Sunday, November 30, 2008

Recommendations::



I wanted to pass along 2 books that have come highly recommended to me in the last week. The first one is the Jesus Storybook Bible. My good friend Amberlyn wrote many wonderful things about this book in her blog and here is what other people are saying...

"A unique resource for communicating the gospel to children in all it's fullness." -- Kathy Keller, Redeemer Church Parenting Newsletter, NYC, Feb 2007

"I would urge not just families with young children to get this book, but every Christian" -- Dr Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, NYC, Feb 2007

"It has turned out to be what all of us in the store suspected when we first saw it: the kind of children's Bible storybook for which many, many thoughtful Christian parents have been waiting." -- WESTMINSTER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY BOOKSTORE

The Jesus Storybook Bible is unlike any other storybook. True, that's to be expected when you combine the mesmerizing illustrations of Jago and the award-winning writing of Sally Lloyd-Jones, a Brit with an uncanny knack for storytelling. Not only is each story as vividly illustrated as it is portrayed, but also each tale is telling one Big Story--the Story of Jesus. Even the Old Testament stories of `The young hero and the horrible giant' and `Daniel and the scary sleepover' come full circle to Jesus, the greatest Hero, King, Lover and Rescuer the world has ever known. -- More to Life Magazine, May 2007

To view this book on amazon
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The second book that came so highly recommended is "The Love Dare". for those of you that have seen the movie Fireproof (also highly recommended, but bring your tissues) you will recall this book in the movie. The Love Dare is a 40-day guided devotional experience that will lead your heart back to truly loving your spouse while learning more about the design, nature, and source of true love. Each reading includes Scripture, a statement of principle, the day's "dare," and a journaling area and check box to chart progress.
Dare to take The Love Dare, and see your marriage change forever.

**I encourage you all to check these books out and if you've read or own any of them, let me know what you thought!!

Enjoy!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have both books. We read The Jesus Storybook to the kids every night and they love it. I also have The Love Dare book. I'm very blesses to have a wonderful (as you know) and the book for me made me focus on the little things that I haven't done in a long time. When you have kids that happens. If someone has a marriage that is really in trouble this book will help take the focus off of you and make God and your spouse the focus. I'm almost done and didn't wright in it so if you would like to borrow it you can. Love you, Ricci

Suzie said...

I just bought the Love Dare, but haven't read it yet, I'm looking forward to it :)

VBC MOPS said...

We love, love, love the Jesus Storybook Bible!!! Ryan did a review about it last Christmas on his blog and the author read it and emailed him! :) It was pretty cool! We've read it through a couple times with Rylie and highly recommend it!