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Reviews: Children’s Fiction

Review: The Avion My Uncle Flew by Cyrus Fisher

Every once in a while it still happens: I discover a ‘new’ old book that absolutely delights me.  The Avion My Uncle Flew, a 1947 Newbery Honor book, was the latest.  Charming, complex, beautifully written, exciting, uplifting, and funny, it tells the story of Johnny Littlehorn, an injured American boy who unwillingly spends the summer […]

Review: The Rainey List of Best Books for Children

Our family loves books.  By reading we learn about God, ourselves, and the world.  We learn wisdom:  how to live well in this world, and what ‘live’ and ‘well’ and ‘world’ mean.  We go places we could never go on our own and learn from other people’s hard work and hard-won experience.  And we have […]

Resources for Luther and the Reformation

As I paged through piles of books while preparing this article, I was reminded that there is one resource each of the reformers would have placed at the top of a Reformation resource list, the Bible.  All treasured it, all based their lives on it, and some died for it.  Obviously, you cannot truly understand […]

Review: On Love’s Gentle Shore by Liz Johnson

Natalie O’Ryan is not who she seems to be, at least not to her fiancé Russell.  When, as a generous surprise to her, Russell books their wedding in her hometown in Prince Edward Island, she realizes that she will not be able to hide her past from him any longer. Nor will she be able […]

Review: Ticket to Curlew and Wings to Fly by Celia Barker Lottridge

Much non-Christian fiction, especially award-winning fiction, has an edge to it.  Even when I read books for children I am tense, waiting for something really bad to happen, some twist of darkness or angst or evil. These two award-winning books by Celia Barker Lottridge, however, are refreshing fun and give a sympathetic look at immigration to Alberta […]

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