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Review: Anna’s Crossing by Suzanne Woods Fisher

It was 1737 and life in Germany was becoming too dangerous for the Amish.  They were going to travel to the new world; surely that would solve their problems. Anna Konig, however, did not think so.  She saw no reason to leave her grandparents, her sheep, and the village she loved so much.  Yet she […]

Review: The Poetic Wonder of Isaac Watts by Douglas Bond

  Even though many of his hymns are still loved and sung, Isaac Watts himself, the ‘Father of English Hymnody’ is not well known.  Who was he?  Why did he write his hymns?  What influenced him? Is his work still important today? Douglas Bond, who attributes a deeply emotional conversion experience to Watts’ hymn ‘When […]

Christian Biographies for Young Readers by Simonetta Carr

It is so difficult to find well-researched, well-written Christian biographies that appeal to all ages!  As homeschoolers we are constantly looking for such resources, and in Simonetta Carr’s Christian Biographies for Young Readers series we have found a treasure. These stunning books speak to children, teens, and adults; are lavishly illustrated with photographs as well […]

Review: Michael Faraday and the Dynamo by Mabel Miller

Without the discoveries of Michael Faraday, one of the greatest scientists of all time, our lives would be unrecognizable.  In fact, our civilization is firmly based on the concepts he discovered about electricity and other matters. Yet this great man, one of Einstein’s three heroes (the others were Newton and Maxwell), began life as a […]

Remembering with Stories

My friend Jacqueline’s Remembrance Day post brought tears to my eyes.  In Earn Your Life, she talks about sacrifice and living well, about remembering those in the military and not forgetting Whom we serve. Stories, like the one in Earn Your Life, help us to value and remember those who gave up so much for […]

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