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In My Book Basket November 2021

Here are the books I am currently reading, including one just for kids!

Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin

We all know it’s important to study God’s word. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. What’s more, a lack of time, emotionally driven approaches, and past frustrations can erode our resolve to keep growing in our knowledge of Scripture. How can we, as Christian women, keep our focus and sustain our passion when reading the Bible?

Women of the Word has helped countless women with a clear and concise plan they can use every time they open their Bible. Whether you’ve been trying to study the Bible for a day or a few decades, this book will equip you to engage God’s word in a way that trains your mind and transforms your heart. To purchase, click here.

Home Made Lovely by Shannon Acheson

The holidays are coming and it is time to open your home. Everyone wants a home that is beautifully decorated and clutter free, but most of us are unsure how to get there without breaking the bank. In Home Made Lovely, my friend, popular interior designer Shannon Acheson, takes the overwhelm and guesswork out of styling and organizing a lovely home.

Home Made Lovely is a mind-set: Decorating should be about those who live there, rather than making your home into a magazine-worthy spread. Shannon will help you:

* Decorate in a way that suits your family’s real life

* Declutter in seven simple steps

* Be thankful for your current home and what you already have

* Brush up on hospitality with more than twenty actionable ideas that will make anyone feel welcome and loved in your home

In Home Made Lovely, Shannon meets you right where you are on your home-decorating journey, helping you share the peace of Jesus with family members and guests. To purchase, click here.

Peace Be Still: A 31 Day Christmas Prayer Journal

Jesus was born on a silent night. He is: “Immanuel – God with us.” (Matthew 1:23) This is the real meaning of Christmas. It’s not about the holiday ham and cookies, or Christmas lights and decorations, or Santa and reindeer, or baby dolls and Legos. It’s about Jesus – coming in the flesh. God dwelt among us. And he went from the stable to the cross because of his love for you and me. You are so very loved.

Do you long for this Christmas season to draw you closer to God? The Peace, Be Still prayer journal, written by my friend Courtney Joseph of the popular Bible study community Good Morning Girls, will empower you to take the time to slow down, be still, and linger at the feet of Jesus each day in the month of December. Slow down. Soak in his Christmas presence this year. To purchase, click here.

Three Young Pilgrims by Cheryl Harness

I read this to my children when they were young and look forward to reading it to my grandson when he arrives and is old enough to sit still and listen. In these richly detailed pages, you’ll meet three of the young Pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower, Bartholomew, Remember, and Mary Allerton.

When Bartholemew, Remember, and Mary Allerton and their parents first step down from the Mayflower after sixty days at sea, they never dream that life in the New World will be so hard. Many in their Plymouth colony won’t make it through the winter, and the colony’s first harvest is possible only with the help of two friends, Samoset and Squanto.

Richly detailed paintings show how the pilgrims lived after landing at Plymouth, through the dark winter and into the busy days of spring, summer, and fall. Culminating with the excitement of the original Thanksgiving feast, Three Young Pilgrims makes history come alive. To purchase, click here.

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