After six consecutive nights spent awake and in the company of a congested baby, you start to forget important things like why you normally leave your glasses on the bookshelf near the door and not on the floor for the baby to find, or that you were going to mention to your husband the fact that a bolt is missing from the rear wheel of the car, or, incredibly, how to pronounce your own first name (please tell me that has happened to you, too). Or you panic for a moment, while on a walk with the children, because you don’t see the baby–where is she?–before realizing that she is in the stroller that you are pushing right in front of you as you walk, kicking her feet happily as her sisters drop fallen leaves in her lap.
You also forget things like why you wanted to write a blog post about David Helm’s The Big Picture Story Bible. The post is there, at the top of your list of drafts, but you find yourself sitting on the couch at 5:57 am, drinking a rapidly cooling cup of Earl Grey tea and thinking about that missing bolt.
However, there is a light pinging way back in the back of my mind, reminding me that the ladies at Aslan’s Library wrote a beautiful review of not only The Big Picture Story Bible, but also of the accompanying audio CDs. Not only that, but they linked to this excellent presentation by David Helm on how to teach your children the whole story of the Bible (I watched that and it was so good, great for watching while folding laundry, knitting, or staring off into space). So today, I will refer you to Aslan’s Library and go back to nursing my now lukewarm tea and savoring the final chapters of Lila, by Marilynne Robinson.
- The Big Picture Story Bible (Book Review) | Aslan’s Library
- The Big Picture Story Bible (Audio CD Review) | Aslan’s Library
- “How to Teach Your Children the Whole Story of the Bible” (David Helm) | The Gospel Coalition
Notice the heavily worn binding of our book–evidence, surely of a book worth reading again and again and again:
PS: Speaking of Lila, I learned yesterday that not only did Marilynne Robinson, one of my favorite authors ever, release a sequel to one of my favorite books ever–Gilead–this month, but the Abhorsen trilogy–one of my favorite trilogies ever–just got promoted to a quartet with the release of a brand new fourth book! Between Lila and Clariel, I’m a little giddy right now. Exhausted, but giddy.