Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Gifts


Two unexpected gifts arrived from two different friends. The Christmas blessings overflow. Of course, my kids get first dibs!
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I did get to peek inside Home is with our Family by Joyce Hansen and it is beautifully illustrated by E. B. Lewis. My knowledge of American history is very poor and what better way to learn than by reading gripping historical fiction? It's one of my favorite genres because it brings dry facts to life. This book is inspired by the history of Seneca Village.
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The other book that arrived in my mailbox was The Land Between: Finding God in Difficult Transitions by Jeff Manion. Last year was a tough year for us, the future uncertain. Fear can grip me at times. I'm learning to replace it with faith. This is a welcome book.
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My friend also recommended the book: If You Want to Walk on Water, You've to Get Out of the Boat by John Ortberg. Don't you just love the title? I'll be picking that up too.
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I am so blessed to have my faith journey supported by friends who pray for me and find just the right books to sustain me. Thank you!
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7 comments:

wordwranglernc said...

Some of our youth read the "If you want to Walk on the water..." book. I hear they loved it!

The other two sounds like good books, too. I just bought my middle DD a chapter book with a 9 year old amish girl. Looks to be a good one!

Bish Denham said...

Books, the gift that keeps on giving.

Vijaya said...

Donna and Bish -- I know just whom I'll be loaning these books to when I'm done.

MollyMom103 said...

That finding book sound awesome. I will read it too.

Peace.

Mary Witzl said...

We bought a lot of historical picture books for our girls so they could learn American history. To this day, they remember that Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president.

Suma Subramaniam said...

Lovely gifts Vijay and John's book title is really very intriguing.
Makes me want to purchase it:-)

Best,
Suma.

Vijaya said...

Molly, I'm reading the Transition book right now and it IS good. Timely too.

Mary, I don't know how else one can learn history. Certainly the way I was taught was terribly dry -- all facts and not any context about the people. I was always interested in the common people and how they lived. We began reading HF to the kids when they were young too and now-a-days the paintings are amazing ...

Suma -- I bought it! I had some Christmas money so it was a perfect gift.