Book Review and Giveaway - Dishing Up Devotions Author: Katie J. Trent On Tour with Celebrate Lit
About the Book
Book: Dishing Up Devotions Author: Katie J. Trent Genre: RELIGION / Christian Living/Devotional/EDUCATION/ Home Schooling Release Date: October 26, 2021
Homeschooling is a challenging journey that’s often misunderstood. The thirty-six weeks that parents have to educate their homeschooled children don’t just come together magically. There are lessons to plan and oversee, records to keep, routines to follow, and kids to motivate. It can feel overwhelming as the teaching parent—usually Mom—tries to tackle both the educational and spiritual aspects of the children’s lives while also keeping up with household tasks such as cooking and laundry.
Dishing Up Devotions: 36 Activities for Homeschooling Families infuses faith and fun to strengthen family relationships while nourishing the teaching parent’s soul. It features thirty-six weekly devotions, faith-building activities for the whole family, and baking recipes connected to the weekly character theme. Author Katie Trent’s goal is to take the stress out of homeschooling with a devotional that the whole family will love through:
Encouragement from other homeschooling parents
Biblical lessons even toddlers can understand
Interactive family activities
Delicious baking recipes related to the weekly theme
Homeschooling just got easier—and deliciously fun!
Katie Trent is a homeschool mom and the director of a Christian homeschool community outside Phoenix, Arizona.
She has a decade of experience in counseling children, teens, and families, having worked as clinical director of two mental health agencies and as an elementary school counselor before transitioning to homeschooling and writing.
Katie and her husband James have over twelve years of pastoral ministry and church planting experience.
Through writing, blogging, and speaking, Katie loves to inspire women to grow their faith, strengthen their families, and simplify their homeschool journeys.
Katie received her B.A. degree in social work from Boise State University and her master’s in social work from Northwest Nazarene University. She has written for The Christian Journal magazine, blogs, and several websites.
More from Katie
Homeschooling is more than just reading, writing, and arithmetic. These thirty-six devotions are fun for the whole family, and tasty. It is just the right flavor for a busy family.
—Robert BortinsCEO, Classical Conversations
JOY BOMBS (GLUTEN-FREE)
½ cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups gluten-free 1:1 baking flour
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup walnuts, raisins, or toffee (optional)
Glaze (if desired)
1 ½ – 2 cups powdered sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. cinnamon
2-3 tbsp. milk
Thoroughly cream shortening, sugar, and eggs in large bowl. Stir in evaporated milk and vanilla.66 Dishing Up Devotions
Dishing up Devotions is written by Katie J. Trent. This is aimed toward home schooling mamas. I am not one of those - but I was able to take away a lot from this book. I loved the recipes in this book. This is my favorite time of year to do baking - so I was excited to have some new ones to try,
The author did a great job using bible verses and personal experiences to get her point across. She writes in a way that you feel like you are talking to an old friend.
I always love when God wants my attention - I will see a lot of Bible verses over and over. This book had verses that were in other devotions that I use. God knows that sometimes I do not get the hint - and he has to 2x4 me until I get it.
Well written, Great Biblical back ups. I enjoyed this book.
I received a copy of this book through Celebrate Lit - all thoughts are my own.