Tuesday, September 20, 2011
May I Recommend
Before I go any further, I should state that this is a paraphrased version of the Bible, and is not meant to replace the Bible in any way. Instead, I see it as a tool or reference to come alongside the Bible and help explain things in a different way.
Now, back to my recommendation.....The Jesus Storybook Bible emphasizes the point that the Bible is one big story-- a love story about a Hero who comes to rescue his people. And in the center of the story hinges on the birth of a baby. Everything before his birth and everything after all join together to tell His redeeming story. Each story from beginning to end points to Jesus.
Every time I sit down and read out of this book, I end up just as enthralled as the girls do. And I find myself saying, "Ok, I'll read just one more chapter." It has brought tears to my eyes and has made me look at certain Bible characters in a new light.
So if you're thinking of buying a birthday present for a preschooler or perhaps you're starting your holiday shopping early-- consider picking this book up. And get one for yourself as well!