My family has read through Starr Meade’s book Grandpaâ€™s Box at least twice, and we have used it in one of our Sunday School classes at church. We love this book. Grandpa tells the redemptive-historical story of the Bible by using an old box with various items. It is truly a creative biblical theology for children. WTS Books is offering a 50% off sale that ends on June 14. Go here to see the book and access the table of contents, the first chapter, and a study guide. Here is the description from the publisher:
It was a wooden box, simply made. â€œI guess you could call it my war chest,â€ Grandpa said. As the children peered into the box, they saw many small figuresâ€”animals, people, and objects of all kinds. A number of them were carved from wood.â€
Learn along with Marc and Amy as Grandpa uses his special box of wooden carvings to illustrate the wonderful stories of the Bible to children. From Genesis to Revelation, Grandpa shows how the stories of the Bible fit as episodes in the one story of Godâ€™s redemption of His people. Children will come away with a deeper understanding of Godâ€™s plan of redemption told throughout all of Scripture. Even those children who already know the stories of the Bible will learn more about God and his plan for saving His people.
If you like this book, you will also enjoy a few others by Starr Meade:
Keeping Holiday [an allegory about salvation and Jesus; a book similar to Pilgrim’s Progress]
Mighty Acts of God [a Bible story book that retells the major storyline of redemption]
Training Heart, Teaching Minds [a family devotional guide to the Shorter Catechism]