I agree with many of the negative comments and was surprised of the number of positive comments from a christian standpoint. I couldn't even get past the first chapter. I was excited about the story format, which was very engaging for my kindergartener and myself. The introduction captured our attention, but then you reach chapter 1 reading the earliest settlers being the Nomads. What happened to Adam and Eve? I then explained to my little one that it was post Adam and Eve, but after further investigation the books history timeline does not match up, which led me to some reviews on the book and affirmed my concerns. Disappointed to say the least! Brings too much confusion to little hearts and minds when you want it to stay true to the Word of God.
My son used this, in addition to the Softcover Book & Test Book, for 7th grade and he had such a great time making the accompanying crafts. I love that it has review questions, & the answers, for each chapter! This made my job super easy and it helped me reinforce the main key points. I also love that there are additional reading recommendations that can easily be found at the library. We just purchased Volume 2 for 8th grade!