Johanna Bittle

Johanna Bittle

Johanna Bittle writes from a lifelong love of captivating stories, insatiable curiosity, and a childhood spent in nature. Homeschooled first grade through high school, she graduated from Hillsdale College with degrees in History and Classics, then continued her postgraduate studies at Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. Together she and her husband homeschool half a dozen precocious children in a house brimming with books in Little Rock, Arkansas, where her husband ministers as an Eastern Orthodox priest. She enjoys reading, writing, and pursuing the True, Good, and Beautiful alongside her children.


Overcoming Our Fear of Missing the Treasure by Sharing the Map: Part Two
Guest post by Johanna Bittle | March 01, 2019
Johanna shares many budget-friendly strategies for building your home library of living books. Several of these highlight ways you can put Reshelving Alexandria’s membership to work for you.

Overcoming Our Fear of Missing the Treasure by Sharing the Map: Part One
Guest post by Johanna Bittle | November 01, 2018
We have seen what happens when Reshelving Alexandria, A Delectable Education, or Circe shares a good book or series with us and suddenly prices skyrocket as every available copy is snatched up online. A little-known book that could be found for a few dollars just hours before is now available for no less than the cost of a month’s groceries for a family of eight, if it can be found at all. Why then is it a good idea for Reshelving Alexandria and these other apologists for living books to continue to share their finds with the world, knowing that prices may rise when they do?

But I’m not Catholic! (or Jewish, or Mormon, or…)
Guest post by Johanna Bittle | October 01, 2018
One of the best ways to discover these pilgrim stories is through books that feature their faith prominently, acknowledging it as a real and driving “why” behind both their devotion to our country and their many contributions to exploration, discovery, medicine, education, innovation, settlement, and statesmanship. I can open my children’s eyes to the lives of many of the Catholics who are an integral part of the fabric of our country, men and women whose names and contributions are either missing from the Landmark and Signature series, or whose stories are told there, but in an incomplete way, without the illuminating context of their faith.