[Our Bookshelf]

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Current Read-Aloud

The Littles by John Peterson

For My Own Enjoyment

Blue Birds by Caroline Starr Rose

This is a novel (in verse) about an unexpected friendship between an English girl and a Native American girl in 1587.  The English girl is from the lost colony of Roanoke.  It's an easy read and interesting to imagine what might have taken place during that mysterious time in American history.
The Shaping of a Christian Family by Elisabeth Elliot

I actually just finished this book.  It was such an inspiration to me in this stage of life and, although it spoke of times gone by, the truths contained within it are timeless.  Elisabeth writes of her mother for whom her six children "were her life's work.  She asked for no other." and of her father whose "biggest decisions of his life - his salvation, his marriage, his life's work - were made on the basis of eternal, not temporal value."  Topics covered include authority, habits, hospitality, love, fatherhood, motherhood, courtesy, and marriage.  It's written in such a way that it grabbed my attention, and I honestly enjoyed sitting down and reading it.

One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp

I received this book for Christmas a couple years ago, and I gave several copies of it away as Christmas gifts this year.  There are so many good thoughts in this book.  I've finished it, but it will remain on my bookshelf of current reads because it is just that good.  Often when I pick it up, I'm struck with something that I needed just at that moment.  Her unusual style of writing is refreshing, and the rawness of her words always strikes me.  Here's a quote that pretty much sums it up.

"...life change comes when we receive life with thanks and ask for nothing to change."
Faithfully Frugal by Kari Patterson

Warning:  DO NOT READ if you do not wish to change the way you think about money.  This is not your typical "save money" book.  It explains the difference between "foolishly frugal" and "faithfully frugal."  We are not called to save money so we can live; we are called to save money so we can give.  Kari describes the journey that she and her family took to reach this perspective. It's a short - but powerful - read.
Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney

This is my "fun" book at the moment.  It's taking me a long time to read, mainly because it's on the Kindle; and I really, really prefer a paper book.

A Twaddle-Free Education by Deborah Taylor-Hough

This was a free ebook from Amazon, and I grabbed it and started reading it.  It's an overview of Charlotte Mason's theories of education.

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