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Really? Are these products necessary?

Here’s the product description of this Bible designed to dumb down and trivialize God’s Word for kids.

Let this family of adorable bruins introduce your little cubs to God’s Word!Color pages featuring favorite Berenstain Bears characters * Complete NIrV written at third grade level * Book introductions * Dictionary * Reading plan * Presentation page * For early readers ages 4 to 7 * Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″ x 1.75″ * 2048 pages, hardcover from Zonderkidz

I wonder how kids ever learned the Bible for the past two thousand years before the Berenstain Bears came along.

And after your little ones grow up (in age, not in godly maturity) you can ween them off Bible stories told by silly bears as you introduce them to r father n hvn: up 2 d8 txts frm d bible.

Here’s the product description:

“T8st & C dat d Lord is good! Psalm 34:8.” Message your friends with these cryptic biblical texts. Includes a dictionary of abbreviations and symbols; brief summaries of books of the Bible; insights into the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes; and more. 144 pages, softcover from Westminster John Knox.

And here is how the publisher describes the book:

Ride the next wave of electronic communication! This book is a collection of “up 2 d8 txts frm d bible,” guaranteed to get you and your text-messaging friends laughing as well as reflecting on “d word” as never before Included are text messages sent from around the world to the ship-of-fools.com website and complemented throughout by Simon Jenkins’ witty cartoons.

Do you still ponder what’s wrong with the church in the West?

7 comments on “Really? Are these products necessary?

  1. Trivializing the Word of God is a common, but pitiable sin. These people minimize the Lord. They will be SHOCKED on Judgment Day.

  2. Zonderkids strikes again!

  3. guaranteed to get you and your text-messaging friends laughing as well as reflecting on “d word”

    God is just in His judgment.

  4. WOW! Something to compete with “The Message” for pure trashability!

  5. But Pilgrim, how can our children possibly understand a Bible that is 2000+ years old unless it is told in entertaining formats with cartoons designed to appeal to the short attention spans that are inherent in children AND in their parents??

    Those products were pathetic! You are right. Something is very wrong with Christianity and yet, somehow, in some way, at some time, I am afraid that this “wonderful treasure trove of Biblical exposition helps” (/sarcasm) will end up being exported to places like Liberia, West Africa.

  6. Desert Pastor:

    Regarding your statement:

    “I am afraid that this “wonderful treasure trove of Biblical exposition helps” (/sarcasm) will end up being exported to places like Liberia, West Africa.”,

    that has been my deep concern for quite some time as well. As the “christian” publishing houses produce profuse quantities of blasphemous, erroneous materials, which well-meaning but undiscerning missionaries place in the hands of the trusting unsaved of the world, the “christian” teaching they thus receive must then be undone by the truth. Which makes the work of true ambassadors of Christ that much harder. The enemy works in oh so clever ways. I will pray for you.

  7. Argh!!! What next??
    Seriously – the seeker-sensitive movement for kids. Perhaps Rick Warren will endorse them.

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