This book is #35 in The American Adventure Series. This book is set in Minneapolis, MN in 1916-1917 just as "The Great War" (which is what WWI was called at the time) was heating up. The story follows fictional families, but has them interact with and experience historical events. Some of the historical occurrences include the disagreements in America regarding whether or not the US should join the conflict, German U-boats blowing merchant vessels out of the water, young men joining the American Field Ambulance and other volunteer groups supporting the war effort, the declaration of war on Germany and the discrimination German Americans became subject to as our country organized for the war effort.
Oasis International, in partnership with several major Christian organizations is launching The African Study Bible- the first study Bible developed by Africans with over 2,600 notes written by 350 contributors from 50 countries over the course of more than seven years. Oasis has partnered with Tyndale House Publishers and Urban Ministries Inc. to host the African Voices Conference from April 10-12 at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Along with thanksgiving and celebration of the ASB, distinguished leaders and scholars from Africa will 30 lectures on various topics including missional theology and the roots of Christianity in Africa.
The African Study Bible has already been released and celebrated in Nairobi, Kenya and Accra, Ghana. The President of Kenya recorded a video blessing the ASB project. The upcoming schedule of celebrations of its release includes Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa June 4-11, as well as Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria June 29- July 1. Please join me in praising the Lord for bringing this project to completion and in praying for its use to His Glory and for His Kingdom throughout all of Africa and the entire world!
The ASB will be available for sale in the US in May and is being distributed by Tyndale House. It is a resource literally in its own category as there are no other Bibles written from this perspective or with this focus of ministering to the African people. With millions of individuals of African descent living in America, this resource is not only useful for those who live in or travel to Africa- it is very relevant right here in the melting pot of the United States.
Without further ado...
This book is #34 in The American Adventure Series. It follows along fictional families, but has them interact with and experience historical events. This book is set in Minneapolis, MN in the 1910s. Several topics of interest in the time frame that are covered include impoverished newsboys selling papers on street corners, women working in the suffrage movement, the beginnings of work unions forming and German Americans being mistreated as WWI began in Europe. The characters in the book wonder and wrestle with how to respond to the injustices around them without lowering themselves to being disrespectful or bitter.
If you'd like to read my review (which contains spoilers- you've been warned), here it comes...
This book is #33 in The American Adventure Series. Set in the early 1900s in Minneapolis, MN, this book discusses the effects of the gramophone, particularly the introduction of ragtime music to family homes. John Philip Sousa, famous musician and composer of "Stars and Stripes Forever" is quoted and discussed as the main characters are boys who participate in band and look up to his example. Some of the character issues addressed in this book include adjusting to being a blended family (having a step-parent), how to respond when friends become jealous or unkind toward us, how to be mindful of others needs, and exercising self-control and discipline to meet a goal despite unhealthy peer pressures.
As a little girl, I went through a phase of complete adoration and daydreaming surrounding horses. So many of us did, right? Well, now my two elementary age sons are attending horse classes and they are having a blast while learning valuable animal husbandry skills. I have no idea whether they'll be able to own horses when they grow up, but if they do, I'll be over to visit often! I love seeing their eyes spark with curiosity. They are always excited when they spot a new DVD entering the house. "Can we watch it? Is it for us?"
"Race to Win" has earned the Seal of Approval from the Dove Foundation. The main character, Hannah, (Danielle Campbell) is grieving the loss of her father when they learn that their horse ranch - their home - may also be in danger. A financial crisis brings about some tough questions and challenges. Hannah thinks she has a solution, but it would require a great deal of courage on her part. Can she really take on such a big task without her father there to help and guide her? This movie will spark conversation. I will be asking my boys who they should seek guidance from when they face hard circumstances.
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Love this girl's writing... feels like she's a long distance friend. Well, her sister is my long-distance friend, so that probably helps. Either way, what an inspiration and encouragement- you just need to check out some of the places life has taken Leah and be strengthened and inspired by the love that oozes (yes, oooozes) from her heart for Jesus, His people and His creation!
If you like nummy recipes, or have special dietary needs (or both!) check it out. ALL of her recipes are Vegan, and many can be made gluten-free. I stumbled upon it when searching for dairy/egg free treats to make for my kiddo and have gotten hooked on several recipes. Okay, "hooked on" doesn't portray it well enough. How about "addicted to"? That's more fitting. Will definitely be going back for more!