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Review: Death in Florence by Paul Strathern

Over 500 years ago in Florence lived two men who exemplified the struggle between ‘progressive materialism and the rule of spirituality,’ Lorenzo de Medici and Savonarola. Of course, in some aspects this struggle has been an intrinsic part of the human condition since Cain and Abel, but in Death in Florence Paul Strathern focuses on […]

Review: Side by Side by Edward Welch

Each one of us is needy, and the longer we live the more we understand how deep our need is. However, we may not all realize that we are needed too; even though we may be a mess, God commands us to care for our brothers and sisters in their neediness.  In Side by Side: […]

Review: Flight School by Jason McIntire (Giveaway)

It’s the summer after high school for best friends Ben and Chris, and they are heading in different directions. Chris is determined to become a Christian movie director and, with a new friend from the Future Filmmakers Academy, he involves the entire Riviera-Sparrow household in the project. Jessie discovers she can write great scripts, Katie […]

Review: Minds More Awake by Anne White

Anne White, veteran Charlotte Mason educator and one of the developers of the comprehensive (and free) Ambleside Online curriculum had a few questions. She wondered, “…what is it that children need to be taught in order to grow into critical thinkers, problem solvers, decision makers? How do they develop the attentiveness to fix their minds […]

Review: Heartbreak Trail by Susan K. Marlow

  Andrea Carter is almost 15, a very special birthday in 19th century California. However, instead of a having a huge party to celebrate, Andi wants to go along with her brothers on a cattle drive. It takes a lot of convincing, but with her brothers’ help she finally gets permission from her mother to […]

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