Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Pointing Them to the Lord through Reading

As parents, Papa and I are committed to providing encouraging, uplifting resources that continually point to the Lord. We’ve focused our efforts on children's books which we loved as children ourselves, but occasionally we will require our son to read some new material, such as the book above. 

This summer we have discovered a marvelous pastime... the Quiet Hour.  All persons in the house must quietly remain in their bedrooms for one hour, and may choose any quiet activity to spend the hour doing.  I often find I need a quick nap, but more and more, Kimba is choosing to read. 

Here are a few more suggestions for a 4th Grade Reader to enjoy:


Anselm is one of the greatest theologians who lived during the time between Augustine of Hippo and Thomas Aquinas. His compelling yearning to know and love God as He is revealed to us in Scriptures shaped his life and permeates all of his writings. He found the greatest joy in communion with God, but was thrusted into the difficult political scene of the 11th-12th centuries.

What can Anselm teach our children? To be inquisitive and use their minds as God’s gifts to discover and understand what He has revealed in His Word (Deut.29:29).  In reading this book, my son was challenged to consider and explore Anselm’s question: Why a God-man?

What is the meaning of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross?

In The Lightlings, Dr. R.C. Sproul weaves an allegorical tale that captures the essence of the biblical story of redemption in a manner that will fascinate and delight children.

A race of tiny beings known as lightlings are a picture of humanity as they pass through all the stages of the biblical drama - creation, fall, and redemption.

In the end, children will understand why some people fear light more than darkness, but why they need never fear darkness again.

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