What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Monday, May 07, 2012

30 books


A few favorite reads, despite the fact that picking just a few is as painful as pulling off my fingernails one by horrible one.

On Education:

* Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
* A Different Kind of Teacher by John Taylor Gatto
* For the Children's Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
* Home Education by Charlotte Mason

For Pleasure:

Little House in the Ozarks: A collection of rediscovered writings by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression

Kildee House by Rutherford Montgomery
* The Terrestria Chronicles by Ed Dunlop (I would be remiss not to include Corynn's most favorite book series EVER. She adores these allegorical tales!)
* Understood Betsy by Dorothy Fisher
* Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations by Alex and Brett Harris (a must read for pre-teens/teenagers)
* Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan

Great Read-Alouds:

Swiss Family Robinson by Johann D. Wyss

For Encouraging Womanly Pursuits:

 * My Life for Yours by Doug Wilson
Home-making by J.R.Miller
* Christian Living in the Home by Jay Adams
* Keeping House:  The Litany of Everyday Life by Margaret Kim Peterson
* The Duties of Parents by J.C.Ryle

For the Hobbyist:

* Embroidery Companion by Alicia Paulson
* FOXFIRE books (yes, all of them.)
* AUSTENtatious Crochet by Melissa Horozewski
* Back to Basics by Readers Digest

* Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family

These are just a very, very few of my favorites.  It is sad to think of all the favorites I didn't write down.

Any favorites you'd like to share?  
I'd love to add some new inspiration to my list of Must-Reads!
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