Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thomas Jefferson Education

This book outlines the way that Thomas Jefferson and other Founding Fathers were taught. It calls for a return to the classics, along with using a mentor approach to teaching. The ideas in this book can be followed by adults as well as youth. It definitely inspired me to return to the classics and learn more. 
If you are looking for a new (old) approach to learning and education this book will give you a lot of food for thought. 

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires, The Respect He Desperately Needs

This is my favorite marriage book. A couple years ago, I had the priviledge to hear the author speak at a conference. I enjoyed what he had to say, and it really struck home for me. This concept of respect being a more significant need for men makes a lot of sense when you stop and think about it. I like the way the author presents his material, and the fact that he doesn't just say "Respect your husband" or "Love your wife". He outlines a clear plan for how to show love and respect in meaningful ways. The author uses scripture to support his ideas, but even those people uncomfortable with applying scripture to their lives will find that the concepts ring true. This is a new way of thinking for most of us, because we typically consider respect as something that must be earned. The author addresses this concern for the reluctant. Don't miss this book if you want to make your marriage stronger!