A Novel of the Great Depression
By Susie Finkbeiner
Set in the great Depression, this novel is about the ups and downs of life. Themes include hope vs. despair, persevering vs. giving up, light vs. darkness, acceptance vs. rejection, and friendship . isolation. It is a sad story, but rich with emotions. Finkbeiner has done a very good job with developing her characters - you can feel their every struggle. it is an interesting peek into history.
It's a heavy read - not a beach read. It's not for readers who want light-hearted fiction. But if you want to sink into another time, another place, another family, and another era of history, you might enjoy reading and pondering over this book.
I would recommend this book for male and female readers age 15+. It would be a very good book for a book club that is interested in historical fiction.
I received this book as a gift from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
God our Father
God our Father
We bow our heads to thank you
Bow our heads to thank you
We love this blessing, and we've recently adapted it to involve younger children and guests. Instead of everyone singing each phrase twice, we sing it as an 'echo prayer'. One child leads the song, starting with the first phrase, "God our Father". The rest of the table echoes. Then the leader leads the second phrase , "once again", before waiting for the table to echo. And so forth, until the whole blessing is sung.
It's an easy way to remind our children (and ourselves) to give thanks to our Provider and Sustainer throughout the day.