Welcome to our blog. We are glad you found your way here and we hope the information you find here will be helpful and encouraging! We wanted our first blog post to be a description of our purpose. What exactly is the Book Moms blog and what do we hope to accomplish?
As our byline states, our purpose is to review Christian and secular children’s literature through the lens of the gospel. There are several reasons why we want to do this.
First, We Desire To Promote Awareness Of Good Christian Children’s Literature. Most public libraries or school libraries do not have many Christian titles for kids to read. We have been surprised at the volume of literature available for children from a Christian point of view. But often times, finding these titles can be difficult for parents. We want to provide a place where parents and children can find these resources quickly and easily.
Second, We Desire To Challenge Parents To Become Aware Of And Involved In What Their Kids Read. The statistics are overwhelming of the integral part that reading plays in the development of children. We all know that it is important to read to kids, and, as they get older, that they read regularly themselves. However, what they read should be of great importance. What are they filling their mind with? What are they being influenced by? We hope that we can raise the level of involvement that parents play in what their children are reading by providing these reviews.
Third, We Desire To Create Opportunities For Parents To Shepherd The Gospel In Their Kids Lives Through Literature And Reading. This is the very heart of what we desire to accomplish. The salvation of our children should be the most important thing. We live in a world where there are many opportunities to converse with our children about spiritual matters. We hope to help parents by assisting them as they select and dialogue with their children about the books they are reading. This can be done with both Christian and secular literature. Kids need to be taught discernment. By actively being involved in what your child is reading you create opportunities for discussion that can help them grow and develop discernment. When you are aware of what they are reading and filling their mind with, it provides opportunities to continually point them to the Bible and ultimately to Jesus.
To begin with, we hope to review four to five books a week, but eventually will post book reviews daily. All the reviews will be archived for you to reference at any time.
We would love to hear your suggestions! Have a book you would like us to review? Let us know. In addition, we would love to hear your comments and suggestions. Feel free to contact us HERE. From time to time we may also post a review from one of our kids.
Will you help us by spreading the word about our blog? Will you pray for us as we read and write reviews on books? Will you give us feedback on how we can better serve you? It is our prayer that God would use this blog to His glory.
Monique Bergmeier & Vicki Bailey