What's on the Pilgreen bookshelf
Ben and I are trying to learn as much as we can as we embrace public school education, raise three boys, prepare to live in San Francisco, and as we strive to know Jesus more.
Here are books we are reading and we highly recommend:
The Bible (We don't assume this is a given for everyone.)
Since our boys can't read yet, we enjoy reading "The Jesus Storybook Bible" a few nights a week to them. As parents, we love that every story whispers the name of Jesus. For example in the story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt, the story ends like this: "God's people would always remember this great rescue and call it 'Passover.' But an even Greater Rescue was coming. Many years later, God was going to do it again. He was going to come down once more to rescue his people. But this time God was going to set them free forever and ever."
"Going Public: Your Child can Thrive in Public School" by David and Kelli Pritchard
"Wild Things: the art of nurturing boys" by Stephen James and David Thomas
"Treasuring God in our Traditions" by Noel Piper, John Piper's wife
"You Matter More Than You Think: What a woman needs to know about the difference she makes" by Dr. Leslie Parrott
"Crazy Love" by Francis Chan
"The Unexpected Adventure: Taking everyday risks to talk with people about Jesus" by Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg
This is an ongoing list! In addition to books, we value wise words of those who are a step ahead of us in parenting, church-planting, ministry, and life itself.