Monday, November 10, 2014

What I'm Reading & Last Day for Christian Library

Reading by the Window, Hastings

I really enjoy books.  My whole family does.  Every little reader here always has their nose in a book, at least once a day when they have some free time.  I thought I'd share with you what we're currently reading....

The Reformation Study Bible: English Standard Version
I normally read the KJV or Geneva Bible, but this is the version that my Bible study uses.  It has lots of helpful study notes and information.

Thirty Days in Psalm 37 (Bible Study for Busy Mamas)
I'm going through hard things right now and have for much of my life, so I picked this study to go through.  I'm learning (and being reminded) a lot, about not fretting about evildoers, and how the Lord takes care of the righteous.  What's also wonderful about this study (and the other Bible Studies for Busy Mamas) is that each chapter for you has a section on how to include your children in the study.  You can do this while you're having your own study or at a different time.  I do my part of the study on my own in the mornings, and do the children's with them in the evenings.  They like that they can actively participate, and the instructions really have them listening to the Psalm and learning.

 Making Your Home a Haven
I can't remember exactly how I stumbled upon this gem of a book, but I'm really enjoying it so far.  It has all kinds of strategies to get your home in order, and the author starts with the importance of having a daily quiet time with the Lord and gives an excellent explanation of what has worked for her.  She gives not only strategies, but also real examples from her life, which keep the book interesting and applicable.  The author also values mothers at home, which is always a plus.

For my time with the children in the evening, I am also going through Character Concepts for Preschoolers (that's the Mom's Guide) and the children's book that goes along with it, Crossroads of Character: Learning to Make Wise Choices.  We also have the CDs and flashcards that go along with this series from Character Concepts.  I actually won them in a giveaway several years ago, and we are finally going through them.  The children really enjoy the stories--even my older ones.  The character studies from Character Concepts can be used for more than just the suggested ages, which works wonderfully when you have children of different ages.

From the library, I picked up almost all of the Little House on the Prairie books for my children. Even my non-readers like looking at the books for their few illustrations, and to "be like big sisters", I'm sure.

There are various other books that I pick up to read a little bit here and there, but I am trying to be consistent and read these through before I really get into any other ones.  What are you reading right now?  Please share in the comments.

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  1. I love home-making books.They are hard to find.
    My all time favorite is Home Comforts by Cheryl Mendelson.
    I also enjoy Elizabeth George's books.
    I'm not much on fiction. When I do read fiction, it's usually Amish.

    I'm so to hear things are not going well right now for you.
    I will pray for you and your family.

    1. I love homemaking books too, Linda. I agree they are not very easy to find, so I like to share when I've found one! I have Home Comforts but have never read the whole thing yet. I have a couple of Elizabeth George's books too. I also am not very big on fiction.

      Thank you so much for praying for us. I am glad you stopped by.


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