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Book Review and Giveaway Reminder - The Gospel Story Bible

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by Marty Machowski
New Growth Press 2011
Hardcover 328

We wanted to remind everyone about the book giveaway this month. Three winners will receive 4 books each. To enter, all you need to do is start a thread in the forum and get anyone else here at SI to comment on it. Details on the contest are here.

One of the books to be won is The Gospel Story Bible, and so I thought we could take this opportunity to learn more about this excellent resource.

Book review

As the father of six children, I have had ample occasions to read children’s Bible storybooks. The majority of such storybooks are quite simple and to the point. They don’t usually interact with the story at a child’s level other than to make the tale more imaginative and seem more story-like. Few of these books really serve believing parents well.

The Gospel Story Bible by Marty Machowski is much different. It is uniquely designed to help facilitate the parents’ task of teaching their children the gospel, as they recount the various stories in the Bible. The stories include discussion questions at the end, and are usually presented in a fairly straight-forward, stick-to-the-text manner. Often, however, a little more explanation is woven into the story. And each story wraps up with an application to the gospel or to the flow of redemptive history. The book’s emphasis is on communicating the gospel intent of the Bible stories rather than on wowing the children and parents with how imaginative a reshaping of the scriptural story this new storybook can provide. Read more about Book Review and Giveaway Reminder - The Gospel Story Bible

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Worshiping at the Altar of Family

“A family may support him off to the side, but he’s longing for the accolades, the respect, the riches. But I found myself, while he described the feelings of idolatry–the sense that this is my whole life, this is what I live for, this is what I dream of, this is what completes me and gives me significance–thinking that, for me, this is family. This stuff of many women’s fantasies includes an adoring, faithful spouse; attractive, obedient kids; people who depend on you, love you, give you a reason to get out of bed, regularly stand up and sing your praises. And it is idolatry, just like money, power, and fame.”

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Twenty Years Later, Dan Quayle's Words Seem Less Controversial than Prophetic

On May 19, 1992, as the presidential campaign season was heating up, Vice President Dan Quayle delivered a family-values speech that came to define him nearly as much as his spelling talents. Speaking at the Commonwealth Club of California, he chided Murphy Brown — the fictional 40-something, divorced news anchor played by Candice Bergen on a CBS sitcom — for her decision to have a child outside of marriage. Read more about Twenty Years Later, Dan Quayle's Words Seem Less Controversial than Prophetic

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