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Archive for May, 2009
Crossway’s homeschool book reviewers recently discussed What Does the Bible Say About That? by Carolyn Larsen on their blogs. Here are some of their comments:
“I was overjoyed to receive my copy of What Does the Bible Say About That? to use with my twelve year old. I immediately began incorporating it into our daily Bible study. Not only does it include the usual subjects such as truth and honesty, it includes subjects such as sarcasm, obesity, and world hunger.”
“Love it. It’s another wonderful book from Crossway. It’s simple and direct so that my oldest can understand the topics without problems. It gives some scriptures to relate to as well as some food for thought on each subject.”
“With over 300 topics (listed in alphabetical order in both the Table of Contents and the book itself), it contains something about almost anything your child might have questions about.”
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By Nöel Piper
One time there was a little boy. His family moved to a new place. He didn’t know anyone in the houses nearby. That made him feel lonely. So he sat on the front steps and cried out, “Friends! Frie-e-e-ends!” He wanted a friend…
If you were very young and were visiting me, I might tell you the rest of the story. But even if you’re not so young, perhaps you resonate with that little boy’s cry.
All of us—children and adults—want friends who love us, comfort us when we’re sad, forgive us when we mess up, and help us know God better.
It took me a long time to realize that when I’m down, one of my greatest comforts is to read through the gospels, rediscovering the ways that Jesus shows himself to be a friend—the best kind of friend.
I hope my young grandchildren will know this friendship even at their young ages. That’s why I wrote Do You Want a Friend?
We may have lots of friends, but there is only one perfect and lasting friend. Jesus loves us and died to save us from our sins. There is no better friend than Jesus.
(Taken from the Desiring God website: www.desiringgod.org.)
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The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod recently adopted the ESV as their translation of choice. If your church is considering a similar move, you may find this explanation from Paul McCain helpful.
Paul McCain is a pastor in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and serves as the Publisher and Executive Director of the Editorial Department at Concordia Publishing House.