This Sunday my church will have itâ€™s â€œRecovenanting Sunday.â€ (You know, the service which marks a new year without really being a new year because the church year starts with advent and the calendarâ€™s New Yearâ€™s starts in January!) One of the many things we will do this day is give a bible to the children who just started second grade. We give them the Abingdonâ€™s NRSV Childrenâ€™s Bible. Starting this year, we are also going to give their parents Abingdon Pressâ€™s recently published Discovering Together: A Parents Companion to Abingdonâ€™s NRSV Childrenâ€™s Bible by Joyce Brown.
What I love about this 16 page leaflet is summed up in the introduction, â€œAs a parent, you are your childâ€™s most influential teacher.â€
Sometimes we at churches think that we are our childrenâ€™s sole educators of the faith, but we arenâ€™t. Christian education begins at home. I like this leaflet because it is meant to help parents be their â€œchildâ€™s most influential teacherâ€. In particular, it teaches them how to teach their children how to use a specific bible. It is a great resource â€“ and for only $2.00 it is a must have!
You can find both the NRSV Childrenâ€™s Bible and Discovering Together: A Parents Companion to Abingdonâ€™s NRSV Childrenâ€™s Bible by Joyce Brown at www.cokesbury.com
Vanessa M. Ellison
Date posted: Friday, September 7th, 2007 4:59 pm | Under category: bible, books, children, Christian Education, teaching
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