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Reviews: Nonfiction

Skillpower, Willpower, and New Year’s Goals

In Disease Proof, Katz argues that most people do not accomplish their goals because they do not have the skills to do so.  It isn’t that they are lazy or unmotivated or bad; it simply is that they have never learned the basic steps to choosing goals, losing weight, exercising, and so forth.  This book, […]

Review: Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Homeschooling is, when you get down to it, all about learning. That is one of the reasons I picked up Make It Stick:  The Science of Successful Learning—I needed to understand how to make learning work better in our homeschool.  Now I am recommending it to everyone.  Based on research, this book is full of […]

Thoughts on Finding God in the Hard Times by Matt and Beth Redman

We all face hard times sooner or later, and they can seem unbearable and never-ending. One of the crucial questions we face then is, “Can we still praise God when life is hard?” “Yes!” exclaim Matt and Beth Redman who wrote the song “Blessed Be Your Name.” With numerous references to the Psalms of lament, […]

Review: Introduction to Psychology from a Christian Perspective by Vicki Tillman

Many teens are interested in psychology, but most psychology texts are written from a non-Christian or anti-Christian point of view.  On the other hand, Christian psychology courses, such as Sonlight’s AP course, are available for homeschools but are too difficult for many teens. In her Introduction to Psychology from a Christian Perspective, Vicki Tillman, M.A., […]

Review: Living Forward by Hyatt and Harkavy

Sometimes we just drift through life, responding to daily urgencies without any clear sense of where we are going.  Of course, there are seasons when this is necessary.  When there is a new baby, when someone is seriously ill, when a loved one temporarily becomes over-busy, during a move, or during other demanding situations, our goal […]

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