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As you probably already know, books are kind of a big deal to me. I. love. them. And if you’re like me, you love great book recommendations. That’s why I’ve decided to start sharing our Bookworm Family Faves every month. You’ll essentially be joining my family in real time. I’m not curating these off a library database or based on someone else’s list. All the books you find here are books we either read (short books) or finished reading (longer chapter books) this month. I hope you find this bookworm snapshot a fun way to find books that may interest or bless your family. Now on to the books!
Humility by Andrew Murray
Don’t be misled by the boring title! This book is only $.99 on Kindle and less than $4 in paperback, and it’s life-changing. This was a re-read for me. It took me months, not because it’s extraordinarily long, but because it’s rich. If you want to grow in Christ or in any Christian virtue, humility is at the core of it. While Biblical humility is often very misunderstood and under-pursued, Andrew Murray breaks it down in a way that helps us move beyond knowledge to personal transformation. I can’t think of a single area in my life that doesn’t benefit from this message.
A favorite line: “And so Jesus came to bring humility back to earth, to make us partakers of it, and by it to save us.”
On Morning Wings by Reeve Lindbergh
This delightful little book has been a charming repeat all through April. The pages are full of Biblical truth dressed in poetry even the youngest child can understand. The beautiful illustrations by Holly Meade bring the book alive and make you want to jump right into the watercolor collage scenes. This is a favorite.
A favorite line: “Once when I was lost, you found me. Then I felt your arms around me.”
Words and Your Heart by Kate Jane Neal
As parents, we’re always looking for ways to teach our kids about the power of their words. This book beautifully issues a compelling challenge to make a difference in someone else’s life by choosing words carefully. Full of honest and whimsical illustrations, you will love this book.
A favorite line: “How about we use our words to look after each other’s hearts?”
Ember Falls by S.D. Smith
This is the second book in the Green Ember series. If you haven’t read The Green Ember, read that one first! If you want to get sucked into a dangerous adventure and fall in love with amazing characters, you will love these books. Heather and Picket are a brother and sister who find themselves front and center in an epic battle between the rabbit kind and the evil wolves and birds of prey. One side is fighting for love, peace and goodness. The other for power and ambition. You will not be able to put the book down as you navigate themes like friendship, bitterness, loyalty, courage and hope. We’ve enjoyed every second. I know you will too! (Okay, I’ll stop nerding out now.)
A favorite line: “I shall always love you like my own. Today I fight for the Mended Wood, and for the community I cherish. But no cause is greater than my love for you. I fight because you are in my heart.”
I’d love to hear what you thought about these. What books have you enjoyed this month?