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Character Concepts Curriculum

  1. Character Concepts Curriculum: Level  1 Basic (Ages 4 to 6 Years; Preschool & Kindergarten)
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    Character Concepts Curriculum: Level 1 Basic (Ages 4 to 6 Years; Preschool & Kindergarten)
    Rick Boyer, Marilyn Boyer
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  2. Character Concepts Curriculum:  Character Trails, Level 2 (Ages 6-9)
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    Character Concepts Curriculum: Character Trails, Level 2 (Ages 6-9)
    Rick Boyer, Marilyn Boyer
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
  3. Character Concepts Curriculum: Kids  of Character, Level 3 (Ages 7-10)
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    Character Concepts Curriculum: Kids of Character, Level 3 (Ages 7-10)
    Rick Boyer, Marilyn Boyer
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  4. Character Concepts Curriculum:  Proverbs People, Level 4 (Ages 7-12)
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    Rick Boyer, Marilyn Boyer
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Character Building Resources

  1. Character in Action: Taking the Next Steps
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    Character in Action: Taking the Next Steps
    Marilyn Boyer, Kelley Boyer
    Character Concepts / 2016 / Hardcover
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
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In Character in Action: Taking the Next Steps by Marilyn Boyer and Kelley Boyer, join the Boyer cousins as they begin to put character in action through various ministry project. See firsthand as Cassidy, Luke, Adam, Anne, Melody, Lauren, and their younger siblings minister to widowers, veterans, elderly folks, children with life-threatening diseases, emergency personnel, and more! Recommended for ages 6 to 12 years.

  1. Character Trails: Learning to Walk in Paths of  Righteousness
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    Character Trails: Learning to Walk in Paths of Righteousness
    Marilyn Boyer
    Character Concepts / 2012 / Trade Paperback
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Teach children essential character qualities of attentiveness, boldness, decisiveness, joyfulness, flexibility, availability, generosity, courage, orderliness, endurance, thoroughness, and compassion through engaging stories. Each character quality is illustrated in history, Scripture and "everyday life" stories. At the end of each trait, practical, hands-on projects and application questions make it easy for children to relate the moral to their own life. 163 pages, hardcover. Ages 6-9.

  1. Legacies of Character: True Stories from World War II
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    Legacies of Character: True Stories from World War II
    Marilyn Boyer, Cassidy Boyer, Luke Boyer, Adam Boyer & 4 Others
    Character Concepts / 2020 / Trade Paperback
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Legacies of Character: True Stories from WWII is the fourth book in Character Concepts' "Character with the Cousins" series. As the six oldest cousins are growing up, this book is a bit different in that they've done research in order to share the incredible true stories of WWII heroes and heroines. Stories feature American men and women as well as a Japanese commander whose life was transformed by Jesus, a Dutch lady, a Polish woman who rescued children and a Navajo code talker! Stories feature black and white archival photography and end with a personal application section. 183 pages, softcover.

  1. Crossroads of Character: Learning to Make Wise Choices
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    Crossroads of Character: Learning to Make Wise Choices
    Kate Boyer Brown, Marilyn Boyer
    Character Concepts / 2010 / Hardcover
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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Encourage children to make the right choices by showing them the positive results that occur when other children make the right choices in their lives! Showcasing eight grandchildren of Rick & Marilyn Boyer, these short lessons teach children about obedience, patience, honesty, gratefulness, respectfulness, responsibility, initiative, diligence, kindness, self-control, and more. Lots of photographs reinforce that kids just like them can make good decisions too! 32 pages, hardcover.

  1. Kids of Character Bible Study
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    Kids of Character Bible Study
    Marilyn Boyer
    Character Concepts / 2011 / Trade Paperback
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    4 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
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Walking children through definitions, examples, and application exercises related to 45 different character qualities, children will learn to use the Bible to make all sorts of judgment calls. Covering courage, loyalty, boldness, honor, love, diligence, endurance, wisdom, alertness, decisiveness, discernment, resourcefulness, initiative, and other traits, "If" questions help children learn to make right choices before being placed in like situations. 187 pages, softcover. Ages 6-12.

  1. Character Concepts for Preschoolers; Mom's Guide
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    Character Concepts for Preschoolers; Mom's Guide
    Character Concepts / 2011 / Trade Paperback
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Preschoolers are adorable. They're excited about learning, and growing at an amazing rate. Flexible and adaptable, Character Concepts for Preschoolers provides 36 weeks of lesson-schedules for preschoolers. Moving through 12 character qualities taught in 3-week periods, children are given scriptures to help them learn obedience, patience, honesty, gratefulness, respectfulness, responsibility, initiative, diligence, kindness, self-control, contentment, and deference.

Units feature two suggested schedules, one character/Bible based, and one Bible/academic based. Arranged by topic, the suggested days/time spent are given underneath (e.g. "character-once a week, suggested Monday"). Notes reference the necessary materials, with instructions on what pages to read or a short activity idea (e.g. "Find a job that needs to be done. Surprise everyone and do it."). Units include headings for character, Bible memory & character, Bible doctrine, personal application, ABCs, writing practice, crafts, family trips, a preschool adventure album, preschool project and a recipe. The academic schedule lists ideas for skills, science/nature, and history. The appendix provides coloring pages and a full-color set of art plates and associated unit Bible scripture. 191 pages, softcover. Christianbook.

  • Uncle Rick Teaches Character Through History CD For Homeschoolers, also currently unavailable at Christianbook.

    Strongly Suggested:

  • Uncle Rick's Complete Audio Bible Series
  • Leading Little Ones to God

    1. Fun Projects for Hands-on Character Building, Revised Edition
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      Fun Projects for Hands-on Character Building, Revised Edition
      Rick Boyer, Marilyn Boyer
      Character Concepts / 2004 / Trade Paperback
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      4.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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    Create precious family memories as you dive into projects, activities, and games designed to teach kids obedience, self-acceptance, a forgiving spirit, meekness, hunger for righteousness, and a bold testimony. Written by a homeschooling family with 14 children, this character-building "tool chest" overfloweth! Revised edition includes color pictures and an updated list of resources. 156 pages, softcover from The Learning Parent.

    1. Proverbs People: Book 1
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      Proverbs People: Book 1
      Rick Boyer
      Character Concepts / 2005 / Trade Paperback
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      4 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
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    The scorner, the wise man, the sluggard, the righteous and more all make appearances in the book of Proverbs, teaching us and our children the right way in which to walk. Each chapter features fill-in-the-blank and short-answer questions that can be answered by looking up different verses. Each chapter is also illustrated with a story highlighting the merits or evil certain character traits can bring, and also includes a "fun quiz", coloring pages and application questions. Designed to help kids live out the message of Proverbs, the uncluttered layout makes Scripture the primary focus. 137 pages, softcover. Recommended for ages 8-12.

    1. Proverbs People Book 2
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      Proverbs People Book 2
      Rick Boyer
      Character Concepts / 2006 / Trade Paperback
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    The wise woman, the talebearer, the angry man and more all make appearances in the book of Proverbs, teaching us and our children the right way in which to walk. Each chapter features fill in the blank and short-answer questions that can be answered by looking up different verses. Each chapter is also illustrated with a story highlighting the merits or evil certain character traits can bring, and also includes a 'fun quiz', coloring pages and application questions. Designed to help kids live out the message of Proverbs, the uncluttered layout makes Scripture the primary focus. 129 pages, softcover. Recommended for ages 8-12.

    1. Proverbs for Preschoolers: Through Proverbs from A to Z
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      Proverbs for Preschoolers: Through Proverbs from A to Z
      Marilyn Boyer
      Character Concepts / Trade Paperback
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    Keeping littles engaged while you teach the older kids can be a challenge.but this big workbook will help you solve that challenge! Proverbs for Preschoolers keeps little ones busy while teaching them crucial character skills. For each letter of the alphabet, there is at least one full coloring page and a facing page with the Scripture printed out, as well as a practice penmanship line with dash-written letters in both upper and lower case manuscript for them to trace. The pictures to color are simple for little hands to manage. Ages 0-5.

    1. Words of Wisdom: A Plan for Success
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      Words of Wisdom: A Plan for Success
      Marilyn Boyer
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    Scripture is clear about the use of our words. Our words are powerful-either for good of for evil! There is no better time in life to grasp this concept than in the teen years. Learn to craft your words to be a wellspring of encouragement to others and to speak wisely so that you honor God in all that you say. Use Words of Wisdom to help you plunge into God's Word and become a young person who stands head and shoulders above the crowd by speaking with wisdom, power, and persuasiveness. Suggested for ages 14-17.

    1. Power in Proverbs: Finding God's Wisdom for Daily Life
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      Power in Proverbs: Finding God's Wisdom for Daily Life
      Rick Boyer, Marilyn Boyer
      Character Concepts / Trade Paperback
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    Power in Proverbs by Rick and Marilyn Boyer is a self-directed, topical study for high school students. Each page features a concept, topic, or trait at the top, along with a selection of key words. Students look up these key words, and then fill out the rest of the page with the Scripture reference they've found as well as additional notes according to the given prompts. Students will need to use an exhaustive concordance and a Bible (not included) to use this book. 88 pages, comb-binding.

    1. Growing in Wisdom
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      Growing in Wisdom
      Marilyn Boyer
      Character Concepts / 2012 / Trade Paperback
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    Help children to realize offenses, as well as their corresponding correction! Thirty-two chapters feature dual traits such as arguing/peacemaking, cheating/honesty, greediness/contentedness, and arrogance/humility. Each entry includes synonyms from Scripture that help to define the word, and application questions based on specific verses. Encouraging children to think through the biblical consequences of their actions, the related scripture verses, and how scripture should be applied to their lives, Growing in Wisdom will help you train up your children in the way they should go. 201 pages, softcover. Part of Marilyn Boyer's Character Concepts curriculum. Ages 8-13.

    1. Living the Fruitful Life
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      Living the Fruitful Life
      Marilyn Boyer
      Character Concepts / Trade Paperback
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    What earnest young Christian doesn't desire to grow in the critical traits of Christ-likeness ? In this self-guided study, students will encounter the truth of Scripture in a practical, hands-on approach. Emphasis is not only on understanding, but applying the fruits of the Spirit to everyday life.

    This study deals specifically with the nine qualities called the Fruits of the Spirit. Eighty Fruit of the Spirit Flashcards for memorization and application to daily life are also included. As the student works through the Bible study during the year, they will learn the verses that correspond to the fruit of the spirit they are studying. They can move at their own rate through the pack of cards, reviewing previously learned verses to make them a part of their life and experience.

    Ages 11-15.92 pages.

    1. The Runt
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      The Runt
      Rick Boyer
      Character Concepts / 2009 / Trade Paperback
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    Kit Carson Hunt was tired of being the smallest boy around. When a runt, mixed-breed pup arrives, the dog is anything but champion material. But God moves in mysterious ways, and would use this dog to show Kit what it really means to be a winner. 199 pages, softcover.

      1. Portraits of Integrity: A Family Treasury
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        Portraits of Integrity: A Family Treasury
        Marilyn Boyer, Grace Tumas
        Character Concepts / 2012 / Hardcover
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      Inspire your children with the stories of great men and women who came before them. In Portraits of Integrity, your children will be challenged to strive for excellence through the examples of 45 people who served God at all costs.

        They will meet:
      • Jake DeShazer, who was a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II. He was tortured and kept in solitary confinement for many months, but when a Bible came into his hands he became a Christian and later went to Japan to share the gospel with his former enemies.
      • Nate Saint, the missionary pilot who, with Jim Elliott and three other men sacrificed his life to bring the gospel to the Auca Indians of South America.
      • Booker T. Washington, a formerly enslaved man who rose to become the leader of his people and built a college from nothing to give ex-slaves and their children a chance to elevate themselves as he had.
      • And forty-two more inspirational heroes of history!

      Perfect for family devotions or as a part of a character curriculum, Portraits of Integrity will inspire young people with the examples of people who dared and did great deeds. 344 pages, hardcover.

      1. Profiles of Valor: Character Studies from the War of Independence
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        Profiles of Valor: Character Studies from the War of Independence
        Marilyn Boyer, Grace Tumas
        Character Concepts / 2013 / Hardcover
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        5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
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      Young people have always been inspired by the men and women from the past. Filled with exciting true stories, students will also be inspired to strive for the character qualities they illustrate. Now Profiles of Valor brings to life 40 fascinating characters from America's War of Independence, including:

      • Nancy Strong, the patriot spy who ferreted out information about British military strategy and signaled it to Washington's spies---by hanging various colored petticoats on her clothesline!
      • General George Washington, whose desperate prayer in the snow of Valley Forge brought supernatural deliverance to his starving soldiers.
      • Reverend James Caldwell, "The Fighting Chaplain", who sent bullets and Scripture flying toward charging British soldiers when he threw copies of Watt's Hymnal to his men for rifle wadding, shouting "Give em Watts, boys! Give em Watts!"

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          1. Christian Heritage Pack, 2 Volumes
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            Christian Heritage Pack, 2 Volumes
            Marilyn Boyer
            Master Books / 2013 / Other
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          2. For You They Signed: The Spiritual  Heritage of Those Who Shaped Our Nation
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            Marilyn Boyer
            Master Books / 2010 / Hardcover
            $27.99 Retail: $34.99 Save 20% ($7.00)
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            Marilyn Boyer
            Master Books / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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            Marilyn Boyer
            Master Books / 2010 / ePub
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            Master Books / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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          2. The Fight for Freedom: True Stories  of America's War   for Independence
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            Rick Boyer, Marilyn Boyer
            Master Books / 2015 / Trade Paperback
            $24.89 Retail: $34.99 Save 29% ($10.10)
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            Rick Boyer, Marilyn Boyer
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          4. Timeline of the Revolution Pack,  4th-6th Grade, 2 Volumes
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            Master Books / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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