Taking a break from arranging wedding flowers to check out the new book! The books are finished! Today we are excited to offer Child Training Boot Camp, the fifth book in the Bible Study for Busy Mamas series. In this thirty-day Bible study guide, you’ll learn to use topical Bible study methods to discover what God says about some of the typical challenges we face day after day with our children, including disobedience, bickering, […]Read More →
Category: Book Reviews
The Giveaway Winner — and a Bible Story Book Review
Thank you all for the great comments you left for our giveaway back at the beginning of December! It’s so good to hear what God is teaching us all! We neglected to let you know who the winner was, even though we have contacted her personally. The winner of our $50 gift certificate is Minnie, with comment #128 about her studies in the book of James. Congratulations, Minnie! I’ll be […]Read More →
My Beloved and My Friend – Review
Book review by Daniel Forster I loved Raising Real Men by Hal and Melanie Young. When I heard that they were writing another book, this time on marriage, I knew it would be good. They were kind enough to give us a preview copy of My Beloved and My Friend, and since the book comes out soon (on Valentine’s Day), I wanted to share my review here. Just like their […]Read More →
Book Review — and Giveaway — of “All Things Are Ready: A Bride’s Complete Christian Wedding Planner”
I’ve been wanting to write a review of All Things Are Ready, by Amy Hayes, for a long time. But first we had a wedding. Now I can really tell you how much I love this book! Those of you with young children may not need a wedding planner today. But you will tomorrow. 🙂 (You’ll need it a lot sooner than you think!) And you probably have some friends who could use this […]Read More →
A Biblical Definition of Strength (and other news)
Hi, this is Daniel again. I’m writing today’s post while Mama runs around town helping my little sister with wedding preparations (check out the snazzy rainbow flats she made for Susannah in the picture below!) Here’s what’s going on today: First of all, I just wrote another post for the Boy Dads blog entitled Twelve Ways to be a Strong Man. Even if you’re a boy Mom (or girl Mom, […]Read More →
Thank you, Mrs. Schaeffer!
“The older women…are to teach what is good…” (Titus 2:3) Two “older women” have greatly influenced my life over the past forty-something years. One is Elisabeth Elliot. The other is Edith Schaeffer. It’s too bad we’re all done having children 🙂 , because we really should have named some girls after these two godly ladies who have so deeply influenced my life. Edith Schaeffer, at age 98, finally met her […]Read More →
I love children’s Bible story books. Books like The Jesus Storybook Bible , by Sally Lloyd-Jones, and the Read Aloud Bible Stories, by Ella Lindvall, do such a good job of distilling the biblical accounts into a form that speaks to not-so-young me! Our kids all grew up on the Read Aloud Bible Stories, and now we get to enjoy them along with our grandchildren. We call them the “Step-Step […]Read More →
Winner of the Sally Lloyd-Jones Book Giveaway!
The winner of our Christmas book giveaway is Gwen (comment #51)! She gets to choose a copy of The Jesus Bible Storybook or Song of the Stars, both by Sally Lloyd-Jones. Thanks to all who entered! Now we all have a great list of Christmas books to check out! You might remember, in our previous post, that I said we brought three books home from Powells. Here’s one of the others. […]Read More →
Another Great Christmas Book — and a Giveaway!
We found it. We found our children’s Christmas book for the year. The highlight of our annual Christmas shopping downtown was Powell’s Books (and the falafel pocket sandwich at the Saturday Market). John and I headed to the children’s section (with many detours along the way), gathered an armload of promising-looking Christmas books from the shelves, and settled onto two pint-sized chairs next to a tiny table. We were looking […]Read More →
Raising Real Men – Review and Giveaway
I’m glad to have discovered Raising Real Men by Hal and Melanie Young, especially now that Katelyn and I have our own little man to raise. This book is a treasure-trove of biblical wisdom, seasoned advice, and good-natured humor. The Youngs (parents of six boys) aren’t sharing theories; this is advice from the trenches. The best thing about Raising Real Men is that it helps clarify the difference between outright […]Read More →