Holly, you said so many wonderful things in your post that I should consider you a guest teacher for this lesson. Other students, listen up--
if you're just reading the "Jan" posts and skipping the others, go back and read Holly's (hwnj). She's the master of unique POVs, and she thought of tons of things that I wouldn't have thought of. If you need a digest of the best stuff, here are a few great bits of Holly's POV wisdom:
I think if I were to try and write from a biblical character's POV, I would attempt to delay recognition until near or at the end of the story.
Have a reason for writing from a human POV. If you’re teaching a lesson, and the lesson could be taught just as well with animal characters, reconsider.
Seriously, though, I think even adults can be charmed by animals and absorb truth to which they might have been more resistent had the characters been human--a little too close for comfort.
Objects survive much longer than humans, so could serve as somewhat of an omniscient narrator over a wide span of years. Also, objects could "observe" people when they believe that they are unobserved, giving insight to motivations and other feelings of which the reader would not otherwise be aware.