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“The Lamb” By William Blake

My poem of the week this week is Blake’s “The Lamb,” a really nice poem for children telling them about Jesus the Lamb of God. Sometimes I love Blake’s poems, sometimes I don’t like them at all. This one is great. “The Lamb” Little Lamb who made thee Dost thou know who made thee Gave […]

“I’m trusting Daddy”

Today I’ve run some errands with my younger two children (Abigail, 8 yrs old & Timothy, 6 yrs old). Everybody else is gone for the day so it’s just the three of us (which means frozen yogurt for lunch, tree climbing, playing tag and who knows what else). As we left one stop which is […]

C. S. Lewis, Children, Property & Justice

Here is C. S. Lewis dealing, parenthetically, with an issue which parents often ask about. I think he is exactly right. “The question whether the disputed pencil belongs to Tommy or Charles is quite distinct from the question which is the nicer little boy, and the parents who allowed the one to influence their decision […]

“Learn it meekly on thy knees”

Just last night I came across this poem and found it to be a wonderful statement on how we should approach the Bible, especially the last two stanzas. The fact that this poem was originally written for children will discredit it for some, but such an assessment would be unwise. I am currently reading Mark […]

Books for Boys

[from The Children’s Hour] A colleague recently asked me for some recommendations for books for boys, so I thought I’d post my list and reflections here. Many more no doubt could or should be listed, but below are some books my boys and I have enjoyed. I compiled the list by giving a quick look […]

Graphic Novel on How We Got the Bible

The Book of God: How We Got the Bible, by Ben Avery & Javier Saltares (Kingstone Comics, 2012), pp. Ages 8+ A graphic novel on the production and preservation of the Bible? Brilliant! I had no previous awareness of KingstoneComics until I happened to see this book in Sam’s. I was intrigued by the idea […]

Another Children’s Book on the Covenanters

[posted at my children’s book site last week] While we are travelling in Scotland I began reading to my older boys a book I picked up here- I Rode with the Covenanters, by Kathleen Fidler. We have read several books about the Covenanters along the way (not least Douglas Bond’s wonderful Crown & Covenant trilogy), […]

“The Story for Little Ones” Misses the Mark

Here is the latest review from my blog on children’s books, The Children’s Hour: The Story for Little Ones: Discover the Bible in Pictures (Zonderkidz, 2011), hb. Ages 3-5 Recently I received a review copy of this book along with some other materials related to Zondervan’s The Story project, an effort to help people see […]

Tim Tebow, Through My Eyes

At my blog on children’s literature, The Children’s Hour, I comment on books we read together as a family giving recommendations or warnings. This is the most recent entry from The Children’s Hour: Through My Eyes, Tim Tebow with Nathan Whitaker (Harper Collins, 2011), hb., 260 pp. Ages 10+ My boys and I really enjoyed […]

Blessing of Family (Psalm 128)

“Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord.” (Psalm 128:3-4) “How beautiful to see the gnarled olive, still bearing abundant fruit, surrounded with a little band of sturdy successors, any one […]