Spring 2010

Peter —  March 28, 2010

Here are three books I’ve read more recently:

Lies Homeschooling Mom’s Believe, by Todd Wilson (of Familyman Ministries)

This book was a breath of fresh air to me, as a homeschooling mom.  I think homeschooling moms often believe we have to do everything perfectly and that everyone else has it more together than we do!  This book was a great (and humorous) reminder that I don’t have to try to measure up to unreasonable standards and that it’s important to be “real” with others instead of being prideful and fake.

It’s a quick and funny read but also has study questions that could be used to promote good discussion with a group of homeschooling moms.  Whether you homeschool or not, I encourage you to check out Todd Wilson’s website: http://www.familymanweb.com/.

Husbands can sign up for weekly emails (they are usually humorous) and he’s got other great products available including the “You Da Dad” daily calendar and Christmas board game, “To Bethlehem” which our family has really enjoyed.

A Praying Life, by Paul E. Miller

I know Peter has had this book on his website “bookshelf” for a long time.  Truth is, I stole this book off his desk a couple of months ago and have been working my way through it.  I’m just about to finish it off and give it back (thank goodness for a patient husband!).

This book is worth its weight in gold.  If you are thinking, “Oh no, not another book on prayer to make me feel guilty,” you can safely pick up this one.  It has helped me to focus on my loving heavenly Father who wants me to come to Him like a child, messy and helpless.

This book won’t give you formulas and it won’t give you guilt, but it will make your heart long to connect with your Father who loves you and to watch for the story He is writing in your life.  Woven throughout the book are heart-moving stories from the author’s family life, especially about his autistic daughter.

I can’t say enough about this book!

Deadly Disclosures, by Julie Cave

A great novel I picked up from Answers in Genesis.  It is a suspenseful murder mystery that includes some very powerful truths about the gospel, creation science and the world’s opposition to it.

It is a book I think you could confidently give to an unbeliever or someone that questions the Bible’s account of creation.  The next book in the trilogy is out now and is called, The Shadowed Mind.  It’s going on my to-read-soon list!