God communicates to us in words and concepts that we understand. Jesus taught the disciples through parables and word pictures. The Bible uses the example of marriage to explain our relationship with God. The book of Proverbs uses analogies and word pictures to explain the way of wisdom. Whenever possible, the inspired writer’s of Scripture used examples from everyday life to help explain spiritual concepts.
For children, allegories and parables are excellent tools to use in explaining Biblical concepts. The Chronicles of Narnia are the most well known example of this. We can’t help but think of Jesus when Aslan takes Edmund’s place, accepting the punishment he deserved. Other examples include books by Francis Chan, Max Lucado, R.C. Sproul, to name a few.
The following is a few of our favorites. Today is a giveaway day! One winner will get to choose one book from the following list. All you have to do is leave a comment and you will be automatically entered. Random.org will randomly select a winner next week, October 17 at 8:00pm EST.
Please share! I’d love to hear about some of your favorites! What parables or allegories do you like to read to your children to teach them about Jesus?