Book Review: Putting on the Spirit: Ten-Minute Devotions for Busy Moms by Katie Hornor

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Ah, but as a busy mom, how does one do this!  I have 3 young children ages 8 and under.  Our schedules are packed! Karate to co-op, to church, to art class and more.  It is never ending!  I’ve heard the critics!  It is all our own faults.  We hyper schedule, over do it, and run our families ragged.  Us women trying to prove we are super-moms!  Honestly I think that’s unfair.  The more I try to unclutter our schedule the busier it gets.  It’s out of control and it is largely out of MY control.  What’s a busy mom to do?  Well, a busy mom has to lay down that super-mom cape and find time to take care of her own soul.  If we don’t, we will crash and burn.

Throughout the book Katie refers to all kinds of SuperMom capes throughout each daily devotion. Our capes of selfishness, ugliness, hatefulness and others.  The capes that cover and smother us.  How do we lay those capes down find the time to be Spirit-filled for the Lord?

Putting On the Spirit: Ten-Minute Devotions for Busy Moms is certainly designed as short daily readings with reflection assignments.  It is all of 25 pages long with a corresponding workbook you can download for free.  It is a study of Galatians 5:22-23 and The Fruit of the Spirit. You’ll complete your study over 28 days.  Don’t let shortness lead you to believe it is light.  This book is very much a jam-packed study.
I downloaded this as an ebook to my Kindle that I generally take with me everywhere.  I typically have a morning time of study and prayer and this worked easily into that routine.  But I also enjoyed using it when I found myself with an odd few minutes, like waiting for a doctor’s appointment or one of my children’s activities.  I’d use it alongside the YouVersion app in whatever device (phone, tablet) I had handy.  I tend to take notes right in the app.  I loved how simple and easy the studies are.  I knew just what I had to do and getting it done was a cinch.  It filled my heart to know I had done what I knew God was calling me to do for the day.  It made me think, reflect, and take action on the things in my life that need fine tuning.
This is just the perfect way for a busy mom to pause and turn her heart toward the Lord for a few moments of study, reflection, and prayer.  Short sips for dry soul.
Katie, the author, serves as a missionary with her husband in Mexico.  She is raising and homeschooling her four children. Katie blogs about marriage, motherhood, and ministry at ParadisePraises.comand she blogs about home education (in Spanish) at EducandoEnElHogar.com.

Connect with Katie on FacebookTwitterPinterest, or Google+.

You can purchase your own copy of Putting On the Spirit: Ten-Minute Devotions for Busy Moms from Amazon for $4.99.  I hope it blesses you as much as it has blessed me.  There is also a Spanish version available too! Vistiéndose del Espíritu (Spanish Edition)

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Book Review: The Force by Alexandra & Joyce Swann

1380495_597545030307703_18090083_nI was recently given the opportunity to review a work of Christian fiction called The Force (The Kingdom Chronicles) by Alexandra and Joyce Swann.  This mother and daughter author duo have combined their talents to bring you a mother-daughter team, have just released the second book in The Kingdom Chronicles series.  The first book,  The Fourth Kingdom (The Kingdom Chronicles), sets up the entire story and is a great place to start.  I enjoyed it immensely even though I was often able to guess where the book was headed and what might be coming next.  It definitely left me wanting to read The Force, just so I could find out where of this was going!

The exact genre of these books is a bit difficult to describe.  It is Christian fiction for sure, but it is also a thriller, a bit science fiction, a tad futuristic, and totally seat-of-your-pants.  We are introduced to cloning, mass cloning, and how things can go wrong when such things are used for evil intent.  The authors show us what life could be like here on earth in a ‘New World Order.’

The Force is an exhilarating story that kept me up long after the house grew quiet, just so I could continue reading.  I was hooked from the very first chapter.   Unlike the first in the series I was left hanging unable to predict where things were going to end up.  We are introduced to new characters, new settings, and a whole new breed of dark evil that I couldn’t have anticipated from the first book in the series.  We learn more about characters from the first book and we are endeared to new characters in this book.  There were so many wonderful twists and turns that I often found myself tossing the book aside… disgusted because things didn’t go the way I wanted them too… only to pick the thing back up minutes later because I just had to know what was going to happen next.  I can’t emphasize to you enough that when I react this way to a book then I know I am thoroughly enjoying it.

Here is the description the publisher provides…

A dark force is rising….
Someone is murdering the world’s most beautiful women—over and over and over. When Jarrod and Joshua Sinclair are called in to consult with the FBI about the Hollywood Starlet murders, they immediately suspect their old nemesis Josef Helmick of creating clones of famous women for a visiting Saudi prince. Wasting no time, they hire retired detective Fred Kowalski and send him to Dubai to uncover Josef’s base of operations and build a case against him for the murders. But Fred soon discovers that Helmick is harboring a secret much darker than human trafficking. Fred must stop Josef before he resurrects an ancient, diabolical Force in order to bring the entire human race under his control.

Josh and Jarrod Sinclair came to us in the previous book The 4th Kingdom as does the evil Josef Helmick.  These were the primary characters I was hoping to learn more about this time around and I certainly did.   This is a story that can shake you a bit as almost everything in the story seems like something that could really happen in this world.  It seems so plausible that you almost feel like you yourself need to be on-guard defending yourself from the evil Josef Helmick.  There is some violence and it can lean toward the graphic side though it certainly does nothing to glorify the violence.  However if you are especially sensitive you should be aware.

The Christianity presented in this book is done rather naturally.  It isn’t contrived or force.  It comes across as a part of the characters and who they are.  As an good Christian book does it gives you pause and forces you to give some thought to your own relationship with Christ.

I thoroughly enjoyed The Force by Alexandra and Joyce Swann and I think if you enjoy Christian Thrillers you will too.  “The Force” is now available here in paperback for $15.50, and here
for Kindle for $4.99

 

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Book Review: At Home in Dogwood Mudhole by Franklin Sanders

Have you ever dreamed of giving up all that you have, buying a big plot of land, and getting back to the kind of life where hard work meant food on the table.  Franklin and Susan Sanders did just that.  They bought a plot of land and set out to bring life to it by farming.  At Home in Dogwood Mudhole by Franklin Sanders is the first of a series of three books and is a collection of writings Franklin wrote for readers of his Newsletter called , The Moneychanger.

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Dogwood Mudhole is what Franklin Sanders calls home in Tennessee. The book begins in 1995 when the Sanders family leaving Memphis to live off the land in Tennessee.  As the story progresses and the time nears the year 2000 his letters turn more to a focus on preparing for Y2K, or TEOTWAWKI (The End of The World As We Know It, as Sanders likes to call it).

There are hundreds of letters in this book and they all revolve tell tails of the Sander’s family adjusting to their new life on the farm. Early on, Franklin Sander’s wife Susan requests that they have “Nothing That Eats” on the farm (hence the name of this first part of the three part volume).  However, as you can guess, that idea doesn’t last long. Along for the ride are all of the Sander’s children and even their grandchildren.  Along the way they acquire dozens of animals who add laughter to the anecdotes Franklin shares.  I literally laughed out loud when he shared the the story of the pigs.  If you’d like you can read that sample chapter called “Pig Persuader” for free.

We also get a peek into the heart of the family as he shares their Christian life as well.  Their faith is woven throughout the pages and one is endeared to the family for their strong convictions.  Like all families they have their share of good times and bad.  This is a family that leans on God to get through the hard times.

Also included are 25 photographs and maps, which add to the experience and draw you into feeling as if you too are part of the extended Sander’s family, surrounded by their humor and all of those animals!

Another topic you’ll find mentioned quite often is the Civil War.  The Sander’s family enjoys spending time reenacting battles from that time.  Franklin is obviously quite passionate about the the subject and has a great deal of opinion about it.  The man certainly seems to take the side of a Southerner as he often speaks of “Northern Aggression.”  He seems to have missed the idea that issue of slavery played a large roll in that war.  Sometimes it was a bit hard to keep reading these sections as the tended to drone on.

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The book has a nice conversational feel.  Each chapter is a snippet from the newsletter and so it is easy to read small chunks in short sittings.  It’s hard to say what genre this book would fit into.  One thing is for sure, if you ever have dreams of living your own farming life then you will appreciate this book.

At Home in Dogwood Mudhole Volume 1, Nothing That Eats, 379 pages, available in paperback for $22.95, or ebook formats Kindle, ePub, or PDF for $16.95.

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Review: A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World (Carole P. Roman Books)

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Our family recently had the opportunity to review four books from talented children’s author Carole P. Roman with Away We Go Media.  These four books  introduce children ages Pre-K to age 8 to new cultures and history from around the world.

I am such a lover of children’s books.  It is a love that has spilled over onto my children.  When the envelope arrived with the wonderful books my oldest son Noah, who is 8, shouted… Oh COOL!  And ran away with them before I could even blink.

What now seems like a lifetime ago I had a college professor instill in me the value of a high quality children’s book.  I remember sitting in her class with stacks of book having in depth conversations with other students about what made a good book and what made a not so good book.  Ever since I have been something of a collector.  Just ask my husband.  Our house is full! FULL of illustrated children’s books.  I never miss an opportunity to review a new ones.  It was a blessing to review Carole P. Roman’s collection.

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These books are simply delightful.  They come as 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ softcover books and each are between 20 – 30 pages in length. The text is bright and colorful.  I loved cuddling up with my 3 year old and reading these to her as I pointed to the words with my finger.  Not only was she learning about new cultures, but I was reinforcing early reading skills as well.

Each book contains a simple map of the country in discussion as well as an illustrated globe that highlights the country’s location in the world.  I liked to dig out our family globe and locate it there as well.

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Norway

The illustrations are simple, yet bold and detailed.  They served as a fantastic avenue for further discussion with all three of my children (ages 8, 6, and 3) about the who’s, what’s, where’s, and why’s of those things that are common the culture or country we were discussing.  We especially enjoyed chatting about the differences between what we saw in the illustrations and what life is like where we live.

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France

The information provided in the book comes as a gentle narrative.  The story is told by that of a young boy and a young girl who are taking you on sort of a tour of the highlights for that country.  All of the books are filled with facts that make sense to my children’s world. We learn of traditional culture, food, language, special holidays, and everyday life.  It is all very concrete and relatable for the youngest to the oldest.  For example, in the South Korea book we learn…

You might live in the capital city, Seoul. It is the largest city in South Korea and was built on the banks of the Han River. People have lived there for over two thousand years.

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Or later on there is even more information my children can relate to.

When you buy toys, you would pay with a won, which is like a dollar bill.

Each book is available for under $9 and they are well worth the investment for your home library.  Click to links below to purchase your own copies.

If You Were Me and Lived in…Mexico
If You Were Me and Lived in…South Korea
If You Were Me and Lived in…France
If You Were Me and Lived in…Norway – Brand new release

My Joyanna, 3, enjoying one of the books.

My Joyanna, 3, enjoying one of the books.

 

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Book Review: Check Out What I’m Reading Right Now… The Fourth Kingdom and The Force by Alexandra and Joyce Swann

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I do admit that I love Christian Fiction. They tend to be rather clean without too much gore or any sexual content.  I have also come to love books with a science fiction flare. That’s where the books from Alexandra and Joyce Swann come in. Just today I finished reading The Fourth Kingdom (The Kingdom Chronicles).  I have to tell you it was excellent.  Let me share the book description with you…

On a warm September afternoon in the year 2000, Dr. Alexander Sinclair travels to the Doppelganger Genetic Cloning Facility near Santa Fe, New Mexico, to meet with its brilliant but mysterious director, Dr. Karl Helmick.
Over the next 21 years, the two scientists collaborate on incredible scientific breakthroughs, as Karl becomes friend, mentor and father-figure to Alexander. But the longer Alexander knows Karl the more aware he becomes of how little he knows about him.
As the years go by, Alexander becomes increasingly suspicious that his colleague is not who he appears to be. And as Karl prepares to implement his plans for the future, each of the men discovers just how far he is willing to go to live forever.

This was an edge of your seat, I cannot put it down, type book.  It took many twists and turns, some I predicted and others I did not!  The characters are real, relatable, and either endearing or despicable.

The story line centers around cloning and the implications it might have for our future world.  Cloning food, animals for meet, and yes even humans.  Realy moral dilemmas surface and you will be left with your own questions to ponder regarding this already controversial subject.  I deeply enjoyed The Fourth Kingdom and if you have similar tastes to mine I bet you might too.

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The Fourth Kingdom  is just the first book in a series by these authors.  Next up is The Force.  It was just recently released and the Kindle version available free RIGHT NOW!  Here is the description.

Someone is murdering the world’s most beautiful women—over and over and over. 

When Jarrod and Joshua Sinclair are called in to consult with the FBI about the Hollywood Starlet murders, they immediately suspect their old nemesis Josef Helmick of creating clones of famous women for a visiting Saudi prince. Wasting no time, they hire retired detective Fred Kowalski and send him to Dubai to uncover Josef’s base of operations and build a case against him for the murders. 

But Fred soon discovers that Helmick Enterprises is harboring a secret much darker than human trafficking.

Fred must stop Helmick before he resurrects an ancient, diabolical Force in order to bring the entire human race under his control.

I can’t wait to get into this one in the next few days.  I’ll update you with my opinion sometime in the next month!  Like I said, The Force  is available for free right now!  Don’t miss it!

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Review: Diary of a Real Payne Book 1: True Story by Annie Tipton from Barbour Publishing.

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Our family was recently given the opportunity to review a children’s book called Diary of a Real Payne Book 1: True Story by Annie Tipton from Barbour Publishing.

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The moment this book entered the house my 5 year old Ezra scoffed it up and ran off with it.  I hollered in protest and asked him to save this one for a read aloud.  Then the moment I turned my back he snuck it away.  He had it read in about 2 evenings.  How exactly do I scolled a boy for reading?  I don’t.  Instead I asked him tell the main character and his favorite parts of the book.  This is what he said….

The story is about a little girl named Emma Jean who was often called E.J.  According to my son, 10 year old E.J. loved to imagine things.  She  loved to imagine things like that she was in space or driving a race car.  All of E.J.’s imagining got her in trouble.  At school her imagining got her and her friend into hot water as it lead them to climb too high on the monkey bars and that resulted in an angry teacher.  Another time, while she was shopping, E.J’s imagining antics had her racing around the store with a store cart.  Needless to say this lead to quite the angry Mom.

Author Annie Tipton has created fun loving characters with vivid and outrageous lives.  Mom has hair thick enough to hide things in and Dad has a pentient for making gifts out of nothing and entertaining everyone waiting in the checkout line.  From the dinosaur loving younger brother to the dog with many names, you family will delight in all of the good natured fun found in the pages of Diary of a Real Payne Book 1: True Story.

Each and every chapter brings you a new E.J. dream.  The language is fluid and vivid yet clean and simple.  You cheer for as she imagines herself to be flying around in helicopters… with the President no less, or as she plans her life as a dolphin trainer or an astronaut.

Throughout the pages you’ll find delightful pages that capture the eye and add to the over all reading experience.  If you do manage to use this as a read aloud you’ll find the pictures make nice stopping points to pause to chat about all that you’ve read.  I love to do that with my children.  Our discussions add nicely to our reading experience.

This book is simply fabulous.  A wonderful, clean, and fun read.  The book is written for your average 8-12 year old reader but what makes it fabulous is that it can be very appropriate for your advanced readers (like my Ezra) as well.  Or you can share as a family and laugh together as you read it aloud.

It is a 192-page glossy paperback, available from Barbour Publishing. It is currently on sale for $4.49, with a regular price of $5.99. You may order it here.

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Book Review: I Am Second

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I Am Second features 25 stories of people from all walks of life who tell their story of how Jesus became first in their life.  This book can suck your breath right out of you.  I saw myself in more than a few stories.  We all struggle with sin and even after we come to know Jesus we can often still continue to face challenges.  This book is raw.  It is real.  It is captivating. I found it to be incredibly well written and I appreciated the short chapters.  One can read through a story over a quick lunch break or other short intervals of time.  Be prepared to be moved and to think of your own life in new ways.  Be prepared to see others around you in a new light.  Every has a story to tell.  Yours might be right in this book.

You can get a copy from Amazon.com

 

These were some of my favorite quotes from some of my favorite stories….

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

Review: Jim Elliot: One Great Purpose Book and Unit Study Curriculum Guide

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We were given the opportunity to review a YWAM Publishing ebook, Jim Elliot: One Great Purpose, from the Christian Heroes: Then and Now series.  YWAM stand for Youth With A Mission which is a Christian Ministry serving in over 140 countries. The website recommends this study for ages 10 and up.  However we had no trouble picking and choosing activities that worked for my 5 and 7 year old boys.  The book came as a .mobi file so that I could place it on my Kindle for easy reading.  The unity study came as a pdf in two parts.  The book was an easy read and one that my boys certainly could have read on their own given their strong reading skills.  However I thought it was important that we experience it together so we could discuss and learn and grow through Jim Elliot’s adventures as a family.

The book is available multiple formats as a paperback or for the Nook and Kindle e-readers as an e-book, each $6.99. The Unit Study Curriculum Guide is available for $7.49.

The story takes us back more than 25 years to when Jim Elliot was just setting out to become a missionary.  We also learn about how he met his wife and how exactly they ended up as missionaries.  The reader is taken on the journey of Jim Elliot’s time Auca Indians and we get to meet various friends and other acquaintances Jim is blessed to have along the way. If you are familiar with Jim Elliot then you know his encounter with the Auca Indians led to his death but then you also know that God’s glory still reined as his work did eventually open the path for other missionaries to share the gospel with this group of unreached people.

What a powerful story to share with my children.  God does not always swoop in and save and protect even believers the way we think he might or even should.  However, as my son Noah pointed out, God did save Jim Elliot and his friends as they are now in Heaven which is the most glorious place to be.  Of course God also brought himself glory!  Jim and his companions did not die in vein.  People were saved thanks to the work they did here on earth.

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We used the Jim Elliot: One Great Purpose Unit Study Curriculum Guide through out our reading journey. The Curriculum guide is over 60 pages long.  You can use it in multiple ways inlcuding a group setting or with just one child.  In it you will find an introduction, eight chapters, and two appendixes.  I loved how many topics this covered!  It is so much fun to integrate lots of different curriculum areas into one study.  We learned quite a bit about the country of Ecuador where Jim Elliot served as a missionary.  The Unit Study Curriculum guide  included:

  • Student Explorations: with essays and other hands-on projects.
  • Social Studies: with maps, geography, and critical thinking
  • Bible study: complete with scripture memorization and devotionals
  • Community Links: with community service projects
  • Related themes to explore: here they included some math, science, missions, and government
  • Bibliography or Related Resources: they recommend books, movies, magazine articles and others
  • Culminating Event: A final project, presentations, food activities and more.

There was sincerely more information than you could ever possibly use.  That makes it great to be able to choose what will work best for your family and your children’s interest. A majority of our time was spent in studying the maps and geography, and the scriptures plus the devotions.  We also enjoyed the review questions that are provided for each chapter.  We barely scratched the surface.  I could see this study lasting for 2-3 months easily.   There are plenty of activities to match anyone’s learning styles and preferences.

If you were to really dive into this study as total unit the surrounding all of your homeschool subjects then you might do as the Unit Study recommends and collect some artifacts from Ecuador.  They even suggest setting up a display corner to set out all of your projects and activities.  What a fun idea!

This book and curriculum guide are both fantastic and can add a lot of learning to your homeschool.

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Gospel Planting Adventures! Seed Sowers Book Review

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I recently received for review  Seed Sowers: Gospel Planting Adventures by Gwen Toliver.  Gwen Toliver is not only a Homeschooling mom but she also works serving Wycliffe Associates where she is graced to know many retired missionaries and Bible translators.  She developed a passion for gathering the stories of these amazing people.  It is through her association with them that  Seed Sowers was born.

This 165 page book if filled with stories about individuals or couples and their experiences as they worked to bring God’s word to people in some of the remote places of this earth.  These people often found themselves in harrowing, life threatening situations.  Their work was even occasionally thwarted by the very people they strived to reach.  Yet none of them would be deterred.  As the stories unfold we learn how these missionaries set about developing a relationship with the tribal peoples, how the learned their languages, what it took to create an alphabet and then translate God’s New Testament.  We hear close calls of lives nearly lost, and we meet people who, by the grace of God, were saved by these Godly missionaries.  Every story left me in awe as often times it took decades, 20-30 years of hard work, before a New Testament Bible could be delivered to some of these native peoples. Each chapter ends with a little tidbit about when the Bible translation was completed and what the missionaries are doing now.  My breath always caught at the end.  It seemed often God over came impossible odds, through the work of His people, to bring such a precious gift into some of the most dangerous places in the world.

In our home we chose to use this book as a read aloud. We chose to share one story a day as a part of our morning routine.  I often found my boys sneaking off with it at other times of the day to read it on their own.  They loved it that much.  It is written at about a 6th grade reading level.

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Though my boys were anxious to read ahead I felt it important to share together so that I could help my children process what they read.  Throughout the book I was able to point out times (like when a tribe sabotaged a missionaries efforts at learning the language thus wasting a years worth of her work) how we can all become discouraged at times even when working for God.  We were able to brainstorm ways to handle such situations such a praying, consulting mentors, and even breaking away for a bit until we can find a fresh perspective.  Also, as any missionary will tell you sometimes bad things happen.

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It was important for me to be able discuss with my children why bad things can happen even to missionaries in the field who are clearly doing God’s work.  It was through all of these stories that I worked to grow my children’s faith.  I find this book an excellent tool for just that purpose.  And of course, my own faith grew throughout the reading and discussions as well.

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It is available in several formats.  We were privileged to read the Kindle version.

Softback         $13.95

Hardback        $30.95

Kindle              $3.99

Click here to purchase!

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Review: Books by Baker Publishing Group, Life With Lily and A New Home for Lily

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 Once in a great while our family comes across a book that is just an instant hit!  And I don’t just mean books we enjoy, I mean books that will be read countless times and dare I say even passed down to my children’s children some day.  That’s what these two books that our family recieved for review , Life with Lily and A New Home for Lily from Baker Publishing Group, will be for our family.

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 These beautiful books introduce us to the world of the Amish through the eyes of one darling little girl named Lily.  As we start the first book, Life with Lily, we meet her as a carefree little five year old who enjoys the things of life any five year old would.  Her loves include her parents, her brother, dolls, visiting her grandparents, and exploring her little family farm in upstate New York.  We follow Lily through many adventures and even some misadventures.  She’s a truly honest little girl at heart and you can’t just feel for her even when she finds herself, usually inadvertantly, in some sort of trouble.

My two boys were both absolutely enthralled with these books.  We chose to enjoy these books together as read alouds and am I ever grateful for them.  These books provided us with so many fantastic opportunities for discussion and learning.  There were great vocabularly words that came up that we were able to reasearch the meaning of.  For example in the first book, Life with Lily, Lily’s teacher Ellen is in an accident and spends several days unconcious. My boys didn’t understand what the world unconcious meant so we set about finding out!  But above that these books gave us the opportunity to discuss concepts such as empathy.  We explored the idea of teasing and how to deal with it.  Lily found herself in more than a few compromising situations, such as when her not so friend Mandy Mast set part of the forest on fire.  Lily was the only one who knew that she did it.  This lead to a fabulous conversation of… “Do you think she handled that the right way? What might you have done in a similar situation?”  The life lessons we were able to discuss over these books were beyond priceless.  Such a fun, nonconfrontational way to instill values in my children.  I can’t say enough about this.

These books also give you a wonderful glimpse in the Amish way of life.  We learned of how many every day chores are accomplished, how the Amish worship, and how they interact with each other and those outside of their community.  There are so many similarities between their world and ours it is fascinating.

During the time we were reading these books Lily literally became part of our family!  If we went to the park I heard… “Can we take Lily?”  When it was time to get ready for bed it was… “Do we have time for Lily?”  All throughout the day they would ask… “When will get some Lily time?”  Both of them started rereading the books on their own time.  They couldn’t get enough!

Toward the end of the first book Lily is now seven years old.  Her school is short a teacher and her community is changing.  Her family is contemplating moving on to a new home.  Lily is devastated of course!  She doesn’t want to loose her friends, her home, or move away from her beloved grandparents.  The second book, a New Home for Lily begins in Pennsylvania where the family is settling into a new home.  Her adventures continue and are just as enthralling for children as the first.  We learn more about the relationships in Lily’s life as well as the daily happenings in the Amish community!  We are introduced to her Aunt and Uncle for the first time as they too move nearby.

The author, Mary Ann Kinsinger grew up in the Amish community and it shows.  Her writing shows the depth I bet only a person who has experienced the life she is writing about can deliver.  She no longer lives among the Amish but she does blog about her life today at A Joyful Chaos.

Author Suzanne Woods Fisher has written many titles about Amish life.  You can find her on her web-site Susannewoodsfisher.com.

Life with Lily and A New Home for Lily from Baker Publishing Group retail for $12.99 each and can be purchased in either paperback or e-book.  Recommended for ages 8-12 though both of my boys (ages 5 and 7) clearly adored these books.  We cannot wait to get our hands on the next books in this faboulous series!

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