June Book Reviews

“Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ” by John Piper

Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ (John Piper Small Group)

This small book by John Piper is full of great theological truths without being very heavy or very deep. He writes with a beautifully poetic style that makes the truths he presents seem even more beautiful and more sweet. This book speaks of many of the aspects of our Lord Jesus including His diety, His excellence, His wisdom, His power, His anguish and His sacrifice.  It is only 123 pages long, and was an excellent read.

“Escape” by Carolyn Jessop


I found this book very intriguing. I think I read the whole thing, all 413 pages, in less than three days. It was that good. It was also horrifying, sad, and almost unbelievable. This is an autobiography of a woman who was born into a radical polygamist cult. She tells of the many horrors she endured while trapped in this oppressive religious regime and speaks of the inner workings of the cult. It certainly made me thankful that we take the Bible as our final authority and we do not need a “prophet” to speak for God. This book made me appreciate even more the life of freedom I have in Christ and that His Word is  our standard and foundation for our lives. 

“Treasuring God in Our Traditions” by Noel Piper

Treasuring God in Our Traditions

This book is a gem. I wish I would have read it sooner. I highly recommend every mother read this book. Noel Piper (John Piper’s wife) speaks in this book about having a God centeredness in our traditions, whether they be daily routines or special holiday traditions. She uses many personal examples from her family, and gives a multitude of great thoughts and ideas that I plan to incorporate into our family.  This was a very enjoyable and beneficial read.


“Completely Done”

I love the truth in the words of this song.

Soakin’ Up Some Summer

It’s July and summer is in full swing. We have been spending plenty of time at the park, taking walks, catching bugs, eating icream cones and enjoying all kinds of summery fun. Life has been pretty grand around here.

Jones Family Visit

Two weeks ago my in-laws came up for a week long visit. You can hold back the moans and groans, because I LOVE it when my in-laws come to see us! 🙂 It is about a twelve hour drive from their house to ours…so we don’t get to see them very often. So it’s always a special treat when they come visit us. We had a fun week together, and as always the end came all to quickly!

We had a beautiful week of great weather and we were able to enjoy some time outdoors. The girls, mom, and I also went for a pedicure…a first for the three of them! Isaac and Hudson loved having them here and were quite lonely when they left. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the week.


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For Young Mother’s

If you are a young mother you will be blessed and encouraged by this excellent article over at 9Marks.