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Step into the Bible: 100 Bible Stories for Family Devotions Paperback – December 18, 2007
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Designed specifically for family devotionals, but equally as good as a one-parent-with-one-child book, this beautiful volume was penned by Billy Graham's daughter. In the introduction, Ruth Graham explains how her parents used a 19th century book titled Steps for Little Feet Along Gospel Paths (by Charles Foster) for family devotions while she was growing up. But when Ruth was ready to use it with her own children, she felt it really needed updating. She suggested her mother as the perfect person to do this, but Ruth Bell Graham thought her daughter ought to do it. So the younger Ruth took up the task, and her revised version, called First Steps in the Bible was published in 1980. This edition, however, is updated even further, removing what the author herself called "weak stories."
Each two page spread in Step Into the Bible features glorious color photographs related to the devotional at hand. There are lots of animals and people to interest young children, and real-life biblical scenes (like Mt. Ararat and the Jordon River) to interest older kids. On one side of the page is a short devotional - most no longer than a few paragraphs. On the opposite side of the page are kid-friendly questions to ask your child about the reading, and a memory verse.
The devotionals themselves do use some contemporary anecdotes, but they are largely simple, straight-forward retellings of Bible stories and incidents. The author does not dumb things down for the children; for example, she includes a story about leprosy. But as she says in the periodic notes she includes just for parents, such things need not confuse or frighten children if told in the right light.Read more ›
and not always direct bible stories. Perhaps - more
appropriate for little children. My 7 and 10 year old
enjoy this but aren't challenged.
The pictures, discussion questions, and memory verses all contribute to its
effectiveness. The stories are short and concise, good for young attention
spans, and well written. The selection of stories is also excellent, covering the most important Bible stories that everyone should know. I purchased several of these books, some to give away. All the recipients
have been as delighted as I am.
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Item was in good condition as described, and arrived in a decent time-frame. Very nice resource for families with young children. Our kids have enjoyed it.Published on April 4, 2012 by Jemi Si