While we are busy securing and taking care of our children’s well-being. It is also our duty to guide and anchor them, and fill their hearts with compelling stories of God’s amazing work and his love for them.
Ever since we have introduced our daughter with the story book about a good-hearted boy name David and a giant name Goliath, her fascination to learn, hear and read the scripture has grown. Which challenged me to get scripture and read to her more and more.
A few of her favorites; the beautifully illustrated bible story book, The Story for Children, A Story Book Bible Deluxe Edition by Max Lucado, Randy Frazee and Karen Hill. Also, included 3 soothing narrated audio CD’s featuring the voice of Max Lucado. I cannot tell you how much she love this series. It is very entertaining and engaging and the illustrations are absolutely beautiful. The CD’s are a big hit as well and perfect for bedtime story telling. Each story also contain a section ” God’s Message”, my favorite section. Great book for introducing little ones to the main characters and events in Scripture.
Gods Messages for Little Ones: The Story of God’s Enormous Love this small sturdy hard cover bible story book has 31-day devotional guide short stories, simple and colorful illustrations for children to let them know that they are special and important part of God’s story of love of the world. The stories are covered in bible order from Genesis to Revelations.
I know it’s a great challenge in choosing the right children’s bible story book, when considering pick one with simple vocabulary and short sentences that can help children grasp God’s grand plan for their own lives.
About the Author
In just under two decades of writing, Max Lucado has accomplished more than most writers hope for in a lifetime. Most of his books have appeared on one or more best seller lists, including those published by the “New York Times,” “USA Today,” “Publishers Weekly,” and the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA). Aside from hardcover books, Lucado’s writings have also been published as children’s books, videos, CD-ROMs, DVDs, music CDs, mass paperback booklets, apparel, giftware, bookmarks, calendars, study Bibles, workbooks, curricula, and plush products. In spring 2003, Hallmark/Dayspring Cards launched a new gift card line featuring excerpts from Lucado’s writings–and has already sold more than one million cards.
All this success has drawn more than a little attention to a previously low-profile Texas author and minister. Lucado has been featured in a wide range of media, including “USA Today,” “Larry King Live,” and “NBC Nightly News.” He has spoken at the National Prayer Breakfast before the President of the United States. He has traveled with internationally renowned musicians as a special speaker on their music tours, such as the highly successful “Come Together & Worship Tour” (sponsored by Chevrolet) with Grammy Award-winning artists Michael W. Smith and Third Day.
Journey to the Top
Lucado was born in 1955 in San Angelo, Texas, and raised in Andrews, Texas, the youngest of four children. His father was an Exxon oil field mechanic who, Lucado remembers, always smelled of grease cleaner. “It makes it easy for me to see a God who is loving and kind–because my dad was,” he says. His mother was a nurse who grew up working in the cotton fields.
Lucado went through a period of rebellion against his parents’ values and their God during his teens and into college. But it wasn’t long before he found himself drawn back to his roots, back to God. He married, spent time serving as a missionary in Brazil, and returned to the States, where he began working as a church minister and writing on the side.
Secret to Success
From all accounts, Max Lucado is not a man consumed by sales, awards, and achievements. He often turns down media interviews since they impede on family and ministry commitments. He spends the bulk of his week serving as senior minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. And he is truly surprised by his own success–more impressed by his one-in-a-million wife and three amazing daughters than by his successful writing career.
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January 9, 2013