The Week In Books, No. 43B – Books From The B-Side

Heaven at Home: Establishing and Enjoying a Peaceful Home
was not as good as Ginger Plowman’s other book, Don’t Make Me Count to Three: a Mom’s Look at Heart-Oriented Discipline
but it had some good points. The main point of the book is that Christian homes should be God-honoring, both for the refreshment of our families and as a witness to others. The first half of the book was pretty good, with convicting (for me anyway) sections on where we take our identity and sense of worth. The second half of the book is part a regurgitation of “Don’t Make Me Count To Three” and a few chapters on things like organization and hospitality that seemed tacked-on. I must confess I was a little disappointed in the book overall, but I did take a few good points away from it, so it was not a total waste of time.

Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America’s Farmers’ Markets
is a combination of a cookbook and a series of articles about farmer’s markets around the country and interesting things you can buy in different areas. I found the articles informative, the recipes sounded delicious (especially the one for apricot cherry crisp, yum!), and the photographs were fabulous. I really enjoyed this book, and would recommend it, even if you don’t usually enjoy reading cookbooks.

Also Completed:
Ezekiel, Daniel, Romans

Currently Reading:
Psalms, Hosea, Mark, 1 Corinthians
“Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte (out loud to Hannah, who asks for it by saying, “Jay Ahr! Read it! Pease!”)
I have three other books checked out but can’t decide if I really want to read them, or if I should focus on some sewing projects for a few days. Hm.

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