I am concerned for the spiritual development of today's youth and their lack of Bible literacy. Both boys and girls are bombarded with an overwhelming number of unhealthy messages in advertising, entertainment, and social networking. I am particularly alarmed at the pressures faced by young women and the lack of good resources to challenge them. Even much Christian literature reinforces passivity and enhancing physical attractiveness. Our daughters need to be empowered to effect change and develop leadership skills.
My short Bible stories for kids offer
biblical examples of problem-solving girls. Most characters have been
uprooted from familiar surroundings to live in foreign cultures. They
survive by their ingenuity and faith in God.
The reading level is
accessible for children in grades 3- 6. The subject matter is within
limits that teachers and parents find age-appropriate, yet will hold the
interest of today's curious and world-wise students. The readers are
transported to biblical places and times. Teachers and students alike
will greatly increase Bible literacy from the time of Moses to the end
of Paul's ministry. The discussion questions can be selected according
to the interests and maturity of the class.
Many fascinating stories
of young women are tucked away in the pages of the Bible. In most
cases, the girls are unnamed; their actual ages can only be judged from
their activities. These girls are just waiting to be discovered and
teach memorable lessons of inspiration and empowerment to young readers
What about the boys? These stories indeed feature girls as
main characters, but boys can and should learn from them. All characters
of the Bible are intended for the inspiration of all readers. I do
have a few boys stories in mind which I may write in the future, but
right now there is a need for girls to have more role models from the