Book Girl: A Journey Through the Treasures and Transforming Power of a Reading Life
:When you hear a riveting story, does it thrill your heart and stir your soul? Do you hunger for truth and goodness? Do you secretly relate to Belle's delight in the library in Beauty and the Beast? If...
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:When you hear a riveting story, does it thrill your heart and stir your soul? Do you hunger for truth and goodness? Do you secretly relate to Belle's delight in the library in Beauty and the Beast?
If so, you may be on your way to being a book girl.
Books were always Sarah Clarkson's delight. Raised in the company of the lively Anne of Green Gables, the brave Pevensie children of Narnia, and the wise Austen heroines, she discovered reading early on as a daily gift, a way of encountering the world in all its wonder. But what she came to realize as an adult was just how powerfully books had shaped her as a woman to live a story within that world, to be a lifelong learner, to grasp hope in struggle, and to create and act with courage.
She's convinced that books can do the same for you.
Join Sarah in exploring the reading life as a gift and an adventure, one meant to enrich, broaden, and delight you in each season of your life as a woman. In Book Girl, you'll discover: how reading can strengthen your spiritual life and deepen your faith, why a journey through classic literature might be just what you need (and where to begin), how stories form your sense of identity, how Sarah's parents raised her to be a reader-and what you can do to cultivate a love of reading in the growing readers around you, and 20+ annotated book lists, including some old favorites and many new discoveries. Whether you've long considered yourself a reader or have dreams of becoming one, Book Girl will draw you into the life-giving journey of becoming a woman who reads and lives well.
Sara Clarkson Sarah Clarkson grew up in a family committed to discipleship and<P> personal ministry and began a personal walk with God at the age of sixteen. She<P> is passionate about passing on the great ideas of literature and Scripture through<P> writing and discipleship. Currently a freelance writer and editor, Sarah has spent<P> the last few years working with Whole Heart Ministries at their conferences,<P> speaking in the United States and overseas on such topics as beauty, literature,<P> and loneliness. She has also served as a writer and editor for Whole Heart Press<P> publishing proj
Sally Clarkson has worked in vocational ministry for almost thirty years, serving with Campus Crusade for Christ, as well as with women's and singles ministries in the U.S. and overseas. Sally and her husband, Clay, are the cofounders of Whole Heart Ministries, an outreach that encourages and equips Christian parents. She is a widely known speaker and has written "Seasons of a Mother's Heart" and "Educating the WholeHearted Child" (with Clay Clarkson). The Clarksons live with their four children near Nashville, Tennessee. "ý"