Does reading the Bible sound boring?

Do you know what makes the Bible different than other books?

by Lisa Updike

The Bible is a big book, and it can be hard to read. So, when I got a Bible for my 10th birthday, I wasn’t very excited . . .until I learned how it is different than any other book on my shelf.

This is my story of how I found out the Bible really is NOT boring. With the help of my parents, I learned that the Bible is God’s word to everyone—even a kid like me. It tells the story of Jesus. The Old Testament tells me Jesus is coming, and the New Testament tells me He came. But that’s not all! The Bible can make us wise, and it can change us! Did you know all of that?

You see, I used to think the Bible was boring because I didn’t know how to read it, but now I do, and I thought you would like to know how to read it too.

Are you ready for the challenge?

Do you want to know how to read the Bible?

Parents, you can help! This is also the story of how my parents gave me the tools I needed to learn to study God’s Word. We made it a family thing, and even memorized some verses together. You and your family can too!

About the book

Being a Children’s Ministry Director and a Christian school teacher, I am always searching for ways to help children fall in love with God and His Word. The Bible is Not Boring is one of the most powerful tools for discipleship I have come across. My students have been excited and motivated to read, understand, and apply the Bible to their lives through the tools shared in this easy-to-read story. What a gift this is to anyone desiring to shepherd the children in their sphere of influence.

~Cathy Brent, Children’s Ministry Director and a Christian school teacher

About the Author

Lisa Updike, the Director of Children’s Ministries at Covenant Presbyterian in Harrisonburg, VA, has been in love with Jesus since she was a little girl. She has extensive ministry experience, which includes curriculum writing, training children’s volunteers, and spearheading children’s programs in several churches over the last 30 years.

     In working with children and youth, she found that kids understand the importance of the Bible and value it. They know that through it they can know God’s heart! So they pick up a Bible, flip through the pages, look at the maps, read a little bit, but end up putting the Bible down, discouraged, because they don’t know how to begin. She remembers feeling the same way. Lisa wanted to provide a tool to help solve this problem: a tool that would benefit parents, teachers, and kids alike. She hopes that The Bible is NOT Boring will serve as such a tool.