August Books

29. Motherwit – by Onnie Lee Logan – My friend April loaned me this book knowing I would enjoy it. This book is an oral telling of one of the last black “Granny” midwives of Alabama. It was fascinating. I had many dreams about my midwife coming over and boiling sheets in my yard.

30. Little Princes: One man’s promise to bring back the lost children of Nepal by Conor Grennan – My father-in-law recommended this book to me after seeing the author on television. I really enjoyed this book. I spent two adventurous months in Nepal in 2001, when the royal family of Nepal was murdered and the Maoist insurgency escalated. (The story of that summer ranks up there with giving birth in a hotel, I should tell you that one someday.) Anyway, this book was excellent and I couldn’t put it down. I loved reading more about a country that I have loved and prayed for for so many years, and my heart was broken about this side of child trafficking. Most trafficking stories are told of Nepalese girls trafficked into brothels in India, but this story is of hundreds of thousands of children trafficked from rural Nepal to avoid being taken into Maoist service. This book tells the amazing story of transformation of the author as he seeks to reunite these children with their families. I highly recommend it.

31. When You Rise Up: A covenantal approach to homeschooling by R.C. Sproul Jr. – Thomas picked this up from our church library. It was an encouraging reminder of our goals in homeschooling our children–not to raise little geniuses, but to guide our children to the Lord. It was a bit rambling at times, but it was pretty good. I give it 3 out of 5 stars.

32. Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum – I had this on my “to read” list, but I have no idea who recommended it to me. It was an interesting story, but a very difficult read. It tells the story of a woman discovering her mother’s history as a young German woman during the second world war and the events leading up to it. There was way too much violence (though I know that was what was going on at the time) and this book should have a strong R rating. I probably would not have finished it had I not only had it to read when I was at the hospital with Sugar. I’m not sure if I recommend it unless you can handle some really heavy material.

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