Posted by: nancyisanders | January 26, 2016

Book Review: Parable Treasury

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Parable Treasury
by Liz Curtis Higgs
Art by Nancy Munger

Bestselling favorite Parable books bring fun throughout the year in this new four-books-in-one format.

With more than 1.1 million units sold in the Parable Series, Liz Curtis Higgs has given parents and kids alike beloved parables they can read throughout the year. This adorable compilation, Parable Treasury, allows families to get all their favorite stories in one value-packed book.

For nearly twenty years, Liz Curtis Higgs has made the holidays a little brighter throughout the year with her Parable Series. In a lovely padded hardcover format, the Gold Medallion–winning books from the Parable Series will include:

The Pumpkin Patch Parable, which focuses on the harvest season and shows that we can let God’s love shine through us
The Pine Tree Parable, a heartwarming tale of the farmer and his family, who nurture tiny seedlings into fragrant Christmas trees
The Parable of the Lily, which helps children understand the power of grace and forgiveness and the true meaning of Easter
The Sunflower Parable, which helps children discover the value of planting seeds, not only in the ground but also in the hearts of those around us

With simplicity and creative storytelling, this is sure to be a family favorite.

Summary

This 117-page oversized book with its soft padded cover contains all four parable stories to read aloud with young children and celebrate Easter, Summer, Harvest, and Christmas. In the Easter story, Maggie is given a special gift by her father, the farmer. She’s disappointed in the box of dirt with the flower bulb and eventually tosses it out the cellar door and forgets about it. When it grows and blossoms into a beautiful lily, however, she asks her father to forgive her for not appreciating his gift. He gently reminds her that forgiveness is what Easter is all about.

In the sunflower parable, Logan helps his father plant sunflower seeds and is very excited to see them grow to be the tallest in the garden. But when they bow their heads and are done growing, he is disappointed that they didn’t last longer. When the birds come to carry away the seeds, however, he realizes that the seeds will bless many, many people.

In the pumpkin parable, the gospel message is shared in a simple way as the farmer cleans out the slimy seeds and throws them away, then lights a candle inside to share the joy of its smiling face with everyone who sees.

In the pine tree parable, a family who can’t afford a Christmas tree is given one for free in a tender story about the farmer and his wife selling Christmas trees from their tree farm each year.

What I Like

These four precious stories have been repackaged into this one volume set. Each story is told in a simple way so young children can understand them. At the bottom of most pages a Scripture verse is included. This is helpful to share with little children and talk about what each part of each of the parables means. The illustrations are warm and delightful, making this a nice addition to a family’s collection of holiday books. A treasure for young and old alike.

 

 

-Thanks, BookLook Bloggers for another wonderful free book in exchange for my honest review!

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