Day 22-Books on Purity!

Sex and Purity are not alway easy to share with our kids.  A lot of us come from homes where we were just handed a book and told to read it and ask if we have any questions and some of us were not told ANYTHING!    Our children are BOMBARDED with so many bad things in this generation, you can not escape it unless you are a hermit.  I want my kids to have a pure heart before their future spouse, I … [Read more...]

Day 21: Right Choices

I talked about Ken Taylor in my 1st days with my favorite bibles.  It is never too early to teach your kids about character.  It doesn't take us long to see our children's sinful nature.  They need to learn to share, handle disagreements, obedience and more and Right Choices gives some wonderful scenerios showing the wrong choice and the right choice.  The kids get to tell you the right one, for … [Read more...]

Day 20: Landmark Books

I love to find great books on people's lives.  People who inspire my kids and I to dream big and remind us we can do anything if we work hard, especially the callings God has for us.  Landmark Books has some wonderful books that tell the stories of great heros and people who have accomplished so much.  This one is on The Wright Brothers (Landmark Books) and it was so good.  It was inspiring and … [Read more...]

Day 19: The Apprentice

From Publishers Weekly      The Apprentice is set in Renaissance Florence, this import from Spain begins as a gothic. Arduino, a 13-year-old boy from a family of prestigious tailors, convinces his father to apprentice him to a master painter, only to find that the Maestro is ill-tempered, miserly and , out of jealousy, has secretly imprisoned a gifted, orphaned apprentice in the attic. At this … [Read more...]

Day 18: The Whipping Boy

Jemmy, once a poor boy living on the streets, now lives in a castle. As the whipping boy, he bears the punishment when Prince Brat misbehaves, for it is forbidden to spank, thrash, or whack the heir to the throne. The two boys have nothing in common and even less reason to like one another. But when they find themselves taken hostage after running away, they are left with no choice but to trust … [Read more...]

Day 17: Character Building For Families

The next books I want to talk about is Character Building For Families.  I love these books and I have worked through them on and off with my kids over the years.  I have even used them in a coop situation when I taught in one. Character Building for Families is suitable for family devotions, Bible curriculum, or a separate character "class." Lessons include reading Bible passages together, … [Read more...]

Day 16: Bright Gems for His Crown

Bright Gems for His Crown: Ninety-three Daily Devotionals to Help Build Qualities of Character in Children Bright Gems for His Crown is designed to help elementary and junior young people love and live for Christ now, and to develop qualities of character that will help them shine for Him. The author seeks to accomplish this with thirty-one topics presented as daily devotionals for the children … [Read more...]

Day 15: Hero Tales, A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Christian Heroes

Hero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Christian Heroes is a family treasury of true stories from the lives of Christian Heros. In this beautifully illustrated treasury, Dave and Neta Jackson present the true-life stories of fifteen key Christian heroes. Each hero is profiled in a short biography and three educational yet exciting and thought-provoking anecdotes from … [Read more...]

Day 14: Christian Heroes Books (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)

Christian Heroes Books  written specifically to challenge readers with the powerful lives of Christians who have profoundly shaped history, these books answer today's call for positive role models and for opportunities to see how God works through the lives of those who follow Him. These exciting true stories inspire readers as they witness the amazing lives of these heroes unfold. We have read … [Read more...]

Day 13: Aesops Fables for Children

Fables are wonderful ways to get character stories in.  Fables are short tale to teach a moral lesson, often with animals or inanimate objects as characters.  My kids LOVE  Aesop's Fables for Children: Includes a Read-and-Listen CD (Dover Read and Listen). Every child should know the stories of "The Hare and the Tortoise," "Belling the Cat," "The Ants and the Grasshopper," and Aesop's other … [Read more...]