Light in the House

Light in the House is a ministry of our church for women of all ages.  Our heart is to give older women an avenue to teach younger women life lessons that they have gained in their walks with Christ as well as home skills.  It is a wonderful opportunity to build cross-generational relationships as well as to bring neighbors and friends to a welcoming place.

“You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” –  Matthew 5:14-16

Stay tuned for our next event !

Contact:  Lin Newman

Phone:  (513) 519-5121

E-mail:  [email protected]

 

BOOKLISTS:

Family Read-alouds

Teddy’s Button  by Amy Le Feuvre

My Mama Had a Dancing Heart  by Libba Moore Gray

Herein Is Love, Vol. 1: Genesis    by Nancy Ganz

Trial And Triumph: Stories From Church History    by Richard M. Hannula

Morning Bells    by Frances Ridley Havergal

Little Pillows   by Frances Ridley Havergal

Stepping Heavenward: One Woman’s Journey to Godliness (Inspirational Library Series)
by Elizabeth Prentiss

From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions
by Ruth A. Tucker

Hero Tales (Vol. I)    by Dave Jackson, Neta Jackson

The Swiss Family Robinson (Unabridged Classics)    by Johann David Wyss

Ages 4-8:
A Hat for Ivan    by Max Lucado
You Are Special   “
Just the Way You Are   “
Because I Love You   “
The Princess and the Kiss ( a book about a princess saving her kiss for her husband)   by Jennie Bishop

Three Cousin Detective Books

My First Raggedy Ann Books
My First Little House books

Ages 1-4
Boy with A Drum   by David Harrison
Just in Case You Ever Wonder
Biscuit Books
Berenstein Bears
Make Way For Ducklings   by Robert McCloskey
Goodnight Moon/ Runaway Bunny   by Margaret Wise Brown
White Snow, Bright Snow   by Alvin Tresselt

 

Family and Home

Honey For A Child’s Heart   by Gladys Hunt

The Joy of A Promise Kept   by wives of 12 Christian leaders

No Ordinary Home: The Uncommon Art of Christ-Centered Homemaking
by Carol Jo Brazo

Building the Christian Family You Never Had: A Practical Guide for Pioneer Parents
by Mary E. Demuth

The Shaping of a Christian Family     by Elisabeth Elliot

A Mother’s Heart: A Look at Values, Vision, and Character for the Christian Mother     by Jean Fleming

For the Children’s Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School (Child-Life Book)     by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

For the Family’s Sake: The Value of Home in Everyone’s Life      by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

Wise Words For Moms    by Ginger Plowman

Teach Them Diligently: How To Use The Scriptures In Child Training                           by Louis Paul Priolo

The Young Peacemaker    by Corlette Sande

Peacemaking for Families: A Biblical Guide to Managing Conflict in Your Home (Focus on the Family)    by Ken Sande, Tom Raabe

Common Sense Christian Living    by Edith Schaeffer

The Hidden Art of Homemaking     by Edith Schaeffer

What is a Family    by Edith Schaeffer
A life-changing book about what it means to live together in love.

War of Words: Getting to the Heart of Your Communication Struggles (Resources for Changing Lives)    by Paul David Tripp

Good and Angry: Exchanging Frustration for Character in You and Your Kids!
by Scott Turansky, Joanne Miller

What Did You Expect? (marriage)    by Paul Tripp

Families Where Grace Is in Place    by Jeff VanVonderen

When Kids Hurt: Help for Adults…   by Clark and Rabey

Everyday Talk: Talking Freely and Naturally about God with Your Children
by John Yount

Love and Respect    by Eggerichs

Open Heart, Open Home: The Hospitable Way to Make Others Feel Welcome and Wanted    by Karen Burton Mains

Radical Hospitality: Benedict’s Way Of Love    by Daniel O. S. B. Homan, Lonni Collins Pratt

The Power of a Praying® Parent     by Stormie Omartian

The Power of a Praying® Wife    by Stormie Omartian

High Call High Privilege   by Gail MacDonald

More Christian Living

The Christian’s Secret of A Happy Life    by Hannah Whitall Smith

Jesus Calling (devotional)    by Sarah Young

The Mitford series (novels)   by Jan Karon

The Mark of the Lion Series (novels)    by Francine Rivers

Radical    by David Platt

How People Change    by Paul Tripp

Five Love Languages    by Gary Chapman

Abba’s Child    by Brennan Manning

The Wonderful Spirit-filled Life   by Charles Stanley

Choosing Gratitude   by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

30 Days to Understanding Your Bible in 15 minutes a Day  by Max Anders

Secure in the Everlasting Arms   by Elisabeth Elliot

Keep A Quiet Heart   by Elisabeth Elliot

Calm My Anxious Heart   by Linda Dillow

Loving God With All Your Mind   by Elizabeth George

The Parish Papers   by George MacDonald

 

For Girls

Caddie Woodlawn    by Carol Ryrie Brink

The Tanglewoods’ Secret    by Patricia St John

Christie’s Old Organ   by O.F.Walton (age 9+)

Jessica’s First Prayer   by Hesba Stretton

A Basket Of Flowers   by Christoph Von Schmid (age 9+)

In Grandmas Attic (The Grandma’s Attic Series)    by Arleta Richardson

Little Women (The Whole Story)    by Louisa May Alcott

The Complete Little House Nine-Book Set    by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Chronicles of Narnia Series    by C.S. Lewis

Black Beauty (Whole Story)    by Anna Sewell

Heidi (Whole Story)    by Johannah Spyzi

The Witch of Blackbird Pond    by Elizabeth George Sport?

The Year of Miss Agnes    by Kirkpatrick Hill

Betsy-Tacy    by Maud Hart Lovelace

All-of-a-kind Family    by Sydney Taylor

The Door in the Wall    by Marguerite E Angely

Words By Heart    by Ouida Sebestyen (for older readers)

Understood Betsy    by Dorothy Gagfield Fisher

Pollyanna: Complete and Unabridged    by Eleanor H Porter

The Complete Anne of Green Gables Series    by L.M. Montgomery

Rainbow Magic series (ages 5-10)

The Boxcar Children (for boys or girls ages 7-12)

Charlotte’s Web( boy or girl 9+)

Sugar Creek Gang (boys or girls ages 8+) by Paul Hutchens

Trixie Beldon series (10+)

Black Beauty (10+)   by Anna Sewell

Whinney of the Wild Horses (10+)   by Toni Whitney

King of the Wind   by Marguerite Henry  (boy or girl ages 10+)

Misty of Chincoteague    by Marguerite Henry (boy or girl ages 10+)

Great Illustrated Classics (series- ages 10+)

Southseas Adventures (series ages 10+)   by Pamela Walls

The Good Master (boys or girls, families,too! Ages10+)

Door in the Wall (boys or girls ages 10+)   by Marguerite de Angeli

The Cabin Faced West (10+)   by Jean Fritz

Natalie Series     by Dandi Daley Mackall (8-9+)

Maghan Rose Series     by Lori Z. Scott (8-9+)

Christian Heroes, Then and Now (boy or girl 10+)

Any books from YWAM Publishing

The Two Princesses of Balmarre (10+) by Gail Carsen DeVine

Calico Captive (12+)  by Elizabeth George Speare

Nancy Drew series (12+)

Today’s Girls series (12-16)

Little Pilgrim’s Progress    by Bunyan (boy or girl 10-15)

Natalie series  by Dandi Daley Mackall  (early reader)

Bonnets and Bugles (boys or girls ages 9+)   by Gilbert L. Morris

Meghan Rose Series ( 7-8)   by Lori Scott

Sisters in Time series (10+)  by Ginger Simpson

Dear America (diaries 10+)

American Girls

Cooper Family series by Frank Peretti   (boys or girls 12+)

The Left Behind Series for kids

Mistmantle Chronicles (13+)  by M. I. McAllister

Lost Books series   by Ted Decker (boy or girl 11+)

For Boys

Blaze (series for reluctant/beginning readers) by CW Anderson

Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John (8+)    by Pearl S Buck

Wishbone (8+)

Call It Courage (10+)   by Armstrong Sperry

Matt Christopher Books (10-14)
(may have infrequent language)

Hardy Boys (10+)

On the Edge of the Sea of Darkness series   by Andrew Peterson (10+)

The Bark of the Bog Owl series    by Jonathan Rodgers

Kingdom’s Dawn series    by Chuck Black

Through My Eyes: A Quarterback’s Journey    by Tim Tebow

Christian Heroes, Then and Now

The Chronicles of Narnia    by C.S. Lewis

The Boxcar Children (8+)

My Side of the Mountain    by Jean Craighead George

39 Clues    by Rick Riordan

books by Gary Paulson (10+)

books by Gordon Korman


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