Children Should NOT be Allowed to Read Books!


by John Ellis

It’s not easy to admit that you’ve been wrong; especially when you’ve spent years passionately promoting a position that after further consideration turns out to be detrimental to your children. Over the entirety of our kids’ lives, my wife and I have plied them with countless books, encouraging them to read. To make matters worse, the walls of their bedrooms are covered with bookshelves that are filled with books. The librarians at many of the library branches in our county know our children on sight. Our poor kids have been unable to escape books. Sadly, though, it turns out that we’ve done our children a disservice. But, no more. For their own good, our children will no longer to be allowed to read books.

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The Biggest Story by Kevin DeYoung

the biggest storyby John Ellis

No matter how hard I tried during my twenties, I was unable to escape Jesus. During the Holy Spirit’s gracious pursuit of me, one of the primary means God used was the many Bible stories that my mom had drilled into my head when I was a child. My mom loved stories, and she loved Jesus even more. She also loved her thoroughgoing little pagan of a son, and she patiently, lovingly, and persistently told me about Jesus, using a variety of mediums. At the time, outside of the fact that I found many of the stories interesting, I thought that the only benefit was that I was money at Sunday school Bible quiz time.

By the time I had reached my twenties, I believed that I had left those Bible stories behind and had replaced them with the freedom found in pursuing the desires of my flesh. God, thankfully, had other plans. Even getting high didn’t stop the flood of Bible stories from playing through my mind as I desperately sought to escape God. And ever since I bowed my knee to King Jesus in God given faith and repentance, I’ve been eternally grateful for a Christian mother who believed that it was important for her children to learn about Jesus.

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