HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: Hall Marks/Lights in the World: A Collection of Articles
Author: Sewell Hall
Publisher: Gary Fisher, 2006
Truth Bookstore CODE: 17901
Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable)
Reading level: Teens and adults.
Rating: 5 stars (EXCELLENT)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Hall, Sewell. Hall Marks/Lights in the World: A Collection of Articles (published in 2006 by Gary Fisher, 8980 Crawford Ct. NE, New Salisbury, IN 47161). I have known the Hall family for years, being familiar with their name through my reading and having gone to college with Sewell’s son Gardner. Also, Sewell’s sister and brother-in-law, Lillian and Frank Perkins, lived for a while in the Dayton, OH, area when we were there and became good friends too. For several years, Sewell Hall served as an editor for Christianity Magazine, and each issue contained two columns by him, one entitled “Hall Marks” and the other “Lights in the World.” This book is drawn from these articles. Eleven sections contain material designed to share the lights of godly examples, light from the past, light from the text, light on moral issues, light on religious issues, light for daily life, light for God’s people, light for preachers, light in controversy, light on humility, and light at home.
The section on “Light at Home” is itself worth the price of the book and contains information that will be especially beneficial to those of us who are seeking to educate our children at home. I had read most of these articles when they were first published in the magazine, but it was very refreshing to reread them and have my mind stirred up by way of remembrance. If you are looking for a book that will help to explain some of the practical aspects of undenominational Christianity, you need this book. It could be used for daily devotions. Or, along with his brother Bill Hall’s Two Men and Paul Earnhart’s Invitation to a Spiritual Revolution, it might form a good basis for some in-depth Bible study in a teenager’s homeschool curriculum.