Monday, March 7, 2011
A Great Resource!
If you have Netflix, I highly recommend getting this video to watch. It is a documentary on Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. If you homeschool, it would be a wonderful addition to your history of the Civil War. If you don't homeschool, it would be a great resource to share with your children the spiritual lives of these men and how their faith impacted everything they did. There are some black and white photos of the Civil War in this documentary, and some are of men dead on the field. I did not find them especially gruesome or bloody, but depending on the ages of your children, you may want to preview it first. This documentary was so very good that we ended up getting a copy from Amazon. I rented it off Netflix thinking that it would be a great resource to give the children added information about the war. I had no idea it would be so God-honoring. I found myself greatly convicted by the lives of these two great generals. My husband liked it so much he started reading a book on Stonewall Jackson afterward. In a time where our children, and especially our boys, are lacking Godly examples of what it means to be a man of faith in difficult times...this DVD is a rare find. If you decide to rent it, let me know what you think! God bless!