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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Merry Christmas From Books on the Path

Merry Christmas from the Andersons:
It's hard to believe it's Christmastime already.   The tree's up, the house is decorated and we're ready to enjoy the season. We've been thinking about starting a new family tradition this year.  If you have any traditions for celebrating the birth of Jesus, we'd love to hear about them. 

Thank you for continuing to think of us when you think of Christian books.  For the entire month, we're offering 20% off all our books as our way of saying thanks.  I'd also like to say a personal thank you for the love you've sent our way at the loss of my mom. May you have a blessed Christmas season!

(30% Off) 
We've selected some of our best-selling books for this month's Book of the Month Club.  
50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know, by Kay West and 50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know, by John Bridges and Bryan Curtis. These two books are among our biggest sellers at every convention we attend.  They are filled with practical advise and great pointers for young ladies and gentlemen on many of life's common situations. I like them because they're relevant to the 21st century - manners and etiquette never go out of style - even when the styles change! ($11.90 for Book of the Month Club members)
The Princess and the Kiss and The Squire and the Scroll, by Jennie Bishop are beautifully written and illustrated.  They are enormously popular with parents of young girls and boys.  They deal with the issues of putiry and guarding your heart from evil. Each book presents the issue in a way that small children can understand and builds a foundation that will be easy to expand upon as they mature. We love them for children ages 4 - 8. ($9.00 for Book of the Month Club members)
Don't forget to let us know of your favorite family traditions. And from our family to yours, we wish you all the blessings of this special season!
The Anderson Family

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Thoughts on Give Them Grace (authors: Fitzpartick and Thompson)
By Jennie N. 
"When God looks at the justified believer, parent or child, he sees us not only as forgiven (which is great news) but also as obedient and righteous (which ought to amaze and astound us.)" p. 46 Give Them Grace

Give Them Grace by Fitzpatrick and Thompson is filled with truths from God's word applied directly to our parenting. What I didn't expect was that these truths about grace and the righteousness that Jesus gives us would grab hold of me in such a practical way. I think the application of theological concepts to the very immediate and pressing needs of parenting caused me to have a deeper and truer understanding of the sacrifice God made and how that applies to me life.  This book has helped me to see my children as forgiven (if they have trusted Jesus as their rescuer). They need to understand God's grace and how they can walk in that. I am able to now use their (mis)behavior as a way to show them how much they need Jesus and how it's impossible to follow the rules (law) without Him. This also extends to our rule-following children, the ones who often make us proud.

 "Praising [your daughter] for being a "good girl" will breed toxic pride in her heart...she won't recognize her need for a rescuer. She needs to hear that her desire to prove her own worthiness is one of the greatest hindrances to faith that she'll ever face...Tell [her] that she can relax into God's loving embrace and stop thinking that she has to perform in order to get her welcoming Father to love her." p 72 & 73

I grasp now that it's my privilege to explain the gospel over and over and over until the truths seek deep into their souls, while remembering that my parenting will not save my children. Only God can do that.

"We have far too high a view of our ability to shape our children [idolatry] and far too low a view of God's love and trustworthiness...Idolatry, like all sin, is devastating to the soul.  It cuts us off from the comforts of grace, the peace of conscience, and the joy that is to be our strength." p 57

I think the truths contained in this book can bring the joy of the Lord to our parenting in a fresh way.  I pray the Lord will bless your family through this book as it did mine.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

New Website & Book of the Month Club

Good Morning! 

The new Books on the Path website is now up and running! Have a look and tell us what you think.

With the new website, we've started a Book of the Month club. The first of every month we offer a special discount (30%) on one or two books (which we especially love) for those in our Book of the Month club. (Just a reminder, you can sign up at and you never have to buy any of the BOM books; signing up just gives you the special pricing).

This month, we're offering three books. We've added the third bo
ok, Good Grief by Granger Westberg, because we've found it to be a great resource for sorting out feeling of grief. Many of you know we lost my mom to pancreatic cancer on Saturday, July 28th; this book has been a great help.

Our "regularly scheduled" books for the BOM club this month are: Stepping Heavenward, by Elizabeth Prentiss and Do Hard Things, by Alex and Brett Harris. Stepping Heavenward is a wonderful fiction book about the life of a young girl who, as she grows in age and Christian wisdom, realizes trusting God's plan for her life leads to great joy. (This is one one my very favorite books - great for women ages 13 to 113!). Do Hard Things empowers teens and young adults to live up to their God-given potential instead of listening to society that teens have to go through a "rebellious stage", sit on the couch playing video games all day and generally "check-out" from society. Matthew and I read this one together and although I really loved it, I think I'll have him re-read it when he's a bit older; it's probably best for late jr. high - high school students.

Don't forget to visit and sign up for the Book of the Month club to receive an email each month with your discount code.

Many Blessings,

The Anderson Family

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Books on the Path New Ownership

Good Morning!  Books on the Path has new owners!  We are Tim and Kelli Anderson and our 11 year old son, Matthew (and our 4 year old golden retriever, Molly).  We're excited about continuing the great job April and Toby have done. We're in the (long) process of updating the website, so keep checking back to see what's new.  It may be two months before the new site is ready, but in the meantime, if you're looking for something you don't see, feel free to contact us.

Many Blessings,

The Andersons