A Circle of Quiet
10 best books like A Circle of Quiet (Madeleine L'Engle): I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life, Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of a Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters, Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society, An Experiment in Criticism, The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction, Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, Better Together: Strengthen Your Family, Simplify Your Homeschool, and Savor the Subjects That Matter Most, A Light So Lovely: The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L'Engle, Author of A Wrinkle in Time, Introverted Mom: Your Guide to More Calm, Less Guilt, and Quiet Joy, Homeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust God, and Teach Your Child with Confidence
I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life
For so many people, reading isn't just a hobby or a way to pass the time--it's a lifestyle. Our books shape us, define us, enchant us, and even sometimes infuriate us. Our books are a part of who we are as people, and we can't imagine life without them.
I'd Rather Be Reading is the perfect literary...
Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of a Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters
|Author||Charlotte Jones Voiklis|
This middle-grade biography explores the life and works of Madeleine L'Engle --written by her granddaughters--coming just in time for the all-new A Wrinkle in Time film, directed by Ava DuVernay.
This elegant and insightful biography of Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007) was written by her...
Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society
|Author||Dorothy L. Sayers|
One of the first women to graduate from Oxford, Dorothy Sayers pursued her goals whether or not what she wanted to do was ordinarily understood to be "feminine." Sayers kept in mind that she was first of all a human being and aimed to be true not so much to her gender as to her humanity. The role of both men and...
An Experiment in Criticism
Why do we read literature and how do we judge it? C.S. Lewis's classic analysis springs from the conviction that literature exists for the joy of the reader and that books should be judged by the kind of reading they invite. Crucial to his notion of judging literature is a commitment to laying aside expectations...
The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction
|Author||Meghan Cox Gurdon|
A Wall Street Journal writer’s conversation-changing look at how reading aloud makes adults and children smarter, happier, healthier, more successful and more closely attached, even as technology pulls in the other direction.
A miraculous alchemy occurs when one person reads to another,...
A beautiful meditation on life in the Great Plains from award-winning author and poet Kathleen Norris.
Kathleen Norris invites readers to experience rich moments of prayer and presence in Dakota, a timeless tribute to a place in the American landscape that is at once desolate...
Bring delight back to your homeschool.
Have you fallen into a routine of checking boxes? Do you wonder why you don't have time to focus on building your children's character and love of learning?
That can change.
Better Together teaches you how to design a part of your homeschool...
A Light So Lovely: The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L'Engle, Author of A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time has captured the imagination of millions - from literary sensation to timeless classic and now a major motion picture starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Storm Reid, and Mindy Kaling. A Light So Lovely tells the story of the woman at the center of it all -...
Introverted Mom: Your Guide to More Calm, Less Guilt, and Quiet Joy
|Author||Jamie C. Martin|
Motherhood is beautiful; motherhood is hard. All moms understand this paradoxical truth. Yet introverted mothers face unique challenges. When our quiet nature collides with our often loud role, frustration and guilt result. We wonder why motherhood feels at odds with our personality, and in our...
Homeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust God, and Teach Your Child with Confidence
Quiet the voices of "not good enough" and step courageously into guilt-free homeschooling
Many homeschool parents have a long-term relationship with self-doubt. "Did I make the right decision?" "Could someone else do this better?" "Am I robbing my kids of something by not sending them to...
Girls' Club: Cultivating Lasting Friendship in a Lonely World
In an era when many women struggle with feelings of isolation and deep loneliness, Girls' Club calls us to embrace the delight and joy that can be found in life-giving female friendships--relationships that not only offer emotional affirmation and acceptance, but also inspire, educate, and stretch...
Andy Catlett: Early Travels
Berry opens this latest installment of the Port William series with young Andy Catlett preparing to visit a place he'd been to many times before, though this would be an adventure he will take very seriously. Nine years old, Andy embarks on the trip by bus, alone for the first time. He decides it will...
Plan Your Year: Homeschool Planning for Purpose and Peace
Ideal for the mom new to homeschooling as well as the veteran who wants a fresh look at the way she’s operating, Plan Your Year guides the reader through the process of creating a vision, considering options, and organizing the school day in a simple and streamlined way.
Homeschooling is far...
Book Girl: A Journey Through the Treasures and Transforming Power of a Reading Life
When you hear a riveting story, does it thrill your heart and stir your soul? Do you hunger for truth and goodness? Do you secretly relate to Belle's delight in the library in Beauty and the Beast?
If so, you may be on your way to being a book girl.
Books were always Sarah Clarkson's delight....
The World According to Narnia: Christian Meaning in C. S. Lewis's Beloved Chronicles
In some ways this treatment of the Narnia books contains no surprises. Thoughtful multi-readers of the Chronicals will have picked up on some of these themes already and may wonder if it's worth a read.
For two reasons. First, Rogers deftly assumes his readers thorough intimacy...
"This is a book about Heaven," says Jayber Crow, "but I must say too that . . . I have wondered sometimes if it would not finally turn out to be a book about Hell." It is 1932 and he has returned to his native Port William to become the town's barber.
Orphaned at age ten, Jayber Crow's acquaintance with...
Hannah Coulter is Wendell Berry's seventh novel and his first to employ the voice of a woman character in its telling. Hannah, the now-elderly narrator, recounts the love she has for the land and for her community. She remembers each of her two husbands, and all places and community connections threatened...
"They practiced an old-fashioned independence, an old-fashioned generosity, and an old-fashioned fidelity to their word and their friends."
The above quote is one I pulled from one of the five short stories offered here by Wendell Berry, an author I can easily call a favorite after just reading...