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?