A Review of Classic Bible Storybook by Kenneth Taylor

Recently I was offered the opportunity to review a new book by Kenneth Taylor called Classic Bible Storybook. Since I have children who range in age from 2 to 18, I am always looking for additional resources to use with our in-home Bible study. Many of you know Kenneth Taylor’s name from his Bible Story Book and The Living Bible. He has pleased audiences for three generations now with his writing, and this book is an excellent addition to his other works.

It was illustrated by Richard and Frances Hook. The pictures throughout this book are truly a work of art. From the moment that I opened the package, I was transported back to my memories of the art work in my first Children’s Living Bible. I spent many hours of my childhood looking at those pictures.

In reading through this book, I can tell the care Mr. Taylor has taken with the details of Scripture, and he has included a few questions at the end of each story to give you a springboard for discussion. My children seem to remember Bible stories when they have had time to think and discuss the stories. And they also enjoyed retelling the stories back to me. The stories in this book are broken down into small sections, so it is easy to read and get to the meat of each story in a brief amount of time. That is an important thing for young children, especially if you have 5 boys.

I enjoyed sharing this book with my children, and I am sure that it will become a classic book that we will have on our family bookshelf for many years to come.

It is available now through many retailers, including Amazon. It is published by Tyndale, and they have kept the mark of quality from beginning to end of this book. Its retail price is $12.99. And it includes 120 classic Bible stories. The ISBN number is 978-1-4143-0769-5. This is a book that you will want to share with the children in your life.

Where am I on life’s road?

FishMama has a neat Mr. Linky set up, and I thought I would participate.

Where am I on life’s road?

My life has had a lot of twists and turns over the past few years. God gave us an opportunity to operate a homeschool business in 2005, and we are still running that business from home. With the economy like it is, my business has been very slow since September. My husband’s job outside the home has also slowed down dramatically. I will say that we do enjoy having him home more, but the change in our budget has been rough at times.

In October, my husband & I discussed the possibilty of me returning to school for more education. And in January, I started attending a class three nights a week. I am enjoying being a student again. Since I homeschool 5 of mu children, I have been continuing my education anyway. But it is different when you have to study for tests and work on projects as an adult.

I love it! And I have decided, Lord willing, to pursue a two-year degree. I have some college credits, and many of them will transfer to what I want to study. So I am in the process of getting some pre-requisite classes out of the way.

I am also continuing with my homeschool business, and I am still homeschooling my children. So my days and evenings are quite full these days. But I am resting in the Lord, and He is getting me through day-by-day.

Hop on over to Life as Mom, and read some more posts.

A sweet memory….

I am trying to get back into the swing or writing on my blog. It hs been a hard few months, and I have had a hard time writing from the heart. I am going to try to share some memories I have with my grandfather. I thought it would help me as I am still missing him.

This past Thanksgiving Day we were caring for my grandfather in his home. We had only been able to bring him home from the hospital the day before, so we were all excited to not be spending our Thanksgiving at the hospital. It’s just not the same atmosphere, you know.

We spent a good part of day at my grandfather’s house on Thanksgiving, and that night I offered to stay up and be the “night nurse.” My mom really needed a good night’s sleep. My grandfather was an early to bed, early to rise kind of person, but his cancer and the side effects from the cancer made sleep difficult. He dozed off and on, and but he never fell into a deep sleep.

Sometime in the wee hours of the morning, I realized I had not eaten a large dinner, and I was hungry. So I decided to get a snack. I asked him if he was hungry, and he was, too. And by this time, my uncle had gotten up to be there with us. So I fixed snacks for the three of us, and we enjoyed leftover Thanksgiving food at 3:00 in the morning.

That is such a special memory for me, since it was just a nice time of being together and eating a little snack. We also spent some time talking, since his mind was good, we wanted to enjoy all the time we could with him.

Thinking about that night alternately makes me smile and tear up. I would not give anything for the time I had with him.

Two months ago…………

Just two months ago we were working on plans for my grandfather’s funeral. I cannot believe it has been two months already. It has been a tough few months. We have battled illnesses since his passing. For the first time in two months, I can say that we are physically well. I can also say that I am not emotionally well. For some reason, it hit me hard last night that he was gone. That is another reason why it is hard for rme to write. I tend to write from the heart, and my heart has just been very tender during the past two months.

My children have been great though. They are such a source of joy for me. And my husband has been very understanding, too. Of course, I could not get through eah day without the Lord. So I know that I have never been alone through this valley.

We have had a very normal Monday morning. We just finished our school work, and now it is time to start chores. Then, it will be lunch time and nap time. And I will be working in my home office this afternoon. I have some orders to ship out.

I hope you are enjoying your Monday!

God bless,

Prayers requested

I just received an email about a dear friend, Steve Lambert. Many of you know the Lambert’s of Five in a Row. Steve had surgery today to remove a hematoma from a head injury. Steve could use your prayers. He and and his wife do not have health insurance, which is not uncommon in the self-publishing world. If you are in need of homeschool materials, please take a moment to look at their product line. I have used Five in a Row materials since we started homeschooling.

I need to be studying right now…..

Well, I should be studying the heart and circulatory system right now, but I wanted to write a quick post. We seem to have picked up the flu in the past week. I am feeling better tonight after a week-end of rest. I think my next order of business will be to work on building my immune system back up.

Have a great week! I am off to study!

Now that I am able to post again…….

Hello! Happy New Year! So much has happened in such a short amount of time. I hardly know where to start writing. As you can see from a few posts that were lost in cyber space for a while, my grandfather passed away last month. We cherish the time we had with him, and we look forward to our great reunion in the sky one day.

The children and I started back on our regular school schedule after the New Year. This was hampered a bit by sickness, but we perservered. We also had a snow day this month. That has been a rare event in our little neck of the woods, so we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was also my birthday, so that was extra fun for me.

I have gone back to school myself. I am taking a phlebotomy course in the evenings. I am enjoying being a student again. I am also busy working on my home-based business. I am nto sure what the future holds for it with the new Consumer Product Safety Act, but I am trusting in God to handle it. If you need homeschool materials, I would love to be of service to you as long as I can.

I hope all of you are doing well and enjoying the new year. I try to look for the positive things in every day.