Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Training Up Tuesday: Food for the Soul

I'm always looking for solid ways to share Jesus and His Word with my 2 year old. This week at Bible Study, one of our friends shared a great Bible for children~The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name by Sally Lloyd Jones. The website mentions it is for ages 4 and up, reading level of ages 9-12 and suitable for the WHOLE family.

Our friend also shared her personal application which was great and helpful:
After [our Bible Study leader's] encouraging talk yesterday, I was inspired to try to teach my children the completeness of God’s story, rather than just isolated stories (which is fine, too!) . So, I started again at the very beginning of this book with wide awake and captive brains (ie- read to them at the breakfast table). That’s when we’re most calm and alert, after all. Dinner time would not work for us.
I have to say it was like a morning devotion for me as well. We went slowly. My 2-year old was more interested in the beautiful illustrations, so we talked about the things that God has made. By the third page, my 4 year old was ready to hear the whole book. You’ll see why when you read it.

A side note – the illustrations in the book are gorgeous. Some of them are easy to replicate, like the birds and the flowers. You can cut out pieces of construction paper and have your kids glue them together. It makes a fun little craft to go along with the stories. We haven’t read this bible book in a long time, but my 4 year old still remembers when we made a family of birds over a year ago. :)

Check it out and let us know what you think!


Michelle Cherikos said...

I bought this book last week and my kids love it. I also enjoy reading it with them.

Kristi said...

We have this and we all love it (all 9 of us). Teaching our kids (and ourselves) that the whole Bible, not just the OT, is about Jesus is crucial!