Importance of BibleThe Bible is the most important book in the world. It is the Word of God, which communicates life to us. The message that comes from the book is the message of God, because he is the author. Chosen people wrote down what God is thinking, through the Holy Spirit they manage to speak on behalf of God. It teaches us the TRUTH and speaks to people's hearts in every time and place. It tells the story of humankind and the covenant of God with his people. It is important to know and understand that Christ is the center of the Bible - he died on the cross so mankind (every man, woman, boy and girl) could be forgiven from sin.
"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness."
2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV)
To Parents: Why we should read it?Books have introduced and taught you many things - different places, cultures, information, languages, practices and more. We bet you enjoy reading comics, graphic novels or animated presentations; likewise, children appreciate and remember better through pictures and colorful visuals. While the Bible is filled with stories that can be used for teaching values and character to your children, the language and concepts may be too heavy for them to grasp. But by storytelling with the help of storybooks - your child will be keen to listen, will most likely to ask questions and will get motivated to read.
Shared ReadingThere is bonding created through shared reading between you and your child. It is a full expression of how important your children are by giving quality time in reading storybooks - where he/she learn new words, values and cultures as you sit beside them giving support and encouragement. Indeed, the quality time you spent to your child is a love in action. Reading the Bible is like us showing the way to the future generations. Thank God The Mini Ark is here, committed to provide you a fully illustrated storybooks with words that children can easily understand to help them learn, interact and have fun.
Every parent wants to teach their children how to know right from wrong, how to be unselfish, and how to look out for the hurts of others. How can you teach your children these important lessons? Of course you need to model these actions in your everyday life, but an important part of Christian parenting is also teaching children good values by using Bible stories. How do you do that? The Bible is the best source for Christian parenting. The stories in the Bible show people who make right and wrong choices, and show both consequences of sin and the blessing of following God. For example, you can read the story of the baby Moses in Exodus 2:2-10. In this story, you can talk about the faith of Moses' mother, who trusted God to take care of her baby. Your children will delight along with you to learn how God answers her prayers by making Pharaoh's daughter find and rescue Moses. Children also love to imagine what it would be like to be older sister Miriam, who watched the baby Moses all day. You can talk to them about how they can show responsibility by taking care of younger children too. Christian parenting is all about taking advantage of opportunities to talk with your children. When you read a Bible story together, let the children tell you what they think about each person in the story. When you read the story of Joseph's dreams in Genesis 37:3-10, you can ask them, "Was Joseph right to tell his family about his dreams?" Their answers will help you understand their thinking. If they say he was right to speak the truth, good Christian parenting can use that comment to encourage them to be truthful, but not in a boastful way. You can talk about Paul's admonition in Ephesians 4:15 to "speak the truth in love." Furthermore, the Bible doesn't shy away from difficult moral situations, and Christian parenting doesn't either. You can use the Bible stories as a springboard for talking about right and wrong thoughts, acts and behavior. Let your children tell you what they think about Joseph's brothers selling him into slavery in Genesis 37:1-34. Use your discussion of Bible stories to help your children understand what each person did that was against God's commands. Christian parenting helps kids see that Joseph was boastful, his brothers were violent, and his father played favorites. Luckily for Joseph and his family, that isn't the end of the story. Christian parenting and teaching your children good values through Bible stories also means teaching them about repentance, forgiveness and restoration. As you and your children read the story of Joseph in Genesis 39, they will see how Joseph continues to do the right thing, even when he is accused falsely. In Genesis 42-45, the story of how God brings Joseph's brother's to repentance and reunites the family gives you a chance to show your children how God works in all circumstances. Another key story for Christian parenting is Job. In Job chapters 1 and 2, you and your children can read how Job continues to be faithful and obedient to God even though God allows Satan to test him by taking away his riches, his family, his health and the sympathy of his friends. Job's story helps you strengthen your own children when they are tested. Moreover, reading the end of Job's story in chapter 43, you can remind your child that God rewards us when we are obedient to him.Subscribe in a reader
Make your quality time with your kids an enjoyable one. After reading a Mini Ark Bible storybook with your children, give them some coloring pages related to Bible stories. The Playground section on the website features coloring pages, characters from the Bible storybook and our favorite official website character Flippin' Flippo. Easily printable with a thumbnail as color guide. Your children could be the next Michelangelo! Start printing now! Subscribe in a reader