I was thankful for mom bringing this book from 1020 Shenandoah. I don’t know if our kids enjoyed it as much as the grownups did. Jacob and I cried almost every chapter. My, what a beautiful explanation of faith from a little girl’s perspective. Below — Nabeel’s latest book — always so thoughtful and inspiring. If you are not praying for Nabeel, it’s time to get started. He has stomach cancer and the prognosis is not good.
I read Understanding People for a seminar on soul care. I have been ruminating on it ever since. This book I find less wordy and more meaty than Larry Crabb’s other books. Well worth reading. Linda lent me Grace Based Parenting. I wish I had read it years ago. Why oh Why have I not been more gracious with my kids? Kimmel helped point out how little and sensitive kids feel and how they are looking for grace and unconditional love. I certainly felt (and feel) this as a child but I did not connect the dots with my own kids.
I have new friends who are Ethiopian. I know nothing about Ethiopia. Being that I am western, one easy way to learn is to read. Then I talked over the cultural insights with my friends. Fascinating stuff. Now I have another country that I want to visit. The Rest of God was a book that was given to me twice. I am finally getting around to read it — and my friends guessed right. It’s a terrific book on Sabbath — both the day and the attitude. I read snippets here and there (as nursing mothers do) and then chew the cud for weeks.
Being pregnant and on furlough means that I have much more time to read. I have to get my legs up or lie down every day, even if it’s only an extra thirty minutes of rest. Brookhaven, the natural birth center that is caring for my baby and I has a great library. Every appointment collect more books to read . . . and NORA tea too! The above book, Giving Birth by Catherine Taylor, has definitely been the best book I’ve read out of about ten books. She takes you on her pregnancy journey to understand the world of hospitals, home births, clinics, doulas, midwives. The information is given mostly in the context of story. I highly recommend it.
Small’s book is about biology and evolution and thus there are alot of monkey stories that I don’t find that enlightening. But the second half of the book is about ethnopediatricians (I think I spelled that right) and their findings about breatfeeding, bed sharing, crying etc in various cultures. VERY interesting. Do you know that babies in Korea cry a whole lot less than babies in other cultures? I am tempted to read this book again, it was that good.
Of course, anything that Ina May Gaskin writes is superb. I have read several books by her and have learned many new things.
When Jacob and I went to Seattle, we took this book along. The concepts of this book had helped some friends of ours, so I was curious. This book is not a “Christian” book, and it is addressing couples who have a base of faithfulness. The book and five days away from the kids helped us get into some deep conversations that probably should have taken place 10 years ago! I highly recommend the book (and two-some time away from everything else!)
Daniel bought this book for Elias. We all know that Astrid Lindgren wrote Pippi Longstocking, but do you know that her other children’s novels are even better? We laughed and cried so much through this book. It had us on tender-hooks, and we could never guess what would come next. So then we had to read more of Lingren’s books. We ordered Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter. The style of this book reminded me of George MacDonald. Another excellent book.
The above book was suggested by a respected friend, and we have enjoyed it. It’s written for college students, so it’s lighter reading. And the author is a bird watcher! L.L, we are indebted to you for introducing us to James Stevenson. What awesome poems. It’s perfect bed time reading for everyone. The book on Compassion has been on our shelf for years. I have lent it to those people who have the gift of compassion . . . but maybe we’d better read about the spiritual gifts that we DON’T have? The book did help direct us and encourage us.
Anne C. Kwantes’ book tells the stories of famous Christian women in Asia. I had hoped all of them were Asian, but only a few were. Still, it was an encouraging and interesting read. It made me want to study history! Rusty Rustenbach’s book is a good how-to book. It’s been fun to read a bit and then practice! We read Holes to Elias. It does have grown-up themes, but it’s good to read about things like violence and then talk about it. I love how Louis Sachar draws out generational sin and healing.
I am teaching through 1-2 Samuel right now, so I ordered this book to help me prepare. I had read it before, but I enjoyed it so much more this time. Every one can learn a thing or two from David!
I have been reading this book off and on for the last year. Bangladesh has many similarities with Afghanistan, and many differences too. The book is mainly about a brave story-teller who is also a compassionate story-listener. This book increased my own courage and compassion too.