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  • Item #: 017728
    ISBN: 9780590451604
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  • Item #: MP1SSE
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    This package contains the same books as Memoria Press' First Grade Supplemental Science and Enrichment Complete set with one exception: we have substituted Penguins! National Geographic Reader Level 2 in place of Penguins Are Cool – American Museum of Natural History reader, which is out of print. Please see below for complete set contents.

     

  • Item #: MP1SSC
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    This package contains the same books as Memoria Press' First Grade Continuing Supplemental Science & Enrichment set with one exception: theirs includes Penguins Are Cool – American Museum of Natural History Reader which is out of print, so we have substituted Penguins! National Geographic Reader Level 2. Complete package contents listed below.

     

  • Item #: 016092
    ISBN: 9780590929226
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  • Item #: 046334
    ISBN: 9780801862274
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    Even students not very interested in history will enjoy this book. In a double-column format, the book shares information about the daily life of settlers in America from 1564 to 1770. The information isn't full of stats or dates or specific historical figures; it focuses on the general way of life. Working chronologically through the years and different phases of settlement, the book discusses homes and buildings, tools, cooking, crops, animals, jobs, how laws were made, and other details about the daily toils of the settlers. You really start seeing them as real people, and begin to appreciate the role the "common man" had in founding this country. There are also 200 black and white sketches accompanying the text, which bring the descriptions alive and clarify how certain things looked or worked. The illustrations are very detailed and appear on almost every page. Whether you use this as an introduction to get students interested in colonial history or just as a fun book to scan for enjoyment, many age levels will enjoy the explanatory text and descriptive sketches. By Edwin Tunis, 160 pgs, pb. - Rachel

  • Item #: 003620
    ISBN: 9780471161684
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    What was life like in 1732 in colonial America? To find out, let's "live" with the six members of the Mayhew family for a year on their farm in western Massachusetts. The text takes us through each season of the year, with numerous projects to show how things were done back then. Projects include making Jack Wax (maple syrup on snow), weaving a pot holder, playing quoits, churning butter, making a corncob doll, dipping candles, and fabricating snow goggles. Lots of good information and lots of fun, too. 118 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 037271
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    Ever wanted to manage a super-futuristic ant farm? Well, this kit includes everything you need to do just that! The ant farm habitat is about 6” high, 10” wide, 1 ½” thick, and it is filled with green gel. The gel is non-toxic and is formulated to provide all the nutrients and moisture ants need to survive, so there is no need for feeding or watering. The kit includes an order form to send for worker ants, however, please note that shipping is currently $4.00 and ants may take 3-6 weeks to arrive. When you receive your ants, simply drop them into the transparent gel and watch them start making tunnels. You and your kids will get to see how they work, clean, communicate, and live out their life (which typically lasts 1-3 months). If you wish to continue your farm when the ants die, you can order more, but you won’t need to refill the gel! A cool thing about this product is that if you have more than one Ant Farm, you can connect the containers and watch the colonies work together! This is great for those who have always wanted an ant farm but aren’t excited about the upkeep. - Jon
  • Item #: 005972
    ISBN: 9780590674447
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  • Item #: 035981
    ISBN: 9780977129409
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    Discover what it was like to live in America during the 16th and 17th century with this history project book. A timeline of key dates of colonial America and a brief overview of the thirteen colonies at the front puts the events and years into perspective, while the first chapter completes the foundation by providing a fascinating account of how colonial America came to exist and how life there began. The remaining seven chapters each focus on one aspect of life in colonial America, such as life in a colonial home, colonial clothes, work, communication, or the kids of the colonial days. Each of these chapters provides interesting passages on the respective part of life surrounded by features such as colonial words to know, spotlight on famous colonists, and hands-on projects that bring what you read to real life. Construct your own miniature wattle and daub house as you learn about colonial homes, sip your own homemade apple cider while reading about colonial farms and gardens, and make your own yarn, cloth, and dye just as the colonists did while dressed as a colonist with the help of other projects in the colonial clothes chapter. Fort-four projects in all provide plenty of original activities to recreate life in colonial America. Steph
  • Item #: 022084
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    If you think colonial music is limited to Yankee Doodle Dandy with maybe the Old Hundredth tune thrown in for good measure, you are doing a serious disservice to both the varied and exceptional music of the time period as well as the skill of today's musicians. Don't be surprised if your children want long skirts and tri-corner hats as Hesperus – a chamber folk ensemble – cunningly performs the musical heritage of the people who were America's first immigrants. They came from England, Scotland, Ireland, and France (to name just a few), and they brought their music with them – parlor music, dance tunes, fiddle tunes, and worship tunes. Performed on early music instruments – bass viola da gamba, fiddle, recorder, pennywhistle, lute, theorbo, and early guitars – these 18 tracks will have your family toe-tapping, looking for a dance partner, recognizing great solemnity, and, in general, coming to a much greater appreciation of the days before America became united. Enjoyable any time, this CD will add a remarkable element of cultural identity to your study of the colonial time period. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 004321
    ISBN: 9780590425827
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  • Item #: 033815
    ISBN: 9780399240270
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    Jean Fritz attempts to unravel an American mystery that is well over 400 years old. In her research for this book, she even went on site to Cape Hatteras where there was an archeological dig in search of clues for what happened to the colonists at Roanoke. She begins her story introducing us to such prominent characters of the 1500s as Queen Elizabeth of England and Sir Walter Raleigh. At this time, the Spanish ships were already making pilgrimages to the New World in search of treasure. However, now England was interested in starting a settlement and beginning to colonize what would later be called New England. The first place the English attempted to settle was Roanoke. However, there were many obstacles that caused difficulty for the new settlers. They soon found that someone must be sent back to England for more food and supplies. Governor White went, but the departing and returning trips were not easy. By this time, England was at war with Spain. Governor White arrived back at Roanoke and found the settlement deserted. Today, we can still only speculate what happened to the people who once lived there. This book explains several of the theories that are proposed. Wonderful border illustrations, small portraits, diagrams, landscape and scenery by Hudson Talbott.

  • Item #: 027671
    ISBN: 9780439567060
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  • Item #: 040232
    ISBN: 9780891077688
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    The apostle Paul was an effective evangelist in the first century because he was able to understand how people of a different culture thought about the important issues of life, then helped them connect their beliefs to the truth of God. For the church to be successful today, we need the same skill. You would think this should be easy, since we live in our own culture, but author Gene Edward Veith, Jr. believes some of us have missed the transition from modernism to postmodernism. Modernism was marked by a belief in scientific rationalism, humanism, and bias against the past. Postmodernism maintains that there is no absolute truth, that all truth is relative. While a modernist might believe that Christianity is not true because of some perceived scientific or historical conflict, a postmodernist believes that Christianity is not true because it cannot be the only truth or the absolute truth, and is therefore dismissed because it is intolerant.

    This is the overview. Veith, a regular contributor to World Magazine, delves into details in four major areas: thought, art (including architecture, television, movies, and literature), society (family, government, and daily life), and religion. I generally avoid philosophy-type books because they are often difficult to understand, but this book is very readable and gives specific examples, an important step in helping me grasp ethereal concepts. Well worth reading to get a handle on what passes for thinking in our times. 256 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 020135
    ISBN: 9780563522751
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    This historical romp through the middle ages is rather the opposite of the Famous Men book for the same period. Instead of looking at certain persons, this book steps back and looks at the collective whole of medieval life in Britain. And, yes, he runs into some of those famous men along the way. Chapters cover groups of individuals – peasants, minstrels, outlaws, monks, philosophers, knights, damsels, and kings. Investigating each, the author describes in generalities, and then cites specifics in terms of people and events. Frankly, the information is fascinating in its breadth and provides a number of surprises, such as the amount of belongings owned by some peasants or the degree of openness in communication concerning sexual acts. There are two sets of full-color art reproductions depicting various aspects of life in the medieval time period (defined, by the way, as from 1066 – the Norman conquest – through 1536 – Henry VIII's suppression of the monasteries). Please note that the target audience is older than the Famous Men books and some content is more graphic than you might expect. Also, at least one of the paintings features a (captive) female nude. 224 pgs, pb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 007095
    ISBN: 9780590451581
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  • Item #: 010086
    ISBN: 9780060245863
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    One of our all-time favorite books (and most requested to be read!) for younger children. The hilarious antics of the mouse and boy as the mouse goes full-circle from cookie to cookie and all that's in between. The tables are turned on the patient little boy as he is exhausted trying to keep up with the "needs" of the mouse (maybe this helps children understand how parents feel sometimes!). We use the library heavily, but sometimes you meet a book that you just have to keep. This is definitely one of them!

  • Item #: 011750
    ISBN: 9780544238060
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    Subtitled Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought), this delightfully candid book offers rare insights into the lives of famous composers from Antonio Vivaldi to Woody Guthrie. See the great musicians as never before through this collection of fascinating and humorous mini-biographies. Many of us are familiar with the life stories of composers, such as Bach, Brahms, and Beethoven. But still we wonder, what were these people really like? What kind of children were they? What style of clothing did they wear? What kinds of food did they like to eat? How did they die? Lives of the Musicians answers these questions and uncovers a host of little-known facts about the lives of musicians. Did you know, for example, that Mozart proposed marriage to Marie Antoinette at the ripe old age of eight? Or, that Giuseppe Verdi disliked fame so much that he once hid out in a toolshed when a group of fans came to visit? Read and find out which composer was deathly terrified of being buried alive, which one hated music as a baby, and which one banged the piano keys so hard his fingers bled. The light-hearted spirit of this volume is evident, not only by the lively text, but also by the caricature-like portraits of the musicians and witty chapter titles such as My Dear Corpse: Frederic Chopin; Twenty Children and 1,200 Compositions: Johann Sebastian Bach; and (my favorite) The Checked Cotton Underwear: Johannes Brahms. No longer will you have to bribe your children to get them to study music history. Lives of the Musicians is so captivatingly fun, it will leave your kids begging for more! Please note that at least one artist is mentioned as being a homosexual, but this is not elaborated upon. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 049654
    ISBN: 9781585741373
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    Immerse yourself in the character and culture of the men and women who conquered the American frontier! Reminiscent of the David Macaulay building and engineering books, the author successfully recreates life on the American frontier with engaging text and first rate, black & white illustrations. Beginning in Jamestown, 1607, you will be transported through the early life and times of America and be introduced to the history of the Germans and Scots in Pennsylvania, the flint lock rifle, building of log cabins, forts, medicine and witchcraft, and what childhood looked like. The author weaves the story of the Seven Year War, the Revolutionary War, Land Ordinances, the Louisiana Purchase and the Northwest exploration. We learn of steam boats, the cotton frontier, early railroads, fur trade, the Oregon Trail, the history of the Mormon Church, stage coaches in California, Civil War and the West, and the Cattle Drives. Each chapter provides abundant illustrations and maps, and interesting text to bring alive the early days of America, this book breathes life into American history studies. Pb, 161 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 007699
    ISBN: 9780590451598
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  • Item #: 003382
    ISBN: 9780746033654
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    This combined volume of all four Time Traveler books focuses on everyday life in various periods in history. Like the Book of World History it contains interesting text and captivating illustrations (in typical Usborne style!).

    So, how is it different? The World History book goes through history, looking at different civilizations during each period. The Omnibus focuses in on specific time periods in history and examines in detail the lives of fictional characters who could have lived during that time. My (then) 12 year old daughter recommended reading through the World History volume first, then the Time Traveler's Omnibus to "zoom in" on certain historical periods. She says this book will "give you a better understanding and appreciation of how it was to live during that time - it's the next best thing to being there."

  • Item #: 048768
    ISBN: 9781931941167
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    Have you ever seen a parent and child together and been jealous of their close and sincere relationship? This book shows parents how they can take practical steps to develop a relationship with their children that will last and be strengthened through the teenage and adult years. It's hard to get kids to share everything with their parents, but this book gives good tips on how to get it done and proves that it's possible. Written by a mother/daughter team who seem to have an air-tight relationship, the book shares their personal story. The daughter is grown with children of her own now, but she recounts stories from her childhood. The mom seems to be quite the character, and she also tells stories and explains how she took deliberate steps to make sure their relationship had a foundation in Christ and her daughter always felt safe and eager to share everything with her. It's interesting to see how the two kept the lines of communication open throughout the years and how the mom made sure the daughter always felt loved and cared for, even when being punished. The main point of the book is that you need to take time out of your schedule to have one-on-one time with your child so they know that even the most trivial aspect of their lives is important to you and worth sharing. It admits that creating an unbreakable bond with your child can take work, but it's biblically based and definitely worth the effort. Full of biblical wisdom on how to develop healthy communication within the home. By Sky McNeill and Paula Stevenson, 144 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 010992
    ISBN: 9781933339009
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    In the quest to cover a little of everything from a particular time period AND present it at a level that a younger child can understand, most elementary history texts are, well, probably just a bit lacking in the exciting and shall we say “interesting” department. At least, I found it as such when I was much younger, although it led me to do a lot of self-reading to complete the picture in the areas that interested me. Susan Wise Bauer attempts to remedy this difficulty in presenting a chronological history to the younger set using a classical approach to history. The Story of the World is structured around a text and a curriculum guide/activity book that serve as a springboard for your futher history explorations. The readings in the text provide a background of the time period covered, augmented by the use of the guide, which contains review questions, suggestions for supplemental readings, appropriate literature selections, and also map activities, coloring pages, as well as an abundance of projects that span history, art, and science that are sure to excite the student.

    The text itself serves as the starting point and backbone of each unit. Each chapter covers a particular time period, and is placed in chronological order. For example, in Volume One: Ancient Times, Chapter One begins with “The Earliest People” followed by chapters detailing periods of Egyptian, Sumarian, Jewish, Babylonian, Assyrian, Indian, Chinese, African, Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, Persian, Native American, Roman, Christian, Celt, and Barbarian history. The book goes in strictly chronological order, so one time period of a civilization will be covered, and then a different civilization may be covered, returning to another era of the first civilization later, to encompass a significant historical event of that civilization. Each chapter is further split into smaller, more bite-sized amounts that lend themselves well to a younger attention span. The chapters are presented at a level they will understand, but at the same time, find fairly absorbing. History is presented in more of a story-type format that they will appreciate, and the author emphasizes that the book is not intended to give a complete overview of the time period, but rather to give the student a chronological order of major events and an appreciation and understanding of different cultures while presenting it in a way that will foster an enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject matter. For example, while not every ruler of a civilization may be named, along with major accomplishments, an overview of the period highlighting important events and rulers, along with details of how the people in the civilizations lived comprise the short chapters. Mythical stories as well as historical fiction-type passages about young children from different cultures are woven into the narrative to stimulate further interest. These almost story-type chapters are meant to be read aloud to younger children, or those with reading difficulty, while good readers and older children can read or take turns reading the chapters aloud.

    When a chapter has been completely read, you and the students then turn to the curriculum manual/actvitiy guide. At the beginning of each chapter in the guide, corresponding page references are given from four recommended supplements Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, The Usborne Book of World History, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History. These selections further flesh out the history lessons, particularly for those periods or civilizations where less supplemental reading is available. When all the chapter reading has been accomplished, the next order of business are the reading comprehension-type review questions for each chapter section. Following the questions, the student is asked to summarize the chapter in a few sentences. The author again stresses that important facts be included in this narrative, but not necessarily every single one. A few sample narrations are also supplied for each section. The student’s narrative is then written, illustrated with his/her favorite part of the lesson. The narratives can be collected and put into a loose-leaf binder, to create the student’s own world history. After these activities have been completed, a list of readings chosen to supplement and complement the history lesson are supplied, as well as a following list of corresponding literature suggestions to further flesh out the lesson, with books telling stories from that era. Author, publisher, copyright date, and a sentence summary of each book are given for ease in locating the book.

    Now for some real hands-on work! The activities commence with “Map Work,” where a map of the appropriate area is supplied, and the student identifies and marks pertinent areas, routes, and features. The geography section is normally followed by a coloring page, highlighting some aspect of the history lesson, or some other word activity. Finally, the chapter closes with a selection of projects to do to really “get into” the featured civilization or time period. These may be arts, crafts, writing, or science projects, or just fun supplemental activities. Most require only common household supplies and art supplies such as paints & paintbrushes, boxes, newspaper and waxed paper, self-drying clay, etc. Several projects are provided for each chapter, covering a wide range of activities. These could include anything from building your own hut to making your own cunieform tablets, mummifying a chicken, brick-making, baking an African or Greek feast, purple dye, an erupting volcano, an olympic wreath, a Native American sand painting, a Roman chariot, making paper, and LOTS more. When you’ve covered the chapter content as much as is desired, move on.

    While the breadth of activities and readings may seem overwhelming or time-consuming, keep in mind that not every suggested book needs to be read, and not every single project needs to be completed. (But Mom, can’t we embalm the chicken today?) Spend as much time in an era as suits the students, pacing yourself to cover everything that is of interest. The structure of the curriculum makes it especially easy and enjoyable to use with several children in this age range, although I’m sure the older kids would love to get into it too!

    Volume One was revised in 2006 and now features more illustrations, maps, several timelines and additional parent/teacher notes. The text is paperback, and the Curriculum Guide/Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

  • Item #: 001848
    ISBN: 9780590451574
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  • Item #: 042799
    ISBN: 9781438070452
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    Do you have a child who loves stuffed animals? What if they could learn to make one just how they imagine it; a super-hero cat or a sweet mama bunny? How about a pirate dog or a teddy bear in pajamas? This kit comes in two parts: a separate spiral-bound instruction book with tabs for sections on techniques, patterns, step-by-steps and mix and match ideas. The other part is a storage area for the book and supplies (like a little sewing box.) You are only getting material to make the cat, but you are getting instructions and patterns to alter this basic toy body to make other animals and clothes. You will need to have your own needle, scissors and thread. Kids will have fun gathering fabric to make new creations and can store their supplies in the sturdy cardboard box. They would not just be learning to hand-sew, but also how to follow instructions and patiently achieve a goal. They will end up with a toy uniquely their own. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 036222
    ISBN: 9780071440431
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    With flash cards, stickers, lots of pictures, and an audio CD, I think I could learn to read and speak Spanish, too! A lot of beginning language books focus on only learning lists of basic words. This one not only teaches you to read and speak lots of basic words, but it also instructs you on how to form them into complete sentences. The authors' teaching method is wonderful, as you not only read the words in Spanish with the help of colorful pictures and English subtitles, but you also hear the correct pronunciations on the audio CD. The lively narrator pronounces the word for you several times and then you can repeat it. There are also hands-on activities utilizing flash cards and stickers to complete sentences as well as create fun stories. This hardcover book has 47 text pages, 48 flash cards, 24 stickers, and an audio CD that is 78 minutes in length. Your children will love how quickly and easily they can master the contents of this book! – elise

  • Item #: 007968
    ISBN: 9780877849223
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    What would happen if Socrates returned to the present and showed up on the college campus of Desperate State University? What would he think about the modern world? This imaginative book by Peter Kreeft invites you to sit in on conversations that Socrates has with Peter Pragma and Felicia Flake. Each character has six short Socratic dialogues examining contemporary values like success, power, and pleasure throughtopics such as money, God, sex, government, music, and objective truth. This page-turner poses simple, yet perplexing philosophy within each conversation that will stimulate ethical and moral reflection. Kreeft's humor is a little corny, but his presentation of questions and conclusions is mind-opening and spirit-challenging. I thoroughly enjoyed this thought-provoking book. My only criticism is that the dialogues contain a lot of fluff before getting to the "meat." I suppose it would take me a while to reach a conclusion too if I was being questioned by one of the greatest thinkers of all time! Hopefully the wisdom you obtain from this book will help you better discern what the best things in life actually are. 190 pgs, pb. – elise

  • Item #: 011870
    ISBN: 9781933407852
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    C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia books are so rich in visual imagery and fascinating characters, it seems completely natural to incorporate art and crafts to bring the subjects to life. Thanks to Sharon Jeffus, you can easily do this, whether you're studying the books in school or just reading them for pleasure. In 56 pages, Sharon offers a variety of ways students can apply their own creativity to the subjects of Narnia, whether it be through pencil and paper, paint, clay, cardboard, or a craft project. Subjects examined are lions, heraldry, knights, armor, weapons, crowns, thrones, portraits, printing, rabbits, beavers, gargoyles, fauns, stags, trees, castles, birds, ancient writing, dragons, unicorns, and maps. Along the way, Sharon mixes in art concepts, including perspective, shading, using a grid, scale, and positive and negative space. Because the topics are chosen from the Narnia books, this is not a cohesive art program; rather, it's set up as a book you can wander through as you read through the Narnia books, choosing topics that suit your fancy. Topical lessons vary quite a bit in content, and may include a craft project, a drawing challenge, thought-provoking questions, creative challenges, a website to look up works of art, examining a given picture, learning an art principle, etc. The suggested activities are very open-ended, and would be easy to tailor to children of different ages. Occasionally, several different activity options are offered for a topic; some will appeal more to older children, and some to younger children. The instructions for an activity are very simple and freeform (more like suggestions), allowing as much adaptation as you want. As with their other very practical art books, you won't need any special art equipment for the lessons, just pencils, drawing paper, construction paper, glue, yarn, markers, crayons, and anything else you'd like to use. Also available is a CD-ROM which contains the entire text of the book in electronic form. If you're anxious to explore Narnia with all of your senses and sharpen your artistic skills at the same time, you'll enjoy using this book as an art companion.

  • Item #: 014137
    ISBN: 9781613748442
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     If you have seen the recent movie “Hidden Figures,” you know that women have been working at NASA for a very long time, but few know of the valuable roles they have played. This book highlights the role of 23 women who were pioneers in space travel. Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to rocket into space in 1963 and Sally Ride went 20 years later in 1983. These women made a place in scientific history; learn about their contributions and experiences. 234 pgs. h/c. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 025537
    ISBN: 9780768441062
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    Subtitled "Becoming God's Best While Waiting for Mr. Right," I wasn't sure if this book would be best placed in the "Dating" section or not. After perusing it, I realized it was much more for developing a woman's Godly character and relationship with Jesus, rather than how to behave in a dating relationship. Not just for single women, this book/journal/study guide is inspiring and helpful to women in all stages of life (single, married, divorced and widowed); while much of the text may be geared to single women, there is much meat to be gleaned by anyone. It can be so tempting to fall into the trap of thinking that "if I only was married, than I would be happy and complete." This book points out that marrying another incomplete person will not make you complete – only God can complete, satisfy and fulfill you. That yearning that you may be feeling, that hole you desire to fill is not for a man; it is for a fulfilling and loving relationship with our God and Savior. The author states "A woman is not born a woman. Nor does she become one when she marries a man, bears a child and does their dirty linen, not even when she joins a women's liberation movement. A woman becomes a woman when she becomes what God wants her to be." A single woman is at a unique and special time in her life when she has more time to devote to God and others, when she can spend time serving wherever God may call her and develop herself as a woman of God. So often, we waste that time, waiting for the future and for things to "start happening" in our lives. If that is your mindset, you will always be waiting for things to come and not making the most of the time that is here and now, for God's glory. This book takes you through becoming a Lady of Reckless Abandonment (to God!), Diligence, Faith, Virtue, Devotion, Purity, Security, Contentment, Conviction and Patience. Each chapter concludes with some questions to get you thinking about the material you've read and the Bible passages that support it. The next section of the book contains a meditation journal with over 75 short passages and room to journal your thoughts and feelings. The third and final section is a study guide you can do by yourself or with a group, taking you through the book of Ruth and some other passages in the Bible and discussing them. And the end result? If marriage is what God has in mind for you, when you become the woman God wants you to be, you will attract a Godly man who can see for himself the qualities and virtues that God loves. If you are already married, you will see that you are more peaceful and fulfilled, without putting so much pressure or expectations on your spouse to complete you. Pb, 442 pgs. ~ Megan