Wilderness Wandering

Thank you all for your thoughtful comments on Saturday’s post.  At this point, I’m still feeling well, and except for a few scattered appointments, our lifestyle hasn’t altered significantly.  Surgery and treatments are sure to mix things up soon, but for the moment, it’s nice to relax in our cozy, productive, routine.

School has been clipping along nicely in almost every subject–with one glaring exception.   Somehow, when we returned to our Tapestry of Grace humanities studies, Greek language study withered into nothingness.  Biblical Greek is one of a handful of subjects I’d love to outsource, but we’ve maxed out our outsource threshold at present, so it’s up to me to either make it happen, or remove it from the guilt queue and consciously determine to shelve it.  Stay tuned.  I really love our Greek curriculum, but we can’t do everything and do it all well.

We’ve left ancient Egypt in the dust, and are now wandering the wilderness with the Israelites.  For this era, between Egypt and the Promised land, we have a bit of a literary desert to wander.  Our resources are thorough and rich, but missing fabulous novels set in the era of study that our book basket usually boasts.

Meanwhile, I’m especially excited to begin Words of Delight, by Leland Ryken, with my eldest.  It’s a rhetoric level,  literary analysis book that does a fabulous job of presenting the terms and method of literary analysis using scripture as the example text.   Academic in style and slightly dry in tone, it builds an excellent lit. analysis foundation.  Although the text itself isn’t engaging, the subject matter is fascinating and solidly presented.

The two widgets below show our book basket for the next three weeks:

(If you can’t see the widgets through your feed reader, click on through to the blog to see what we are reading!)


3 thoughts on “Wilderness Wandering

  1. “Fire by Night” by Hannah MacFarlane starts with the Exodus, but I’m pretty certain it has some at least of the desert wanderings – manna, commandments… There is also a sequel, “The Scarlet Cord”
    Both are novels about children caught up in the events.

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