November 5, 2010

My Favorite Things Series -- Good Reads

I have to start with the disclaimer that I am not a literary expert.  I used to read a lot of Christian Fiction when our family was a bit smaller.  But I found that once I get started on a book (fiction) I'd have a hard time putting it down. Now my reading is more focused on non-fiction; like how-to books, cook books, devotionals, etc.  I thought I'd share some of those that I think are gems!

First off...if you want to get your life on the right track you must read Elizabeth George's "A Woman After God's Own Heart".   I haven't been reading it, though...I've been listening to it on my mp3 player.  It's great to "read" while crafting or cleaning.  This book is dripping with wisdom.  From spirituality to relationships to time management, it's there!  It's a must read!  There's even a version for teen girls!

I read this series a while back and thought I'd share with you. This Jeanette Oke's and T. Davis Bunn series is wonderful!  The Song of Acadia series begins with this book.  Here is the synopsis from her website:

At the beginning of The Meeting Place, two young women, their lives shadowed by nations in conflict, begin a friendship that will propel them on a journey from which they can never turn back...  The year was 1753, and the lines of separation were firmly drawn. The French had named the region Acadia, their "beloved home." When the British came soon after, they battled with the French on the new continent as they had in Europe for centuries.  The settlers of Acadia were either French or English, and though their villages might be but a stone's throw apart, most could go an entire lifetime without speaking to someone from the other side.  And then the chance encounter of Catherine Price and Louise Belleveau in a meadow of wild flowers... From this unexpected friendship, Janette Oke and T. Davis Bunn spin a tale of devotion, loss, renewal, and bonds stronger than blood and faith stronger than tragedy.

Think of this book as a gigantic book list all bound together just for you!  It lists suggestions for reading to your own children as well as good suggestions for those who are independent readers.  I try to put a few books from each age group on hold through the library website.  A must have!  The author also has a book for teens and one for women.

When it comes to cook books aside from the Gooseberry Patch books that I've listed in the side bar link (click on those to order) and the Queen of the Castle book I posted about HERE.  I really like Mary at Owl Haven's book Family Feasts for $75 a Week.

Want to get closer to the Savior?  Beth Moore takes you from birth to death of our Lord.  I did this Bible study a few years back.  I learned so much. This book holds a special place in my heart.  Love. It.

Of course no book list is complete with out THE book!  I love this audio book!  It's a great way to listen, learn, and feel like you are right there with Jesus.  Wonderful!

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