CLP Newsletter: July-August 2017

CLP Newsletter: July-August 2017

The cover of the newsletter presents an excerpt from a new book featured on the back page of the newsletter. (How handy is that?! What a “coincidence”! :))

The title of the excerpt is “Noah Walked With God.” It is by Howard Bean in his book Faithful Families. Scroll to the end of this post for a link to the excerpt.

A Flame Forever Bright -- Dirk Willems

A Flame Forever Bright
by Claudia Esh

The story of Dirk Willems rescuing his pursuer who fell through the ice is one of the best-known stories in the Martyrs Mirror. However, almost nothing is known about Willems’ life prior to his arrest. A Flame Forever Bright weaves facts of Dirk Willems’ life and fictional narrative to tell his story through the eyes of his younger sister Lucia. Set in Holland in the 1500s.

My Ways Are Higher
by Maryann Martin

Ronnie and Maryann Martin answered God’s call and moved to Honduras with their six children. Pouring their hearts into the work, they thoroughly enjoyed life at the mission. Then tragedy struck when Ronnie was killed in a hit-and-run accident, Left to pick up the pieces, Maryann struggled with questions. How could she raise a family without her husband? Why did God choose to take Ronnie, an ordained minister who filled such a vital role at the mission? Maryann describes how God led her through grief, uncertainty, and doubt to acceptance and gratitude. Her testimony is one of learning to cling to God’s promise that “as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways.”

Hidden Riches
by Romaine Stauffer

Many of us do not know the names of our ancestors who braved the Atlantic to come to North America. We forget the persecution they faced and how they risked their lives to reach the freedom we enjoy. Hidden Riches is the story of young Christian Burkholder, a real person, whose father decided to seek a better life in a new land. For juniors through adults.

Loyalty Test
by Romaine Stauffer

As a farmer, father, and church leader, Christian watched uneasily as anti-British attitudes bubbled up in the American colonies. As rebellion progressed to outright war, Christian stood by as the new colonial army confiscated his wheat and drove his cattle away to feed its soldiers. Then the newly formed government passed a law requiring them to swear loyalty to the state. What would be the consequences of refusing to obey? Could their people endure threats from neighbors, double taxes, heavy fines, and jail time? Based on historical characters, Loyalty Test describes the trials of a peaceful people in distressing times. A sequel to Hidden Riches.

Four storybooks about Caleb

Caleb’s Cookies and Kittens
by Brenda Weaver, Illustrated by Charity Hoover

When Mr. Waverly comes home from the hospital, Caleb uses his homemade manners to show kindness and consideration to his elderly neighbor. A visit with Mr. Waverly helps Caleb find a name for his favorite kitten. The fourth in the Manners Are Homemade series.

Arrow in the Sky
by Rebecca Martin

Amish Frontier Series Book 5. No jobs — no money — no food. Operating a rice farm in Arkansas in the 1930’s, the Yoder family had plenty of food. But money was another matter. The plans to buy homes for Abner and Noah had to wait. Through it all, God worked miracles of love and sharing.

Steamboat Rock
by Rebecca Martin

Amish Frontier Series Book 6. “There will be bears,” people warned the Yoders when they move to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Bears? The lack of bears becomes a family joke. In fact, Hettie can’t wait to meet one. But when she finally does, she begins to understand how Peter felt when his boastful courage drained away in the high priest’s palace.

Mary Currier activity books for children

Bible Memory ABCs Activity Book
by Mary Currier

A stepping stone to help children start memorizing Bible verses. Includes a fun train memory chart.

Good Manners Activity Book
by Mary Currier

A variety of activities to reinforce good qualities parents long to see in their children.

God’s Creatures Activity Book
by Mary Currier

A variety of dot-to-dots, mazes, and activities with numbers all on the theme of animals.

Faithful Families
by Howard Bean

Many parents see the importance of family worship, but struggle to find material suitable for their whole family. Faithful Families is part of a series of devotional books that addresses that need. Each day’s lesson consists of two parts. The first part is especially for Dad and Mom and older children. It includes a suggested Scripture reading, a theme verse, and a devotional meditation on the topic introduced by the Scripture reading.

The second part consists of a reading from a continued children’s story related to that week’s theme. Each story is followed by questions for review and discussion, which provide opportunities for applying the theme to life.

Each of the thirteen sections in this book focuses on a different character in the Bible. Together these sections provide enough readings for approximately a quarter of a year.

Excerpt from the book as featured on the front page of the newsletter: Noah Walked With God

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Above all, love God!
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