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Grandpa’s Box: Retelling the Biblical Story of Redemption

June 6, 2011

Justin Taylor:

I’ve begun reading Grandpa’s Box by Starr Meade (author of several very fine books for children)  with our two oldest kids (ages seven and six), and I’m enjoying it as much as they are. It’s one of those books that has tended to fly “under the radar,” but deserves to be much better known.

It’s a creative presentation of the biblical storyline, as a grandpa uses objects in an old box to retell the stories. I think parents will be surprised at the nuanced biblical theology at play here. I am being instructed as I read.

You can access online the table of contents, the first chapter, and a study guide.

Here is P&R’s description:

It was a wooden box, simply made. “I guess you could call it my war chest,” Grandpa said. As the children peered into the box, they saw many small figures—animals, people, and objects of all kinds. A number of them were carved from wood.”

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 God’s redemption of His people. Children will come away with a deeper understanding of God’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.


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