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We recently visited my oldest daughter’s and sister-in-law’s church on a trip to Texas. This was one of those amazing mega churches that had a coffee shop and a bookstore. (If you’ve never experienced one … WOW.) We had a little time before the service so we, of course, had to visit the bookstore. While there, my five year old picked up this little gem.
The 3 in 1: A Picture of God by Joanne Marxhausen is a fantastic book that describes the difficult concept of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit to children by illustrating with an apple.
The book talks about how just as the apple is three parts–the skin, the flesh and the seeds–it is still one apple. Also, there are three “persons” the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, but only one God.
The artwork and the message are simplified, but that’s what is appealing about this book in teaching what could be a confusing topic.
If you’re looking for a non-biblical book for an apple cooking project, check out Johnny Appleseed by Jodie Shepherd. We really enjoyed this book, and it’s a great read about the legend for any time of the year.
For our cooking project, we decided to make baked apple fries–and they were delicious! We are putting these on our regular snack making schedule after this! While cutting up the apple, we were able to discuss the concepts of the book again.