Bible Tantrum

Maisie brings me a HUGE children’s Bible that is in the office for me to read to her. I begin reading, but realize how completely boring the book is. The pictures are boring and the way it is written is just ridiculous for a children’s Bible.

So I tell her, “Maisie, go get a different book.”

Maisie then begins crying hysterically as she puts the HUGE children’s Bible on the ground.

Justin turns to Maisie quickly, thinking she has just dropped the ridiculously HUGE children’s Bible on her foot.

“No,” I tell him. “She is crying because she wants me to read her the Bible, but it is just so boring!”

Justin begins laughing at me and I realize just how ridiculous I am that my child wants me to read her the Bible, but I won’t because I think the book is boring. So of course we ended up reading it and I learned a little something along the way. I am glad Maisie is here to encourage my Bible reading. 🙂 

Now she is happily flipping through the pages with Justin, pointing out a cow (which happens to be a dead plagued cow, but a cow nonetheless).


  1. Mom on November 15, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    jen…one never know what one will encounter while reading your blog, and this made me laugh. i have to imagine God is cracking up and shaking His head, knowing all along, that we would be reading your blog about the bible being boring.

  2. Ann on November 15, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    This is precious. I’ve always learned from my kids, too!

  3. Nathanael "Kozmo" on November 17, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Jen that is hilarious! I was honestly laughing, especially at the dead cow.

  4. katie on November 19, 2008 at 7:59 am

    Hi Jen,
    Can I recommend another Bible story book to you? You should be able to order it online. It seems that all of our evangelical friends who are new parents love it because of the way it presents Jesus throughout each story. It’s called The Jesus Storybook Bible. The ISBN is 0310708257. I don’t know if you even want to find another “less” boring one… but this might be a good one to pick up anyway 🙂

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