Friday, September 24, 2010

the BIG PICTURE


we have really begun to enjoy our new bible!!! i heard about it through the grapevine and decided to buy it. i LOVE the illustrations and i LOVE the wording! i even notice exact wording from the bible which i LOVE is how the boys will learn the stories. i have had bibles to read to them, but this one is by far my favorite!!! i'm writing the first story so hopefully you can understand why i appreciate it. it is done in "chapters" which we read one at a time. here goes it:

THE VERY GOOD BEGINNING

THE BIBLE IS GOD'S STORY,
AND IT BEGINS WITH THESE BIG WORDS:
"IN THE BEGINNING,
GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH."



DO YOU KNOW HOW GOD CREATED EVERYTHING?
SIMPLY BY SPEAKING WORDS.
IMAGINE, MAKING THE WHOLE WORLD WITH WORDS!
STRONG WORDS.
POWERFUL WORDS.
WITH WORDS
GOD CREATED EVERYTHING!
HE MADE THE STARS,
THE SUN, AND THE MOON.
HE MADE THE ANIMALS,
THE FISH, THE TREES, AND FLOWERS TOO.
EVERYTHING!
AND THEN AFTER ALL THESE THINGS,
GOD CREATED...



PEOPLE!
CAN YOU SEE ADAM AND EVE?
GOD PUT HIS PEOPLE IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN.
THEY WERE MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD.
THEY WERE TO BE THE RULERS OF GOD'S PLACE.



ADAM AND EVE WERE VERY SPECIAL TO GOD.
DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE ALSO VERY SPECIAL TO GOD?
YOU ARE SPECIAL BECAUSE YOU ARE MADE IN HIS IMAGE TOO!
BEING CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF GOD MUST HAVE MADE ADAM AND EVE VERY, VERY HAPPY.
GOD WAS HAPPY TOO.
HE WAS PLEASED WITH HIS WORLD AND HIS PEOPLE
BECAUSE HE SAW THAT THEY WERE VERY GOOD.
NOTHING WAS WRONG.
NOTHING WAS BAD.
NOBODY DISOBEYED GOD.


IN THE VERY GOOD BEGINNING,
EVERYTHING AND
EVERYONE
KNEW HOW GOOD GOD WAS.
GOD GAVE ADAM AND EVE GOOD WORDS TO OBEY.
HE TOLD THEM NOT TO EAT FROM A SPECIAL TREE.
YOU SEE, GOD WAS TEACHING ADAM AND EVE THAT HE WAS THEIR KING,
THAT PEOPLE WERE TO OBEY GODS WORD.
GOD ALSO SAID THAT
IF ADAM AND EVE DISOBEYED HIS WORD,
THEY WOULD SURELY DIE.
SO GOD'S PEOPLE, ADAM AND EVE,
LIVED IN GOD'S PLACE, THE GARDEN OF EDEN.
AND THEY RULED GOD'S WORLD
BY OBEYING HIS GOOD WORD.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?




part 2: a very sad day....
i'm not going to keep going, but if you're interested in reading more you can always ask to see it when you're here or check it out online @ amazon.com! the wording is very easy for young readers to understand and makes the stories easy to remember and talk about. we have been having disobedience issues and i have been able to remind o of this story a few times already. just thought you'd want to think about another option!

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