The attractive Read to me Bible by B&H Kidz uses vibrant colors and glossy pages to portray Bible stories sure to catch the attention of young children and their parents. Forty-five narratives, specifically designed for youngsters age 3-8, teach charm and engage the imaginations of young and old alike.
The first half includes twenty-five stories from the Old Testament and begins with the story of creation, “God Makes the World.” This segment closes with the Old Testament account of “Queen Esther” who saved the Israelite nation from Haman’s evil intentions.
The second half features New Testament stories that begin with the familiar account of “The Birth of Jesus.” I especially liked the inclusion of a story from the Book of Revelation, an account of “God’s Wonderful City—our True Home.” There children learn about the Apostle John, the island of Patmos and the vision of Heaven, a vision given to John by Jesus.
Both the Old and New Testament segments begin with introductions that relate the stories as “historical events.” Stories also cite the book, chapter and verse of where the story is recorded in the Bible. In addition, all accounts point to God’s plan of salvation bought and paid for by the birth, life and death of Jesus Christ, God’s Son.
Gill Guile’s eye-catching, full-color illustrations enrich and enhance each story to encourage youngster’s interest and attention. I especially liked the inclusion of the Apostle’s Creed that ends the book and the Lord’s Prayer on the back inside cover. I haven’t seen either included in a children’s book in a long time and both are important parts of our spiritual heritage.
This outstanding durable resource would make a wonderful gift for any family and I recommend it without reservation for family devotions or for read-aloud stories for children.
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