The Go-Giver is a business book written in a parable format, but contains principles that apply to all aspects of life. It was a short, helpful read and a powerful reminder that true success comes from giving of yourself and serving others.
I have, however, been making progress through the book list I created for our daughters. My eight-year-old and I just finished The Lost Princess by George MacDonald. What a neat story! It included some elements of fantasy, but the ugliness of being self-centered and how it can be overcome was wonderfully portrayed.
We have also been reading Dear Princess by Mary Landis. This is a series of “letters” to a young girl that encourage her in cultivating the fruit of the Spirit in her life. While the content is spiritually instructive, the book is written in a more formal style and is a bit over my daughter’s head.
I am reading Rainbow Valley by L.M Montgomery to my ten-year-old and using a bit of parental discretion in leaving out a paragraph here and there. It’s not my favorite “Anne” book, but, as with all of her stories, there are fun moments and good lessons. Until I read it to my children, I didn’t realize how much gossipping some of the ladies do!
We are all enjoying George Muller: The Guardian of Bristol’s Orphans by Janet and Geoff Benge. I’ve never read much about his earlier life and am finding myself challenged by his simple trust in God and His faithfulness to answer prayer.
What have you been reading lately?
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