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“Oh, and I like the pictures!”

May 26th, 2016 by Beth A. Lewis

I love to hear stories about the resources we publish and how they are used.  While they range across all of our publishing units, Augsburg Fortress, Fortress Press, sparkhouse and Sparkhouse Family, I’m guessing that I hear more stories about the Spark Story Bible than any other single resource.

  • I hear about it being used in Sunday School, of course.
  • And, I hear about it being included in pew racks right next to the ELW pew edition, Book of Common Prayer or other worship resources.
  • I hear about it being read by adults as well as kids!
  • But, one of my favorites is when kids (and the adults who love them) read the Spark Story Bible at home!

So, as you might imagine, I was delighted when Kathryn Lohre shared this photo taken by her husband, Tim Seitz. It is of three of their beautiful children Hannah, Benjamin and John.

Lohre kids with Spark Bible Big brother John’s comment about the Spark Story Bible?

“I like it because it teaches me more about God. Oh, and I like the pictures!”

Smart boy!

Thanks for sharing this great photo and your kids’ love of the Spark Story Bible, Kathryn!

It’s because of hearing so many stories like this one that just last summer we launched Sparkhouse Family, a whole new publishing team creating books, more story bibles, DVD’s and streaming videos to form faith at home (or the minivan or park or…)!  And, be sure to check out the free Sparkhouse Family blog for parents!








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Beth A. Lewis, President & CEO Augsburg Fortress

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