Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Bible stories

Dr. John Patrick says that it is the duty of all men to teach their children "all the major stories and parables of the Bible" before they reach 7 years old. 

I didn't do that. All my native borne children turned out pretty well anyway.

But I still think it's a good idea. 

Maybe my married daughters would do that with their children. It's up to them. Maybe they could help me come up with a list of stories to teach our Ukrainian daughter Anya. 

We made it through Charlotte's Web, but she has no interest in any of the Narnia books.

I think I'll make her suffer through one Bible story a night until I get them all covered. 

Here's my list so far:

1. Creation and the Fall of man.

2. Cain and Able. 

3. Noah's Ark and the Flood.

4. The Tower of Babel. 

5. The call of Abraham.

6. Sarah, Hagar, Ishmael and Isaac. 

7. Abraham and Isaac and the mount. 

After that I'd have to scan through Genesis. There are a few stories I might not get around to covering, like Judah and Onan, but I think that's a good start. 

Feel free to make suggestions. 

1 comment:

  1. My small group was just saying this week what a great story Rahab and the fall of Jericho is... like something out of a movie. That is, if you are prepared to explain the word "harlot" to Anya.
    The rest of Genesis- Jacob and Esau, Joseph
    Moses and the Escape from Egypt
    David and Goliath
    Daniel and the Lions
    Shadrach, etc.
    - Kara