Monday, June 19, 2006

Great Read Aloud!

I wanted to share about the book I have been reading to the kids in the mornings before we do our summer school lessons.

We are taking a break from our "normal" Bible time readings to read Dangerous Journey -- The Story of Pilgrims' Progress arranged by Oliver Hunkin, illustrated by Alan Perry. This is a picture book version with the story of Pilgrim's Progress thoroughly illustrated on every page. It is one of the best versions I have come across for sharing the story of Pilgrim's Progress with children.

You can find the book on amazon.com : http://tinyurl.com/glk62

We are reading a chapter each day.We just finished up Chapter 4 today. It was so funny when we first started because my boys (9 1/2 and 6) just couldn't understand why Christian couldn't take the huge burden that was tied onto his back off! I had to keep telling them what it represented and saying "just wait to see what it all means"!

It has been great fun and has opened up opportunities to discuss what becoming a Christian is all about and why the journey doesn't just end when the burden falls off at the cross!

God is so awesome and He can use everything around us to teach us so much! We just need to be aware of what opportunities He lays before us and do our best to use them for His glory!

2 comments:

HeartsDesire said...

Wendy, even though I am an avid reader, I could never finish the original myself. I tried and tried but never could really get into it. I almost felt guilty for not having read this great book. I'm so glad there are children's versions out there so we can pass this onto our children without overwhelming ourselves.

Sherri said...

Wendy,
Thanks for visiting my site, and leaving such an encouraging comment. You're right...God is awesome, and He is everywhere, if we'll just take the time to notice. It's so awesome to find a book that opens up those great God-conversations with our kids. I'll have to read it to Noah.