Miss J and I have had the pleasure of growing closer together and closer to God through Sarah Clarkson’s newest book, Journeys of Faithfulness. I still reference Sarah’s book, Read for the Heart for reading material for our family and encouragement for me, so I was particularly excited about seeing what she had to say to young girls and mothers in Journeys of Faithfulness.
Journeys of Faithfulness ($13) is published by Apologia/Wholeheart – those wonderful folks who bring us science materials, apologetics courses and my other favorite homeschooling book, Educating the Wholehearted Child. You can find the Table of Contents and Sample Chapter on the website, too.
The book is divided into 4 sections, each one telling stories of faith, love and courage through the lives of Mary & Martha, Mary, Mother of Jesus, Esther and Ruth. Sarah’s way with words draws you into the lives of these faith filled women with stories that encourage, challenge and share God’s love with you. After each short story is a devotional, bible study and a “journey journal” where you can write down your thoughts. Miss J and I would read a chapter together, go through the devotional and then bible study. The book is meant for girls 12 and up, but I have been so encouraged as a mother and in my own faith too! Sarah shares stories of her growing up years with Sally and Clay, and the example that she sets encourages me so much in my parenting adventure.
Miss J and I have been caught up in the stories that Sarah has written and haven’t been able to put the book down until we have finished each story. We have read the story on one day, the devotion on another and then do the bible study, finishing one chapter a week. This has given us time to mull over what we have read and then come together again with new questions and insights. The bible study questions have been springboards for getting into the Word and discussing how we can apply His word in our lives. We are looking forward to encountering more faith-filled lessons with Esther and Ruth in the next weeks!
My crewmates have also had the opportunity to review Journeys of Faithfulness, so be sure to stop by the Schoolhouse Review Crew blog to see what they had to say!
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