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Today I'm going to share my top five favorite mystery books, so enjoy!
I LOVE these books!!! Not only are the really well written, the plot lines are incredible! These are the type of books I am literally. glued. to. every. page!!! I just can't stop reading! The Baker Family Adventures series, follows the Baker family (duh!) as the get pulled into one wild and scary adventure after another!
This is the one and only Christmas mystery book I've ever read and it was really good! (It's a do-not-read-at-night sort of book!) Follow two families through the Christmas season, as they enjoy the festivities, sing and memorize a new Christmas carol/hymn every day, and get caught up in a supposed murder!
The Truth Seekers Mystery series is combines mystery with science! While very similar to the Jonathan Park adventures, follow the Murphys as they face strange mystery and defend their faith through biblical creation science! This is a great way to learn creation science!
How can you have a list of mystery books without Sherlock Holmes? :) Another one of those books that you really shouldn't read at night! Some stories were pretty intense, but I did enjoy the classic stories!
The Secret at Pheasant Cottage isn't technically a mystery, but it comes pretty close to one. I was in a lot of suspense throughout the book, dying to know the girl's history! Patricia St. John writes very a very engaging way, which makes for an enjoyable book.
And there is my top favorite mystery books!
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Today's genre is inspirational books!
Though it is a story, In His Steps really inspired me to think about my actions before I do them. Would Jesus really want me to do this? Would it bring glory to Him? It was a really enjoyable read of various people who strive to walk as Jesus would walk! (While a good book, I don't heartily agree in the way the opinion of doing what Jesus would do comes across. It could almost come across as the person "feeling" like Jesus would or wouldn't do such and such thing. We shouldn't base everything off of feelings.)
If you want the best book in learning what servant leadership looks like, this would be the book! While using real life experiences and going step by step through some main pillars of leadership, Randy Sims teaches you want it really means to be The Greatest Among You!
The Calvary Road is a must read! If you have not read this book yet, go buy it off of Amazon and read it! You will be so inspired!
Roy Hession talks about true revival in the heart of a christian, through brokenness, true repentance and confession.
While a girls book, It's Not That Complicated dives straight into the practical side of guy-girl relationships. From the dealing with tough situations to online interactions, Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin write with humor, truth, and in a thought provoking way! I really enjoyed this book and it's one I often come back to!
Last, but definitely not least, Girl Defined. Fresh off the print, Girl Defined is all about the true design of femininity and identity as defined by God. Sisters, Kristen and Bethany dive deep into what it truly means to be a God defined girl in today's culture.
(Another reason I love this book is that the authors are from Texas! Bonus! :D :D )
There you have my top five favorite inspirational books! Hope you enjoyed it!
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Today I want to share my top five favorite Historical Fiction books! Historical fiction is my favorite genre, so I wanted to share some of my favorites with you! Hope you enjoy!
My #1 favorite book, from one of my favorite authors!
"When I started reading "From the Dark to the Dawn" I wasn't sure what to expect. I hoped for a good story and I was blown away by what a great book it was! Once I got reading, I couldn't stop! Each chapter held me captivated and kept my attention through the whole book. There was never a dull moment. "From the Dark to the Dawn" taught me what it means to live for Christ fully, despite the circumstances.... To read my full review, click here. (Not recommended for young children.)
Ah, "To Have and to Hold" is such a good read! While a thick book, it can easily be read and will keep you captive! Set in Colonial Jamestown, "To Have and to Hold" is a wonderful tale of adventure, mystery, love and courage, as told through the eyes of Captain Ralph Percy.
Though I love the time of Colonial America, I also love the 17th-century Scotland time period. Rarely, have I read a book series that inspired me in my walk with God and grew my faith, but the Crown and Covenant series certainly fulfilled that and much more! What I love best is the wisdom that is displayed by the father of the family and their courage to press on despite the persecution. (A bit graphic for young children.)
While this book series is way below my reading level, I still loved it! The Klondike Gold Rush was one of my favorites of the series. Follow Munford, a water molecule (yes, I said water molecule) on an exciting adventure through an important time in history! Seeing things from a water molecule really makes this book exciting and a fun read!
The slave trade. A sad business, but such a vital time in history! I love how Alicia tells this tale of grace through the eyes of three different characters in three different walks of life, each affected by the slave trade in some way. Alicia weaves fictional and non-fictional characters, with a dash of mystery, adventure, truth seeking and God's grace, into a wonderful tale that you can't walk away from not being touched or changed!
There you have it! My top five favorite historical fiction books! Now go read some books! :)
January - Bible Bee Game Show and Butchering Chickens
January was a big month, as I had the privilege to be chosen for the Bible Bee Game Show, which was filmed at the KLRN and PBS station in San Antonio, Texas. Unfortunately, the whole family couldn't come, so Dad and I flew to San Antonio for the week. It was a great experience and I won't lie and say that it was all a breeze. It was a rather stressful week, as the whole family back home was sick and the competition aspect of the Game Show is pretty intense. Overall, all though it was an exciting week! Because I signed a non-disclosure paper, I can't tell you much about the Game Show itself or show pictures from it. However, I can show you a few pictures from the little bit of touring we did in downtown San Antonio and some of the staff people I got a picture with!
WARNING: Real dead chickens in the following pictures. Don't worry, it's not that gross or graphic. If you have a problem with things like this than just scroll quickly down! :D
February- Dad's Birthday, Valentine's Day and Lego Video!
March- Mr. O's 15th Birthday, Mini Drive Thru Farmer's Market, Desert Botanical Garden, And Singing The National Anthem at a Ball Game!
We had the wonderful opportunity to sing with our choir group at a ball game! We got to go right on the field and sing the National Anthem! Our choir director requested that we wear black and jean, to give a sort of casual feel. Here is all of us. (Sweet Sis didn't sing, she just wanted to be in the picture!)
Stay tuned to see a recap of April, May and June!
I know this is cliche, but it's true: time flies. Time flies by faster than most people would like it to go. There is so much to do and only so much time. In saying that, because of time constraints I've had to put some things aside and one of those things was blogging. While I enjoy blogging, it just wasn't a high priority on my list of things to do. I apologize for that and am working on getting a least one blog post every week. Please stay tuned for the second My Life At A Glance post!
For His glory,
I'm Holly, a creative gal who thrives on adventures, triumphant music, chocolate, inspiring quotes and a good story. I gave my life to the ultimate Storyteller when I was four and have never ceased to enjoy each chapter of life with my amazing family of 9.
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