Peyton is going to be 6 next month and I feel it’s time we start bringing more talk about the Bible into our home. We tried the whole church ordeal last year and it was a debacle. The church and the teachers were not a good fit. So we’ve taken the last year off from attending church and I have spent it trying to get Peyton comfortable with the idea of going back, this time to a different church. But lately Peyton has been asking lots of questions about God. Even though her Sunday school experiences were wretched she still managed to pick up some teachings here and there. But when I show her our Bible she has not shown much interest in it at all. After all, to her it looks like a big red book full of lots and lots of words. However, the Under the Sea Holy Bible caught Peyton’s attention the instant she saw it.
With it’s colorful cover Peyton was immediately drawn to it. I thought for sure the second I opened the Bible she would see all the words and be done with it. But she wasn’t. She sat down and asked me start reading it to her! That was the last thing I expected. So I started with Genesis and the story of creation. Peyton sat perfectly still and just stared at me while I read it to her. She was completely engaged in the Bible. I think she learned more in our little reading session than she did the whole year at church.
The Under the Sea Holy Bible has all the same books as our family Bible. But the big difference is the cover is bright, colorful and full of sea life. Also where there are important themes they are called out with a decorative page full of sea life and then reiterated in terms children will easily understand. It’s a great way to get children interested in learning more about the Bible.