Whatever is Pure: Books that Teach Theology and Illuminate the Scriptures, part Two

  This next installment in the Library Builders series picks up the topic of books that teach theology. Theology: Part One covered books for family devotions and children’s storybooks which illuminate the scriptures. This post suggests titles for older children and adults.   Theology Books for Older Kids and Adults My oldest son and I […]

Library Builders: My Wish List

  This next post in the library builders series departs a bit from book suggestions based on Philippians 4:8. I thought it would be fun to include my wish list in this series. I can’t vouch for these books, per se, as I don’t own them…but I trust those who have recommended them to me. […]

Whatever is Pure: Books that Teach Theology and Illuminate the Scriptures: Part One

  This fourth post in the Library Builders series looks at books that help us to understand the Bible. This is such a vast topic that I plan to cover it in two parts. This post addresses books to use in family devotions and storybooks for younger children. Part two of this post is about […]

Whatever is Right: Books that Build Character

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8 If these are the things we are to think on, then surely this is an excellent guiding principle in choosing reading material. This third post […]

Whatever is Noble: Hero Stories

This post is part 2 in my Home Library Builders series. As I noted in the first post of the series, Whatever is True: Biographies, it is critical that we make the most of time spent reading by choosing the best reading material for ourselves and for our kids, especially when it comes to reluctant […]

Whatever is True: Biographies

Having an excellent library in our home is a high priority for me. I firmly believe that character is shaped and influenced greatly by what we read. It is important to me that every time my children pick up a book, it is an excellent one. I wrote a post a few months ago about […]

Choosing the Best Books

I love to read, and I want to instill a desire to read in my children from an early age. There are few things I enjoy more than snuggling up on the couch together, reading a wonderful book! But it wasn’t always this way! I used to dread reading to my children. Of course I […]

Favorite Books for Preschoolers

Here are some of my favorite books to read with my preschooler. If time would permit, I could list many more. What are some of your favorites? I’d love to read your comments on this topic! We love Hoot, by Jane Hissey. In fact, any book in Hissey’s Old Bear series ranks as a favorite, […]