Friday, July 08, 2005

We Like Reading Together

It is a little after 9:00 PM, and I just finished reading to Amanda.  If she gets to bed early enough, we try to read for a little while.  Right now, we are close to finishing  "Noah and the Ark".  It appears to be part of a series entitled "Heroes of the Bible".  It is copyrighted in 2000 and was printed in Canada.  I'd like to find more books like this one.  It does a good job of presenting the Biblically accurate story of Noah and the Ark, but then it adds other little things to make it read more like a novel.  For instance, tonight, we read about 20 days of rough seas while the wind began drying up the water...the high winds made big waves making for rough seas and seasick people.  And then there was the fire that broke out when a cow kicked over a lantern.  Noah and his family had to wet blankets and smother the flames.  I know these parts of the story are not in the Bible.  But they don't take away from the real story and they do make for good reading for children.  None of the "extras" try to explain away the miracles of the story, and God is honored throughout the book.  We've only got two chapters left.  After this, we are going to read "God Spoke Tibetan" (The epic story of the men who gave the Bible to Tibet, the Forbidden Land).  We like reading together.


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