Sunday, January 17, 2016

Review: Parable Treasury

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Parable Treasury by Liz Curtis Higgs is all four parable stories in one book. First off, I loved how sturdy the book is and how vibrant the illustrations are. My son really enjoyed the Easter and Christmas stories. I did, too! 

But on another note, I didn't read the Bible verses with the story since many of the verses didn't really apply. I think we ruin things by trying too hard to put Bible verses to everything little thing because then we run the risk of using verses out of context which did happen in these boks The better way would have been to have one verse for each story. Then the child could easily remember and associate that verse to the story. When I read these stories to my son, I ignored the verses and concentrated on reading the book. Then we talked about what we read in relation to the Bible story. If you get these books, keep that in mind. 

I didn't care for the The Sunflower Parable. It was my least favorite story because I didn't like how proud the boy was. He was never corrected. Rather it seemed he was encouraged to be proud he had the biggest, tallest plant in the garden. The Pumpkin Patch Parable was a good story. You could easily see what the author was trying to teach with that book, and she even explains it at the end. The Parable of the Lily is one of my favorites because it's an Easter story! It's so hard to find those. Anyway, it's a stepping stone to talk more about Jesus' death and resurrection. The Pine Tree Parable was my favorite! It's a great Christmas story for little kids. It's all about giving to others even when it's something you like and want to keep. What an appropriate story for us all especially at Christmas. :-)

I was given this book for free from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.

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