You all know that I’m pretty much crazy about reading aloud, so when Sophia Institute Press came on as a sponsor and sent me a copy of the Read-Aloud Book of Bible Stories, I was pretty excited to dig in.
A pet peeve of mine with most Bible stories for children is that they are dumbed down- the poetic beauty of the stories gets lost in trite narratives, simplified language, and cartoonish characters. This is the story of mankind! The history of Salvation! If any story should engage our children and captivate their imaginations, it is the story told in the scriptures.
Amy Steedman did that with this very beautiful book of stories. My kids are all enjoying it very much, and they always beg for just a little bit more when I say we’re done for the day.
Sophia Institute Press is kindly offering one of my readers a copy of the Read-Aloud Book of Bible Stories. Use the Rafflecopter widget to enter (you probably need to click through if you are reading this through RSS or email); the winner will be announced within this post on May 1st.