So here are some of the books we’ve read lately, besides the scriptures. I have this one on Audible. I choose to listen to it when doing errands on Saturday or weeding with the kiddos in the garden in the cool of the evening. It’s about a family of homeschoolers who homeschooled before the name was invented. As Christians, Arnold Pent and his wife Persis traveled the country with their 8 children, preaching the good news of Jesus to crowds through song, speeches, and memorized scriptures. It really motivates me to get back to helping myself and my children to memorize. (See over here for more motivation for that.)
I heard about the one below from my dear amazing friend Mindy. I wish I had known about it when I mentored the Hero LEMI project class. It’s the true story of a family who were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Berlin during Hitler’s reign of power. It gives me lots of comfort because it increases my vision for what’s possible during times of crisis. Not to be missed! I’ve been reading it to the kiddos while they do the dishes every day. They don’t like it but I’m encouraging them to learn to like it.
The one below I got from the list my new Veggie Gal girlfriend recommended. I’m listening to it in scribd.com for a family book club. The author tells some amazing stories from his life and always ties them back to Christian principles.
Then this book below is from a huge box of books that I inherited from my mother-in-law when she moved and downsized. It’s written by a Jewish woman who converted to Christianity by joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The beginning is a bit disjointed but I’m finally starting to see the flow of the story. Fascinating!
I finished the one below while on my second honeymoon Florida trip. The book mentions Hispainola. Since I was visiting Key West I was the closest to Hispainola I’ve ever been. It just felt amazing to be that close to where Columbus walked and talked. The first chapter is all about Columbus. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Columbus from a Christian perpsective, I highly recommend the book!
Then on the flight home I read the next book below. My husband surprised me by upgrading our tickets to first class. That was nice except we were on the very front row. It was hard not to feel nervous under the steely-eyed glare of the flight attendant sitting a yard away from me, even though she was probably less than half my age. I felt like second grader being watched by a hawk-like school teacher, hovering over my work. She took whatever chance she could get to remind us to keep our masks above our noses. Anyway, the book is great except for the part that recommends a husband and wife look at porn together. If you’ve dealt with a husband who has had an extramarital affair, you’ll want to especially read that chapter. This book is great at showing the science behind married love.