While making a gingerbread house, the Nappas suggest, talk about strong family relationships. While devoting a family evening to a celebration of the 1950s, how about turning the conversation to the everlasting quality of God's love? The Nappas merge their 52 suggestions, one for every week of the year, with religious lessons and appropriate Bible readings. Their how-tos for the activities could use more specifics; but their religious discussions, prayers, and readings are well outlined. Useful for parents, but there are also some great suggestions here for Bible study groups and preschool religious programs, especially vacation Bible schools. Denise Perry Donavin
From the Author
"We want parents to discover that meaningful family devotions don't have to be tedious and boring! Families can have fun as they creatively learn about God."
A single woman, Rowena is tired of waiting for some slowpoke Mr. right.
She has a loudly ticking biological clock, is desperate for a baby turns to a fertilty clinic to become a mom. Now she is thrilled to be pregnant
but now there is a problem, Somehow she got the wrong sperm!
Hundreds of thousands of children in this country are without permanent homes right now, waiting in foster homes and institutions for families who could adopt them. Here, in "a book that workers and parents have been waiting for" (Child Welfare), nationally know family counselor and adoptive parent Claudia Jewett explains just what is in store for those who decide to open their hearts to a waiting child.
About the Author
Claudia Jewett Jarratt, a nationally known family therapist, has raised ten children, seven of them adopted. She lives in Harvard, Massachusetts
A wonderful classic Usborne adaptation/abridged version of this story originally written by Daniel Defoe in 1720 loosely based on the true story of the adventures of a sailor cast away on a desert island for 5 years before being rescued.