Author Tami Lehman-Wilzig challenges all of us to understand Bible stories through the lens of the natural world in her new book Green Bible Stories for Children, in which she presents eight Bible stories and provides kids with neat activities and experiments for them to try. In one story, she explores Noah and the Ark by introducing the idea of biodiversity. She suggests visiting the zoo and asking the zookeeper:
· Are different animals paired in the same habitats?
· What and when do they eat? Do they graze on their own or are they given animal feed?
And she also suggests bringing along art supplies to sketch animals in an open habitat so children can notice animals, insects, birds, feeding spots, trees, shrubbery and more. This is a great basis for talking to kids about how the Bible teaches us to respect the earth and all its inhabitants!