The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald Book Review


I for one can really testify to a book that has made a difference to my whole existence, which helped me to see things in a certain way from the start…Of all the stories I have read, including even all the novels of the same novelist, it remains the most real, the most like life. It is called The Princess and the Goblin, and is by George MacDonald.

–G. K. Chesterton

by Heather Bock

Last year I reviewed The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald, and as I just finished reading its sequel to my kids, The Princess and Curdie, I couldn’t help reviewing it, too. This was not my first time reading either of these books–in fact, I was required to read them in a theology class at the Christian college I attended.

If you like the lessons that can be learned through C.S. Lewis’ Narnia Chronicles, you will want to consider this book for your older kids or for yourself [After all, MacDonald said, “I do not write for children, but for the childlike, whether of five, or fifty, or seventy-five” (A Dish of Orts).] Continue reading

Q&A with Jen Weaver about A Wife’s Secret to Happiness

More Than Enough

A month ago, I wrote a book review for Jen Weaver’s excellent book, A Wife’s Secret to Happiness. Today, I have the privilege of having Jen over at my blog for a Q&A about her book so you can get a glimpse into her heart behind the writing. Enjoy!

1. Why did you decide to write this book?

A Wife’s Secret to Happiness grew out of conversations I had with the Lord. He kept talking with me about themes of authority and submission, and how my faith can be cultivated and demonstrated in the way I live as a wife. I truly believe it all started because God wanted me to learn these concepts, and He knew if I started writing, I’d have to study and pay attention. As I started experiencing the freedom and blessings that come from applying these truths to my life, I couldn’t share it fast enough. Continue reading

Bible Basics: A Baby Believer Counting Primer Book Review

Bible Basics

by Heather Bock

Before you read, I’d be so grateful if you’d head over to to vote for me by clicking “like” under my picture in the writers contest I entered. I can’t make it without you! The contest is for my book review for Jen Weaver’s book A Wife’s Secret to Happiness, which is here, if you’d like to read it!

Also, don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post for this book!

My book review this week is a little different than normal. Instead of a Christian living book like Parenting by Paul David Tripp or The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp, today I want to introduce you to a little board book called Bible Basics: A Baby Believer Counting Primer.  Continue reading