Favorite Books List

Favorite Books List

As parents of four children, my wife and I search the internet, shelves of bookstores, pages of catalogues, and home school and Christian conferences trying to find books for our youngsters that are enjoyable and will inspire them to stay true to their Lord Jesus Christ. It’s both a fun and serious minded endeavor, for within the pages of many books lurk the enemies of a Biblical Worldview. Granted, there are not many books available that inspire, but we want there to be at least a semi regular diet of these precious works that will speak into their lives. We don’t always read books before our children sit down with them, but we do try to teach them to ‘prove all things’. Then when something seems amiss, they bring it to our attention and we discuss it in light of scripture. One of my daughters wanted to try a Choose Your Own Adventure Novel called ‘The Mystery of Ura Senke. I opened to the first page and read the following … You lie on the couch staring out the window. Another cold gray day. It’s January third, the last official day of New Year’s celebrations in Japan. Your family is spending the year in Kyoto, and even if Japanese school is three times harder than school in the United States, you’ll almost be glad when classes start again in two days. Anything is better than a boring vacation. – page 1 So I asked my girls if they could tell me what was being taught here? What world view was being promoted? Answer: Time with family is boring, anything...