Written by Jamie C. Martin
So many incredible books have crossed my path recently that I’ve been eager to let you know about, so I decided this post would give me the perfect opportunity to share them all–enjoy!
I have been a HUGE fan of Katie Clemons’s journals for years. My teen daughter and I are now on our second, passing it back and forth under each other’s pillows every month or so. Recently Sourcebooks have published several of them, which makes me so happy! Her success is well-deserved.
These are perfect for encouraging reluctant writers, deepening family bonds, and having a lifelong childhood keepsake!
Julie Bogart is known for her encouragement and inspiration as a veteran homeschool mom, and that’s what fills the pages of her new book, The Brave Learner.
In it she distills decades of experience–homeschooling her five now grown children, developing curricula, and training families around the world–to show parents how to make education an exciting experience for their kids, whether they’re in elementary or high school.
Belinda Bauman was living a comfortable life as a wife and mother, but her soul was checked out. Then she met Esperance. An assault survivor living in one of the poorest countries in the world, her vulnerability set Belinda on a path of embracing empathy. If Esperance could love in the face of so much pain, maybe there is hope for the world too.
From the top of Mount Kilimanjaro to the borders of war-torn Syria, Belinda takes readers along her journey. I’ve known Belinda and her husband Stephan since I was 18-years-old, and it’s such a joy to see her story in print!
When Haley married her bee-keeping sweetheart, Daniel, they dreamed of a life centered on home and family. But as the children arrived and Daniel was forced to work longer hours at a job he liked less and less, they dared to break free from the unending cycle of getting more yet feeling unfufilled.
They sold their Florida home and retreated to Texas to live on a farm with a compost toilet and 650 square feet of space for a family of five. Surprisingly, they found that they had never been happier. On these pages she shares essential elements of intentional Christian living that her family discovered and continue to practice today. I’ve enjoyed Haley’s writing for years!
Many homeschool parents (hand-raised here!) have a long-term relationship with self-doubt. “Did I make the right decision?” “Could someone else do this better?” “Am I robbing my kids of something by not sending them to ‘regular school’?”
In Homeschool Bravely, Jamie Erickson teaches us to see homeschooling as a calling, helps us overthrow the tyranny of impossible expectations, and guides us through the common bumps in the road. An encouragement!
I regularly struggle with decision fatigue, so I didn’t hesitate to preorder Emily Freeman’s latest title! In it she offers a fresh way of practicing familiar but often forgotten advice: simply do the next right thing.
With this simple, soulful practice, it is possible to clear the decision-making chaos, quiet the fear of choosing wrong, and find the courage to finally decide without regret or second-guessing.
Emily was one of the first bloggers I stumbled upon over a decade ago when I began to write online, so it was extra-special when she recently endorsed Introverted Mom:
“Though I’ve been an introverted mom for over fifteen years, I still found myself reading Jamie’s words with a highlighter in one hand and a tissue in the other. It’s a relief to be reminded that my introversion is not a burden to my family, it’s a gift. Introverted Mom is a timely reminder to lean in to who we are and how we’re made. I wish I’d had this book when my kids were babies!”
~ Emily P. Freeman, Wall Street Journal bestselling author
It’s less than a month until Introverted Mom releases (prayers please!), so if you still need to preorder and get your Year of Introverted Mom bonuses, don’t wait!
I know you’ll enjoy them and they won’t be available after May 7th.
What good books have crossed your paths lately?
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If you enjoyed this post, check out Jamie’s upcoming book, Introverted Mom: Your Guide to More Calm, Less Guilt, and Quiet Joy. Preorder before May 7th and receive four bonuses worth $75!