A few weeks ago, I introduced my readers to Jim Hodges and his amazing array of audiobooks that are suitable for family listening. But sometimes it can be hard to know what to start with! So today I’d like to recommend a story to you – one that will especially be of interest if you have younger children in your home!
It’s the year 1535. Sarah Pointz is the daughter of an English merchant who operates a shipping business from Belgium.
Sarah’s father is interested in the ideas of William Tyndale, who believes the Bible should be read by the common people. Tyndale has fled England as an outlaw because he has refused to stop his work of translating the Scriptures. But when he is captured and imprisoned, Sarah becomes the only hope for saving his life! If she can smuggle a copy of Tyndale’s New Testament into the hands of the king’s wife, Anne Boleyn, perhaps she can persuade him to spare Tyndale’s life! But… if her mission fails, she and her family are in peril of their very lives.
This story is part of the Trailblazer Books series, written by Dave and Neta Jackson in order to introduce young readers to great Christian heroes. Now your children can enjoy the story being read aloud to them by Jim Hodges! He has an amazing gift of storytelling that will draw you in at once and make you feel as if you are right there – experiencing the events and standing beside the characters of the book. His narrations will quickly become favorites – for yourself and your whole family!
The Queen’s Smuggler is available on CD for $25 USD, or you can download the MP3 format for $18 USD. However, if you’re like me, you probably enjoy getting discounts and deals; so you might be interested to know that you can have the downloadable MP3 for only $7 USD if you become a member of Mr. Hodges’ Download-a-Month Club! This program helps you fill your audio library with exciting, wholesome, and historically accurate stories – even if you are on a budget. You can choose The Queen’s Smuggler this month; and then, next month, you can select another title of your choice. You get to download your audio stories and keep them forever; they’re yours to listen to, as many times as you want.
ChristianFamilyReformation.com is dedicated to encouraging and supporting the reformation and revival of the Deuteronomy 6:6-7 lifestyle in the modern Christian family. As a part of fulfilling that goal, I endeavor to share and recommend resources that will help you value the Words of God and also “teach them diligently unto thy children.” Please know that I only recommend and promote material that is Christ-honoring and family-edifying.
I hope that you’ll take a moment to check out The Queen’s Smuggler! I’m certain that your children will be intrigued with this remarkable narrative.
May God bless you and your family this summer!
All for the King’s glory,