Posts Tagged "Michelle Anthony"

SPIRITUAL PARENTING by MICHELLE ANTHONY (A Dad in the Middle Review)

imageLast week on this blog, I reviewed Michelle Anthony’s book Big God Story – a book for kids which recounts the basic story of the Bible with a clear focus on how it all relates to Jesus.  Based on that, I was excited to review a book on parenting which, I hoped, would come from the same God-centered perspective.  I wasn’t disappointed.

In the very first chapter of the book, Ms. Anthony explains the basics of spiritual parenting:

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THE BIG GOD STORY by MICHELLE ANTHONY (a Dad in the Middle Review)

imageThe Bible is many things.  It is the true and inerrant Word of God.  It is guidance for our lives.  It is the record of our Lord and Savior.  It is also a story.  It is God’s story of His interaction with mankind.  The Big God Story by Michelle Anthony does a great job of capturing that story in a way which is both biblically accurate and engaging for kids.  From the dawn of creation, the book weaves its way through the fall, Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, the wondering in the desert, Joshua, the period of the Judges, Saul, David, Daniel, Esther, the exile, Nehemiah, the period of silence, the nativity, the disciples, the crucifixion, the resurrection and the second coming.  All of that – in only 32 wonderfully illustrated pages.  Never mind the kids, this book serves as a great survey of the entire Bible for people of all ages.

From the very name of the book “Big God Story,” I liked the focus of this book.  It is not a book about a bunch of historical guys who did awesome things, it is a book about how God has worked throughout history to accomplish his plan.  The first words of the book summarize its intent:

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