Category: Grown-Ups

Now Available! Wild Things & Castles in the Sky

It’s official: you can now order a copy of Wild Things & Castles in the Sky: A Guide to Choosing the Best Books for Children, and it will arrive at your house—an actual book you […]

Coming Soon: A Book!

A large percentage of the books on our family shelves are actually about books. They’re books within books, if you will, and they’re filled with wisdom on how to read with children, why to read […]

The Best Books I Read in 2021

All the local year-end recaps are quick to remind us that 2021 brought our county record high temperatures and record lows. We weathered record rainfall, record flooding, and record Covid cases/hospitalizations/vaccinations/etc. But here in our […]

Prayers of a Parent | Kathleen Nielson

When our first child was a baby, I did not have to look hard to find parenting advice. Strangers offered it unsolicited; moms at church were eager to share their hard-won wisdom. And the books […]

The Rabbit Room | “Grave 8-A”

Since I was a kid, our local cemetery has been one of my favorite places—eerie and beautiful, sodden with history and urban legends. I used to walk through it on my way to college; the […]

Risen Motherhood | Two Truths & a Lie About Motherhood After the Little Years

Yesterday morning, our youngest came out of her bedroom looking equal parts thrilled and apprehensive, and announced, “I think I have a loose tooth!” I felt the tooth. It was so. Now, she’s been sporting […]

The One Year Praying Through the Bible for Your Kids | Nancy Guthrie

I don’t typically review parenting books here. The pitfalls are too many, too various: I don’t want you to come away thinking that we must agree on parenting philosophies and strategies if we are to […]

The Best Books I Read in 2020

Ah, 2020. I suspect that if we included my online reading in this year’s discussion of what I read and how I liked it, we’d find that I spent far more time reading the news […]

Hinds’ Feet on High Places | Hannah Hurnard

You could read a nonfiction book, expertly written, about the faithfulness of God. Or you could read about his faithfulness in a story, and you would feel like you’d lived it, like you’d followed a […]

The Best Books I Read in 2019

So. Where did I go, exactly? I wish I could give you a flashy explanation for my sudden, unexplained absence—perhaps one involving time travel? Or the rescue of small, furry animals? But the truth is […]