He looks so excited, doesn't he? There were surprisingly not very many 3rd graders at the 11am service. We usually go to the 8:30 service but Colton spent the night at a friends for his birthday so I knew it was futile to end the slumber party fun that early in the morning.
Here they stand ready to pray with their new bibles.
The girls received pink ones and the boys got blue ones. They each had their names on them. Colton got back to the pew and immediately started thumbing through it. He was so excited to start reading it. The pastor said they needed to read out of it every week and he actually listened.
I looked inside it to check it out and there are colored pages and it is very easy to read. I think I might need to get myself this version! They have revised it for kids - Check out the 10 Commandments for Kids. "You may not worship or put any importance on any person or thing other than God. You must worship only the Lord, not a friend, not a movie star or sports hero, not a car or skateboard. Nothing." "You may not hate other people; don't every think of hurting someone else in any way." Simple words and a simple message - easy enough for anyone to understand. Perhaps everyone needs a bible this easy to read. Maybe then they would actually live by it!
The Adventure Bible has maps and "Did You Know?" sections that have interesting fun facts about the time period and message being portrayed. I can't wait for him to read and learn how to be a better little man!