In the last year we have started something that we all really enjoy - reading aloud as a family. We do this most of the time during mealtime, when everyone is together and sitting down (and Joshua is 'stuck' in his highchair). :) We have learned about many different people and places, and we talk about them long after the book is finished. I thought I would share a few of our favorites with you.
Nate Saint: On a Wing and a Prayer
This was the very first book we read in the Christian Heroes series by Janet and Geoff Benge. I honestly had never heard of Nate Saint, or any of the other men that were with him, until we read this book. Nate's life story was exciting, and it was exciting for me to tell my children stories of how God works, even in places that are remote and have never heard of Jesus. The others that we enjoyed from this series were Amy Carmichael, George Muller, Gladys Aylward, David Livingstone, and Cameron Townsend. I highly recommend all of these, and I am hoping to get the others in the series as well!
Laura Ingalls - The Little House Collection
I read these books when I was younger and I was so happy to be able to share them with my children. Definitely a classic! :)
Storytime With the Millers
The Miller family books we liked because they teach good character traits. They have a fun, loving family, and encounter things we might in our everyday lives. I especially liked how they incorporated Bible verses into every day situations. This was encouraging for me as a mom, because I need to be better at this. :) Other books in this series include Wisdom and the Millers, Prudence and the Millers, Missionary Stories with the Millers, School Days with the Millers, and Growing with the Millers.
What books do you enjoy as a family? I would love to hear your suggestions!