Tricia Goyer is the well-known author of more than 50 encouraging books for women, moms and teens. She’s also a homeschooling mama of 10, and 7 of her children came to her family through adoption.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • how reading aloud helped her to bond with her adoptive children
  • how although she grew up in a non-reading family, reading and writing has become a huge part of her family’s culture
  • the books that made her both a reader and a really prolific writer

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Episode 52
Betsy-Tacy

Betsy-Tacy

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The first book in a sweet series. Betsy and Tacy meet in this book, and a beautiful friendship blossoms as the girls share adventures. Note: Sensitive kiddos could be upset by the death of Tacy’s baby sister.

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Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

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The Cuthberts are expecting a boy to help work on their farm, Green Gables. Instead, they get “Anne with an e,” who will surely win girls’ hearts with her spunky personality and big imagination.

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Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective

Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective

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Leroy Brown, boy detective, not only solves his own cases -- he also occasionally helps out his policeman dad with the biggest mysteries in Idaville.

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Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 1-64 (Nancy Drew)

Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 1-64 (Nancy Drew)

**Description from Amazon: Another book in the Nancy Drew series featuring a teen-age girl as a mystery solver.

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Little House on the Prairie (Little House, No 3)

Little House on the Prairie (Little House, No 3)

**Description from Amazon: The adventures continue for Laura Ingalls and her family as they leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for Kansas. They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their little house on the prairie. Soon they are planting and plowin...

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The Memory Jar (Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors)

The Memory Jar (Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors)

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**Description from Amazon: Every year, 30–40 young Amish men descend on the cozy little town of West Kootenai, Montana, arriving in the spring to live there for six months and receive “resident” status for the hunting season in the fall. They arrive as bachelors, but go home with brides! Sarah Shelter has lived in West ...

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Life Interrupted: The Scoop on Being a Young Mom (Mothers of Preschoolers (Mops))

Life Interrupted: The Scoop on Being a Young Mom (Mothers of Preschoolers (Mops))

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**Description from Amazon: One day you’re a typical student. You’re working part-time at McDonald’s to pay for your clothes and car. The next day, you’re a mother-to-be. You’re confused and scared. Emotional and standoffish. You feel like a kid, but now with a huge responsibility. How could your life change so fast?...

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Mara, Daughter of the Nile (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Beside Still Waters: A Big Sky Novel (Big Sky Novels)

Beside Still Waters: A Big Sky Novel (Big Sky Novels)

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**Description from Amazon: Raised among the Amish of Indiana, 18-year-old Marianna Sommer plans to get baptized into the church, marry Aaron Zook, and set up life in the only community she has ever known. But when her older brother chooses the world’s path following his rumschpringe, and a younger sibling begins showing int...

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Teen Mom: You’re Stronger Than You Think

Teen Mom: You’re Stronger Than You Think

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**Description from Amazon: Everything changes the day you discover you're going to be a mom. It's not just yourself that you think about―you have a child to care for, too. While you wouldn't trade your child for the world, some days are just hard. Baby-daddy drama, dealing with your parents, and worries about school, work, ...

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Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana

Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana

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**Description from Amazon: Julia Cavanaugh has never left New York City. But in 1890, the young woman must head west to ensure that the orphans under her care are settled into good families. After her final stop in Montana, she plans to head straight back east. But upon arriving in the remote town of Lonesome Prairie, Julia l...

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In Between (A Katie Parker Production) (Volume 1)

In Between (A Katie Parker Production) (Volume 1)

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**Description from Amazon: Originally published in 2007. Can we overcome our past? Katie Parker is about to get a new life—whether she wants one or not. With her mom in prison, and her father AWOL, Katie is sent to live with a squeaky-clean family who could have their own sitcom. She launches a full-scale plan to get sent...

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The Golden Goblet (Newbery Library, Puffin)

The Golden Goblet (Newbery Library, Puffin)

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**Description from Amazon: A Newbery Honor BookWinner of a Newbery Honor, an exciting ancient Egyptian mystery!Ranofer wants only one thing in the world: to be a master goldsmith like his beloved father was. But how can he when he is all but imprisoned by his evil half brother, Gebu? Ranofer knows the only way he can escape G...

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Hittite Warrior (Living History Library)

Hittite Warrior (Living History Library)

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**Description from Amazon: Judea has always been the crossroads and battlefield of contending nations. It is no less so in this biblical time of the Judges. Uriah Tarhund's Hittite home is destroyed by invading Greeks. His dying father tells him to go south to seek a Canaanite named Sisera. "He will help you. For my sake. . ....

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Whit’s End Mealtime Devotions: 90 Faith-Building Ideas Your Kids Will Eat Up! (Adventures in Odyssey Books)

Whit’s End Mealtime Devotions: 90 Faith-Building Ideas Your Kids Will Eat Up! (Adventures in Odyssey Books)

$9.99

**Description from Amazon: Your family’s gathered around the table. What’s on the menu? Cold stares? Stale prayers? The same old leftover questions about “what happened at school today”? Next time you sit down to eat, enjoy some spiritual food too! Get everyone talking―and learning―with the nourishment of Whit’s...

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Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace

Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace

**Description from Amazon: This new, revised, and first print edition of Sarah Mackenzie's best-selling eBook version contains 35% new content! Those who have made the decision to homeschool their children have done so out of great love for their children and a desire to provide them an excellent education in the context of a...

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Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller

Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller

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**Description from Amazon: Annie Sullivan was little more than a half-blind orphan with a fiery tongue when she arrived at Ivy Green in 1887. Desperate for work, she’d taken on a seemingly impossible job—teaching a child who was deaf, blind, and as ferocious as any wild animal. But if anyone was a match for Helen Keller, ...

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