And welcome to another blog post about my bookshelf. Today is the last and final shelf. Before I begin, I wish to apologize if I offended anyone by including the final snip-it on the last blog post. As an admission, real people do kiss in the real world.
If you haven’t read my last two blog posts about my book shelf, you can find them here and here. Let’s get started!
Anna is a really good friend of mine, so of course I have her novel. A sweet story for a younger audience, you can follow the Meadow children as disaster strikes, and the Meadows have to trust God. This is an excellent book if you’re looking for a story for your 7-9 year old.
Oh, this book was published be Vision Form. Bringing me back to the old days. Lol! Anyway, this story takes place early in history (I don’t know the date.), and it is about a poor, Christian girl living in a Heathen land. Adelina is a fair girl, and one day Prince Hedan sees her, and falls desperately in love with her. He commands that she becomes his wife, and that begins the struggles of a Christian girl in her pagan husband’s court.
My dad is a huge Sproul fan, though I must admit I am not. To me, it is rather too simple. I mean, so simple that it’s boring. After reading Augustine, Athanasius, and A’Kempis*, Sproul is like a picnic on a summer after noon. Anyway, this is a needed Christian classic about the importance of knowing the Word of God, ’cause even the Devil knows the Word of God. How can we fight if we don’t even know our own sword?
*I did not read those willingly. Thanks, Mr. Swanson, for an amazing school course.
Someone in our church really admires Mr. Piper. I’m not much of a fan of him, though. If you want a really good book on this subject, read Do Hard Things by the Brett brothers. But, anyway, about this book. Piper warns all people never to waste their lives. If you feel you are wasting your life, this might be the book for you.
If I ever met an amazing man, it would be Mr. Sterrett. I was privileged to be able to eat dinner with him, and talk to him. He is a man burning with a passion for the Lord, and this shows in his book. He weaves his life story into what he knows best, horses. If you’re never seen A Sermon On the Mount demonstration, you absolutely have to. For all horse-lovers like me out there, this is Biblical wisdom placed with horses, in an arena right in front of your eyes. I can’t even review this book well enough! It’s one of those books you just HAVE to read yourself. So what are you waiting there? Go order yourself a copy!
Is anyone else in the audience KBR subscribers? Anyone as DEVASTATED as I am about it ending? Oh, I’m supposed to be reviewing this, not talking about the *sniff* ending of KBR. This book is about becoming pillars of strength in our father’s houses. In this day and age when men aren’t real men, and women are pressured to take the lead, we need to live by the word of God and show the world what true Biblical womanhood looks like. It’s not just for men…Girls, we’re doing this for God. It will affect the rest of our lives, these decisions we make now. Will you do the hard thing and live life for God? Will you submit to your father? Read this book to learn how.
Anyone else a fan of C.S.Lewis? Okay, maybe I’ll fangirl alone. This book is absolutely necessary for any Lewis’ fan library. It just makes your library seem so complete. And it’s so much fun to flip through and read about each thing in this book.
Oh, do you have that one book where you just absolutely hate the ending? The story is superb, but the ending? Oh, the ending!!!!!! This book is about a sheltered Southern gal in 1912 heading to the rural Smokies in Tennessee. The cultural shock isn’t the only thing that toughens poor Christy as she begins to minister to these people. She becomes not only the school teacher, but a nurse, a friend, and a missionary to these people. This book is NOT for a younger audience. I’d say 12 is the youngest that this should be read. To give you a hint at the ending, it’s pretty much she wakes up, and the guy that loves her is there, and he goes, “Christy!” and the joy of a child was in his voice. THE END! Oh my, after 501 pages you end with “Christy”? GRRR! Such an anticlimactic ending! What a rip off. What a….I don’t even know the right word. But this is still an awesome story.
Anyone an Elsie Dinsmore fan? I AM! Oh, was that a little too loud? I practically lived off Elsie when I was younger. I read all 28 books twice, and my favorites up to four times. Yes, when I’m obsessed, I’m obsessed. Well, I found out about the Mildred books by mistake. You have no clue how many good finds you stumble across at the thrift store. But these books are so much better than Elsie. I love her love story, and then her children! The last book is THE BEST. And I’m not talking about the Life of Faith Millie, y’all. I’m talking about the real Mildred. Anyway, this is a really good book series!
One of my favorite books. Who couldn’t love Paul and Maureen? And their love of horses is certainly contagious. This is a thrilling story about two children who dream about capturing the “Phantom”. Phantom is the wildest mare on Assateague island. One day, the world is in for a surprise when Paul not only brings in the Phantom, but the Phantom’s newborn colt as well. Can the children actually earn enough money to buy them both?
I have no clue where the other books of this series are. My brothers probably borrowed them and didn’t put them back. Anyway, I am a huge fan of Walter Farley’s books. Who doesn’t love the mysterious Arabian horse that is thrown into Alec Ramsey’s life? Well, in this book, The Black is back. Join Alec’s sorrow as The Black is claimed by his real owner, Abu Ja’ Ku ben Ishak. (Try saying that five times fast. :0) Will Alec ever see The Black again? Has Alec’s life of horses ended? Will his dreams ever become true?
Sorry to break it to you, Life of Faith fans, but Millie has BROWN hair. And no, she’s not called Millie AT ALL in the real books. A lot of the names are changed, and even the story line is changed. Basically, this is a book where they took the main character of the Mildred Series, and stuck her in this book.
Ahhh! Anne! Lol, some people call me Anne of my city. It’s pretty funny, but I personally don’t think I’m that much like Anne. Anyway, this book is actually not my favorite book in the eight books Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote about Anne. My favorite is probably the Seventh and Eighth books. Anyway, this book is such a charming story that is a true classic! I love it. ❤
Okay, before I review this book, if you’re a true Anne fan, you absolutely HAVE to read “The Chronicles of Avonlea.” It helps the Anne books make a lot more sense, since Lucy Maud Montgomery talks about the different stories in the various Anne books. In this Anne book, you continue to hear of my absolute favorite characters, Davy and Dora! Oh, my! How I love Davy. Maybe he’s the reason I like this book so much. But, you also meet Phillipa, and who doesn’t just love good ole’ Phil. She’s a hoot. Anyway, this book is so good, that if I said anything I know I’d give a spoiler. So, next book!
The Runaway by Patricia St. John*
I have a lot of St. John’s books. She’s a good writer. In this book, a young Gentile hears about the teacher in Nazareth. Maybe, just maybe, that teacher can help his family. His family home is covered by the cloud of darkness. Will this teacher be able to help them?
Twice Freed by Patricia St. John*
A slave boy’s thoughts are full of one idea…Freedom. Finally, he makes a mad dash for freedom, and makes his way to Rome where he meets a man who forever changes his life. How can you become twice freed? Who is this man?
The Tanglewood’s Secret by Patricia St. John*
I loved this book when I first read it. Maybe it was because I liked the characters names…Or maybe just because it’s a magical story. Ruth is tired of always being the bad child. Her life is full of do this, do that. She envies her older brother’s apparent ease with her aunt, and she wants the love that her aunt gives to her brother. One day, Ruth tell her aunt, “I shan’t go. I shall run away, and I shan’t come back.” With that, she runs out the door. What happens to Ruth? What is the tanglewood’s secret? You should find out!
The Secret of the Fourth Candle by Patricia St. John*
I found this book rather boring, but that’s just me. It’s three short stories about Christmas, and I’m not a fan of short stories, so that’s my review. Get the book and read them for yourself.
Rainbow Garden by Patricia St. John*
This is my favorite book by St. John. It’s even better than The Secret Garden! Elaine has never had a godly example in her life. When her mother takes a job in France, and decides to leave Elaine in the country, Elaine is selfish, bitter, and afraid. Elaine often escapes to a secret garden where she discovers some exciting things.
Oh, this book is one of my favorites! I’m into history (if you couldn’t tell) and what’s more exciting than the way they dress? Plus, you need to know if you’re writing a historical fiction. This book covers from 3000 B.C. to 2003 A.D. It has so many cool pictures, sketches, fashion plates, and of course, descriptions. It is an amazing book!
Another book like the one before, except this only covers 1730-1930 A.D. It has much more sketches. In fact, it’s only sketches. This book gives you a better in-depth idea of what the dress looked like, and how sharply the men dressed. 😉
My dream is to farm. But if I can’t grow up and farm, why not grow up and homestead? So, this is my go-to guide about lots of different things. It’s a good book.
Compiling of Journal Entries by Amie
Haha! Lastly we have my old journal that I never consistently wrote in. I’m not good at journaling at all. It’s kinda sad, but that’s the point? Who wants to read my thoughts when I’m dead and buried anyway? Well, here’s a few snippets.
Ooh, the first page is intimidating. 😂 It says, “Top Secet Amie’s
Prayer Diary keep out please Return to Amie.” Okay, let’s see what I say next. Ooh, juicy. This is about my younger sister Rose. “Rose is 5 today. (So I would have been 7.) And a bitty baby she is had a little she Ikes unicorn she loves dolls baby dolls.” Hey, I’m better at spelling than I thought! But my punctuation? 😬
Here’s a good one! ” Today we went to wander world and made a new brig. I’m tired of Rose laughing at me! I went to my room to get you. I or got that Vi was in there and she scared me. [In where? I am making no sense.] Daddy worked late today.” Well, I guess Rose laughed at me even back then. Why did I let it bother me, though?
Okay, here’s another one. “Hi! Its me again! [Like anyone else would be writing here, young me?] I know I haven’t written in a while. My life is the same [I’m sorry, but I started dying here. This was so me! Oh, my.] but I have to tell you how much I want to be an actor for aventers in odesseay.” If you made sense of that, I applaud you, and I ask you to please tell me what I was talking about.
Okay, I’m older here…I guess I’d be eleven in this part. “I don’t know what to tell you. I mean, If someday you were published, I dought [????] anyone would read you. Maybe the cover should be “Woman from 2000″! or something else. In a hundred years maybe somebody would read it.” Uh, yeah. Not me. LOL!
After I turned twelve, it isn’t as funny. Oh, I just found a song. Here it is, “Raise in song thanksgiving give, Up to God sing praises. The world is painted bright, By God’s beauty falling right. Sing his praises high, Daring this our thanksgiving tide. Sing his praises, praises sing For ever more eternally!” Hmm, not too bad.
Oh, LOL! This is just what I found. Sounds so much like me. (Well, I guess it should since it was me.) “I’m writing cold facts so you don’t have to put up with me being all emotional…My personality, which you will learn later, is cheerful on the outside, and wild on the in. I am wild!” Okay, you’ve heard enough out of this.
Thanks for reading this post! Let me know what you though about all the different books on my shelf.
Have you read any of these books? What do you think about them? Are you good at journaling?
*I was unable to find links.