As you know, I homeschool my kids. History is a high point for all of us. We all love reading and listening to history. Christian history is best, I believe, when weaved (as it was/is in reality) in with the rest of world history. It fits. All of history is part of God’s story and part of His plan for the glory of Christ.
I just discovered a neat page on the web that puts stories of Christian “heroes” of the faith into kid friendly language. These are produced sort of as pamphlets that can be used in Sunday School bulletins or other mass hand-outs but the stories themselves are archived online and available for you to read to your child.
I will be employing these throughout our history reading and weaving them in where they fit on the timeline as part of the whole picture of the history of the world. They might be some good conversation pieces for you and your kids.
Please note: These are dramatized and somewhat “cute” renderings of events in the lives of real people. They are not meant to be anything more than a way for your child to “get in the shoes” of these various people (ranging from martyrs, to early Christian monks, to “modern day” missionaries.