Thursday, October 29, 2015

Parable Treasury by Liz Curtis Higgs, with Illustrations by Nancy Munger

Book Description:

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.

My Thoughts:

I was looking for "fall-y" type books that were also inspiring, and ended up finding The Pumpkin Patch Parable. Very soon afterwards, I heard about this treasury with all the "parable" books by Higgs. I couldn't resist! This book proved to be perfect reading material for us, and will be a seasonal tradition for us now, Lord willing.

There's a story to read for each season. The Parable of the Lily focuses on Easter, and The Pine Tree Parable focuses on Christmas. (I've mentioned many times before that we don't celebrate the birth and death of Jesus on specific days of the year, and instead try to keep the focus year round. Even so, these parables still worked out well for us, and I'm thrilled with them. We'll just use them as Winter/Spring reads, as opposed to focusing on a specific day, and most likely edit those particular words within the story in the future, even though I read it as is this time around.) The Pumpkin Patch Parable is a alternative to Halloween, and really is a special treat. The Sunflower Parable is one for summer. After reading The Pumpkin Patch Parable, my Grasshopper ended up asking me to read the other three stories, too. He loved the whole book, and especially loved that the same farmer was in all four stories. Each story revolves around the farmer and his family, along with the plants that they grow.

As you read through the story, there's Bible verses that coordinates with each page placed at the bottom. I loved this, and tried fitting these verses into the reading a couple of different ways. I felt that reading the story straight through, and then coming back reading the Bible verses worked out best. It allowed for more discussion. I'm loving reading aloud more and more, because as my Grasshopper grows, he's adding more and more to the discussions they lead to. He's a very talkative little guy!

The book truly is a treasure! We loved it, and highly recommend it! It's a great way to add an inspiring lesson and discussion into each season.

*I was provided a review copy, in exchange for my honest opinion.


Purchase Link:

Parable Treasury


1 comment:

  1. OH I am so happy to see this book! I knew that theindividual titles were going out of print (or were already) and I snatch them up whenever I see them. Glad to see that a collection has been released. These books are awesome! The Pumpkin Parable is a personal favorite.