Hey, guys! Welcome to Science September here at Redeemedreader! We’ve got a lot of fun stuff planned–including an adult-teen read along of Ender’s Game and an interview with Christian artist Kevin Luthardt–plus lots of book recommendations to pass on this month. So, don’t forget to sign up for our biweekly newsletter on the homepage or like our Facebook page to stay updated!
For now, though, here are a few intriguing book posts I found recently on the web:
- Wondrous Works of God Review: The Hankins family looks at Starr Meade’s Bible Story Book from 2012.
- Are Digital Books Forever? In this post, one reader had his Google Books deleted when he traveled to Singapore. Apparently it was just a computer glitch, but the event does raise the question, in an age characterized by lack of privacy, is it wise to build digital libraries that could be deleted in one stroke?
- Janie’s Reviews in World Magazine: Our own Janie B. Cheaney just came our with five nonfiction book reviews in World. Topics range from teaching your kids to read Shakespeare to Albert Einstein’s relativity theory.
- American History Brought Back to Life: Beautiful Feet Books recently began reprinting this history of America by Earl Schenck Miers. Hitherto out of print for 50 years, it may be a good fit for kids 3rd to 7th grade, particularly families who like a more traditional approach to the subject.
- Do Learning Apps and eBooks help kids? Some are questioning the hype.
- National Punctuation Day Reading: Thanks to Sherry at Semicolonblog.com for this list of kids’ reading to help celebrate National Punctuation Day. (Yes, it’s coming up on September 24th, for those of you who don’t already have it marked on your calendar.) Personally, I think Punctuation Day ought to be like Labor Day–a day when you can take a break from punctuation and unleash those periods and commas….but maybe that’s just me. : )
FREEBIES & CHEAPIES
- The Cross and the Switchblade: This is Christianaudiobook.com’s free download of the month. You’ll have to use your own judgement as to whether the book is appropriate for your teen. Considering the topic, there may be violence, drugs, language, etc. Here’s the description from Christianaudiobook.com: The astonishing true story of Wilkerson’s outreach to New York teens trapped by drugs and gangs. Gang-fighters! Drug addicts! Teenage runaways and prostitutes! The toughest and most hopeless kids that New York’s ghettos had to offer. Then a young preacher from the Pennsylvania hills arrived on their turf and began preaching a message of renewal, miracles, and God’s love. This is one of the century’s great true stories. Over 50 million copies in print!
Free Fairy Tales: Again, I haven’t checked this Kindle book out, but it’s free and the art looks better than most free ebooks.
- $5 Fridays: Every Friday at Ligonier Ministries’ website, you will find $5 downloads and/or book specials. May include R. C. Sproul’s books for children or R. C. Jr’s Economics for Everybody.
- Thriving At College is on sale for $8 at Reformation Heritage this month. If you’re looking for more book deals, try their Inventory Closeout Page, or their $5 Book Sale (includes a John Piper book) and $10 Book Sales. You can see our interview with Thriving At College’s author for more info on that book.
Okay, guys, that’s all I’ve got for today! Please leave any good deals or book news you’ve found recently in the comments below. We’d love to hear about them!