Easter is only two weeks away, which means it’s time to start thinking about Easter baskets. This year my three and half year-old will be receiving A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Phillip and Erin Stead and The Beautiful Story of the Bible illustrated by Maite Roche. He’ll also be getting some jelly beans, new socks, and a light saber, because, duh.
If you’ve been looking for a children’s Bible, that’s not sentimental and that your children will actually love to read, than The Beautiful Story of the Bible, just released by Ignatius press, might be it. This book has all the Bible stories children love. Every page is richly illustrated, and there’s a dove hidden in each painting for them to find.
You’ll find your kids looking through this book on their own and asking lots of questions. Like, “Why didn’t Jesus just kill Herod?” That one caught me off guard. I said, “God surprises us by not returning evil for evil.” See what I mean. This is a great book to read before bed, and it will help you and your kids enter more deeply into the life of God. Buy a copy for your Easter baskets today.
And speaking of beautiful illustrations and a story about love, check out this page from a Sick Day for Amos McGee, which will also be in the Easter basket.