Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Touchstone Magazine on Not Diluting Bible Stories

Readers of this blog may have seen my concern about how far too often modern bible stories water down the truth of the biblical account seeking to make them more palatable to children but in the end distorting the biblical witness. My brief article on this from several years ago is part of what prompted me to begin this blog.

This month’s Touchstone magazine includes a great article which examines how many children’s Bibles dilute the story of Jonah in this way. The subtitle captures the key point:
In Removing the Fear from the Story of Jonah,
Children’s Versions Remove the Gospel, Too

I encourage you to read the article. Also, Touchstone is a great, stimulating resource. I greatly enjoy the magazine and recommend it to you.



At 9:11 PM, Blogger ashley c said...

Mr. Ray,
I just wanted to thank you so much for the ministry that you are doing. It is so helpful to come to your blog knowing that you have researched so many children's books that are meaty. You have been such a tremendous help to me and my family. Thank you so much for the time you put into this blog.
Ashley Clark

At 8:40 PM, Blogger Ray Van Neste said...

Thank you Ashley. I am glad this is being useful.


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