Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW inexchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
With different things going on in my life, and even the world as a whole, I have been looking for more solid teaching about God and faith in general. I was excited to work through The Unbreakable Faith Course from Pilgrim’s Rock, LLC.
This course is definitely something I was looking for! What is included in the set that I received were two books and then access to the online course.
Since I love reading, I was happy to find out that it included books. I am the type of person that prefers physical books rather than online. There is the option to get ebooks though, if you prefer that.
The Box is the first book I read and was a pretty easy read. It is based on the conversations of Mr. A and Mr. C, which is basically Atheist and Christian. I enjoyed the banter between them.
Even though this book is an easier read, there is a lot of information tucked into its 150 pages. Once Mr. A and Mr. C are introduced, the author brings them into the story more often using them as examples. It really helps understand where he is going with certain points.
I also appreciate the end notes at the end of each chapter. Those are usually things I tend to skip, but these had quite a bit of interesting information. I would highly suggest reading them!
The book did not end as I thought it would, which I appreciated. It made it more real, if that made sense. I could see passing it out to friends and family that you know may be interested in learning more and are questioning certain things.
God the Reason is the next book. And wow…it is pretty much the opposite of the first book. That isn’t bad! Just mentioning it is different.
The first book reads more like a novel and this book reads more like a textbook. Just as an example.
Some chapter titles, for example, include: God Is Eternal, God Needs Nothing, and God Cannot Be Known Unless He Reveals Himself.
I was thinking that I was going to read it quickly like the first one and that definitely isn’t the case. I find myself reading and rereading so many sentences and phrases.
Each chapter is like a book in itself, there is just so much information. It even brings up the age old question, which came first the chicken or the egg. I remember being asked that when I was little and always had a definitive answer….and then it changed. And changed again..
This book is definitely going to take a while to finish, I am almost done with chapter four currently. When I am done I will definitely keep it on my bookshelf to refer back to.
Lastly is the course itself. There is so much I could say about what I have seen so far! The dashboard is where you can access all sorts of information. Quite a few extras are there that are handy to have for life in general, like a calendar and such.
I recommend looking at the syllabus, which is provided. Among other things, it provides a sort of schedule. That really helps so you don’t feel overwhelmed. The course itself is not overwhelming but for people like me that like a little order, it is nice to have it included.
You have approximately 36 weeks to take the course. You can do it in your own time, which for this course, I would say is a must!
The syllabus breaks the course down into six parts. Well, basically five parts and then a final exam. Each part is then broken down and lets you know what to read and what videos to watch. There are quizzes after each part.
The quizzes are mainly about each part, but will include bits from previous parts as well. As with most quizzes, they are supposed to be closed book and with no distractions…and obviously no cheating!
The videos in the course are an average of 10 minutes long. They are full of Bible verses as well as discussions that coincide with the reading. The narrator explains things in such an easy to understand way. You can follow along with his speaking through the use of bullet points when there aren’t verses on the screen. That makes it nice.
As a side note, I enjoy the songs that play before and after each video. They are very easy to listen to, and familiar to me as they remind me of a church I went to when I lived in Arizona.
I can understand why the site gives you 36 weeks to take it. This is a course that I want to take my time with and really absorb it and not just take it for the sake of taking it.
It is suggested that the age for The Unbreakable Faith Course is 15 and older. I agree with that! What is neat though is if your student does everything according to the syllabus, they could get a high school credit for the course!
I would definitely recommend this course if you are at all interested in learning more about faith and maybe the lack thereof. You will learn even more in the process!