Saturday, June 13, 2009

Salem Ridge Press - wholesome books for your family

My girls are both avid readers (hmmm...wonder where they get that from?!) and it's becoming increasingly difficult to find good, wholesome books for them to read. Most of what's available in the local bookstores is more-or-less trash - full of things I just don't want my girls filling their minds with (me either, for that matter).

This past year, through my job at TOS, I was introduced to Daniel Mills and his company - Salem Ridge Press. I LOVE the company's mission statement - "We are a publishing company, established in November, 2005, dedicated to bringing back quality children’s books of the 1800’s and early 1900’s for a new generation of readers. We strive to republish books that are wholesome, well-written and interesting, and we hope that you enjoy these books as much as we have!" I'd encourage you to learn more about Salem Ridge Press and Daniel Mills by clicking here.

We recently used Soldier Fritz and The Enemies He Fought as a read-aloud ...

Young Fritz wants to follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther and be a soldier for the Lord, so he chooses a Bible from the peddler’s pack as his birthday gift. When his father, the Count, goes off to war, however, Fritz and his mother and little sister are forced to flee into the forest to escape being thrown in prison for their new faith. Disguising themselves as commoners, they must trust the Lord as they wait and hope for the Count to rescue them. But how will he ever be able to find them?

Though my girls, at times, complained about listening to this book (I don't think they liked the old English style in which is was written), it definitely stirred up some intelligent conversations about our walk with the Lord. We were able to use it as an application for today and how we should be "putting on the armor of God" just like young Fritz did in the book.

Soldier Fritz and The Enemies He Fought is a powerful tale and one worthy of being added to anyone's reading list. If you are looking for good, clean reading - with a message - I'd encourage you to look at the offerings by Salem Ridge Press.

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