"Myths fired my imagination powerfully as a kid. Greek, Norse, Hopi, West African animist tales, I devoured them all. But the stories of the Judeo-Christian canon were an exception. The retellings were always so mired in kid-glove sacredness that all the rich drama was drained out of them. Christian Mythology for Kids finally restores these fantastic tales to their rightful place among the great, compelling stories of humanity. I want to be a kid again so I can discover Christian myth afresh." - Dale McGowan Author, Parenting Beyond Belief and Raising Freethinkers.
Increasing numbers of parents are raising their children free from religion. Christian Mythology for Kids is for secular families, to hear the stories of Christian myths without fear or empty promises. These stories are just as exciting, improbable, and fantastic as the myths of the Norse gods or the fables of Aesop.
Taking a mythology class in high school was very instrumental in helping me to properly understand the stories of the Bible. In fact it was a few years later that I determined to read the Bible from that point of view, and it was far more interesting and entertaining from that perceptive.
I have always felt that the Bible had value in helping to understand ancient societies and the formation of some of our current governments, but only with the ideas of how the book was written, sourced, and translated kept in mind.
I will totally buy this book and add it to my collection.