“When men feed on the word, it is turned into a principle of life, spiritual strength, and growth within; which a taste of it only will not give. As food, when it is digested, turns into flesh and blood and spirits, so doth the word, and Christ therein, unto the souls of men spiritually. Hence Christ becometh “our life,” and “liveth in us,” as the efficient cause of our spiritual life, Gal. 2:20; Col. 3:3; and we grow and increase by the word, 1 Pet. 2:2. A mere taste, though it may yield present refreshment, yet it communicates no abiding strength. Hence multitudes relish the word when it is preached, but never attain life, or strength, or growth by it.” (John Owen, The Works of John Owen vol. 7, 31)

Books

Books,

Children’s Story Bible

The Children’s Story Bible, by Catherine Vos was recommended to us by our friends Neil and Krista Joiner. I haven’t yet seen it, but from the looks of it on Amazon, it seems like it’s holding it’s own over the years. It seems a bit more wordy and might be difficult for younger children, but perhaps it’s a good habit to challenge the children to listen and challenge the parents to teach in a way that will communicate the stories of the Bible to the children.

Children’s Story Bible by Catherine Vos