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Favorite Children’s Commentary


Really, this is the only children’s commentary series I’m aware of. The series, by Nancy Ganz, is called Herein is Love. The commentary is called Genesis: a Commentary for Children.I am using it for Bible this year with the kids and we love it. There is a passage from the book of Genesis to read. Then we read the commentary (about three pages of beautifully written commentary…on a child’s level – and mine!). Then we do the craft from the back of the book where the lesson plans are.

This commentary, thus far, has been Christ-centered, God-glorifying, and absolutely beautifully written. Nancy Ganz has also written commentaries for the book of Exodus and Levitcus. I hope she keeps them coming.

Here is an exerpt from her commentary on Gen 1:26-31; 5:2

Man was created in the image of God, but he was not God. At the appointed time, however, there was born into the world a Man, who was the full “radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being” (Hebrews 1:3). The God of heaven, who is Spirit, became flesh and lived upon the earth, being found in appearance as a man. “Although He existed in the form of God, although He was in very nature God…He made Himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men…” (Phil 2:6,7)How extraordinary that man was made in the likeness of God and that God then took for Himself the likeness of man! Jesus Christ – “He is the image of the invisible God…for God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him…In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form…” (Col 1:15,19&2:9). (emphasis mine)

I love how she makes this connection with Jesus. I would never have thought to teach the sixth day of creation this way. Just thought I’d pass it on!

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4 thoughts on “Favorite Children’s Commentary

  1. This is awesome, laurie. Thanks for always passing onto the rest of us these excellent resources you find. And, thanks for the example you are of a diligent mother planning, researching and working hard in ‘training up your children in the way they should go’.

  2. I never saw that connection, or at least not the way she articulated it. Wow. Image of God, likeness of Man. I hope I remember to ask you about this resource when Joel is a bit older.

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