What Was the Underground Railroad? is an inspiring and exciting look at this important part of American history. The book explores much more than just the facts of history, however. After a fascinating story of how the term “Underground Railroad” began, the book tackles the question of whether or not it was right to disobey the government by helping enslaved people escape. Using Biblical examples, Danika Cooley shows how God’s Word consistently shows us that when man’s laws oppose God’s laws, we must obey God rather than men. She also shows how Christians faithfully worked to serve God, love their neighbors, and work to change ungodly laws that were destroying the lives of millions of people.
The stories from history and the Biblical truths woven throughout the book are expertly shared in a way that is easy for kids to read and understand. Hard words are explained naturally, in a conversational way so kids don’t feel like they are reading a dictionary’s definition. Danika shares concrete examples and stories that bring the truth to life and challenge kids to live for God, even when it’s hard. It is an incredible book that I highly recommend.
We talk often about how God uses ordinary people in all kinds of ways. We simply need to be on the lookout for what God has called us to do in each season we find ourselves in. This history book points back to a time when others simply did that and played an important role in the lives of many!
Another great book in the Who What Why series! Our family enjoyed learning about the Underground Railroad and the people who fought against slavery. The stories are engaging and it opened up great conversations with the kids. I particularly love how it highlights the the bravery and sacrifice of abolitionists, station masters, and conductors who risked their lives to assist those seeking liberty, all for God’s glory!
Just like with the other books in this series, What Was the Underground Railroad? teaches kids to understand the importance of standing up against injustice and and that God can use ordinary individuals have a lasting impact on history. Teaching our kids about this important topic in light of the gospel is a precious gift to us - we’re thankful to have these resources in our home and homeschool!
My munchkins are enjoying this new series of books by my friend, Danika Cooley, and I'm excited about the history they are learning and how it's written in such a way that it points them to our awesome God. You can check out these books at WhoWhatWhySeries.com!
I love using stories about God's people like missionaries and other Christian heroes to help my kids grow to know and love Jesus. This book has stories and snippets of history that are helping my kids see how great and good our God is - even in the face of extreme evil.
As my kids read and hear about God working through his people to fight against the wickedness of slavery, they are also learning about the character of God and how he wants to work in their own lives to show his epic love to the world.