Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I'm Booking It Link-Up

I just finished up the Bible in 90 days as we started school the end of August, so the last couple of weeks I've been able to begin catching up in other reading.

Read alouds

The kids and I have been reading The Witch of Blackbird Pond last week and this week.  We're loving it and the kids beg me to read an extra chapter or two whenever we get the chance.  Before that we read Walk the World's Rim about Esteban, the historical African slave who served as a guide, translator, and explorer who helped open up the west for the Spaniards.


I'm still plugging away on George Washington's Sacred Fire by Peter Lillback.  I'm several hundred pages in, with many more to go!


I read RC Sproul's commentary on the book of John last month and this month I'm reading his commentary on Romans.  These commentaries are really made up of his sermons through the two said books and don't read like commentaries at all.  They're very conversational and full of the wonderful illustrations he's known for.

I've also been enjoying A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays by Robin Sampson and Linda Pierce.  I don't know why we celebrate so many meaningless holidays in this country, yet neglect those most rich in biblical history and meaning.  Yesterday I picked up Listening to the Language of the Bible:  Hearing it Through Jesus' Ears by Lois Tverberg with Bruce Okkema.  I find this book fascinating!  I studied Hebrew in college, but that was about a million years ago.  This book explains the nuances of certain Hebrew words and also gives background cultural information that makes Bible verses you always thought you understood more deep with meaning.  I highly recommend it and have insisted my pastor husband pick it up next.


  1. Sounds like you've read a lot of good stuff!

  2. Sacred Fire is on a shelf here, but I just couldn't make myself read through it! You go, girl!! LOL! Love the Biblical Holidays book. I would love to incorporate the feasts into our family traditions and we have held all of them at one time or another as we have studied through the years. Our busy lives just don't seem to slow down enough to do them justice. And that is a very sad commentary, isn't it?

  3. I just came over from LIfe as Mom, and I wanted to say that I'm impressed that you're reading Sacred Fire. I started it several years ago when I was a new mom, and I just couldn't get into it. My husband picked it up recently, though, and read it. Maybe I should give it another try. Hmmm. Thanks for the encouragement!



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