Sally Lloyd-Jones on Parenting Children Into the Christian Worldview Story
“IF A STORY CAPTURES OUR CHILDREN, THEN NOTHING ELSE COMPETES.”
Stories from books seem to capture a sense of wonder, adventure, a “secret world escaped into.” Video games seem to make children worse and addictive.
“PLAYSTATION PUTS KIDS’ LIFE ON HOLD, WHILE A BOOK SEEMS TO EXPAND LIFE.
“WE NEED TO CAPTURE CHILDREN WHO PUT THEIR LIVES ON HOLD WITH STORIES.”
Jones has a sense that capturing stories with boys is more difficult.
Children, with story, whether told through film or TV or books or comic (or however it’s told), if they can catch a glimpse that it matters how they live, it matters who they are, and that they are part of this greater story, then there is no stopping them. We need to capture their imagination.