i'm handing out tiaras to my favorite reads of 2012.
the winners in the non-fiction category are as follows:
Large Family Logistics by Kim Brenneman
this book is an all encompassing, home organizing, giant piece of pie.
kim shares how to run a household smoothly but with a fresh and Godly perspective and practical ideas.
Educating the Whole Hearted Child by Clay and Sally Clarkson.
this book is the Bible equivalent to a homeschooler.
sally is one of my favorite writers on motherhood, and this book covers homeschooling in all aspects. from the whole home atmosphere, to parenting styles, to the nitty gritty of teaching math and science.
they guide without making you feel their way is the only way. such a wealth of information in this huge book, it can be a little overwhelming, but i feel it's a necessity for my homeschool shelf!
Captivating/Wild at Heart by John and Stasi Eldredge
okay, okay, i cheated a little.
this is a 2 book win. but, they tie into each other as companion books.
one about a man's soul and one for the woman's.
i should warn you,
i have friends that hated these books.
i suppose it's where you are in your walk with Christ, but for me these books were eye openers that resonated with me at a soul deep level.
these will be rereads for years to come.
the winner, the crowning moment.
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp.
i know everyone and their mother has already read this book,
but there's a reason for it people!
i wasn't sure at first i would be able to handle ann's flowery prose.
her blog sometimes touches me deeply and other times i have to skim-quickly.
but this book was a life changer for me and my approach to the throne of God.
counting the gifts He gives us in each moment is a way to a more fulfilling and personal relationship with our Heavenly Father.
my copy is highlighted and note~ridden and will be gifted as well. i love it to pieces!
winners in the fiction category soon!
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