Andddd . . . it’s Day 5 already!! 😀 Thanks for coming back to find out what today’s favourites are. We have such a sweet (and important) genre today–babies! 😉 So many people don’t value these precious lives, but God does and so should we. It’s very important that we to stand up for the voiceless. And on that note, if you come back next week, I’m going to be doing a pro-life post as part of a double pro-life book release tour. So make sure you don’t miss that!
After so much book fun and excitement, it’s time for some relaxing. I’ve just finished spreading some rugs over the hay in the loft and it smells gorgeous up here! So grab a couple of books and lets take it in turns reading aloud together. It’s going to be such fun (and I brought a few treats to share too, so I hope you’re hungry!). Anyone for a choc chip cookie?!
Five Fall Favourites Day 5: Babies!
Unplanned by Abby Johnson
Abby Johnson quit her job in October 2009. That simple act became a national news story because Abby was the director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas who, after participating in her first actual abortion procedure, walked across the road to join the Coalition for Life. “Unplanned” is a heartstopping personal drama of life-and-death encounters, a courtroom battle, and spiritual transformation that speaks hope and compassion into the political controversy that surrounds this issue. Telling Abby’s story from both sides of the abortion clinic property line, this book is a must-read for anyone who cares about the life versus rights debate and helping women who face crisis pregnancies.
Some of you might have already watched the Unplanned movie (I actually haven’t!), but if you haven’t read the book, I’d highly recommend it! 🙂 It’s such an amazing story and gives a lot of insight into what goes on behind the scenes in a Planned Parenthood clinic. And it’s also a good reminder that everyone life is precious–from the unborn, to the mothers, to the planned parenthood workers . . .
Pearl’s Practise by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick
“When I grow up I want to get married and be a mommy.” As Pearl waits impatiently for her new brother or sister, she learns and practices skills that will help her be a good mother someday.
This is a short read (only about 50 pages) and promotes the Biblical value of being a wife and mother (something that’s so often scorned by today’s society. This would be a good book for young girls to read especially as it encourages them to value their special God-given role!
Seven From Heaven by Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey
Seven from Heaven deals with the important issues that the McCaugheys worked through, including the treatment of infertility, the decision to carry all of the babies to term, the importance of family, church, and community, and the faithfulness of God to provide in the face of limited resources.
I have to admit that it’s been a long time since I read this book. But this story is just sooo amazing. The McCaughey’s are a fantastic example of choosing to value life, even when it’s hard. It’s definitely a miracle-story! 😀
Gift from God by Johanna Compton
Share in the excitement, laughter, and adventures as a family of seven gets ready to become a family of eight. You’ll discover the answers to the following questions: Will it be a boy or a girl, When does life begin, Will God provide donuts for Mum, Is the nosy cashier right, and will the Richards stand up for the truth?
This book is such a lovely picture book written by my sister! It’s not currently up on Goodreads/Amazon. But if you’re interested, let us know. 😉 It’s full of fun photographs and an endearing characters–as well as promoting Biblical truths through the antics of a large family as they eagerly await their new arrival!
I Love You Before You Were Born by Anne Bowen
A loving grandmother eagerly awaits the arrival of her grandchild. She dreams of the baby’s soft sighs, sweet smells, and tiny toes, and imagines the infant smiling, rolling over, and crawling for the first time.
Finally, the baby arrives and Grandma is ready with a very special message: Even before you were born, I was your grandma and I loved you.
With soft but realistic watercolor illustrations and sentimental and lyrical text, I Loved You Before You Were Born perfectly captures a grandmother’s feelings as she anticipates the birth of her grandchild.
This is such a sweet story that my sister showed me just recently when I was on the hunt for books about babies. 😉 It’s full of lovely pictures and while not overtly faith-based, it definitely promotes life from conception.
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Hope you were able to add some more books to your to-be-read pile! 😀 Let me know which ones you’re interested in reading below! 😀