We are “people of the Book.” That’s a familiar phrase to most Christians, particularly to Presbyterians like us (Becky and Pamela). Of course, in the phrase, “the Book” refers specifically to the Bible – we Christians are people whose identities and lives are shaped by the book we call the Bible.
We believe that passionately – we are people of THE BOOK. But we also believe that other stories and other books can and should be used in the church, in order to help us more fully understand and weave “The Book” (Bible) into our lives of faith. In other words, we think it is not only appropriate but also important to weave stories from children’s books like Janell Cannon’s Stellaluna, and contemporary adolescent fiction like Joyce Carol Oates’ Big Mouth and Ugly Girl, into our educational ministry with all ages in the church.
Why? Why do we use books in addition to the Bible? Why do we think children’s and adolescent literature is appropriate and even important to use? Why????
Click on the link below to see what else Pamela Mitchell Legg and Becky Davis have to say about this.