Tuesday, 6 January 2015

January in Books

Now the New Year has come, we are starting reading aloud again, in earnest.

Younger Daughter enjoys the Christian Focus Trail Blazers biographies so we looked through our bookshelves and found a few that are new to her. I love shopping our own bookshelves! We are currently reading Adoniram Judson: Danger on the Streets of Gold.

I hadn't read Enid Blyton's Tales of Brave Adventure before but Youngest Son is enjoying the Robin Hood and King Arthur tales. The range of vocabulary seems rather wider than in the Enid Blyton adventure books although we certainly have used these with our older children to improve reading speed. This is again from our shelves.

Last term, we started Cleopatra by Diane Stanley. This book is one of the books which are suggested for reading with the Veritas Self-Paced history (New Testament, Greece and Rome)  that we are using. This should be a quick read.

My reading over Christmas was rather less than usual but currently I am reading Keeping the Kids by David Cloud which is an interesting and in someways, scary book about bringing up children in the nuture and admonition of the Lord.  Much of this is very helpful but I certainly come far short, in all sorts of ways. We have to rely on God's grace.

I'm also rereading Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: Matthew. This is a lovely exposition of the Gospel of Matthew with many helpful thoughts. It is also a great read for busy people: each section is short and can easily be read in a sitting. Highly recommended.

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