Friday, March 18, 2011

Some worthy reading material

In no particular order:
Teaching the Trivium - An excellent, biblical homeschooling reference, walking through the classical homeschool method. Part 1 is theory - the "why" to homeschool and do it according to the classical method. Part 2 is practical - this is what it looks like through the ages and stages. Part 3 is reference, from articles to resource lists. Overall, I think it's safe to say that it's changing the way we homeschool.
Practicing Hospitality - Another good reference, particularly if you are not terribly confident in the whole "showing hospitality" area. A selection of recipes scattered throughout, each chapter focuses on a different aspect of hospitality, "Hospitality + Culture/Ministry/Family/Church". I can't say I learned anything dreadfully new, but it was good to be reminded of some things and I definitely picked up a few tips along the way.

Start your Family - A little late for the lady with 5 kids, I know, but what can I say - it came out a little late for my benefit! A good look at the many reasons we like to put off having children and why they are often unbiblical. It wasn't as gospel-centered as I would have hoped, but overall it did a good job of lining the thinking of popular culture up next to Scripture and pointing out the flaws. A good book for newlyweds or anyone else who is thinking about when they should...start their family.

Wisdom from Proverbs - A short little devotional on the book of Proverbs, geared toward the homeschooling mom, though I'm sure many others would benefit. Great for application of various proverbs, with additional helpful verses in each reading. I'm not a big one for devotionals, generally - I find I'm reading about the Bible more than I am reading the Bible - but this was good, short, to the point. Do what I did and make it part of your before bed reading, rather than quiet time reading, and you're good to go!

Daughters of Hope - Not a comfortable read. The authors basically went around the world to some of the countries most hostile to Christianity to speak with women about their experiences as believers and most, if not all, of the stories would be best described as "harrowing". And yet they do not give up. Read it, if only to inform your prayers for the persecuted church and remember that faith isn't always free.

Now it's your turn - any good books to add to my list?

1 comment:

Danielle said...

Glad you read "Daughters of Hope." Definitely informed my prayer life and cultivated gratitude!