Wednesday, June 29, 2016

RJF // Deanna K. Klingel, Rod & Staff, Dear America, Pansy & More!!

Hey y'all!! I'm back to bombard you with another round of book recommendations. :D Aren't you thrilled?

~ Non-Fiction

Faith Under Fire by Steve Rabey 

The Second World War generation met many challenges, and turned to their faith to sustain them through overwhelming odds. Here are stories of faith told by the people who lived them. this compelling collection not only honors the lives of these people of faith, but inspires readers to seek God in their own lives.

Passion and Purity by Elisabeth Elliot 

Very few books on dating have stood the test of time like Passion and Purity. Its much-needed message remains strong and hopeful in an age when doing whatever "feels right" is common practice. Using her own life as an example, Elisabeth Elliot guides singles of both genders and of any age on how to put their love lives under the authority of Jesus Christ.

And...the new cover. Just because I like it. ;) 

Ensamples of our Admonition by Mary Miller 

These stories will challenge youth to choose right, whether in response to admonition or in response to the various circumstances of life. You will enjoy the many "ensamples ... for our admonition" and the blessings that right choices bring. You will also be warned by the results of wrong attitudes and wrong choices of some of the characters. Our choices determine eternal destinies.

~ Deanna K. Klingel 

The two books would probably be considered 'boy' books, but I absolutely love them. And my brother has never read them!! :P

Avery's Battlefield 

Avery and his dog, Gunner, have a good life in Kanawha Valley a loving family, a prosperous farm, and a warm community of friends. But when the long unrest between the North and the South ignites into war, Avery's peaceful world is shattered. His father, brother, and uncle leave home, each drawn away by the war. Soon Avery and Gunner must begin a dangerous journey that will take them across the paths of people on both sides of the struggle. 

Avery's Crossroads 

Avery's skills as a doctor and his dog Gunner's friendly personality make the pair a welcome sight to the soldiers in the Civil War hospitals. But mending wounds is not the only challenge Avery faces. Dwindling supplies, insufficient medical facilities, and local troublemakers add to the stress of the war. Avery realizes that the real wounds of the war the wounds of the soul will take years to heal. But he finds hope for the future in his deepening friendship with Claire, a girl from back home who shares his passion for helping the wounded. Together they pray for the long war to end. 

~ Rod & Staff 

The Drunkard's Children by Mrs. M.J.P.S. 

"Oh! oh!" sobbed the child with a smothered moan, which was far more pitiful than a loud cry. "Oh, my mother, my mother, will she ever kiss her little girl again?"
"Hush, hush, dear little sister, do not cry so; it almost breaks my heart to hear you," said Marcia, choking down her own sobs with a great effort. 

Very hard indeed are the days following the death of Marcia and Ellen's mother. Daily they pray and ask the Lord to take care of them and to save their poor drinking father, whom they love dearly. The responsibility of finding food for them rests on Marcie, the older of the two girls. 

Marcia entered the store, approached the counter and said in a trembling voice, "Please, Mr Greene, let me have a little flour or meal to make a cake for breakfast."
"I suppose you have the money to pay for it." said the man, looking sharply at her.
"But I have no money." said Marcia, while tears slowly gathered in her large, gray eyes.
"Well, ask your father for some. Tell him I saw him taking a walk last night by moonlight, and I would advise him, for decency's sake, to stop drinking and take care of his children."
Poor little Marcia's heart gave a great bound at these cruel words, and she turned away in an agony of tears.
We know the Lord's eye is upon the righteous, and His ear is open unto their cry. A blessing awaits your family as you share these experiences and others with "The Drunkard's Children." A true story that will be enjoyed by all ages. 

At the Little White Cabin by Marian Schoolland 
Bonnie Baxter and her best friend, Bessie Small, are excited when a moving van backs up to the little old brown house on the corner. Who is moving into such an old rundown place? The summer turns out to be an exciting one, and the children learn lessons on helpfulness, kindness, and forgetting themselves for the good of others.

~ Dear America 

The Fences Between Us by Kirby Larson

With this sweeping tale of life on the World War II homefront, Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson brings her incredible talent to the Dear America series. When Pearl Harbor is attacked, America is finally unable to ignore the wars raging in Europe and Asia any longer. And one girl's entire life is about to change when everything she knows is turned on its head. After the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, where her brother, a navy sailor, is stationed, Piper Davis begins chronicling her compelling journey through one of history's most tragic and unforgettable eras. 

My Secret War by Mary Pope Osborne 

In a diary that brings to life the dramatic happenings on the home front during World War II, Madeline Beck is living in a boardinghouse with her mother while her father is on an aircraft carrier guarding the Pacific Coast. After discovering that a German U-boat has landed near her home--a little-known, true incident on Long Island--she and her classmates form "Kids Fight for Freedom" and participate in the home front war effort. 

~ Isabella Alden/Pansy/whatever-other-name-she-wrote-by 

Ester Reid 

“If something would "only" happen—if I could have one day, just one day, different from the others!”Thus mourned Ester Ried, for it seemed to her that her days consisted of nothing but monotony. Every day she made beds, baked endless pies in a hot kitchen, ironed, and raced against the clock to get tea on the table for the boarders. Every evening she fell into bed, too weary even for prayers, much less any Bible reading. As she nursed her suffering soul, she snapped at her sisters and brother until her very crossness added still more to her suffering and made her crosser still!Then a letter arrived from a well-to-do cousin in New York City—and thing "did" begin to happen. Ester was invited for a visit, and when she accepted, she had no idea that the coming days would change her life in ways she had never imagined. 


I hope you enjoyed this look into some more books I love. :) Have you read any of these? Do you want to now? ;) 

Camp NaNo starts Friday!! *faints at the thought* 



  1. These book recommendation posts are really fun, Faith! :)
    I have only read: “The Fences Between Us” and “My Secret War”, but I’m in the process of reading “Passion and Purity”. So far it’s been really good. :)
    All of the other books sound great. I’ll have to look into them sometime! :D

    1. Oh, I hope you enjoyed it, Rebekah! (How did I miss this comment somehow?!?)

      Thanks for commenting! :)

  2. Oh, I see a few WWII books here! You need to add your to it soon. In the meantime... I think a certain young man is waiting to be introduced to the world!

    1. Ahhh, just the thought of holding my own book in. my. hands. Ahhhhhhh. XD Yep, he's enjoying all the attention. ;)