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The Hidden Message of The Great Seal {Review}

(Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.)


Our family has been enjoying adding to our history studies with The Hidden Message of The Great Seal How Foundational Truth From The Dawn Of Liberty May Rescue A Republic In Peril from The Hidden Message, LLC.

This is a very high quality soft cover book. Large enough to set out on a coffee table, with it’s glossy cover and pages full of information, it prompts the reader to pick it up and learn.

During this time of Public Heath Orders all over the United States of America, I believe this is an important book. Reading this book reminds me that we must balance these orders with our God given rights as set out in our country’s original documents. We must not simply let go of liberties in exchange for safety. We further must stop our children from being taught a watered down version of history, and make sure they learn what our founders actually said when establishing this great country and it’s Great Seal.

Written by Michael Kanis,


this book is a fascinating study regarding the meanings and messages found by examining the clues used to piece the whole together. In 24 chapters, Kanis very clearly shows that the hand of God was in the details of the Great Seals creation. In the short introductory chapter, Kanis points out that learning the foundational truths found in the Great Seal “may rescue a republic in peril.” In this book, you will find the following chapters:

  • Time Capsule 
  • The Significance of The Seal
  • Setting The Stage
  • A Tale of Two Systems
  • Studying the Seal
  • How Could it Have Been Hidden So long?
  • Charles Thomson
  • Francis Hopkinson
  • The Pyramid
  • Annuit Coeptist
  • Novus Ordo Secorlum
  • The Eye
  • The Early Designs Part 1
  • Early Designs Part 2
  • The Covenant
  • The Front of The Seal
  • The Four Pillars
  • Virtue
  • Freedom
  • Providence
  • Unity
  • Unexpected Connections
  • Conclusion

Followed by six pages of endnotes.

In 256 pages and including 295 images,


Kanis offers much evidence for the reader to use in deciding whether the claims he has made are possible and true. He invites the reader to come to an independent conclusion.

As a Christian, he has written this book to show us the providential hand of God in shaping the United States of America, and the details of the Great Seal. From the Mission Page of the website of The Hidden Message is the following message we must understand:

“Our republic is at stake, this I do not debate. History and reason and the seal make the claim. I merely echo the warnings of Washington and Adams and Franklin. Of Madison, and Henry and Paine. Of Locke and Montesquieu and Bollingbrooke, of Cato, Plato, Polybius and Cicero. These and many more beside. And all merely add their voice to what God has already made clear through the scriptures.”

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The Hidden Message of the Great Seal {The Hidden Message, LLC Reviews}

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We Choose Virtues: A T. O. S. Review

I was asked recently to review a product from the company We Choose Virtues.

The product I received was the set of NIrV version of the Parenting
, which arrived as 13 double-sided cards, printed on high quality card stock, size 8.5′ x 5.5′, which retail for $38.49. They also come with a free downloadable Family Character Assessment.

I was also given the We Choose Virtues Download Bundle, priced at $7.99. This bundle includes the following:

•Teacher’s Handbook
•Family Character Assessment
•Coloring Pages
•Butterfly Award
•Sing-along-Song sheets

I really like this set of cards, it covers several virtues which are good not just for our children to learn, but parents as well, believe it or not! For example, there is a card that has us working on being content. Now, children are certainly NOT the only ones with a problem in this area. I’ll admit to it, and I think most adults should, though, as we sometimes do NOT have our “WANTER” under control . . . do we?

Here is the front of the contentment card . . .

And here is the reverse side . . .

I came into this review a little bit late, so I don’t have quite as much information for you as I usually do, but I do believe these cards will be a benefit to our family. Virtues that will be worked on during our time with the cards are:

  • Contentment
  • Gentleness
  • Attentiveness
  • Obedience
  • Forgiving
  • Self Control
  • Kindness
  • Perseverance
  • Patience
  • Diligence
  • Honesty
  • Helpfulness

We will make very good use of the cards, although we will continue looking the Bible verses up in our King James Version Bibles, as that is all we use. We Choose Virtues DOES sell a set with King James Version verses, which they developed for their Jewish customers who prefer to only use the Old Testament. However, There are many Christians who will use only the King James Version too, including Messianic Jews. Therefore, I would love it if the set I received also came in KJV, including New Testament verses.

With regards to the download package, we will use all of, with the possible exception of the teacher manual. To me, it seems much more geared toward a school or Sunday School setting than to a homeschool setting.

My kids always enjoy the coloring pages, and the printable awards, though. The Family Character Assessment is a terrific tool. As I said above, I think the whole family should do this program. We parents need to be a Biblical example to our kids, and often we forget that! I’m not sure yet how my boys feel about the sing a long sheets, they’re a bit balky in that area. 🙂

The only downside I have is the price of the cards. It is a fairly high price point for many homeschool families, especially given that if they want the cards to last, they will probably need to go and have them laminated at their own cost. $38.49 seems to me to be too much for 13 cards.

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