Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Book club - God's Smuggler & The Hiding Place

Just a quick post on our last two books.  We are getting a late start to book club due to busy fall schedules and look forward to starting again soon.

We read God's Smuggler.  A true story of a man who smuggled Bibles behind the Iron Curtain.  Fascinating story and encouraging too.  I would highly recommend it.  

As always, the food was delicious and tied into the countries that Brother Andrew lived.  Pie, nutella with little crepes, pita chips and hummus, cookies.  I'm not doing a good job describing as it has been too long and I've just forgotten.

Our last book, was The Hiding Place.  Wow, what a story.  It has been some time since I read it and this is a story that would just never get old.  To read about all that she experienced and her faith in the midst of challenges that most of us could never imagine.  What an encouraging book.  A great reminder to give thanks in all things.  Very highly recommend though not for younger children as some of the material is quite difficult to read.  
Lovely centerpiece.
Yes, we do eat well at these fun gatherings!  Strawberries to dip in a yummy chocolate sauce, eclairs, cream puffs and yummy tarts in chocolate and fruit.
We enjoy this fun time to discuss books and be with friends.  Looking forward to starting up again soon.

Have you read any good books lately?  We are looking for some new titles to read this year and would love some recommendations.



  1. I agree both of those books are FANTASTIC but I would say be a bit cautious about God's Smuggler, too. If I remember correctly, the first few chapters include some graphic descriptions of the war where he hurt his leg. I think my 10 and ups can read it, but I would not allow the younger ones to do so.

    But yes, awesome books.

  2. Laraba - You are right about the ages! Thank you! Its been awhile since we read the books and I had forgotten about some of those descriptions. It was fine for our group (all teen girls) and yes would probably be best for the ages you mentioned. I took out the "all ages" in my recommendation. Again, thank you!

  3. Leslie, I'm sure it depends a lot on the maturity level of the child, too. My eldest can handle stuff that bothers ME (she's 12.) She has told me that she "likes books about people who die for Jesus" when that kind of book upsets me. I love being a homeschooling mama because I know each child's personality and can evaluate what he/she can emotionally handle.

    Our toddler daughter is breaking out to wheat but it does seem she's Ok with gluten free. I am hoping it is temporary as one other child had a wheat allergy as a toddler and grew out of it. I can only imagine how challenging it is to deal with celiac for your youngest. God bless you!


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