There is nothing more satisfying to a mom who reads, then to see their child read a book they themselves loved. One of the first books I recommended to my 20 year old daughter was 'Crazy Love' by Francis Chan. I was sooo excited that she wanted to read it! (Can you tell I loved the book? )
Well she also loved it and we had some great discussion on it. She has since read many books I've suggested. :)
My 16 year old daughter finally read, 'The Healer's Apprentice' by Melanie Dickerson, which I'd been trying to get her to read for ages. I knew she'd love it because of her love of fairy tales. It's such a great fiction read based on the story of Sleeping Beauty with a spiritual warfare twist.
And guess what...she loved it and is lending it to a friend! :)
She also really loves Robin Jones Gunn's 'Christy Miller' series, which has had a great impact on her. So much so that she even mentioned the series when she got baptized recently!
Thank-you Robin Jones Gunn for your Godly influence through your books!
One thing I've tried to teach my kids is, that other than the Bible, all books are written by fallible people, whether christian or not. We need to test all things, even in books. And to learn to take what is good from a book and leave what isn't. I pray they remember that and always turn to God's Word first and foremost.
"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17
I am so thankful we have the privilege and freedom to read and study God's Word! And that we can pass that on to our children.