Diligently conference in Nashville. I can’t wait to read them aloud with the kids! Thank-you for the giveaway!

  17. We just finished SOTW Modern times, and will be studying American History next school year. These would be perfect additions!

  18. I’ve been looking for some historical resources, and something different to read to my daughter. This could fit the bill wonderfully!

  19. We are studying early American History using Beautiful Feet. These would be additional reading for my rising 4th grader.

  20. We bought Mystery of History last year and have yet to start it. I thought it was a little much for my kdg, 1st and 3rd graders. We would love to try this set!

  21. We are using Mystery of History. My son loves to listen to the audio in the car and read the books.

  22. I have a friend that used these books this year. She loved them and they look wonderful! It would be a blessing!

  23. We have been studying random times of history based on whatever we are reading. But American History if our favorite!

  24. We are slowly working our way through Story of the World 2, but planning to take a break and do American next year.

  25. We are going to study history in Cycle 2 of Classical Conversations – so middle ages, Europe, etc

  26. We were doing Story of World Vol 1, but we are switching to Early American History for the fall. My 2 boys would love, love these books.

  27. We are starting World History this year….Mystery of History and A Childs Geography Holy Land… Love YWYM books though!

  28. We will be studying the 50 US states and focusing more on geography than history, but will look at the general history of each state as we get to it.

  29. We’re studying early American history, although my kids are little and we have a new baby on the way- so we haven’t “done” history nearly as much as I’d like this year. 😉 These books look wonderful!

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