What is your calling as a parent?
In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas.
In this life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents. Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God―grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents.
Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children’s hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy.More info →
In the overlooked moments and routines of our day, we can become aware of God's presence in surprising ways. How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred? Framed around one ordinary day, this book explores daily life through the lens of liturgy, small practices, and habits that form us. Each chapter looks at something―making the bed, brushing her teeth, losing her keys―that the author does every day. Drawing from the diversity of her life as a campus minister, Anglican priest, friend, wife, and mother, Tish Harrison Warren opens up a practical theology of the everyday. Each activity is related to a spiritual practice as well as an aspect of our Sunday worship. Come and discover the holiness of your every day.More info →
The Cloud of Witness ~ A Daily Sequence of Great Thoughts from Many Minds following the Christian Seasons
Over one thousand quotes, scripture verses, and poetry selections are included in this sweet-sized devotional (4"x6") that will help inspire and guide you throughout the year. The Cloud of Witness is a high-quality reprint of the 1891 edition compiled by Edith Gell. It is a durable heirloom book printed in grayscale and housed in a rich coated-linen cover with a golden bookmark to hold your place. Each week a different theme is highlighted with selections from such luminaries as George MacDonald, William Wordsworth, Lord Tennyson, William Shakespeare, Ralph Waldo Emerson and others. A fresh forward has been added by Nancy Kelly of Sage Parnassus which elucidates Charlotte Mason’s use of this book as a gift to her House of Education graduates. In addition, a high-quality color image of Holman Hunt’s The Light of the World replaces the black and white image from the 1st edition. This thoughtful volume will comfort and guide anyone who wishes to meditate on the many truths found between the covers as well as make a perfect gift that will last a lifetime. We at Riverbend Press were very happy to work with Nancy Kelly on this project. Nancy had a vision for this wonderful little book and together we were able to make it a reality. We are pleased to add it to our growing list of Charlotte Mason books and look forward to future Charlotte Mason-related projects with Nancy involving books and other beautiful things.More info →
After Charlotte Mason died in 1923, the PNEU held a memorial service in her honor, though (quite appropriately) it more resembled an educational conference. Dozens of friends, acquaintances, admirers, students and fellow educators attended the event. Those who had spent years observing her life and work warmly described her impact on their own lives and careers. These sentiments—some philosophical, some personal—were recorded in the book you are now holding. In Memoriam is biography, memoir and philosophical commentary all in one. It offers the most intimate look at Charlotte Mason from those who knew and loved her best. As you read their touching words, you will come to appreciate the tremendous impact of this gifted woman whose philosophy and method of self-education transformed generations of teachers, parents and students—not only in her life but in her death, as well.More info →
Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text.
Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works.
Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.More info →
A VERY special and important book for young readers written by a highly respected and often referenced scientist, Dr. Rachel Carson, author of "Silent Spring". Appropriate for age group pre-teen through high school years. Very nice pictorial cover of a rocky coast and the sea. This is not a simplistic picture book, but is actually a well-written and comprehensive scientific text. A must for every young person interested in environmental sciences. "The fascinating story of the oceans of the earth and the life they support, especially adapted for young readers from the original text of Rachel Carson's magnificent best-seller. With more than 150 marine photographs, maps and drawings in color and black-and-white."More info →
Napoleon's Buttons is the fascinating account of seventeen groups of molecules that have greatly influenced the course of history. These molecules provided the impetus for early exploration, and made possible the voyages of discovery that ensued. The molecules resulted in grand feats of engineering and spurred advances in medicine and law; they determined what we now eat, drink, and wear. A change as small as the position of an atom can lead to enormous alterations in the properties of a substance-which, in turn, can result in great historical shifts.
With lively prose and an eye for colorful and unusual details, Le Couteur and Burreson offer a novel way to understand the shaping of civilization and the workings of our contemporary world.More info →
Great inventions, historical biographies, strong morals, and the godly character traits necessary for success are highlighted in this collection of stories. From the steam engine and the printing press to television and computers, a wide range of inventions is covered in short chapters that include reading comprehension questions. For older elementary students. 354 pages, softcover from Christian Liberty Press.More info →