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SUMMER BOOK READING LIST — The Ever Co

I wasn’t planning on updating last year’s summer reading list (you can find it here) until I realized there were SO many other great summer books to add to our collection! We’re big fans of displaying books for the current season or holiday on our shelves (linked here) and the girls love chang

8 Irish Writers We’re Lucky to Have on Our Shelves

Celebrate the St. Patrick's Day with these books by Irish writers—including LYING IN WAIT by Liz Nugent, MAD, BAD, DANGEROUS TO KNOW by Colm Tóibín.

20 Living Chapter Books for Nature Study That Your Family Will Love

These chapter books for nature study are the perfect way to enhance your homeschool. Use them as read-aloud books or assign them as read alone books. Either way, they will enhance any study of nature and provide great character lessons as well.

Perfect by Rachel Joyce #BookReview

Only when the clock stops does time come to life Summer, 1972: In the claustrophobic heat, eleven-year-old Byron and his friend begin ‘Operation Perfect’, a hapless mission to rescue Byron’s mother from impending crisis. Winter, present day: As frost creeps across the moor, Jim cleans tables in the local café, a solitary figure struggling with…

A Book and A Teacup

THE PLANTAGENETS The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England By Dan Jones

In “The Plantagenets,” Dan Jones reveals a British royal line in all its epic heroism and depravity.

Free Books - Win with Goodreads Giveaways!

Be the first to read new books! Prerelease books are listed for giveaway by publishers and authors, and members can enter to win. Winners are picked rand...

Helmets and Lipstick: An Army Nurse in World War Two by Ruth G. Haskell 1521563675 9781521563670

Buy a cheap copy of Helmets and Lipstick: An Army Nurse in World War Two by Ruth G. Haskell 1521563675 9781521563670 - A gently used book at a great low price. Free shipping in the US. Discount books. Let the stories live on. Affordable books.

Strong Mothers, Strong Sons - Meg Meeker

From the moment a mother holds her newborn son, his eyes tell her that she is his world. But often, as he grows up, the boy who needs her simultaneously pushes her away. Calling upon thirty years of experience as a pediatrician, Meg Meeker, M.D., a highly sought after national speaker, assistant professor of clinical medicine, and mother of four, shares the secrets that every mother needs to know in order to strengthen—or rebuild—her relationship with her son.

Rare Little Golden Books - Bing images

The Best Books of 2019 (So Far)

Introducing the definitive list of the best books of 2019, including novels, memoirs, nonfiction books, thrillers, and historical fiction.

Five Silent Years of Corrie ten Boom, The

Five Silent Years of Corrie ten Boom, The [Moore, Pamela Rosewell] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Five Silent Years of Corrie ten Boom, The

#ThrowbackThursday Dorothea’s War: A First World War Nurse Tells her Story (edited by Richard Crewdson) | Val Poore's Memoir Reviews

#ThrowbackThursday Dorothea’s War: A First World War Nurse Tells her Story (edited by Richard Crewdson)

Not one of my own reviews, but as this falls under memoir, I think it's something I would definitely want to read myself! Thank you @MrsBloggsReader!

The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter: The Remarkable True Story of American Heroine Ida Lewis

The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter

The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter book. Read 15 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The amazing story of a heroic woman—the keeper of ...

Receive a FREE copy of Joanna Gaines' new book, We Are The Gardeners, when you sponsor a child in need!

Sponsor A Child In Poverty

Compassion International’s sponsor a child program is unique in many aspects. Find out how it stands apart from others.

Read Well to Live Well

Read Well to Live Well

Nick Roark reviews Karen Swallow Prior’s ‘On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books’ (Brazos Press, 2018).

Great summer read alouds! These books were originally published in 1909, and the other in 1800s, but their Christian truths are TIMELESS!

Summer Reading Aloud & Wednesday's Prayer Girls & LinkUp Party!

Don't you just love the chance to slow down and do the things you love in the summer? I have loved spending time with my mam...

The call for everyone of us is the Justice of Jesus — and these pages will breathe life and hope into everyone serving on the front lines of brokenness. Pick up this book — pick up hope.

one key to walking through suffering - Ann Voskamp

God invites our questions and pleadings rather than our despair and silence.

Eugene recently released his first book, of which Louie Giglio said, “Real, Personal, and a Must-Read”: Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World? When you’re done talking about the gospel and are ready for your walking to be the gospel: Start here. I desperately needed this book. Five star.

when our bigs plans & unspoken dreams aren't turning out at all

Let’s not be so consumed by our own visions that we forget the God who gave us those visions and dreams in the first place.

A Great Read Aloud for Daughters!

Great Read Aloud for Daughters & Wednesday's Prayer Girls/LinkUp Party!

Hope your summer is off to a great start. Just have a minute because my daughter, Mary, is waiting patiently for me to read the next ...

Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind, and Soul was written for anyone who feels stressed out or weighed down by a life that feel chaotic, out-of-control, and completely overstuffed. It speaks to the mom who is overwhelmed by the clutter that comes pouring into every facet of her home and schedule, from trinkets and paperwork to endless obligations and activities. This book is is real, honest, and gets right down to the questions we are all facing

why we need to stop trying so hard

Grace is the answer we are often too stubborn to believe, and often too proud to receive.

So true!

So true!

Articles

The Inefficient Ministry of Motherhood | Desiring God

The Inefficient Ministry of Motherhood

When mothers invest their time and talents in their homes, they imitate the Master who was not too busy or important for children.

How Do I Survive This Midlife Crisis? | Desiring God

How Do I Survive This Midlife Crisis?

God keeps his children through midlife crises by empowering them to keep fighting to be kept.

Spring is a great reminder and picture of God's faithfulness - How can you find joy and be more obedient to God's word? Remember His faithfulness to past promises and hope in the future #faith #Godspromises #raptmotherhood

The Faithfulness of Spring: Joy and Obedience from Faith In God's Promises

Like Abraham, let others see us as obedient, forward-looking people. Remember God’s faithfulness to His word in the past and obey His commands for today. You can now face tomorrow with joyful anticipation in the fulfillment of God's promises.

8 Ways I Re-evaluate My Homeschool for the New Year • #homeschooling #scheduling

8 Ways I Re-evaluate My Homeschool for the New Year | Sonlight Homeschooling Blog

A fresh, new semester calls for a bit of a shakeup. Take stock of how things are progressing, have a heart to heart with each child, and resolve to wrap up the school year stronger than ever with my 8 ways to re-evaluate my homeschool at the New Year.

What If My Work Isn’t My Passion?

What If My Work Isn’t My Passion?

Nashville Institute for Faith and Work executive director Missy Wallace tackles the question of how we look for passion in our day jobs.

10 Resolutions for Mental Health | Desiring God

10 Resolutions for Mental Health

On October 22, 1976, Clyde Kilby, who is now with Christ in heaven, gave an unforgettable lecture. Here were his ten points for greater mental health.

Soli Deo Gloria: Start looking up!

Start looking up!

One of my favorite Dietrich Bonhoeffer passages shared in a sermon in London on December 3, 1933: "You know what a mine...

Friends Are for the Darkness: How to Care for the Depressed | Desiring God

Friends Are for the Darkness: How to Care for the Depressed

How can you care for a friend who is suffering from depression? Here are three lessons from someone who has been on both sides of the darkness.

Singleness Is Not a Problem to Be Solved

Lift Her Chin with Love

Christian husbands speak for God when they look their wife in the eyes and whisper, “You are beautiful, my love. There is no flaw in you.”

If you don’t know what to read next (or what to get for others), here’s a list of 25 great books John Piper recommends for every Christian.

25 Christian Books I Love to Recommend

If you don’t know what to read next (or what to get for others), here’s a list of 25 great books John Piper recommends for every Christian.

How to Start a Conversation About Jesus | Desiring God

How to Start a Conversation About Jesus

The next time you’re tempted to assume someone else will share the gospel with this person, remember that Jesus is with you, and say, “Hello.”

If he cannot have you any other way, Satan will do everything he can to make an unbelieving “friend” look stunningly charming, attractive, exciting.

Let the Dead Date the Dead: The Matches Satan Loves to Make

If he cannot have you any other way, Satan will do everything he can to make an unbelieving “friend” look stunningly charming, attractive, exciting.

They never asked to be remembered on earth. And many haven’t been. But although God-fearing women seldom make earth’s history, they fill the annals of heaven.

Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History

They never asked to be remembered on earth. And many haven’t been. But although God-fearing women seldom make earth’s history, they fill the annals of heaven.

In her hugely popular book, Rachel Hollis asks women to interrogate the lies they’ve believed about themselves. But what about the ones she’s telling?

“Girl, Wash Your Face” Is A Massive Best-Seller With A Dark Message

In her hugely popular book, Rachel Hollis asks women to interrogate the lies they’ve believed about themselves. But what about the ones she’s telling?

Christ lost his life so that you might find yours, so begin each day asking him to show you the “you” he meant for you to be.

My Suffering Has Not Defined Me

Christ lost his life so that you might find yours, so begin each day asking him to show you the “you” he meant for you to be.

‘God Did the Work, Period’ | Desiring God

‘God Did the Work, Period’

His greatest impact is the eternal difference he made in leading countless persons, from all over the world, out of destruction into everlasting joy.

The big trials aren’t always the test we think they are, and often it’s the little trials that threaten to unravel us.

God Knows What You Don’t Have

The big trials aren’t always the tests we think they are, and often it’s the little trials that threaten to unravel us.

Who Can Find Her? Rethinking the Proverbs 31 Standard | Desiring God

Who Can Find Her? Rethinking the Proverbs 31 Standard

Instead of spending your life trying to do all that the Proverbs 31 woman does, devote yourself to the one thing that drove everything she did.

What do grandmothers have to do with depression? | ERLC

What do grandmothers have to do with depression? - ERLC

The BBC recently posted a story about an innovative program in Zimbabwe that is proving remarkably effective at alleviating depression and reducing the suicide rate. Take moment, open a new tab, and read the story. No, really, read the story. What stood out to you? If you’re like me, you…

Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History | Desiring God

Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History

They never asked to be remembered on earth. And many haven’t been. But although God-fearing women seldom make earth’s history, they fill the annals of heaven.

Most of Life Is Waiting | Desiring God

Most of Life Is Waiting

“What if . . . ?” Two words that enslaved me for years until I began to hope in God.

Satan ruins marriages through lying, adultery, and abuse, but he also attacks in another sinister, more subtle way.

A Marriage Made in Hell: How Satan Counsels Christian Couples

Satan ruins marriages through lying, adultery, and abuse, but he also attacks in another sinister, more subtle way.

Shannan Martin and her husband, Cory, felt God call them from a life of comfort to something unexpected. Listen to their story.

When God Calls You Away from the 'American Dream'

Shannan Martin and her husband, Cory, felt God call them from a life of security in the country to a life of struggle in the city. Listen to their story.

How to Live a Simple and Wasted Life | Desiring God

How to Live a Simple and Wasted Life

Henry David Thoreau wanted to “live deep” — to scrape away the superficial and get to life’s substance. But he didn’t find what he was looking for.

Jeff Robinson shows how parents are often paranoid about ruining their children for superficial reasons, but there are real ways to hurt them.

6 Ways to Ruin Your Children

Jeff Robinson shows how parents are often paranoid about ruining their children for superficial reasons, but there are real ways to hurt them.

Even when political battles reach a fever pitch and each side exchanges insults and charges of wrongdoing, there’s a long American tradition of not attacking the underage children of opponents. In a disgusting display, a far-left cartoonist has violated that tradition by ridiculing Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s 10-year-old daughter for praying to God.

Kavanaugh battle shows that political attacks and insults are debasing our nation and tearing us apart

Even when political battles reach a fever pitch and each side exchanges insults and charges of wrongdoing, there’s a long American tradition of not attacking the underage children of opponents. In a disgusting display, a far-left cartoonist has violated that tradition by ridiculing Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s 10-year-old daughter for praying to God.

Nick Roark reviews Karen Swallow Prior’s ‘On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books’ (Brazos Press, 2018).

Read Well to Live Well

Nick Roark reviews Karen Swallow Prior’s ‘On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books’ (Brazos Press, 2018).

Why children are lonelier and more entitled than generations before them... I recently read a post by YourOt.com writer, Victoria Prooday and it stopped me in my tracks: The truth of it all. via @BeckyMans #parenting #parentingtips #kids

Why do kids seem to be more entitled & lonelier than generations before them?

Why are our children are so many children acting more entitled than generations before? Why do so many children seem more lonely, even though they can get in touch with their friends & family anytime

How to Ruin Your Life in Your Twenties | Desiring God

How to Ruin Your Life in Your Twenties

If you want to chase disappointment and insignificance, live for yourself. If you want to do something that will last, live for God.

The Day I Stopped Saying, "I Don't Have Time"

The Day I Stopped Saying, "I Don't Have Time" | Becky Thompson

I bent down and kissed him on the cheek. His sister was holding one of my hands, and I was holding his new baby brother’s carseat with my other arm. “Love you, sweet boy. You have to go into your classroom now. I will be back to pick you up after school.” I turned to …

TRIPP on bible study

Bible Study Struggles

Read gospel-centered Articles by pastor and author Paul Tripp.

Soli Deo Gloria: Even so it is well with my soul

Even so it is well with my soul

Here's what I should be working on right now--a Bible study lecture. Oh well. I'm blaming this detour on the Lord--He keeps ge...

Brothers, Serve in the Nursery

Serving children in the nursery is a great place to cultivate Christlike and pastoral qualities.

Elisabeth Elliot: A Third Way Woman

Anne Chamberlin reflects on the incredible life and impact of Elisabeth Elliot.

Esther and the Silent Sovereignty of God

Bethany Jenkins looks at ways we can learn to live in a post-Christian culture from the book of Esther.

thoughts on homeschool education via @Ann Voskamp

Why Be Crazy Enough to Homeschool?

Why be crazy enough to homeschool? So a series of questions land in the inbox for a print article on homeschooling, asking how a Christian family makes educational choices for their family? {Why would anyone really be crazy enough to homeshool?}... And I smile and nod... and tentatively, prayerf

The Unplugged Family: Planting, Growing, and the Wonder of the Well-watered Garden...

The Unplugged Family: Planting, Growing, and the Wonder of the Well-watered Garden...

Forgiveness Is a Marathon

Vermon Pierre reflects on the forgiveness of the Charleston Emanuel AME Church victims' families. Their example should be considered with care.

God Will Give You More than You Can Handle

Mitch Chase argues that trials don't come according to what we can handle, but according to what God can handle for us.

9 Things You Should Know About Elisabeth Elliot - The Gospel Coalition

9 Things You Should Know About Elisabeth Elliot

Joe Carter on what you should know about Elisabeth Elliot

Everybody Wants Laura Ingalls Wilder's Autobiography!

Laura Ingalls Wilder Wrote This Year's Must-Have Book

Although written 85 years ago, Laura Ingalls Wilder's hardcover autobiography is in high demand.

The Fruitful Tree | Desiring God

The Fruitful Tree

No tree was ever meant to be / A never-ending shade for me / Or you. Save one: where Jesus died / With bleeding branches spread as wide / And far as faith for sinful men.

Fathers, Lead Well in Your Homes

Colin Smith challenges fathers to exercise faithful leadership in their homes.

Elisabeth Elliot - A Peaceful Home 2 - YouTube

Elisabeth Elliot - A Peaceful Home 2

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

5 reasons my strong willed child is a blessing. Some great perspective for parents who are struggling to parent a "firecracker kid."

Five Reasons My Strong-Willed Child is a Blessing - Thriving Home

I’m currently in a pretty large women’s Bible study filled with moms. What I’ve learned from listening to moms in all stages–some with their first infant, to some with kids in college–is that most families have a tough kid in the batch. We’ve finessed it down to calling them our “firecracker” kid. Some have more […]

Remembering Elisabeth Elliot: 15 Memorable Quotes

Remembering Elisabeth Elliot: 15 Memorable Quotes — Whole Magazine

Oh, what a beautiful reunion in heaven there is today. Elisabeth Elliot, one of the most influential women in our time has died at the age of 88. A daughter, wife, widow, mother, author, missionary; Elisabeth, through her books, teachings and extraordinary faith, shared the message of Jesu

3 Reasons Not to Homeschool

Christina Fox gives three inadvisable reasons why parents might choose to homeschool their children.

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Quotes about books and reading

So, most of you know I love to read. And I know many of you do as well. Here are some quotes I've seen recently that resonated with me, and I feel sure they will with some of you as well. All of the images are from Pinterest. I don't endorse everything about every person…

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The Bookish Elf is home for all the needs of the readers and curious minds. We offer genuine and custom-tailored Book marketing services...

14 Ideas To Make Book Shelves

Mercy is like a diamond; it is multi-faceted. Learn the seven facets of mercy, because if you’ll learn how to be an agent of mercy, it will transform your relationships. Click on the image to read this devotional from Pastor Rick Warren. “The wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy.” (James 3:17a NLT, second edition)

Seven Characteristics of Mercy

Mercy is like a diamond; it is multi-faceted. Learn the seven facets of mercy, because if you’ll learn how to be an agent of mercy, it will transform your relationships. Click on the image to read this devotional from Pastor Rick Warren. “The wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy.” (James 3:17a NLT, second edition)

The truth is: Doubt is not a “sin.” It’s great to have a vibrant, robust, thriving sort of faith, and God wants that for you. But our deepest roots are born out of the winter nights when we’ve had to dig into the shallow dirt of our infant beliefs and reach into the soil of our most core foundations.

“The truth is: Doubt is not a “sin.” It’s great to have a vibrant, robust, thriving sort of faith, and God wants that for you. But our deepest roots are born out of the winter nights when we’ve...”

SUMMER BOOK READING LIST — The Ever Co

I wasn’t planning on updating last year’s summer reading list (you can find it here) until I realized there were SO many other great summer books to add to our collection! We’re big fans of displaying books for the current season or holiday on our shelves (linked here) and the girls love chang

8 Irish Writers We’re Lucky to Have on Our Shelves

Celebrate the St. Patrick's Day with these books by Irish writers—including LYING IN WAIT by Liz Nugent, MAD, BAD, DANGEROUS TO KNOW by Colm Tóibín.

20 Living Chapter Books for Nature Study That Your Family Will Love

These chapter books for nature study are the perfect way to enhance your homeschool. Use them as read-aloud books or assign them as read alone books. Either way, they will enhance any study of nature and provide great character lessons as well.

Perfect by Rachel Joyce #BookReview

Only when the clock stops does time come to life Summer, 1972: In the claustrophobic heat, eleven-year-old Byron and his friend begin ‘Operation Perfect’, a hapless mission to rescue Byron’s mother from impending crisis. Winter, present day: As frost creeps across the moor, Jim cleans tables in the local café, a solitary figure struggling with…

Quotes about books and reading

So, most of you know I love to read. And I know many of you do as well. Here are some quotes I've seen recently that resonated with me, and I feel sure they will with some of you as well. All of the images are from Pinterest. I don't endorse everything about every person…

Home

The Bookish Elf is home for all the needs of the readers and curious minds. We offer genuine and custom-tailored Book marketing services...

A Book and A Teacup

THE PLANTAGENETS The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England By Dan Jones

In “The Plantagenets,” Dan Jones reveals a British royal line in all its epic heroism and depravity.

Free Books - Win with Goodreads Giveaways!

Be the first to read new books! Prerelease books are listed for giveaway by publishers and authors, and members can enter to win. Winners are picked rand...

Helmets and Lipstick: An Army Nurse in World War Two by Ruth G. Haskell 1521563675 9781521563670

Buy a cheap copy of Helmets and Lipstick: An Army Nurse in World War Two by Ruth G. Haskell 1521563675 9781521563670 - A gently used book at a great low price. Free shipping in the US. Discount books. Let the stories live on. Affordable books.

The Inefficient Ministry of Motherhood | Desiring God

The Inefficient Ministry of Motherhood

When mothers invest their time and talents in their homes, they imitate the Master who was not too busy or important for children.

Strong Mothers, Strong Sons - Meg Meeker

From the moment a mother holds her newborn son, his eyes tell her that she is his world. But often, as he grows up, the boy who needs her simultaneously pushes her away. Calling upon thirty years of experience as a pediatrician, Meg Meeker, M.D., a highly sought after national speaker, assistant professor of clinical medicine, and mother of four, shares the secrets that every mother needs to know in order to strengthen—or rebuild—her relationship with her son.

14 Ideas To Make Book Shelves

Rare Little Golden Books - Bing images

The Best Books of 2019 (So Far)

Introducing the definitive list of the best books of 2019, including novels, memoirs, nonfiction books, thrillers, and historical fiction.