Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Big Dipper
So this woman at Books a Million showed me this book yesterday that I really want. However, I don't want to pay the $17 it costs to have it. Ha ha! I just found it at Target, and for only $12! I have to return some stuff there, and I can use that money! Hooray!...Oh, so anyway, it looks like a really cool book, well, magazine. It's called Becoming: The New Testament , and it's basically the new testament, but written in a magazine form. Like, instead of sitting down and trying to digest reading the Bible, which, for me, is basically impossible, you can read it in parts like a magazine. There are little beauty sections, romance sections and the like, just like a real magazine. However, they talk about how you can be beautiful as related to God's word, and stuff like that. I read some of it yesterday while I was at the store, while TJ played with the train set they have, and it was pretty cool. I started at the beginning, and I just started reading the first "article". It was basically a summed up, but not too summed up, version of who Jesus came from (it still listed ALL the people in his family tree), how Joseph thought Mary was cheating on him, his birth, how Herod wanted him killed, how Joseph hid him in Egypt, how John baptized him, and some more...that's as far as I got. But hey, before yesterday, I really didn't know all that stuff. I mean, I knew some of the basics, but...and I learned all this from reading for about ten minutes! How cool is that! I don't know about you, but we keep magazines in the bathroom for "educational time". I thought it might be cool to get rid of all the skanky girly magazines and replace them with this one. It's just really cool how I could read it, understand it, enjoy it, and actually get it. I've been telling myself forever that I'm going to read the Bible, but as hard as I try, I just can't do it.

Oh, I also bought TJ a Bible, too. I went in the hopes of getting the one that Echo bought for her kids, but I neglected to bring the name of it with me. Did you know that there are 5 BILLION children's Bibles! I stood there FOREVER trying to figure out which one to get. Some had too many words, some not enough. Some had too many pictures, some not enough. You get my drift. I really wanted it to be the basic whole Bible, so I wouldn't have to add on later (although I doubt very seriously he'll want to read this one when he's 10!). I opted for The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers. It's REALLY concise, but it has cute pictures and short little rhymes on each page, so TJ will actually pay attention and understand. Last night we read about how God made the earth--I think that was about four pages long with four lines on each--and Noah's Ark. I thought it funny that it was never called an Ark, just a boat, but then I figured TJ wouldn't have gotten it otherwise. He seemed really excited about how all the animals got to ride on the big boat, and how rainy it was. I like his age now, b/c we can talk about the pictures in his books, and sometimes I can even get him to try to figure out what's going to happen next. Anyway, I like this little Bible. I figure if nothing else, I can read it to TJ, and then I can learn all the important stuff from the Bible, too! I mean, surely a toddler book will tell me all the stuff I really need to know, right!

Wow, didn't think I could go on that long about Bible shopping. I guess I'll cut out here. I hope you all have a great day, and I'll see you soon!
posted by Christi at 10:43 AM | Permalink |


  • At 11:16 AM, Blogger suze

    I've been looking at Toddler Bibles, too! I like the one you picked out -- we'll have to take a look at it.

    Becoming looks kind of interesting, too. We just did a study on Acts in our Sunday School class, but it went in one ear and out the other, I think. lol

    Baby Taryn's still hangin' out inside?

  • At 4:33 PM, Blogger Jillian

    Well, my dear... try Amazon.com for books. I end up paying like $5 for like new books with shipping. Most books have been gently used, read a couple of times, but heck, you're only going to read it, and probably set it in something sticky in the process. I buy all my books and dvds from amazon, you'd be amazed at how cheap you can get stuff and I've never had a problem.

  • At 5:32 PM, Blogger ZuphChic

    Or Overstock.com...I've bought DVDs from there as well as Amazon...

  • At 7:46 PM, Blogger Carrie

    that's cool about the magazine format... and good for you in getting the little man his own version.

    I used to work for Amazon... they do offer good prices. I still like Barnes and Noble to see a book in person, but if I'm ordering a bunch and qualify for free shipping... amazon all the way!

  • At 10:01 PM, Blogger Tammy

    Hey I really like that Idea of having the bible written as a magazine. I going to have to look into that.
    I have the hardest time understanding the bible as well. The easier the better for me. We got Mackenzie a really nice precious moments bible. It's cute.

  • At 10:50 PM, Blogger Julia

    So does this magazine have the whole new testament or does it explain the NT? I should have thought of telling you this before, but I like to check www.bestbookbuys.com. It will tell you the prices from a whole bunch of online stores, including those like half.com that do used. I save so much money on homeschooling supplies with this site. I know a few sites like Amazon and Overstock do free shipping on orders over $25. Buy.com has the same thing I think, plus there's coupon code to get $5 off if you're new customer. I find coupon codes by googling the store name and coupon.

  • At 11:29 PM, Blogger Christi

    Sweet tips! Thanks guys!