Monday, October 02, 2006
In the past when I have attended one of John Piper's conferences I have passionately paroused the theological bookstore hearing the deafening cry of my credit card calling to me to put him to work (credit cards are a thing of the past now... thanks Dave Ramsey). In the past I could easily spend $200 in one weekend on books and preaching CD's. Since I have grown a bit older (and hopefully wiser) the blessing of children has caused me to rethink the finances a bit thus this year the only book I bought was a childrens book. (I have enough books on my office shelf that I have not yet gotten to, or yet internalized the content enough to make a significant difference in my life)
After reading the first three short chapters to my four year old, I am convinced that The Big Picture Story Bible might be one of the best purchases we have ever made for our kids. Chalked full of creative illustrations, pulling no punches, yet tactful in the presentation of hard Bible themes, and telling the stories in accurate, yet simple ways for kids, I have to say I have been seriously impressed with this book. In fact, when I got home from church tonight Taylor soon asked if we could continue our reading from this morning.
I would commend this book to you highly for the teaching of God's word to your little ones.