Uncle Rick – The Family Storyteller

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Uncle Rick Reads Cowboy Dave
Young Dave Carson, heir to the sprawling Bar U ranch, is no stranger to trouble.  Life on the range in the late 1800`s was a series of challenges that only the strong and resolute could endure. Ride the prairie with Dave and his cowboy pals as they contend with stampedes, prairie fires, fistfights and the plots of hostile neighbors.

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Uncle Rick Reads Airship Andy
Zoom off into adventure with Andy Nelson, the intrepid young pilot.  Ride with him as he contends with harsh weather, treacherous enemies and the constant prospect of unexpected disaster high in the sky.  So much is depending on the outcome of the great “aeroplane” race.  Can Andy win?  Will he even be able to escape from his adversaries and reach the aerodrome in time to compete?

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The Boy from the Ranch
Roy Bradner knew his way around the ranch.  He was a top hand with a lariat or a six-shooter and could stick like a leech to the saddle of a plunging, bucking bronco.  But the biggest challenge of his life awaits him when his rancher dad calls upon Roy to leave the western prairie and journey to faraway New York City.

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The Runt
Kit Carson Hunt was tired of being the smallest boy in the Flat Creek country. But God moves in strange ways. He would use that mongrel pup to teach Kit what it really means to be a winner.

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Uncle Rick Reads Jack of the Pony Express
“Orphans preferred!” That`s what the Help Wanted ad for the original Pony Express said. Every day, brave young men took their lives in their hands and defied burning sun or icy blizzards, rough mountain trails, highwaymen, and hostile Indians to get the mail through on time.

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Uncle Rick Reads Boy Pilot of the Lakes CDs
The Great Lakes!  These mighty freshwater, inland seas have been the scene of many exciting adventures and have claimed the lives of hundreds of brave sailors.  Young Nat Morton, wharf rat on the Chicago waterfront, wants nothing more than to work on one of the great ships that ply the waters of the lakes.

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Dave Dawson and the RAF
Dave Dawson and his British friend, Freddy are the two youngest pilots flying fighters for the Allies. Thrills and chills aplenty are in store for them as they bag enemy plane after enemy plane in the smoke-dotted skies over England. But the most breathtaking experience of their young lives is just around the corner when they are assigned to parachute far behind Nazi lines and meet with an Allied spy.

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Dave Dawson at Dunkirk
Dave is in Paris with his father when Hitler’s attacking hordes come swarming through northern France.  Caught up in the tumult and panic of the invasion, Dave meets a new friend, the English boy Freddy Farmer.  Dave and Freddy are captured by the Nazis and make a daring nighttime escape.  Then it’s on to Dunkirk where thousands of retreating Allied soldiers are trapped against the sea.
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The Life of Stonewall Jackson
By Mary Williamson
“There stands Jackson like a stone wall! Rally behind the Virginians!” That was the cry of a fellow Confederate general to encourage his retreating troops. And rally they did, delivering the young Confederacy its first great victory in the Civil War.

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The Life of J. E. B. Stuart
By Mary Williamson
Bold, dashing and adventurous, General “Jeb” Stuart rode into American history as cavalry chief of the army of the Confederacy. Laughing at danger, Stuart led his men in some of the most daring operations in the history of warfare—even riding completely behind and around the Union army!

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Israel Putnam
No part of America’s history is more exciting than the turbulent years of the Revolutionary War.  And no man of the time saw more of danger and adventure than a Connecticut farmer who joined the patriot army and rose to fame as General Israel Putnam.

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The Kings Messenger
By Capt. Frank Ralph
When Robert and Eben rescue a stranger from wolves, they are shocked to find that the unconscious man is a messenger of the King.  In his pouch they find a letter informing the British commander of nearby Fort Ticonderoga that the War of Independence has begun at Lexington and Concord.

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Uncle Rick Reads Famous Frontiersmen
Their lives were the stuff legends are made of!  The pioneers of the forests, mountains, plains and deserts who daily risked their lives to open the way for others to follow in the search for new homes in the fabled West.

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Once Upon a Time in Connecticut
Indian raids. Battles with pirates. A killer she-wolf. Prison escapes. This was life in Connecticut in colonial and revolutionary times! Travel back in time with Uncle Rick to the exciting days of frontier New England!

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The Life of Robert E. Lee
By Mary Williamson
The story of the Civil War and the Confederate States of America will forever be entwined with the honored memory of the South’s greatest general, Robert E. Lee. His military genius made him victor time and time again over armies far larger and better equipped than his own.

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Uncle Rick Reads Revolutionary Heroes
A new nation is born! Thirteen feeble English colonies, disowned by their king and parliament, denied the rights  and protections due them as Englishmen, take up arms against the mightiest nation on earth to fight for their freedom.

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Uncle Rick’s History for Preschoolers
Teach history to your children through true stories of America’s own heroes. Kids love to learn history through stories! History for Preschoolers teaches twelve character qualities: Obedience, Patience, Responsibility, Gratefulness, Respectfulness, Honesty, Initiative, Diligence, Kindness, Self-Control, Contentment and Deference (sharing).

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Uncle Rick Tells Stories of the War for Independence
These stories were originally published in 1908 for use  in the public school as fifth/sixth grade reading material. They are excellent patriotic stories of events that occurred during the War of Independence, such as the Boston Tea Party, and events that led to the war and people involved in it. They are fascinating for kids ages 5- 13. Approx. 150 minutes.

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The True Story of Benjamin Franklin
Perhaps no other American of his time was so well-known and accomplished so much in the interest of American independence as Benjamin Franklin. A signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, Franklin was also America`s envoy to France and England, America`s first Postmaster General, President of the Colony of PA, and even for a while a general in the PA militia.

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The True Story of Great Americans for Young Americans
by Eldridge S. Brooks
All children need heroes who will inspire them to dream big dreams and do great things. True Stories of Great Americans for Young Americans is a collection of exciting true accounts of the lives of great American men and women who made their mark on history and demonstrated worthy ideals for future generations to aspire to.

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The True Story of Lafayette
He was a boy general. The young Marquis de Lafayette set sail for America in a ship purchased with his own money to cast his lot with George Washington`s embattled citizen soldiers.  Committing both his life and his fortune, Lafayette soon earned the great General`s deep respect as well as his warm and lasting friendship.

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The True Story of Christopher Columbus
The great adventurer who dared to go where no man had gone before.Other sailors in his primitive day feared the uncharted waters beyond which lay—what? Perhaps great wealth and fame, perhaps terror, disaster and death.

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The Land Hero of 1812
by Chauncey C. Hotchkiss
Andy Jackson!  For over a hundred fifty years, American children have thrilled to the exploits of this legendary soldier, duelist, politician and Indian fighter.  Scarred for life by a saber cut from an arrogant British officer in the Revolutionary War, young Andrew held a lifelong grudge against the British and tyranny in all forms.

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Petticoat Warriors
One of the lesser known facts of our nationss history is the important role played by American women in our War for Independence from England. Meet some great women who endured great danger and sacrifice to bring freedom to America!

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Patrick Henry – Firebrand of the Revolution
“Give me liberty or give me death!” That was Patrick Henry`s ringing challenge to his fellow patriots in the days leading up to the American Revolution. Listen as Uncle Rick reads Patrick Henry – Firebrand of the Revolution and relive the glorious days of America`s founding. Learn about his relationships with George Washington, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and other heroes.

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The True Story of George Washington
He was called the Father of his Country: George Washington – soldier, surveyor, farmer, statesman – the epitome of the American Hero. Now this American giant comes alive once again in this classic audio reproduction of the 1895 biography by famed historical writer Elbridge S. Brooks.

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Marion’s Men
The Swamp Fox!  Was there ever a more exciting life than that of General Francis Marion, the wily swamp fighter of the Carolina colonies?

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With Whip and Spur
These stories of great horse rides offer thrilling depictions of great historical events:  Revolutionary War battles, Paul Revere’s gallop to warn the patriots at Lexington and Concord, the girl who rode with Confederate legend, General Bedford Forrest, Buffalo Bill Cody’s hair-raising adventures as a young Pony Express rider and much more.

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Stories of Life and Adventure
Stories of Life and Adventure: Explore the wilderness with pioneers and brave the dangers of the vast ocean with the New Bedford whaling men! Your great grandparents loved these dynamic adventure stories and your children will love them, too.

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AMERICA FIRST: Stories from Our Own History – Volume 1
The history of America is filled with exciting adventures.  Wars, treasure hunts, explorations, gold rushes, Indian fights, buffalo hunts, whaling excursions and a thousand more varieties of hair-raising exploits cover the pages of our national story.
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AMERICA FIRST: Stories from Our Own History – Volume 2
The history of America is filled with exciting adventures.  Wars, treasure hunts, explorations, gold rushes, Indian fights, buffalo hunts, whaling excursions and a thousand more varieties of hair-raising exploits cover the pages of our national story.
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PORTRAITS OF INTEGRITY
One of the most powerful ways to inspire kids to greatness is through the stories of great people from the past.

Four American Pioneers
The blood-curdling war whoop, the smell of smoke from muzzle-loading rifles, the howl of the wolf and the ringing of the axe come to life again in this thrilling collection of biographies from early America.
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Cowboys and Cattle Trails
Here is the story of a cowboy whose life seems almost too exciting to be true. But true it is, and the tale of John Kendrick is the story of the American West in all its adventure, hardship, romance and color.
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From Log Cabin to White House- The Life of James A. Garfield
This is the incredible true story of James A. Garfield, the twentieth President of the United States.  From his log cabin boyhood, to his miraculous escape from death by drowning that led to his soul’s salvation, to his Civil War heroics, to his election to the White House and finally to his death at the hands of an assassin, Garfield’s life seems almost too dramatic to be true.

Freedom’s Flag: The story of The Star-Spangled Banner
Everybody knows the first verse of our National Anthem.  But few of us know the story behind why the song was written.  It was on the morning of September 14, 18__ that a young lawyer named Francis Scott Key stood on the deck of a boat facing Fort McHenry in Baltimore and began to scribble lines of a rhyme on the back of an envelope.  Key had just watched England’s royal navy bombard the fort all night.  All through those long and dreadful hours he had desperately searched the sky above the fort for a glimpse of the huge, star-spangled flag that hung there.
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Stories About Famous Men and Women
Here is a dynamic collection of true stories about dozens of the most famous–and some not-so-famous–people in American history.  Here you will hear about rough-riding Theodore Roosevelt, who conquered a wild bucking horse though he had four broken ribs after his first fall.  You will hear about Pocahontas and her valiant rescue of Captain John Smith.  You’ll meet Elisha Kent Kane, the intrepid explorer who led a rescue expedition into the frozen Arctic.
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Fanny Crosby’s Story of Ninety-four Years

This is the amazing story of an amazing lady.  Frances Jane Crosby was blinded by an unwise medical treatment at only six weeks of age.  Her blindness was irreversible and she remained sightless for the rest of her long life.  Yet she was never heard to complain. Instead, she set herself to writing songs and poems in praise to God.  She  became the most prolific hymn writer in American history, producing nearly 9,000 hymns.  Over a hundred years after her death, most of our hymnbooks today contain several of her songs.  She worked tirelessly with Dwight Moody and Ira D. Sankey in their famous evangelistic work and spoke in countless churches to overflowing crowds.  You will be challenged, encouraged and inspired by the true story of the lady known to thousands as “Aunt Fanny.”
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Brave Deeds of the Confederate Soliders
What an exciting book!  Here are some of the most electrifying adventures from the War Between the States.  You’ll hear about Belle Boyd, the famous southern spy.  You’ll find yourself on the edge of your seat as you follow Private Munsford in his death-defying escape from a Yankee prison.  You’ll even soar aloft in a hot air balloon with a Confederate observer to report on Union forces.   On the battlefield and off, Civil War soldiers lived through some of the most hair-raising experiences in history.  Here are some of the most fascinating of them all.

With Wind and Tide
Anchors aweigh!  It’s time to cast off the moorings and sail off to adventure on the high seas.  In With Wind and Tide the old days of tall-masted schooners and sturdy steamships live once again.  You’ll sail with John Paul Jones, Stephen Decatur–even the infamous Captain Kidd, the pirate!  Here are breathtaking true tales of desperate battles on the waves, daring explorers, stouthearted pilgrims and a huge whale that turned on his hunters and sank their ship.
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The Rush for Gold
The Gold Rush! Those were exciting days in the history of America. The news of gold discovered at Sutter’s Mill sent hundreds of thousands of “Forty-niners” racing across the country on horseback, in covered wagons and around the Horn on swift ocean schooners. Stories of gold nuggets “as big as your fist” made hearts pound and every swish of water around the rim of a pan brought the chance for the beginning of a yellow fortune.
Uncle Rick Reads the Book of Famous Soldiers
War transforms ordinary men into the heroes of the battlefield, and the story of their exploits and brilliant strategy is more exciting than any tale of fiction. The Book of Famous Soldiers brings together the stories of thirteen immortals of history: Washington, Grant, Lee, Jackson, Napoleon, Wellington, Foch and Jaffre, Pershing, Marshall, Eisenhower, and MacArthur- and Rodger Young, the only enlisted man on this roster of generals.
Booker T. Washington

The Life of Booker T. Washington
What an amazing life!  Born a slave, Booker T. Washington overcame some of the greatest obstacles any man ever faced.  Poverty, ignorance, hard labor and prejudice stood like mountains in Booker’s path.  But through faith, hard work and an unbreakable will he conquered every obstacle.  He struggled to support himself and fought for an education.  Before his story ended he had educated thousands of other disadvantaged young people and was the undisputed leader of his race.
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Uncle Rick Reads The Rush for Gold
The Gold Rush! Those were exciting days in the history of America. The news of gold discovered at Sutter’s Mill sent hundreds of thousands of “Forty-niners” racing across the country on horseback, in covered wagons and around the Horn on swift ocean schooners. Stories of gold nuggets “as big as your fist” made hearts pound and every swish of water around the rim of a pan brought the chance for the beginning of a yellow fortune.

Paul Revere and the Boys of Liberty
By John DeMorgan
When will they finally sweep out from Boston to capture the Patriot leaders and their stored materials of war? Freedom hangs in the balance as Revere and his brave spies are all that is standing between the might of King George.

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The Minute Men of Massachusetts
By John DeMorgan
War was in the wind! As the British government drew the cords of tyranny ever tighter around the colonies, the Minute Men gathered in secret to prepare for the struggle.

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Fooling the Enemy – A Story of the Siege of Boston
By John DeMorgan
While the Patriot army boxes them in, they are confident of victory when they choose to emerge and engage their untrained enemy. While they spend their time in parties and balls—even presenting plays—young Patriot spy Frank Lowry is threading his way between their sentries to take his dispatches to General Washington.

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On to Quebec Or with Montgomery in Canada
By John De Morgan
Young Abram Billings awakes from a blow on the head from a rifle butt to the darkness of his cellar prison.  How could he escape and continue his mission against the British for spymaster Paul Revere?

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From Midshipman to Commodore Or The Glories of our Infant Navy
By Frank Sheridan
The true story of Stephen Decatur has thrilled the hearts of patriotic American young people for over a century.  Going to sea as a youth in his teens, Decatur experienced more of danger and adventure than an ten ordinary men before his career was ended.

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In Buff and Blue Or Serving Under Old Put
By T.C. Harbaugh
Another exciting story of America’s struggle for independence, In Buff and Blue begins with a a sword duel and ends with Washington’s masterful withdrawal from Long Island. In between, the story rocks along with spies, battles, captive maidens and young heroes and a band of outlaws.

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Into the Jaws of Death
By John DeMorgan
At sixteen, Amos has had enough. He’s been virtually a slave to evil Aram Van Tyne since the age of five, beaten, scolded and half-starved. Then comes the day of reckoning when Van Tyne attacks him and tries to deliver one more undeserved beating.

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The Hero of Ticonderoga Or Ethan Allen and His Green Mountain Boys
By John De Morgan
Of all the patriot heroes of the Revolutionary War, none was known more for his boldness and determination than Ethan Allen.  His life was so full of amazing exploits that this biography reads more like an adventure novel.

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Captain of the Minute Men Or The Concord Boys of 1775
By Harrie Irving Hancock
Paul Revere and his comrades have spread the word—the British are coming. Everyone knows what they want. Patriot leaders, Sam Adams and John Hancock are staying with a friend in Concord and the town is full of hidden stores of guns and ammunition for the Patriots in case of British attack.

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The Tory Plot Or, Saving Washington’s Life
By T. C. Harbaugh
The British are marching on New York.  The King hopes to bag George Washington and his entire army in a mighty battle.  But his officers are taking no chances—they have hatched a plot to lure the General to his death at the hands of Tory assassins.

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The Cruise of the Lively Bee Or A Boy’s Adventure in the War of 1812
By John DeMorgan
America is at war again!  This time, it will be fought mostly on the sea.  But America’s infant navy has only twenty ships against England’s one thousand.  Frantically, the government seeks out private ships that are armed and willing to fight for American freedom.

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The Cruise of the Essex Or, Making the Stars and Stripes Respected
By Frank Sheridan
England has declared war on America—again!  Her thousand ships rule the waves and she never hesitates to seize American ships and kidnap their sailors for their own navy.

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Dashing Paul Jones, The Hero of the Colonial Navy
By Frank Sheridan“I have only begun to fight!” That famous phrase was shouted back through the smoke of battle as the captain of the British ship Serapis called on John Paul Jones to surrender. But Jones had no intention of giving up the ship.

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Uncle Rick Reads the Christmas Carol
Fun for the whole family! It’s part of our Christmas traditions every year.

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Stories of the Pilgrims
This read-aloud book about the Pilgrims begins in pre-voyage Holland ans engages the listener in the lives of personally named characters aboard the Mayflower.

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Uncle Rick Reads Little Pioneers
What an adventure!  Barely a hundred brave souls boarded a tiny ship and set across the stormy Atlantic to build a new nation based on God’s truth. 

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Stories of Pilgrims for Children
This book about the Pilgrims written in 1918 seeks to write an accurate history of the Pilgrims which could be vouched for by Governor Bradford`s history.

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Gospel of Matthew
The study of character is in fact learning the attributes of Jesus. What better place to learn of Jesus than in the Gospel of Matthew.

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The Psalms
Rick Boyer reads the Psalms just as he reads it to his own kids — complete with comments, colorful example stories and simple explanations of unusual words in the text.

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Proverbs
Our children learned tons of Scripture without even trying. As they grew up it helped them to view the world through the framework of God’s Word and as adults, the Scriptures learned as children still pops up to guide them through life!

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Bible Stories Volume 1 – Stories Vol 1 & 2 are a combined download in the membership!
Creation through the flood, Adam and Eve, and Cain Kills his brother Abel- Uncle Rick makes these exciting stories come alive with his folksy, colorful commentary.

Bible Stories Volume 2
(Tower of Babel through Isaac) They thought they’d build a tower to heaven- it didn’t work so well.

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Book of James
The Book of James helps us learn how to control our tongue and also how to deal with temptation. God’s Word never returns void!

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Book of 1 Peter
What a fun, easy way to hide God’s Word in your child’s heart! I Peter helps us learn our roles in life as a child, husband, and wife, and how to interact with others.

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Character Trails Stories
Uncle Rick reads the passage from scripture in story form, giving his character building comments while he reads.

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Growing in Wisdom
Uncle Rick reads God’s Word dealing with 32 negative character traits and their corresponding positive qualities. As he reads, he comments as he does for his own children.

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