This is a new Bible storybook to me but so far we’re lovin’ it! The God’s Love for Your Bible Storybook is full of Bible stories adapted by Carolyn Larsen (who wrote the Princess Stories book!) with extra modern-real life stories from Rich and Renee Stearns.
Who is Rich Stearns? He’s the President of World Vision! I love love loved Rich Stearn’s book The Hole in the Gospel so I was stoked when I found out he did this book. So, these stories that he and his wife share about kids around the world who have faced problems and seen the love and provision of God in their lives. PLUS, all the author royalties are going to help kids in need. LOVE.
A few weeks ago, Asa was studying Joseph for homeschool so we read the story of Joseph in this book. It was a simple re-telling with the basic point that, “whether things are good or bad, God is still with us.” The companion story was about a family in Holt, Alabama who had their home blown away by a tornado and how God used World Vision (not mentioned by name) to restore their home and show them God’s love.
The kids already like looking through the book because they love seeing real kids faces in faraway places. I think I’m going to like it because it helps combine long-ago Bible stories to not-long-ago situations about kids around the world. I think it will help them see how God works in our every day lives, just like he did in Bible times.
I’m hoping it will also be a reminder of our big world and our big God who knows and loves every person on the planet. We sponsor a little girl with World Vision and it has so impacted our lives. I hope this book continues to remind us of other kids around the world and how much God loves them, too.
Here’s a little preview of the book so you can see the cool illustrations and photos.
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