- Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History, by Hannula
- Parables from Nature (Yesterday's Classics)
- Shakespeare for children (the Tales From Shakespeare by Lamb,
or Shakespeare's Stories for Young Readers by Nesbit)
But in one of my posts, Amy Fisher told me, please, read Parables from Nature. Yesterday I decided to read the first story to my oldest while she was having breakfast. Maybe it was because we are not in school mood, the fact that I did not expect a narration, or that I truly had connected with the story at that moment. Maybe I'm used to reading things that challenge my tongue beyond sanity. I suspect that not having read it at the time in the summer when we started new and difficult books, and that she has been seven for almost three months may have helped. What was it I'll never know, all I can say is that the moment was ripe yesterday for this book to take root and we now thirst to continue it.
Trial and Triumph. When I saw it for sale for four meager dollars, by a mom in our group, my fingers tripped to secure the buy, and I took the copy though she alerted me that it had some minor coffee stains on the outside rim. I almost lost it for I saw Trial and Triumph for kindle, and stupid me thought we had it for free when that's not possible, it won't be in the public domain for many years, that's another Trial and Triumph novel I'm reading. I got the book. It's perfect. This will have to be another post for I defend that the only and one true church, the church that began at the day of Pentecost, has always existed, even when we may not have a record of those who were worshiping like this. But we have records from the eighteen and nineteen hundreds in other places than the USA, that give proof to what I defend. They show people worshiping like many of us do before the so called restoration movement because we read that in the Scriptures. The pattern is autonomous congregations, we have the name christian, simply christian, and the churches were called a christian church, the church of Christ in such and such location, as we read about the church that met in Corinth, or Ephesus, etc. The Restoration movement did not restore His church, that always existed, it was an attempt from many to come back to the New Testament christianity, and many did. That is why I never thought that this book is the history of the Lord's church, but it is church history or history and biographies of religious people. It's part of the history of our civilization, and many events have had a tremendous political and social impact. The people in the book are worth knowing about, so I'm glad we are now reading it and we'll be with it for much time to come. It's good to know about other creeds and thoughts to question and examine the reasons for our own believes.
Last book or books. The Shakespeare stories. Some wait until the child is nine or so, some say younger children can relate to them and they help them build muscle too. I just waited because my copy of the Lamb's book is waiting for me in Madrid. I thought that if I waited two more years, my oldest will be in year 3, my youngest in year 1, and they may have more interaction together and maybe act out the plays. I don't know, on the other hand I'm eager to become acquainted with Shakespeare.
Why did I get this book in Spanish? Because it's not Shakespeare himself, him we'll do our best to read in the original language (insert a scared look as I type, yes, Shakespeare intimidates me), and because I need to do some of the readings in Spanish. I like to insert a few substitutions of those things I find in Spanish and that I believe they don't tarnish our reading experience. If of all the Ingalls books I read some in Spanish, if I choose for example, Heidi, Pinocchio, the Meindert Dejong titles, Robin Hood, Peter Pan, they will be fine, as they grow, do you think my girls will miss out on something?