Archive for the 'Book Review' Category

When You Find That on Your Husband’s Phone

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

It’s the conference season, so we’re all over the place speaking and talking to people. It’s an honor to hear their stories and to be invited into their lives. It’s also heartbreaking, sometimes. We think the hardest part is talking to those whose marriages are in trouble. The grief is palpable. They look broken, injured,…
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Miley Cyrus, MTV, and Why It Matters (A Lot) to Christian Families

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

For a couple of days, our personal Facebook feeds have been full of outraged posts and links about Miley Cyrus’s reportedly (we didn’t watch it) disgusting performance on MTV’s VMA Awards. It was curious that the almost universal response among our friends was either shock (What in the world has happened to our world?) or…
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Teaching Languages

Friday, July 19th, 2013

This weekend we were at the HINTS Conference in Charlotte and I happened to have the most interesting conversation with Caryn Hommel of Excelerate Language. I thought I’d come back over and interview her so you guys could hear from her, too. Hi Caryn, tell me again why you believe the way most language programs work…
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Character-Building Books for Boys

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Someone just recently asked on our Facebook page: Do you have a list of book recommendations for building character and vocabulary? My son reads about 200 to 300 pages a day and I cannot keep up with the previewing. We had the same question when our oldest boys were younger. They could race through books…
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Christian Science Fiction? Really!

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

I loved, loved, loved science fiction as a teen. I read everything I could get my hands on. I’ve cautioned our children away from the genre in general, though. Why? Because many, if not most science fiction authors seem motivated by trying to redo Creation in their own image without God’s Law or His presence….
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Review: How Do You Do It All?

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

I don’t know about you, but I’m dropping so many balls, I’m in danger of getting a concussion! So, I was delighted when Mary Jo Tate offered me the opportunity to review her teleseminar course, How Do You Do It All? Let me tell you, I need to figure this one out! Our friends call…
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King Alfred’s English a Fascinating Read!

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

When I first  heard about King Alfred’s English by Laurie White, I was immediately interesting. King Alfred is one of our family’s favorite characters. He was a real Christian, an amazingly wise and far-seeing ruler and a refreshingly human personality. We love words, too, so it was a natural for us to review! This is…
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Book of the Year and Books for Many Years!

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Dear Friends, We have been nominated for the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year, which honors books produced by small publishers each year for outstanding contribution to Christian life. The really exciting part is that this award allows everyone to vote – publishers, retailers, authors, and yes, readers, too!  This is the last week that…
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From Slaver To Pastor

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

John Newton, the converted former slave trader who became pastor to English abolitionist William Wilberforce, has a supporting role in the film Amazing Grace — besides, obviously, writing the theme song (in a sense).  His own story is just as fascinating, and even more dramatic, than Wilberforce’s. I just finished re-reading Newton’s autobiography, reprinted as Out…
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Scout: A Treasure!

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

When Annie Kate sent me a link to her review of Raising Real Men,  she mentioned that I might like the Scout series by Piet Prins. Was she ever right! We just finished reading Scout: The Secret of the Swamp and absolutely loved it! Full of adventure and excitement, it’s sure to be a favorite of…
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