Review of Love, Honor, and Virtue

It was a beautiful morning for a walk. I grabbed a water bottle, my phone, and a set of headphones and headed out to get some exercise.

On the previous night, I had downloaded my newest review item—an audiobook from Great Waters Press. I queued up the first chapter of Love, Honor, and Virtue: Gaining or Regaining a Biblical Attitude Toward Sexuality. The musical introduction of each chapter and the cadence of Hal’s voice kept my attention as I walked.

Love, Honor, and Virtue is a book designed for parents to discuss with their sons. Our boys are growing up in a different world than we did. They are tempted by means that previous generations never were. We need to equip them with the right weapons and strategies to combat these temptations.

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Code for Teens Review

Our family loves coding. My college major was computer science. My husband works in IT and taught our older kids to create web pages. I was excited to have the opportunity to review a book from Code for Teens. It would teach my youngest daughter to program using JavaScript. When she saw samples of the book online, she shared my excitement.

We could hardly wait for the book Code For Teens: The Awesome Beginner’s Guide to Programming (Volume I) to arrive. We were anxious to get started.

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Journey to Israel - Lunch by the Lake

After an exciting morning of exploring, it was finally lunchtime. A ten-minute drive from the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes brought us to Saint Peter’s Restaurant.

The establishment is named for a special breed of tilapia that inhabits the Sea of Galilee. After a St. Peter’s fish lays eggs, she gathers them in her mouth. The eggs remain there until they hatch. The fish commonly gathers other materials from the bottom of the lake in its mouth. Fishermen may find bottle caps, stones, or coins in these fish’s mouths.

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Journey to Israel - Caesarea Philippi

Our second day in Israel was even more amazing than the first. We enjoyed a surprise stop in the Golan Heights Tuesday morning. Afterwards, we drove another forty minutes to Banias.

Originally, the name of the site was Panias after the half-man, half-goat god Pan. The Greeks and Romans built temples next to the Grotto of Pan, which they considered to be the gates of hell. The city here was also known as Caesarea Philippi.

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Review of White House Holidays Unit Studies

I am a big fan of any curriculum that requires little preparation time. Give me a curriculum that I can read to my kids, or they can read and study on their own, and I am in my happy place! The White House Holidays Unit Studies from Silverdale Press LLC really are this simple:

  1. Download the study.
  2. Read it to the kids.
  3. Complete a related activity or two.

My twelve-year-old twins were excited to learn about Veteran’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Labor Day using these studies.

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