Aunt Babs bought Henry this Bible for Christmas. I had only heard wonderful things about it and it is proving to be just as wonderful, if not more. Henry requests I sit in his "truck bed" (He has trucks on his sheets) and read his Bible to him before bed. The way the Bible is presented in this book is unreal and just perfect for not only a young reader, but a seasoned reader like myself.
It is chronological so as I am attempting to read the Bible through this year, his stories line up with mine each night. It actually made me tear up the other night realizing how we are on the same page, so to speak. I think even if you don't have a child at home, you should get this book and read it. The story about the tower of babel was precious and explained it perfectly, even for an adult. Henry was laughing, I was laughing and Randall was standing in the doorway grinning at us. It is neat how it is worded and speaks to all ages and just comes alive. (I add to it a wee bit with dramatic affect, as I am sure you can only imagine) It is not like all the other children's Bibles we have all read. This one is something I look forward to reading in the "truck bed" each night.
Before I head to the gym each morning I try to sit down in the den and read the daily excerpt in Jesus Calling. Hollye bought it for me for my birthday and gave it to me at Thanksgiving. It is not like any other book I have read either. I love how it quiets and stills me as I start my day. It is a must for 2013 if you are looking for a new devotion book or something to supplement your daily readings.
I strive to spend more time in the word in 2013. I am not setting a goal or declaring what I plan to do, I just plan to do it and if one day I fail, I will pick up on the next day. I am also excited about starting a Bible Study at church on simplicity next month. I have never succeeded at reading the Bible through in a year but I am attempting it again this year. I always quit in Exodus. I am 7 days into it and feeling pretty confident that it is doable. I am still in Genesis and Matthew though. Pray that I do not grow weary!