The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast with Yvette Hampton & Aby Rinella

Hosted ByYvette Hampton & Aby Rinella

The podcast for homeschool families – Biblical encouragement from home education experts and parents just like you!

Discovering Christian Heroes – Janet and Geoff Benge

We discovered the Christian Heroes: Then and Now book series at a homeschool conference several years ago. Since then, these books have become precious to us. We have loved the hours we have spent learning about the faith of George Muller, Corrie Ten Boom, Billy Graham, Brother Andrew, and so many other Godly heroes. As we have read these stories our own faith and commitment has grown.

Janet and Geoff Benge - Discovering Christian Heroes 

Janet and Geoff Benge are the authors of the Christian Heroes: Then and Now and Heroes of History book seriesJanet also developed and wrote curriculum unit study guides to go with many of the books. Combined there are over eight million copies of the Heroes books in print in 25 languages. The Benges, originally from New Zealand, served for ten years as missionaries with Youth With A Mission in the Philippines, Tonga, Hawaii, Texas, Montana, and the Makah Indian Reservation in Washington State. Along the way they raised two daughters and an adopted a son, a street boy from the Philippines. 

Discovering Christian Heroes: an Interview with Janet and Geoff Benge

Backstage Pass members can watch the full video of this interview. 

For the past 22 years of their 33-year-book-writing career, Janet and Geoff have had the privilege of immersing themselves in the writing of inspiring stories for middle and high school grade children, though they are aware they have a large number of adult readers too! They live in Central Florida, where their two married daughters also reside. Janet and Geoff currently have three young grandchildren, their oldest, a five-year-old grandson, has Down Syndrome. You can find out more about Janet and Geoff Benge at

Check out the Benges’ Books:

Christian Heroes Then and Now

Heroes of History

Read our favorite book by Janet and Geoff Benge – George Muller: The Guardian of Bristol’s Orphans 



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About the Author
Yvette Hampton - Host Yvette is a homeschool mom through and through, but it wasn't supposed to be this way. Like so many other homeschoolers, Yvette and her husband, Garritt, said they would NEVER homeschool their kids, but God had other plans. Yvette is the producer and host of the upcoming documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, being directed by her husband, Garritt Hampton. As a mom who is concerned for the future of this generation and the future of our country, Yvette has a deep passion to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God’s Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom! - - - - - - - - - - - - In the fall of 2016, she and her family sold their home and almost all of their possessions, loaded up in an RV, and began traveling the country to film Schoolhouse Rocked. They have a passion for the homeschool community and are humbled and honored that the Lord has called them to tell the stories of the millions of families who have been impacted by the homeschool revolution. - - - - - - - - - - - - Yvette and Garritt have been married since 1995. They have two daughters, Brooklyn and Lacey, who they have homeschooled since the very beginning. - - - - - - - - - - - - To see the Schoolhouse Rocked movie trailer and find out more visit - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Aby Rinella - Cohost Aby Rinella is homeschool mom to 3, writer, speaker and director of her local homeschool support group. She writes and speaks to encourage and inspire women to live the life they were designed to live, to train up their children in God’s Word and to stand on truth in a culture that has lost its foundation. Aby and her husband, Jesse, love the outdoors and speak and write on the benefits of pointing children to their Creator by spending time in His creation. Aby is a featured speaker for the 2020 Homegrown Generation Family Expo. - - - - - - - - - - - - Read more from Aby at - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Garritt Hampton - Producer Garritt is a entertainment industry veteran who got his start in the record industry before moving into film. His credits include some of the biggest movies of the last decade, including Interstellar, Furious 7, TRON: Legacy, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and many more. He is passionate about using his talents to build up the family and glorify God.