Saturday, November 9, 2013

Well Worth the Read

On the shelf at Barnes and Noble
(Max Lucado, you are in great company)
Also available on Amazon

It’s in print and on the shelf in bookstores!  Kirk Lewis, my brother-in-law, has written a book, Put Away Childish Things, about 9 very familiar Old Testament Bible stories we heard, read about and remember from our childhood.  Too many times, we think of those as children’s Bible stories and miss out on the lessons, wisdom and blessings to be learned and applied as adults.  Written in a free-verse style of poetry, the choice and grouping of words lead you to picture the characters as real people.  The book depicts how time and time again God chooses ordinary people, who are willing to trust and obey Him, to do extraordinary tasks.  If you are like me, you will read the book as fast as you can all the way through.  Then you will go back and read one story at a time, taking it in detail by detail, and desiring to apply what you have learned.

Even more important that being in print, on the bookshelf, or in our hands to read is when we take to heart how great the Father loves us.  Today He desires to have that same kind of intimate relationship, trust and obedience as in Old Testament days.  As we put away childish things, may it be for the express purpose of knowing and loving God more and gracefully maturing in faith, hope and love so we can love and serve others well in the process.

 Kirk and Robin's precious grandsons
 Eli and Josiah, as you grow, may the Bible stories and
 lessons learned continue to grow along with you.

He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?
Micah 6:8

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