I’m always looking for good, wholesome books to read to my children as well as ones that they can read independently. So when Sarah Maxwell of Titus2.com asked me if I’d like to check out the first two books in her Moody Family Series, I took her up on her offer.
There are 8 books in The Moody Family Series. The books follow the lives of a fictional, Christian, homeschooling family, The Moodys – Dad, Mom, Max, Mollie, Mitch, and Maddie. Sarah sent me the first two books in the series to review – Summer with the Moodys and Autumn with the Moodys.
I decide to read these books during our family read aloud time. My children range in age from 11 years old down to 1 year old and I thought they would all enjoy them as well.
We jumped into Book 1 – Summer with the Moodys which allows you to spend the summer with the Moody family as the four Moody children learn responsibility by starting up their own summer business ventures. You will also experience other aspects of their summer as they help out their neighbors, have family fun nights and field trips, and just live everyday life. The book ends with two wonderful blessings for the whole family.
We followed up with Book 2 – Autumn with the Moodys. The book starts out with the start of a new homeschool year in the Moody house. Through the autumn months, the Moody’s adjust to life with a new puppy, help their grandparents move to a town nearby, give support to a national pastor’s family in Africa, witness to family and strangers, and end with an eventful Thanksgiving celebration.
I absolutely love that the main characters of these books are a family that loves the Lord. Family devotions, Bible time, and prayer are part of the Moody’s everyday life and you will find these in abundance throughout the pages of these books. There are lots of scripture references and many learning opportunities for the Moody children that point them, and your kids, to Christ. The Moody children are compassionate, diligent, and cooperative examples that your children will be able to relate to.
These books made for great read alouds. They are very well written and easy to read. I have no doubt that my independent readers would have no trouble reading and comprehending them.
If you are are looking for some safe, wholesome, enjoyable, Christ-centered children’s books, The Moody Family Series gives you all that and more.
All of the books are recommended for family read aloud for ages 4 and up, and for independent reading for ages 7 and up.
Each book retails for $7.95, or you can buy all 8 books together for $59.60 (a $4 savings, plus FREE economy shipping).
Enter by using the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win Book 1 – Summer with the Moodys.
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Selected winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn. Giveaway ends 6/16/2014 at 11:59pm EST.
Paige L. says
These books sound absolutely fantastic and like just the book I’ve been searching for for my own two little ones to enjoy. Thank you for the recommendation and the chance to win!
Shecki @ Greatly Blessed says
Great books inspire great thoughts! Books take you to places and times that you may never go to any other way.
My oldest loves to read and I am always looking for wholesome adventurous books for him. These could perfect.
My oldest daughter has expressed frustration at only being able to find books about kids going to school and not homeschooled. I read your review out loud and she asked how and when can we get the books! She, and I, loved how adventurous and Christ centered it sounded. “It sounds like a normal family,”she said, “in their busy lives who try and grow and stay focused on God, kind of like us.” She likes to review from reviews. ;-).
Laura W says
I want my children to read because reading stimulates the imagination and opens the mind. I want them to read *good* books because I want their minds opened and their imaginations stimulated in the best ways, ways that will train them and lead them to a focus on God! 🙂
These books look great! I would love to win for my younger children.
this sounds exactly like the books I want my grandchildren to read!
In conclusion, my friends, fill your minds with those things that are good and that deserve praise: things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and honorable. (Philippians 4:8 GNB)
We have discovered there are MANY books which are not good, including some classics, we are constantly on the lookout for those which are good & fulfil Phil 4:8. The Moody series has been recommended by a friend, it would be fantastic to win. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.
These sound great to read with my boys!
I can’t even imagine a life without books! I want to pass that love of reading onto my kids, and don’t want tthem to read trash.
Reading good books sparks my children’s imaginations, builds their vocabulary, opens their minds to worlds otherwise unknown – and I could go on and on 🙂 thank you for your review and hosting this giveaway, Sarah.
The cover of this book will draw any age group to want to receive and to read this darling book.The cover shows the genuine sweetness, love that any parent has for their child/children. This love !
As an avid book reader, I can only ask, why would you not want your child to read good books? I can only hope that each of my children will find the same joy that I have in a good book.