Day 12: Trial and Triumph

Reading biograpies or autobiographies on great people is a great way to share the stories of real heros to your kids.  No, these people are NOT perfect but they have done many things that took courage, deep faith, and honor.  Those are the ones we want to teach our children about. Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History is a book on the men and women who served the Lord despite many … [Read more...]

Day 11: Little House on the Prairie Series

The Little House Collection Box Set (Full Color) is a series I had to add for building a character building library.  The wonderful stories Laura Ingalss Wilder wrote about her childhood growing up on the American frontier.  She was born in 1867 in the log cabin and when you read her stories you feel like you just want to go back in time to live that simple life with her.  I say simple but I don't … [Read more...]

Day 10: Tales of the Kingdom, Tales of the Resistance, Tales of the Restoration

Tales of the Kingdom, Tales of the Resistance, Tales of the Restoration SET of 3 is a wonderful set of books that will keep your whole family captivated.   A classic collection of 36 beloved tales by David and Karen Mains that use allegory to reveal truths about the Kingdom of God.  I have a friend that was reading this to her children and she called me to tell me how much they touched her.  God … [Read more...]

Day 9: Character Building Vendors

I thought I would share a few Christian Companies that have a heart for character building today.  I will be sharing more about some of the books these companies talk about later in the series but wanted you to meet some moms and dads that care deeply not only about the family but characer building in children and they all carry books that help you with this endeavor. I have already shared … [Read more...]

Day 8: Everyday Graces (Manners)

One part of having character is having manners. This seems to be a lost thing among many of our youth today.  We want our children to be respectful, we want them to say please and thank you, and know NOT to burp out loud at the table.  However we want to keep in mind that our children our children and they are not always going to be perfect in all of this, the important thing is we are teaching … [Read more...]

Day 7: The Door in the Wall

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli is one of our favorites.  This book is a Newbery Winner and certaintly deserves one, it is one that captures your heart pretty quickly and you can't wait to read the next chapter.  I enjoyed reading this to my son so much and it became one of his favorites too. When this book starts off you have one spoiled child who is used to a life of privilege … [Read more...]

Day 6: The Chronicles of Narnia

There is just something beautiful about that special place Narnia that captures our hearts and mind in The Chronicles of Narnia.  I LOVE reading CS Lewis and I know this one is probably on most of your shelves already. However I couldn't do a character building series without speaking of Narnia.  There are way too many character lessons for me to mention in this post but you will see these … [Read more...]

Day 5: Dangerous Journey: The Story of Pilgrim’s Progress

There are just some books that are so classic and SO good, everyone should have them on their shelves.  Pilgrims Progress on one of them.  It is beautiful allegory about a man who is headed to the Celestrial City, the place he feels called to go but along the way there are many obstacles.  Some believe it is the second only to the Bible itself in the number of copies sold worldwide. First … [Read more...]

Day 4: The Book of Virtues and More

If you are not familiar  with William Bennetts'  books, there are a few you have to check out for your character building library.   He has three that I think are wonderful! This is what the book description says and I couldn't say it any better.  The 1st one is The Book of Virtues William J. Bennett has collected hundreds of stories in The Book of Virtues, an instructive and inspiring … [Read more...]

Day 3: Lamplighter Publishing

I could NOT have a character building book series with mentioning Lamplighter Publishing.  Their motto: Building Character One Story At A time Mark Hamby has a passion inside of him like none other I have ever seen to help families build character in children.  If you have never heard Mark Hamby speak, it is a MUST!  He is one of the greatest speakers on parenting I have ever heard, I will have … [Read more...]