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Where Would Jesus Sleep?

The Christian Bed & Breakfast Directory: The Christian Traveler’s Most Useful Guidebook
Germany (Ed.)
1995-1996 edition

Submitter: This was donated to our library, but won’t be added to the collection.  Besides the fact that it is 20 years out of date, I am stuck on what the point of this book is – Are bed and breakfasts such hotbeds of sin and scandal that Christians need to be careful which ones they patronize?  It isn’t even just supporting Christian small business owners – the introduction says that not all of these establishments are owned and operated by Christians, but they have expressed a desire to welcome Christian travelers.  Are there many bed and breakfasts that actively try to avoid Christians?  I can’t recall being asked my religious preference when I’ve booked a room before.

Holly: Are there bed and breakfast directories for other faiths? I did a series of searches on WorldCat for “Jewish Bed & Breakfast” and “Muslim Bed & Breakfast and came up empty. This one, however, has all kinds of editions lurking in library collections (though to be fair, it lists my own library, and I don’t see a holding for any edition of this title in our local catalog). It’s kind of a no-brainer for weeding based on its age, and a useless donation for most public libraries, too.

More Travel Info of Yesteryear:

Senior Travel

Cheapskate Travel

Japan Expo Guide

Land of Enchantment

Grecian Vacation

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Mom, you need to set an example

Your Teen-ager and You
A Book for Parents
Mow
1967

Another “Help me make sense of my awful teenager, before I kill them” book. The eternal cry of parents everywhere. As an empty nester, I can say that parenthood is about survival. It’s us against them and they play dirty.

Today’s example is geared toward Christian parents and uses scripture and scenarios to illustrate. The author asserts that a good marriage sets an example for teens. Of course there is a story about a teen girl who was hanging out with the “wrong” people. Naturally, this caused her to get in trouble and ruin her life. Evidently, her parents (mostly Mom) didn’t love her enough.

This book is light on practical advice and good at using scripture to guilt women. Husbands are not really mentioned as part of the parenting process. Bottom line: Ladies need to forget all that fulfillment/feminine mystique stuff and just suck it up.

Mary

More Christian Parenting:

Spare the Rod?

Bad Parenting is Making Kids Gay

No Trouble

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Tooting and Scooting at the Library

Toot Scoot coverHe’s Gonna Toot and I’m Gonna Scoot: Waiting for Gabriel’s Horn
Johnson
1999

What a great title! From the back cover: “…how to put life’s trials into heavenly perspective.” It’s a fine library book, so no worries there. As we’ve said before, sometimes we just enjoy a funny title. This one has a cute cover too, so bonus points.

You’re welcome.

Holly