Book Alert: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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I am not sure about the children in your church, but my kids have been enraptured by a series of books entitled Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. The book is called “a novel in cartoons” and consists of pencil sketches made by a “kid” as he writes about his life in a diary.
I am wanting to bring this book to your attention because, truth be told, your children do not need to be reading this book. Greg Heffley, the “author” of the diary is a smart-mouth kid who does everything he can to challenge authority and get away with everything he can. For example, he writes, “If there’s one thing I learned from Rodrick, it’s to set people’s expectations real low so you end up surprising them by practically doing nothing at all.”
This is the tip of the iceberg. He writes of how he makes fun of kids and how he wants to beat them up and on and on it goes. You may want to advise your parents as to what is in these books and that their children ought not be reading them because there is nothing in them that is glorifying to God. If anything, these books will be counter-productive to anything you are trying to accomplish in your ministry.


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