Monday, September 20, 2010

Stories for the Homeschool Heart

Not too long ago, I did a blog post on a contest where you could nominate someone you felt had a 'homeschool heart'.  The winner received the newly released autographed copy of the book, Stories for the Homeschool Heart, that has just been released in August 2010!  I nominated my friend who I felt had a homeschool heart and the authors of the book, Patti Maguire Armstrong and Theresa A. Thomas , emailed me to tell me I won 2 copies of their new book!  So I have one and I gave one to my friend who I nominated!

Do you need to be encouraged as a parent whether you homeschool or not?  Are you looking for stories that inspire, give you hope, and joy?  Do you want to be lifted up in mind and spirit when you sit down and read several short stories from several contributor's from all walks of life?  Do you want to see how God's grace is sufficient even in the most difficult trials?  Do you want to laugh, cry, be thankful, and smile all in one sitting as each short story gives you a glimpse into other's lives?

If you said "Yes" to any of these questions, then I highly recommend purchasing Stories for the Homeschool Heart!
I can't say enough good things about this book!  It is evident that Patti and Theresa, and all the amazing contributor's not only worked hard, but they spoke from their hearts to bless others with their stories.  Besides the 2 copies that I won, I bought 2 other copies and I gave them away to homeschool friends that I know will be encouraged when they read this book.

I am amazed that the authors found the time and energy to publish this book.  As they have mentioned, this project was completed by God's grace, lots of  prayers, and the unconditional love and support from their families. 

Speaking of families, Patti is a homeschool mom and she and her husband, Mark, are raising ten children, eight boys and two girls, including two adopted orphans from Kenya. She is also the author of 9 books.

Theresa is also a homeschool mom and she and her husband, David, raise nine children, ages 5 to 22.  Theresa is also a  freelance writer and speaker.

And I thought I was busy!  

You can read more about the authors here.

You can also find out more about this book at the Stories for the Homeschool Heart webpage here or check out their Facebook page here.

I encourage all parents to find out more about this great book and purchase a copy for yourself or others.  You will walk away from each story in the book with a new look on life and be inspired to continue on your faith and homeschool journeys.

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Congrats on winning "Stories for the Homeschool Heart" book. I voted for you today:)

Unknown said...

Tracy, thanks for visiting. Some break huh? My brother-in-law sent me those since he knows I am constantly saying stuff like that. I tend to make my own up too. Thank you for the vote, I clicked a vote for you. Now I'm off to school.

Hi Anna-Marie!
Thanks for the congrats and the vote! Hope you are having a great day :)

Hi Lynda!
Yeah, the funny sayings on your blog put a smile on my face :) Thanks for posting them! Thanks for the vote as I voted for your great blog too :)

Jennifer said...

Hi Tracy~
I just dropped by from the Hip Homeschool Hop. I love your blog! It's very sincere and transparent, both of which are too rare these days! The book you recommended sounds like a great read - I'll have to add it to my list! Thanks for sharing!

Hi Jennifer!
Thanks for your visit and sweet comments :) I hope if you get a copy of the Homeschool book that you will enjoy it! Each story is so touching and relevant :)
I just stopped by your adorable blog and I'm your newest GFC follower :) I left a comment on your spilled milk post...too funny :)
Have a great day and hope to "see" you again!

Hi Tracy,
I am waiting for my copy of this book in the mail. I am so anxious to read it. Thanks for visiting my blog . I hope to get to know you better.

Hi Lisa,
Thanks for your visit and comment! You will not be disappointed about the book, it is wonderful and I have enjoyed reading a story or two each night before bed!
Have a blessed day!

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