Filled with inspiring and troubling stories about children found in Scripture, the study guides readers through the ancient world. Readers will hear the voice of Stephanie's ten-year-old daughter, Maggie, in a mother-daughter exchange of letters. The story is told from the perspective of the child in an approach resonating with the ancient Jewish interpreters who wrote Midrash to explain difficult stories in Scripture and glean meaning from the accounts.
The study guide helps readers learn how to read these stories to their children and grandchildren. Children in our bible are often inserted as objects to make a point to adults. Even our favorite stories about children who become great leaders, such as Moses and Jesus, are written long after the fact, to make a strong case for their leadership.