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Building A Family Culture Around Books

We are NOT that perfect family that sits together by the fireside every night after gourmet meals reading Shakespeare to the babies. But we are on a journey. We are sharing time together reading aloud, experiencing a shared story, and creating a common history. Nothing can quite replace the experience of a family on a journey together. What’s even sweeter is finding your family isn’t alone, that there are fellow travelers on the road, some who’ve been going longer, some shorter, but all on the same path. This is what it feels like to join in the Read-Aloud Revival membership community.

And what great fellow-travelers we have!

If you know us or read here often, you know that we owe a lot of gratitude to Sarah Mackenzie for how she has enthusiastically shared The Green Ember, Family-0631and for how much we’ve seen her book, Teaching From a State of Rest, impact our homeschooling community for good. But more than that, we’re also grateful to Sarah for leading the way in this revival of the old custom of shared, oral storytelling. She’s been a voice on the rooftops calling families to come together around true, good, and beautiful stories. We are so grateful for her invitation back into that tradition, for her ongoing inspiration, and for being so active about sharing the best resources for this adventure.

Now she and her team have launched The Read-Aloud Revival Membership Site. It’s excellent! For a mere $5 a month you can join in with the many other families who are on this journey, including ours.

I urge you to take a minute and check it out. 

Read-Aloud Revival Membership Site from Sarah Mackenzie on Vimeo.


  1. I just joined last night. Also, my 7YO son and I finished The Green Ember about two weeks ago and loved it. We’re looking forward to the next book in the series…we need to know what happens with the Longtreaders. Thanks for having a heart for kids and books and God.

    1. Hi, Stacy. Thanks for writing. I’m so glad you enjoyed the book, especially with your son. I’m working on the next stories as fast as I can do them well.

      God bless you,

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