What I'm Reading - August Edition

Reading has definitely taken a back seat this summer. Even though I quit my day job, and envisioned a ridiculous abundance of time, we’ve been extremely busy and have spent very little time at home. With the school time routine in the near horizon, I’m ready to get back to reading. Here’s what I’m looking forward to this month. The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1 – I’m almost ashamed to say I’ve never read this in it’s completion. It’s at the very top of my list this month. Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side – I quickly read though this one a few months ago and found it to be very eye opening. The book hones in on 40 of the most common challenges kids face. I’ve decided to take time to read it again, as I pray about possibly teaching other moms through this book. They’re Your Kids – Last month I had the chance to meet Sam Sorbo at a homeschool conference. I was seriously impressed by the wisdom, drive and encouraging spirit in her. I ended up attending every single one of her lectures, and became a big fan-girl of Mrs. Sorbo. I can’t wait to diveREAD MORE

What I'm Reading

With a new month, comes a new reading list. I’m still finishing up Swipe Right, from last month’s selections, but looking forward to what’s next. Here’s What I’m Reading in April Old-Earth Creationism on Trial by Tim Chaffey & Jason Lisle – The girls and I have focused a lot of our morning apologetics discussions on the age of the earth. We recently watched a broadcast of a talk Ken Ham gave about dinosaurs at a church in Georgia. On a survey of twenty-somethings many confessed that though many still believed  that the Bible is God’s Word, the idea that the earth is millions of years old, caused them to doubt the Bible. This inspired us to do a bit of our own research on the ‘millions of years’ theory. Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery – I read Anne of Green Gables in the 8th grade. I remember enjoying it but all the details of the story are pretty much forgotten. I heard Netflix is premiering an original series next month, so I want to refresh my memory before it airs. If My Husband Would Change, I’d Be Happy (& Other Myths Wives Believe) by Rhonda Stoppe – I picked upREAD MORE

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Last month’s reading selection is taking a little longer to complete than I expected; nevertheless, March is here, and with it is a new set of books I’ll be diving into in the next few days. Here’s What I’m Reading in March The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by AVI – The girls and I picked this one out as our read aloud for March, and I gotta say we are really liking it. It’s the story of a 13-year-old girl’s journey from Liverpool to Rhode Island as the only female passenger on a merchant ship. We’re only a few chapters in, but we’re hooked! Swipe Right by Levi Lusko – Pastor Levi is well-known for his raw honesty, transparency and no-nonsense approach to pretty much any subject. Swipe Right addresses love, sex, and romance from a biblical perspective. 10 Reasons to Trust the Bible by Don Stewart – I’m a big fan of Don Stewart and his ability to explain the most complex subject in the simplest way. I’m looking forward to finishing this one later this week. Already Gone by Ken Ham & Britt Beemer – I’ve read this one 4 times in the last 5 years, and every time I read it,READ MORE

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February has arrived, and has brought along a brand new book selection. Here’s what I’m reading this month: Brooklyn Bat Boy by Geoff Griffin – The girls and I read this book while taking part of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, and we can’t recommend it enough. You can see our full review here. Technically we read this one last month, however we enjoyed it so much, we are actually reading it a second time. A Visual Defense by Robert Velarde – My apologetics pick of the month. Every topic covered starts out as a conclusion, the author goes on to argue for or against each statement by providing the premises, objections and rebuttals in making a case for and against Christianity by using diagrams to illustrate each point. Homeschooling From A Biblical Worldview by Israel Wayne – The decision to remove our children from the public school system with the intention to homeschool was not one we made lightly. Our desire is to show our children the world through the eyes of God. In this book, Israel Wayne encourages homeschool parent to think Biblically. Twisted Leaves by Chris Conrad – The girls and I are enjoying this mystery. Look out for a full reviewREAD MORE

What I'm Reading

(This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) If there is one thing that every homeschool, household has in common is a ridiculous need to hoard books. I buy books from friends, I buy them online and at bookstores. I’m first in line at the public library sales (fill a giant bag of books for $1, yes please!), and it’s the only thing I’ll but at yard sales. When my husband asked what I wanted for Christmas, I asked for more bookshelves, and more books. I’m happy to say that my love for books was passed on to three of my six children, and lately even my husband has been captivated by a great novel. In hopes that you discover something new, and that you share treasures you’ve read lately, here’s a peek at what I’m reading this month: Ultimate Proof of Creation by Jason Lisle – This is a great title to add to your library, if you are in search for powerful arguments for biblical creation. I’ve informally studied apologetics for 10 years, and have read it at least three times. The Lie: Evolution by Ken Ham – Another great title to add to your apologetics library. I’m readingREAD MORE