Posted By Jennie Chancey on November 30, 2010
From our dear friend Becky Morecraft:
Here’s my theory and I’m sticking to it: the family that reads books together — aloud — as a part of their weekly fellowship, will always be ‘on the same page.’ I was read to often as a child and still love the sound of my mother’s voice reading some favorite passage from a book, old or new. I am comforted and still inspired by the memory of my grandparent’s voices as they read or quoted favorite stories, poems and passages from the Bible aloud. And visits home are never complete without my dear Papa’s voice reading Scripture or Spurgeon’s Morning and Eveningdevotional to the gathered family. Nothing makes me happier today than reading some of my favorite books and theirs to my grandchildren. But not just any book will do. I try to read stories to my grandchildren that are beautifully written with an underlying biblical theme, pleasing to the eye and ears. Books will influence us much like jumping into a strong stream that leads to an ocean: we will be carried along in one direction or another. Make sure you are aware of that as you read — choose the ‘ocean’ towards which you want to be carried.
Read the entire piece (with lists of excellent books!) at this link.