We Love Stories


“I cannot live without books.” -Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 10 June 1815


Currently Reading:

Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon, Wife of Charles Spurgeon by Ray Rhodes Jr.

Rejoicing in Christ by Michael Reeves

Indestructible Joy for the Next Generations edited by David and Sally Michael


Fiction Recently Read Aloud:

Calico Captive by Elizabeth George Speare

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan

Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

Alone Yet Not Alone by Tracy Craven

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

The Fair American by Elizabeth Coatsworth

The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald

The Princess and the Goblins by George MacDonald

The Light Princess by George MacDonald

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski


Just Listened To:

Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis

Elisabeth Elliot: Joyful Surrender by Janet and Geoff Benge

Amazing Grace: The Inspirational Story of William Wilberforce (from Focus on the Family Radio Theatre)

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (from Focus on the Family Radio Theatre)


Non-Fiction Recently Read:

Mimosa by Amy Carmichael

Walking on Water by Madeleine L’Engle

Alive in the Spirit by A.W. Tozer

Home by Elyse Fitzpatrick

Finding God in the Hard Times by Matt and Beth Redman

Fanny Crosby: Queen of Gospel Songs by Rebecca Davis


Recently at the Theatre/Concert Hall:

Handel’s Messiah (SPCO at The Ordway)

Mary Poppins Returns (movie)

Mary Poppins Jr. (live musical at Stages)

Disney’s Christopher Robin (movie)

The Bible Tour (concert)

Newsies (live musical at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre)

Toby Mac (concert)

I Can Only Imagine (movie)

Paddington 2 (movie)

The Darkest Hour (movie)

The Greatest Showman (movie)

The Man Who Invented Christmas (movie)

Cars 3 (movie)

Emma (performed at Theatre in the Round)

Romeo and Juliet (performed at The Guthrie Theatre)

Rend Collective (concert)

Hidden Figures (movie based on the book Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly)

Camelot (musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe)

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens adapted by Crispin Whittell

Believe (movie)

Cinderella 1944: A Love Story (performed by Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota)














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