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Holding Out for God’s Hero

Almost exactly two years ago, my son and I began a nightly ritual of reading through the pages of Scripture. Well, at least a version of Scripture that was immediately-accessible to the interests and attention span of a five-year-old. “Five” has since become seven, soon to be eight.

Since that time, our reading together of The Action Bible has waxed and waned – neither of us are much for taking a legalistic approach – but I am nonetheless thrilled to report that in the intervening two years he and I have gone from Genesis all the way through Revelation at least five times, and we still look forward to starting over again. As of this writing, we are somewhere in 1 Kings; Solomon’s son Rehoboam has foolishly listened to his younger advisors and the mighty kingdom built by his grandfather David has been torn in two. (“Not good.”)