My Lent 2019 Book List Plans

Is this the year you really want to dive into Lent? Do you want to come out of this Lenten Season and truly feel that you've had a small share of living in the desert with Christ for 40 days? I know that I do. Maybe it's an upcoming birthday that's making me have more of a now-or-never type of attitude towards Lent. Or maybe I just acutely feel the necessity of truly modeling this for my children, and living it with my husband. Whatever it is, these are the books and resources I'm going to use this Lent to really LIVE the season from Ash Wednesday all the way through to Easter Vigil. Look them over. If something looks helpful to you, use it. If it inspires you, go with it. I hope all of these bless and encourage you.

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Works for Me Wednesday - A fun astronomy book for kids and adults!

See the link up over at Giving up on Perfect for some great tips and ideas!

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As a child I remember looking up into the night sky and trying to figure out the constellations.  I could always seen to find the big dipper easily, but the other "pictures in the sky" just never came to me.

For example I never saw this.

or anything like this. It was frustrating.

Then, at a local planetarium I found the book The Stars, written by H. A. Rey, (author of the Curious George Books). This delightfully illustrated book simplifies the pictures of the constellations so that children (and adults!) can see the pictures of the constellations easily when they search for them in the sky.

Here are some examples.


The book goes over what stars make up each constellation, how to find the constellation and when is the best time of year to look for them. It also contains star charts.

Last year, Rosie and I used Jeanne Fulbright's Exploring Creation with Astronomy text book. Those lessons covered all of the planets and the asteroid belt.  The Stars is a great follow up to that book for students who want to know even more about the solar system and astronomy.

Works for Me!