I had some pretty amazing adventures as a child, especially considering I simply grew up in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri.
I snuck into Hindu temples with my skin stained brown from coffee beans. I hid in a small cave, holding my breath as the King's soldier went by, looking for heretics. I watched God feed dozens of children even though our cupboards were bare. I sat in a Native American teepee and carefully translated Bible stories into their language. Every day was full of adventure, heroism, passion for Jesus, and faith, thanks to the constant stream of books I devoured with my heart and mind.
My mom worked hard to feed that appetite and our book cases were always loaded with good, faith-building biographies and stories. And now I'm ready to pass that heritage on to my kids. However, this can be easier said than done. That's why we're declaring this the Heroes of Faith Summer in our home and here at WHM!
To say I'm excited about this reading theme for our Summer would be an understatement. I can hardly wait to share some of my favorite childhood memories with my kids as we read some amazing books together.
I'll be sharing our favorite reads on Instagram (and so will Elli! If you're not following WHM on Insta, you should be. ;) ) throughout the Summer and I'm putting together a list here as well! I hope you find a few good reads to add to your bookshelf.
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So, without anymore chatter, here are a few favs:
For elementary - middle school
For preteens - teenagers
I could share so many more, but I'm going to stop here for now. Maybe I'll make a follow up post. Also, be sure to check out Elli's book list. She's got some great ones too!
I had some friends ask about books for toddlers, which is when I realized I've never seen any great books for toddlers about Christian toddlers. And then I got to thinking that, while maybe unintentional in the Christian world, it's also strategic. Let's build our littlest ones up in the Word of God with Bible stories and simple passages and then supplement their inspirational diet with stories of heroes of the faith when they're a little older. My favorite Bible story book for little ones is the Jesus Storybook Bible. I know it's everyone's favorite, but seriously, there's a reason.
I'd love to hear about your favorite Heroes of Faith books. Share them in the comments!
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