Wednesday, November 30, 2011
With the vibrant illustrations and engaging text in this Bible storybook, you can enjoy sharing the best-loved stories of the Bible with the children in your life and encourage a life-long love for the Word of God. My Favorite Bible is a book of exciting Bible stories and activity pages that guide children through the foundational truths of Scripture.
Each story is fully illustrated and includes a simple narrative full of things kids love: repetition, rhythm, and energy, along with a key biblical theme, a key Bible verse, and discussion questions to help adults introduce children to the Bible.
The colorful illustrations will capture the imaginations of children ages 4–8, and the stories will help adults to pass along the most important truth in life—the Gospel. Families will cherish this time as they read, listen, learn, and love, growing closer to one another even as they grow closer to God.
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Posted by Andie at 4:58 PM
Book Description: On Christmas Eve twenty years earlier, Marlee and Jacob were married in a snowstorm. This Christmas Eve, they are ready to quit, divorce is imminent. Their relationship is as icy as the road they’re traveling and as blocked with troubles as the piling snow. They take a shortcut to get to the lawyer’s office, on a slippery, no-fault path. She thinks they need to stay on the main road. He disagrees. They fight. Story of their lives and they slam into a bank of snow , spinning, drifting, falling, out of control. Just like their lives. Reluctantly, freezing cold, hungry, scared, she trudges up the hill. Paul is nowhere to be found. Her ears frozen, fingers and hands red, she comes to a house on the hillside, built like a Bed and Breakfast, a green wreath on the red door and the door-knocker is in the shape of a wedding ring.
The red door opens and the first thing she notices is the fire in the room, blazing hot, a warm, inviting, friendly place and the voice of an old man welcomes her in. There are three golden pots on the hearth, shining, glimmering things. The old man claims that they are used to restore marriages. She laughs—and begins a journey through her past, present, and future that will test how she views her lifelong love. There are two futures available. Which will she choose?
My Thoughts: A new twist on a classic story. Marlee and Jake were married 20 yrs ago in a snowstorm and on their anniversary their calling it QUITS! They've had enough! On their way to the divorce lawyer they have an accident and Marlee trudges through the snow to a house, she is greeted with a red door and a door knocker that is in the shape of a wedding ring. The gentleman that greets her tells her about the place and how over the years many marriages have been restored. Marlee is skeptical, she doesn't think anything will save her and Jacob, they've decided. Jay tells her all she needs is hope. He instructs her to gather snow and put it in the copper pot and put it over the fire, that the snow will tell the truth. She does this and is shown the past, present and future . . she has a choice to make. I found myself misty eyed. This was a beautiful story of hope for any marriage. I highly recommend it!
Posted by Andie at 1:30 PM