Anyways, I stumbled across a book about reading the Bible - not just picture books - everyday with your children. The author began reading a chapter a day when her kids were 4 and 1. 1!!!!! She edited as necessary at some of the violent or intimate parts. And some days were challenges as they read through genealogies, but others were funny as children spontaneously began acting out scenes as she read. By reading a chapter a day, she completed the project after 5 years. By the time she hit the New Testament, the oldest child was well within the age of understanding the gospel.
So...do I dare? Could we pull away from the pictures and get to the Big Picture? I stand to gain a lot from this exercise as well. I know it'd be great for me.
Then I read this quote from Charles Haddon Spurgeon, (1834-1892), the "Prince of Preachers" as he was known. It pretty much sealed the deal for me.
If you're interested in the book that started all this wondering....You can check it out here.