31 May 2011
As it turns out, I’m still not serious enough to write anything resembling a review, but that’s no reason for you not to read the book, so you might as well just click your way over to Amazon, flip through the preview pages, and then go ahead and beg, borrow, or buy it. If you feel so moved. ;) Or if you really want a review, you can read Tim Challies’ over there on Amazon. (You know Tim Challies, right? As the resident quasi-Protestantesque-evangelicalish (yet ever catholic) Concordian Sister, I feel that it’s my duty to more or less keep up with some of those dudes ;) )
I’m sure that the indecisiveness of which DeYoung writes plagues none of our dear readers, but this volume is a worthwhile read, fun at times, and its quick readability might make it a handy addition to your pastor’s lending library.
Honestly, the subtitle alone is worth the price of admission, and a review in itself: Or, How to Make a Decision Without Dreams, Visions, Fleeces, Open Doors, Random Bible Verses, Casting Lots, Liver Shivers, Writing in the Sky, etc.
P.S. Incidentally, “Just Do Something” is a great rallying cry to rouse oneself out of a rut in homeschooling, housekeeping, cooking, childrearing…
26 May 2011
24 May 2011
23 May 2011
One of the really great things Dad does around here on a regular basis is handle the older kids’ bedtime process whilst I wrangle the baby down. Lots of sound catechesis occurs during this time; everything from Guy Stuff to reading together from some of their beloved sciencey books.The centerpiece of their time together, of course, is evening devotions and prayers. Bits of traditional liturgy figure in the formula, but we’re always on the lookout for good supplemental resources. Last year the boys cleverly gave Dad The Victor Journey Through the Bible, which has seen lots of use. It’s also been a handy quick reference for me, a no-prep show-and-tell for when we do Bible stories or history.
(You may be able to find it cheaper elsewhere—I remember paying at least five bucks less than that for it, with free shipping, from Amazon last year.)
Now I just have to help the boys find this year's Father's Day gift...(any ideas out there? :) ).