Book Lists, Book Review

5 of My Favorite Homeschooled Authors

As a homeschool grad myself, I am inclined to think that homeschoolers (as a rule) are fabulous. So I compiled a list of literary evidence arguing my case. But even if you can't claim the homeschool heritage, you will enjoy these books as well. So here you go: Hope Auer Books: A Cry from Egypt and A Stand… Continue reading 5 of My Favorite Homeschooled Authors

Book Review

Book Review: No Ocean Too Wide by Carrie Turansky

Between the years of 1869 to 1939 more than 100,000 poor British children were sent across the ocean to Canada with the promise of a better life. Those who took them in to work as farm laborers or household servants were told they were orphans–but was that the truth? After the tragic loss of their… Continue reading Book Review: No Ocean Too Wide by Carrie Turansky

Book Review

Book Review: American Omens by Travis Thrasher

The year is 2038 and Cheyenne Burne is a brilliant young programmer working for Acatour, the world's top technology firm. Her father converts to Christianity, and he suddenly disappears without a trace. When a stranger hands Cheyenne a coded message that sends her on a collision course with a clandestine group of believers, she must… Continue reading Book Review: American Omens by Travis Thrasher

Book Review, culture

Book Review: Safely Home by Randy Alcorn

Is this the day I die? Li Quan asks himself this question daily, knowing that he might be killed for practicing his faith. American businessman Ben Fielding has no idea what his brilliant former college roommate is facing in China. He expects his old friend has fulfilled his dream of becoming a university professor. But… Continue reading Book Review: Safely Home by Randy Alcorn

Book Lists, Book Review

8 of My Favorite Christian Fantasy Books

So before I begin, I want to preface with this: I firmly agree with C.S. Lewis in that, “No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally - and often far more - worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.” So the age recommendations are more based… Continue reading 8 of My Favorite Christian Fantasy Books

Book Review, History, Worldview

Book Series Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse - Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's… Continue reading Book Series Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Book Lists, Book Review, History

Louisa May Alcott: Her Lesser Known (But Equally Wonderful) Works

Everyone knows Louisa May Alcott for her most famous book, Little Women (which BBC recently made into a tv mini series), but what many people don’t know is that she wrote several other books as well that are all just as wonderful as her most famous. So here is a list of the ones I… Continue reading Louisa May Alcott: Her Lesser Known (But Equally Wonderful) Works