Books for Family Reading

The Singing Bible - $18.00
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Focus on the Family's The Singing Bible (4 CDs) features story songs about Jonah and the Whale, the Ten Commandments, and more, making this a fast-paced and exciting journey. Children ages 2 to 7 will love to join with their parents and friends and sing along to over 50 fun Bible songs! It never gets old because all of the stories are true and accurately presented. Not only is the presentation fun and entertaining but also it is amazingly accurate to the Bible in a concise way that children can grasp. It gives the listener a fabulous knowledge of the chronological events in the Bible since it follows the books of the Bible in order.

Huguenot Garden by Douglas M Jones III - $8.00
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The backdrop of this book is the persecution of the French Huguenots by Louis XIV and the Roman church. While this could have been quite a fearful subject, Jones has chosen to underscore God's faithfulness rather than the tyranny of men. Huguenot Garden is the story of a French protestant family and their faith in the Sovereign God of the universe. Dedicated to Jones' two daughters, the book features twins of the same names. The twins along with their family are on an endearing journey of faith involving joy, promises, persecution and triumph. This as a very readable story that introduces children to the overarching theme of persecution and particularly, what the Huguenots endured. The girls with their family ultimately find safe haven in Southampton, England.

Scottish Seas by Douglas M Jones III - $7.00
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Scottish Seas follows the fears and triumphs of Mac Ayton, a young Scottish covenanter farm boy in 1707, striving to grow strong amid clashes with the sea, banditry, myths, animals, and brothers. Set in and around the colorful fishing village of Auchmithie, located on the rugged east coast of Scotland, Mac and the rest of his family live a life full of laughter, faith, and wrestling. Mac fears the sea but grows in courage as it is tested throughout the book. Ultimately, he faces off against pirating thieves whose first contact with his family was an attempt to steal his sister's pony. Interwoven with the adventure is a warm picture of family life with recitation of the Westminster Catechism, psalm singing and Bible reading. Some of the memorable portrayals include: the father wrestling with his sons, Mac nurturing and then releasing his pet puffin that he rescues after a storm, Mac's sister Agnes declining one offer of courtship and selecting another man for her father to pursue for her, and a pastor who is in a deep depression. This book is a warm story of family and adventure for the entire family.

Trial and Triumph - Stories from Church History by Richard M. Hannula - currently unavailable
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This book is a collection of informative and wonderfully written stories of the heroes of the Christian faith. Riveting and inspiring! Family stories are so important, and stories from our Church-family may be even more so. In this collection of brief biographies, Hannula sketches the stirring trials and triumphs of many famous and lesser-known fathers and mothers of our faith, including Augustine, Charlemagne, Anselm, Luther, Bunyan, and C.S. Lewis. Written to be understandable for ages 5-12, it will also captivate adults as Hannula makes the history come alive with an active writing style and extremely interesting historical information.

The Unfolding Mystery - Discovering Christ in the Old Testament by Edmund P. Clowney - $9.00
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Dr. Clowney gives a compelling outline of some of what Jesus might have said to the discouraged disciples while on the road to Emmaus ("Beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself."--Lk 24:2) and what Philip caught a glimpse of and wanted to share with Nathaniel ("We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote--Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."--Jn 1:45). Dr. Clowney does an outstanding job of showing how God's promise of redemption in Christ was pointed to over and over again throughout the Old Testament. As you explore the lives of Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, Ruth, David and others, he paints a wonderful picture of the coherence of God's word and the constancy of His purpose with relevance and excitement.

Wise Words - Family Stories that Bring the Proverbs to Life by Peter J. Leithart - currently unavailable

If you love to read to your children, like you were read to when you were a child, than you will love this book! These stories are reminiscent of Aesop's Fables.