One of the blessings of our vacation last weekend was the opportunity to catch up on reading. The gift of quiet time and a good book is precious. One in particular I was excited to crack open was ” A Little Way of Homeschooling: Thirteen Families Discover Catholic Unschooling” by Suzie Andres.
I heard about it on my friend Jennifer Willit’s show and couldn’t wait to check it out. The concept is finding peace and confidence in homeschooling (or unschooling) through Jesus and the insights of St. Therese. It’s exceptional. I think I would find this book helpful no matter what form of education we chose for our children. The overall wisdom and experience the moms share could apply to our daily interactions as a family. It helped me feel motivated to tap into (and keep), the wonder my kids have for life and learning. I haven’t finished it yet but so far I love it.
The other wonderful read I’ve been working on is the classic “A Shepard Looks at Psalm 23” by Phillip Keller. Wow! What a great book to remind us of the love Jesus has for us, and tenderness the Good Shepard takes in caring for each of us.
Lastly, the book up on deck next is “Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back,” by Todd Burpo.
My mom zipped through this book in 48 hours and has been telling anyone who will listen, “READ THIS.” Lol. I love it when a book ignites that much zeal! Every day my mom has asked if I started it yet. Sometimes if I read too many books at once I end up not finishing any of them, so I’m hoping to complete the others so I can start this one. Thanks for the tip mom!:)