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Trinity Reads 2016:

The Jesus Storybook Bible


Each summer, the Trinity community participates together in “Trinity Reads,” our summer reading program for all students TK–12,  parents, and teachers. Our 2016 Trinity Reads book is The Jesus Storybook Bible, by Sally Lloyd-Jones. 

If you don’t have a copy already, please order one today. It’s a book for every Trinity family, one you really ought to have in your home—for your children and for yourself.

Please read it aloud with your children, no matter how old they are, if they will still sit with you and read together. (Even if it’s been a long time since you read together, try this one!)  Please pick it up and read it for your own devotions over the summer. Please make sure your teenager gets hold of a copy and reads it through.

This is a children’s book that will find its way into the hearts of many who are not children. It’s a deceptively profound book. The subtitle (“Every Story Whispers His Name”) hints at the Christ-centered focus. It teaches young and old alike to read the scriptures the way the risen Christ read them with the disciples on the road to Emmaus in Luke 24, or the way the Apostle Paul read the Old Testament in his letters to churches. This way of reading scripture is one of the most important tools of learning that we can pass along to our children.

It also offers us a most helpful story-map of the whole arc of the biblical narrative, from Genesis to Revelation. As such, it will give our present students a good review and our new students an introduction into the story of salvation history. And even the most skeptical among us may find their hearts tugged by the simple but strong emotions of the iconic illustrations by the artist, Jago.

Charlotte Mason had a name for books like this. She called them “living books,” because they have the power to live in the imagination long after the telling. Try it out and see what you discover. I pray that you’ll hear His name whispered all summer.

Happy reading!


Watch Dr. Denton's video about The Jesus Storybook Bible.

Purchase a digital or printed copy of The Jesus Storybook Bible.

 

 

Summer Reading Lists

 

Lower School Summer Reading

LS Suggested Summer Reading List (includes a Suggested Reading List for Parents)

LS Books to Build Bridges

 

 

Middle School Summer Reading 2015

(Summer Reading 2016 information coming soon)

 In addition to participating in Trinity Views, Middle School students should read one of the following books as assigned:

  • Grade 7: The Giver, by Lois Lowry  (ISBN #0-440-23768-8)
  • Grade 8: To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee (ISBN# 0-446-31078-6)

We do not ask students to write anything about these books over the summer, but students should come to school ready to discuss and write about these books on the first day of school.

We also encourage Middle School students to read a variety of books that may include some books from Trinity’s MS Suggested Summer Reading List. This is for sheer enjoyment and the pleasure of reading.

MS Suggested Summer Reading List

 

 

Upper School Summer Reading 2015

(Summer Reading 2016 information coming soon)

In addition to reading the Trinity Reads book, Upper School students are required to read one other book over the summer as specified below. (If an ISBN is specified, the teacher has requested that students read that edition.)

  • Grade 9  Humanities: Watership Down, by Richard Adams (ISBN: 9780743277709).
  • Grade 10  Humanities: Quo Vadis, by Henryk Sienkiewicz, translated by W. S. Kuniczak (ISBN: 0781805503).
  • Grade 11  Humanities: My Name Is Asher Lev, by Chaim Potok (ISBN: 9781400031047).
  • Grade 12  English:  The three fall semester English classes are listed below. In June, senior families will learn which class their student is enrolled in for the fall semester.
    **The Literature of C.S. Lewis:  The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis (ISBN: 9780060652937).
    **The Literature of War:  "Storm in June" in Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky (ISBN 1400096278):  Students need to read only the first 192 pages.
    **The Literature of Modernism:  Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley (ISBN-10: 1503262421; ISBN-13: 978-1503262423): Students must complete this reading before the first day of class.

We do not ask students to write anything about these books over the summer, but students should come prepared to discuss and write about these books on the first day of regular classes. These books are readily available online and in bookstores.

In addition, Upper School students are encouraged to read a variety of books that may include some books from Trinity’s US Suggested Summer Reading List. This is for sheer enjoyment and the pleasure of reading.

US Suggested Summer Reading List

 



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