Thursday, April 7, 2011

Great book, great deal

Just a heads up! I got the flyer for Gateway Christian Books in Maple Ridge and they had The Big Picture Story Bible on sale for $12.99. We picked one up and are really impressed with it. It is well written and illustrated. It also comes with 2 CDs of the author reading the book. The authors have done a very good job at summarizing the Biblical narrative so that it is not just a collection of Bible stories but one continuing narrative.

Another children's book that does this well (but is much shorter) is What God Has Always Wanted: The Bible's Big Idea from Genesis Through Revelation which is a "read in one sitting" children's book that summarizes the big story of the Bible.

Too many Christian children's book are just fluff and it can be difficult to find quality ones. These two are definitely high caliber and will be read many times by our little Daykin tribe in the years ahead.

We also picked up two volumes of "Whats in the Bible" which were also on sale and a set of videos that also do a fabulous job at telling the story of the Bible. I have become increasingly aware of how important it is to teach the grand narrative of the Bible, especially to our children. It is not enough to teach the individual stories, we must teach the grand narrative that holds them all together. We must teach that they are all about God & His plan for all of us.

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