Wednesday, March 26, 2008

WFMW - My new favorite children's book

If you have young children, you must get this book:

I borrowed it recently from our Library, and I love it so much I will be buying a copy to keep for our kids forever and ever.

It is not a substitute for the Bible, but a wonderful extra to have. It contains 44 Bible stories, retold in beautifully descriptive, yet simple language, and vividly illustrated. Woven into each story is God's plan to rescue his people through Jesus.

Some excerpts:

From the introduction -

"There are lots of stories in the bible, but all the stories are telling one Big Story. The Story of how God loves his children and comes to rescue them....
at the center of the Story, there is a baby. Every Story in the Bible whispers his name. He is like the missing piece in a puzzle - the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together, and suddenly you can see a beautiful picture"

From the time God asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac -
"Many years later, another Son would climb another hill, carrying wood on his back. Like Isaac, he would trust his Father and do what his father asked. He wouldn't struggle or run away. Who was he? God's Son, his only Son - the Son he loved. The Lamb of God."

From when God gave Moses the Ten Commandments -
"But they (the Israelites) were wrong. They couldn't do it. No matter how hard they tried, they could never keep God's rules all the time. God knew they couldn't. And he wanted them to know it, too. Only one Person could keep all the rules. And many years later God would send him - to stand in their place and be perfect for them. Because the rules couldn't save them. Only God could save them."
EVERY story is like this. Every story points to Jesus and our need for him. Our Rescuer. The chapters on the crucifixion and Resurrection do this beautifully. Simple language, but very well-said.

Again, there is no substitute for the Bible, even for kids, but to reinforce Bible stories and to help give your kids the Big Picture of the Bible, this book is wonderful!!

Be sure and go see What Works for others!

(P.S. Yes, this was originally posted in March... but in March I did it incorrectly and it never made the WFMW lineup. Oops! So I'm trying again!) ;)


Classic MaMa said...

Thank you for the review. I'll have to check it out. :)

Life In Progress said...

This book was a works-for-me-wednesday a couple months ago! We love it at our house too.

CC said...

this is what they use in all the Sunday School classes (little ones) in my church now! I was hoping to get a copy soon.

Anonymous said...

We love this book. Last summer it was our family devotional book. We even pulled it out and re-read parts of it when my son showed an interest in accepting the Lord.

Tara said...

I will have to try this one out.. thanks for the tip!

Julie Anne said...

We have this one!! I think it is time for us to go back to reading this before bed each night!

Abby said...

We love this Bible storybook! We read from it all of the time.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for doing a review on this book. I love it too.