I had lofty goals of writing lengthy book reviews on this site – both to help my own retention and encourage others as well.

I’ve realized, however, that in my particular season of life, if I spend time writing lengthy reviews I won’t have time to finish the books I am currently reading!

Instead, I’m going to try to share the titles of books I’ve recently read, gleaned much from, and think others may enjoy as well!

ImageThis book. If you are a female, get your hands on a copy of this book! It was just released and I read it in one sitting. Yes, it was a very long sitting, but that’s how wonderful this book is. Your soul will be nourished. Your heart encouraged and yes, convicted. This will definitely be one of those books I will recommend over and over again and reread in the future.

Be Still My Soul. If you are going through a trial, this book will encourage your soul greatly. Elisabeth Elliot’s wisdom is timeless – and that’s because it is rooted in God’s Word. The biggest takeaway I  had from this book is how the shortcut to peace is acceptance of God’s will. Even if you aren’t going through a hard time, I think this book will encourage you, but especially if you are, it will be like water in a dry place.

Instructing a Child’s Heart. This is one of those books I’ve had laying around our place forever but never actually cracked it open to read it. I finally read it last month in conjunction with a parenting class I was taking at Southern Seminary. I really enjoy a book that is packed with Scripture, and this one is.

I’m in the middle of a couple other books and once I finish them I will probably post those as well.

IMG_5175But these last two books are just for fun! I just discovered the wonderful rhyming goodness of Little Blue Truck and Little Blue Truck Leads the Way. Even though I have girls, these are already favorites (for them and me!). And we are just ever so slightly entering the world of Bill Peet. AudreyKate is still a little young for these books, but I read as long as she will last! I know I’m overly entertained by the personification of inanimate objects and animals.

Hope these titles encourage you.

What are some of your favorite children’s books?

2 thoughts on “A Few Book “Reviews”

  1. so awesome!! i LOVE book reviews!!! some of our favorite children’s books are:
    Picture Books: Dance Me Daddy; Ferdinand; Good Night Gorilla; 10 Minutes Till Bedtime; Guess How Much I Love You?; Mortimer’s Christmas Manger; The Best Mouse Cookie; Chicka Chicka Boom Boom; All of the Beginner Bible Story board books (Jesus and the Little children/Noah/Jonah/etc.)
    Read Alouds: Ginger Pye; Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin; the Betsy-Tacy Series; A Bear Called Paddington;
    Okay, so I’m gonna stop now!! I LOVE children’s books!!!!

  2. I love children’s books! All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan was a favorite of mine. My kids liked Richard Scarry books, the Little House series, Caps for Sale, the All of a Kind Family series, and books by Margaret Wise Brown.

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