Saturday, August 28, 2010

New Books!

I recently turned some of my Swagbucks into Amazon gift cards. Well, I love buying books on Amazon so of course that is exactly what I bought! Two new books! I have to admit, I am not a big reader. Not at all. I was in the second grade before I finally learned to really read. I struggle terribly with comprehension still, even as an adult. I despised teachers who made you "read out loud". I stutter and slip and read very very slow. Reading out loud made me sick to my stomach. So for me to buy books is a pretty big deal. I do not read novels. I don't really care for them. What I like to read are "help" books. Books that will help me be a better Mommy, a better Wife, a better Teacher, a better follower of Christ. Those kind of books thrill me!

Taaadaaa!!! I have already read another book by Elizabeth George called "A Mom After God's Own Heart" and LOVED it. I knew I would love "A Wife After God's Own Heart" just as much! I am only on chapter 2 folks and am so in love with this book! I can't say I recommend it yet (I have to finish it first!) but I am sure I will! Just the introduction was fantastic! Now, the other book! It is more a teaching tool. I love teaching tools!It is actually a series of books. I have to say, I read the first couple of paragraphs to my husband and we were like, "wow! we must be doing this whole parenting thing right.... thats our parenting strategy word for word." No really, the introduction is great! It talks about what we are called to do as parents. Oh so good! The rest of the book is broken down into ages. It gives you verses to teach each age and songs as well. At the end are Catechisms for young children. It has places to date when the child has memorized each verse, song and catechism question. Oh, I am so in love! Right now I can remember which verses, songs and questions Lula Mae knows, but as we add to that list I am sure I will forget. Plus, what about when Jayce starts learning them too? No way could I keep track of all that! So I am glad to have a book that can guide me through teaching my kids about God. I need all the help I can get!

3 comments:

Beth Zimmerman said...

Sounds like a great purchase! Enjoy!

Beth Zimmerman said...

Sounds like a great purchase! Enjoy!

Jane and Lou said...

We read what we are interested in and enjoy don't we? (I'm a trained teacher) so remember when it's time for your kids to learn to read, try not to force them to finish off boring school readers, but find anything, whatever it may be that interests them - even if they love recipe cards or comics, just let them read! Their lives will be richer for it. Have a nice day and enjoy your books, Jane :) http://louandjane.blogspot.com/