We have so appreciated Starr's book Training Hearts, Teaching Minds, which was part of our family's morning devotions for four years. So we were delighted when the publisher sent us her latest manuscript to preview. It's a keeper.
While still devotional in purpose, Grandpa's Box is written in a completely different format than Training Hearts, Teaching Minds. Grandpa spends his retirement reclaiming treasures from people's trash. His two grandchildren, Marc and Amy, are his constant after-school companions. Marc, a military buff, is fascinated with war stories and the men who play a part in them. Grandpa capitalizes on that passion and introduces the children to the concept of spiritual warfare as it is played out in Scripture. Initially, Marc and Amy are unenthusiastic about hearing again the same Bible stories that they grew up with. But as Grandpa skillfully weaves military terminology with solid theology, the stories take on fresh meanings and insights.
From Genesis to Revelation, Grandpa carefully shows how each story fits as an episode in the greater story of God's redemption of His people. This is a marvelous read-aloud book, sure to impact your family and generate lots of discussion. For ages nine to 12.