Every Christmas while my children were growing up, they were given a Christmas book that focused on the real meaning of Christmas. Before they went to bed on Christmas Eve, they got to open the book and read it. It was such a treasured tradition, that my Mom painted the picture above of my Dad reading to my children on one of those Christmas Eves.
We decided to compile a list of books for you that are not only beautifully written and illustrated, but that also focus on the true meaning of Christmas. This is just a small number of books. We would love to add to the list, so if any of you have suggestions please list them in the comment section.
“Mom, they sank the boat," came my very frustrated daughter's voice from the other side of the phone.
Philip and I were on the way to Columbia for a concert when I got the phone call.
Sam and his friend Lathan were coming in from duck hunting behind our house when Philip and I pulled out of the driveway. Becca, my daughter was waiting to take them to get something to eat. Everything was under control, or so I thought.
Really, when one has teenage sons, nothing is ever "under control." Sometimes we just have to slip into a semi-delusional state in order to preserve our sanity.
Anyway, we were less than 15 minutes down the road when Becca called with the news.
“What do you mean, they sank the boat?” I yelled into the phone as my heart rate began to climb to an unsafe level. “We’ve been gone less than 15 minutes. How do you sink a boat in less than 15 minutes?”
I remember listening to Beth Moore tell about a time she asked God to just delight her and how He responded to her request. I’d never really thought about asking God to do something like that for me. It seemed a little selfish, almost. But as I listened to her tell the story, something deep inside me longed for the same experience. The next morning during my quiet time with my Father, I asked Him if He would consider delighting me. I was a little timid in my request; not really sure about what I was doing. I’m not really sure why I struggled with asking. Seriously, I never seemed to struggle with all the other things I asked Him for.
“Take a walk with Ruth and the God who rocked her world.”
By: Liz Curtis Higgs
Hey ya’ll, welcome to our 1st ever book review. We love to read and thought it would be fun to share some of our favorites with you. We might tell you about a great book or an interesting Bible Study and please feel free to pass along any suggestions of a book or study that you have enjoyed. I pray this will be a fun and encouraging new venture for PSF.
The Girl’s Still Got It is an engaging retelling of the love story between Ruth, Boaz, Naomi and God. While reading this book, I couldn’t put it down; I was instantly lost in its captivating pages. Liz Curtis Higgs brings the story of Ruth to life with her witty and unconventional story telling ability. Her deep knowledge of scripture makes the characters and settings jump off of the page.
I know you will enjoy traveling back in time with Ruth on the dusty road from Moab to Bethlehem. Liz had me laughing and crying throughout every scene. She breaks down the book of Ruth verse by verse in such a way that makes you feel like you are now a character in their very familiar story. At the back of the book there are discussion questions and a study guide if you choose to use it for a book club or Bible study. I would also encourage you to check out the video to watch Liz at her “story-telling” best. You will LOVE The Girl’s Still Got It and its author!
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