Welcome to our maiden voyage of the new Live The Adventure!

The purpose of this website and accompanying newsletter is to bring Christian history to life through news, articles, and lessons that encourage parents and their children to see history as God’s providential handiwork. Beloved author G.A. Henty certainly saw the world though these eyes. That’s why much of our content and reference points will be centered around his adventure stories.

The name of our newsletter, Live The Adventure, reflects our desire to see the Christian faith lived out as an adventure. God’s people do indeed have a calling to live boldly. Unfortunately, what’s no longer recognized in America is that the foundation for living boldly is God’s providence.

Bill Heid navigating the Golden Hinde!

At Live The Adventure we are excited about the opportunity to share exciting Christian history with you and your family. As we see it… Christian history has many uses for parents and families. Here are just a few:

History demonstrates God’s Sovereignty: We think history is a great testimony to the providential faithfulness of God.

History is Christ-centered: Our view of history sees “in the fullness of time God sent his son” as the pivotal event in all history.

History has a Pedagogical use: God has given us history to both remember and learn. Christian history can teach our children powerful lessons from the past and remind them who they are and where they came from.

History is Polemical: Christian history provides a great way to instruct our children about how to engage the culture around us. And how to graciously challenge rival worldviews.

We intend to cover these issues and much more in a fun and entertaining way that your family will enjoy. After all it’s our mission to encourage you to Live The Adventure!

If you have any questions about the Live The Adventure Letter or would like to make a suggestion for future articles please email us at:

Once again, welcome to the Live The Adventure Newsletter.


Bill Heid
Executive Producer



One of my favorite books is The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom.  Corrie and her sister, Betsie,   spent time in the notorious Ravensbrück Concentration Camp north of Berlin for hiding Jews ...



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Why G.A. Henty


George Alfred Henty (1832-1902), better known as G.A. Henty, is most widely known for his contributions to 19th century literature as a historical and adventure ...

Over the last fifty years of a growing moral cultural darkness, a massive sense of uncertainty, has slowly and inescapably, fallen upon our culture. As ...

What Churchill Learned from Henty Could Very Well Have Saved Western Civilization. A steady stream of G. A. Henty’s “high adventure” books of historical fiction ...

Education & History


Over the next months, we’ll be taking a detailed look at the audio, Under Drake’s Flag. I thought it would be fun way to kick ...

We think we know everything there is to know about the Revolutionary War and the fight for American Independence. From the very Declaration of Independence, ...

What do you think about when you think about St. Patrick’s Day?  Green?  A leprechaun and a pot of gold?  A shamrock shake from McDonalds?  ...

Heirloom Audio

You may have heard all your adult life that children should never watch television. “It’s bad for them.” “It will stunt their growth.” If it ...
Getting to know mom better

Nothing prepares a woman for motherhood and all of the complexity that comes with it. Motherhood is something you can only learn about and understand ...
Family at home

Family time together is the foundation of building strong, long-lasting relationships. It’s how families invest in one another and grow together. Scheduling regular family time ...


The Boy Scouts Admit Girls: How Should Christians Respond?

First, the Boy Scouts accepted gay boys and leaders into its ranks. Then, it changed its policy on transgenderism. And then last week, the Boy ...
‘God’s hand’ guided ‘Same Kind of Different As Me,’ producer says

It may be the first faith-based film starring two Oscar winners and another two Oscar nominees, and it opens this weekend across the nation. Same ...
What Is The Purpose Of Parenting?

Dirty diapers. Temper tantrums. And the uncomfortable teenage years. Raising children certainly isn’t a breeze, and if we have a selfish motivation, parenting can be ...

Movie Reviews

5 Things Parents Should Know About ‘The Mountain Between Us’

Alex Martin and Ben Bass are two strangers stuck in an Idaho airport, desperately looking for a way home in the middle of a major ...
5 Things Parents Need To Know About ‘Leap!’

As far back as Felicie can remember, she’s wanted to dance. Maybe that’s due to her birth mom, who placed her in an orphanage as ...
5 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Logan Lucky’

Jimmy Logan is just, well, unlucky. At least, that’s how he’s viewed his life. In high school he was the star quarterback with solid college ...

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