Tag Archive | Children

Obedient Children – John Piper

Parents, Require Obedience of Your Children

A Tragedy in the Making

I witnessed such a scenario in the making on a plane last week. I watched a mother preparing her son to be shot.

I was sitting behind her and her son, who may have been seven years old. He was playing on his digital tablet. The flight attendant announced that all electronic devices should be turned off for take off. He didn’t turn it off. The mother didn’t require it. As the flight attendant walked by, she said he needed to turn it off and kept moving. He didn’t do it. The mother didn’t require it.

One last time, the flight attendant stood over them and said that the boy would need to give the device to his mother. He turned it off. When the flight attendant took her seat, the boy turned his device back on, and kept it on through the take off. The mother did nothing. I thought to myself, she is training him to be shot by police.

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Irene Hunt – Across Five Aprils

Irene Hunt – Across Five Aprils
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Across Five Aprils is a very good book about a boy’s “coming of age” during the Civil War. It tells about how the war affected him, his family, and everyone around him.

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Review by Berean Daughter


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You, Your Family and the Internet

You, Your Family and the Internet – free kindle book

How may Christians better understand the dangers and opportunities offered by the Internet? This book resource, written by an expert in the field, explains and illustrates what the technologies are and guides readers to draw on biblical principles (such as self-control and accountability) to help them to apply these to the dangers at hand. It also encourages believers to make the best use of opportunities that arise from judicious use of the World Wide Web.

Today some two billion people around the world use the Internet. Almost 80% of North Americans are connected to the web. But even as we use it, few of us understand the dizzying array of its applications and implications. David Clark guides us through the complexities of the Internet with simple, clear explanations. Even better, he unveils the spiritual implications of the Internet, both positive and negative. Pastors, parents, and teachers will greatly appreciate this book, as will the everyday Christian who, like me, is struggling to keep up with the ever-expanding universe of cyber-space, desiring to use it to God’s glory and the welfare of our families and Christ’s church.

Dr. Joel Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Much has been written about living as Christians in this digital world; much more will be written in the days and years to come. The unique strength of David Clark’s contribution is in his application of key biblical principles that will guide our use of these technologies and inform our dedication to them.

Tim Challies, Author and Blogger, Ontario, Canada

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G. K. Chesterton –Trees of Pride

G. K. Chesterton –Trees of Pride – full review link

Trees of Pride is the first book I have ever read by G. K. Chesterton and it will definitely not be the last.  I really enjoyed the way he wrote and his great dry sense of humor.  The start of the book was a slightly challenging read but it got easier the more I got into the book.

“’Ill weeds grow apace,’ observed the gardener. ‘Weeds can grow as houses when somebody plants them.’ Then he added:  ‘Him that sowed tare in the Bible, Squire.’”

Matt 13:25 – But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. (KJV)

Amazon link to Trees of Pride

Find a free eBook of Trees of Pride here:  http://manybooks.net/titles/chestertetext99trprd10.html

Review by Berean Daughter


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Eleanor Estes – Ginger Pye

Eleanor Estes – Ginger Pye

Ginger Pye was a great book with a good dry sense of humour as in Rachel’s “unreasonable reasonableness” and Jerry’s statement “Yes. He’s purebred, part fox terrier and part collie. There may also be a little bull in him too,”.  Although originally published in the 1950’s, this book is an engaging book that children of all ages will enjoy.

Review by Berean Daughter

Amazon source Ginger Pye – Eleanor Estes

Just a funny note:  Both of my oldest children have spent lots of time reading old books particularly of the British type.  Notice how my daughter spelled humor?  Humour, the British way.   I don’t bother correcting that issue.  I read British books when young also and was always in trouble for writing grey instead of gray.  🙁


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Armstrong Sperry – Call It Courage

Armstrong Sperry – Call It Courage

“It happened many years ago, before the traders and missionaries first came into the South Seas, while the Polynesians were still great in numbers and fierce of heart. But even today sing this story in their chants and tell it over the evening fires. It is the story of Mafatu, the Boy Who Was Afraid”

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Review by Berean Daughter


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Elizabeth George Speare – The Sign of the Beaver

Elizabeth George Speare – The Sign of the Beaver

Left alone to guard the family’s wilderness home in eighteenth-century Maine, a boy is hard-pressed to survive until local Indians teach him their skills.[1]

The Sign of the Beaver is a great book! It is very similar to My Side of the Mountain although I enjoyed Speare’s book even more.


[1] Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Summary

Review By Berean Daughter

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Amazon source The Sign of the Beaver


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Patricia MacLachlan – Sarah, Plain and Tall

Patricia MacLachlan – Sarah, Plain and Tall

Sarah, Plain and Tall is a simply beautiful story told from a child’s point of view about her widowed father, her brother, and Sarah Wheaton, who comes to share their life.

Review By Berean Daughter

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Amazon source Sarah, Plain and Tall


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