Thursday, July 31, 2008

Where is the Book?

Today I received and email from Amazon announcing the EPCA Christian Book Awards: 2008 winners. What has happened to Christians when our book of the year is an audio drama. 

Now I like to listen to books or dramas (Odyssey or Chronicles of Narnia) while we drive, but this is the "BEST" Christian book? Are we that lazy that we don't want to pick up God's Word and read His Words to us?
I just don't get it. There are many great Christian books out there that will challenge us and encourage us in our love and devotion for our Lord and Savior. Even more troubling to me is the youth and children's division winner.

Here is the description of this book:

Following up her best-selling editions of TeenVirtue and TeenVirtue 2, Vicki Courtney's TeenVirtue Confidential takes an even more interactive direction than before by offering God-focused answers to real questions sent in from teenage girls. The main topics here are: The Future, Guys, Body Development and Sex, and Faith.
Some featured articles in this bright and fun magazine-styled book series include "Your Top 10 Questions for Guys . . . and Their Answers," "Your #1 Question for God," ""Words of Wisdom from College Women," "Quiz: Are You a Cell-Mannered Girl?," and "Sex Questions . . . We Have the Answers."

Vicki Courtney is a greatly trusted name among Christian moms, and TeenVirtue Confidential is a safe and cool pick for their precious daughters.

Here is my advice (it's free!):

• Read the Bible to your children.

• Give your children a Bible to read when they are able to do so.

• Ask your children questions about the Bible.

• Do not dumb the Bible down for them.

• Study the Bible yourself, we will pass on our excitement to our children.

• Have great godly books in your house for yourself and your children.

Warning Against Apostasy

11 About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, 13 for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. 14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
                     Hebrews 5:11-14

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