Wednesdays With Words: Caught Up in a Story


"We tend to think of childhood in terms of data acquisition; what children need to know, and what thy must be able to do by the time they reach adulthood. I think this is a deadening view of childhood. While knowledge and skill are, of course, vital, they are only the skeleton structure of a great life. They will remain inanimate until the child who possesses them is kindled to passion and movement by a vision bigger than a list of accomplishments."

I have to tell you, I didn't think this book would be *that* good. I mean, I knew it would be good. But it's really. good.

I have so many things highlighted in this book!

"As my parents did for this once-squirming, curious little girl, each parent has the chance to open the world to their children as a place in which every person is precious, every action has meaning, and every soul is intended to be a hero or heroine in the story of God."
"The faculty of imagination is central to our identity and development as human beings because it is one of the primary ways in which we reflect the image of God. To be able to picture something beyond what we can merely see, to envisage an invention, a poem, a song that we then can bring into existence is a reflection of our Creator's propensity to create."
One more... (sorry!)

"But we live in an age in which things like faith, spirit, and imagination are widely rejected because they are impossible to prove with the senses. We are taught to distrust anything we cannot observe, quantify, and prove, and this viewpoint seeps into the way we teach children to encounter the world around them and the longing in their heart."
Caught Up in a Story: Fostering a Storyformed Life of Great Books & Imagination with Your Children is only 5 bucks for the Kindle--SO worth it! :)

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  1. These are great! We do need more stories to teach truth. Now I want to add this to my TBR list.

    I think you forgot to link to the linkup, glad I saw this in my reader :)

  2. Thanks, Dawn! :) I can't believe how wonderful this book it. That sounds bad, but you know what I mean. I thought it would just be about how good it is to read to your children, but it is SO MUCH MORE. :)


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