Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Book Recommendation

We as a family just completed reading The Jesus Storybook Bible, by Sally Lloyd-Jones.  And we have to give it TWO GIANT thumbs up with the highest recommendation to everyone with or without children.  The subtitle of the book is "Every story whispers his name."  It is excellently written, captivating for people of all ages and most of all points each well-known Bible story back to Jesus and God's plan. Jones writes in 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.  It takes the whole Bible to tell this Story.  And 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."
We purchased the deluxe version which includes the book on CD.  The kids love to listen to it in the van and we can see, especially with Samuel how it has increased his desire to think and talk about God.  He gets so excited to read his real Bible and picks up the storybook anytime he has reading time.  Yesterday instead of bringing home a drawing, he brought home a prayer he wrote to Jesus: 
"Dear Hevenly Fother, pray yuo Lord I prays and love yuo Jesus and yuo God and Jesus Name Amen."
So precious, especially with those spelling errors and backwards J's. And "prays" should be spelled "praise."  We love to see his heart and mind meditating on God's word.  What could make a parent happier? 


Keri Harrison said...

We just had a friend recommend this book just yesterday! We've been looking for a really great bible-story book to read with our boys. :)

Jay said...

Thank you, Samuel for your wonderful reading! It made me smile and cry at the same time. God is doing marvelous things in your life and we are so proud of how you are growing to be a good example to your sister and brother and even at school! We can hardly wait to hear you read when you come visit! We love you all sooo much! Love, Papa & Nano

Ben and Melissa said...

Great Job Samuel! We are very proud of you. Thanks for the book recommendation!

Munga and Gramma said...

Super job, Samuel! We love to hear you read- you are learning so fast! And I was so excited to read your prayer. You are certainly learning how to be a man of God! We love you and miss you!


WE have this book and agree with you that it is a great choice. WE did not know there was a CD with it, I will have to check into it. I couldn't get the video to work on my computer. It is a bit slow these days.

Tara said...

Thanks for the idea...I just ordered it & can't wait to use it with our kids. We are finishing up a devotional with the kids that Cheryl Fawcett wrote right now, so glad to know what we'll use next : )