Sunday, February 28, 2010
My ABC Bible Verses: A Book Review
Thy Word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against thee. --Psalm 119:11
Knowing the Bible can help you know God better. Here is a colorful, story-filled way for even the youngest child to take God's Word to heart--and learn the alphabet too!
Presented in an easy-to-use story format that applies individual Bible verses to real-life situations, this illustrated book for 3- to 7-year-olds is perfect for reading to your children or grandchildren, and great for use in churches, Christian schools, Bible clubs, or home schools. It can also be easily adapted for family devotions with young children.
The ABCs are building blocks to your child's formal education. And these verses are the building blocks of the soul--the building blocks that can lead to eternal life.
About The Author:
Susan Hunt is a mother and grandmother, a pastor’s wife, and the former Director of Women’s Ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America. Holding a degree in Christian education from Columbia Theological Seminary, she has written a number of books, including several by Crossway.
This is the absolute cutest book ever! Each letter of the alphabet has a corresponding Bible verse and a little, developmentally appropriate devotional set on two pages per letter. It includes a devotion, Let's Talk (with questions which promote discussion between parents and children) and Let's Pray (a sentence prayer to end each page).
The format is very easy to read and would be fantastic for any family, but in particular those who homeschool, and want to mix Bible and Letter learning times! My three year old loves this book and already has learned three verses from it, including Phillipians 4:13 ("I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength), Psalm 118:1 (Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good), and Psalm 147:1 (Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God). She is also learning what behavior is most desirable by mommy and daddy and God! She asks for this book to be read regularly and is becoming a family favorite!
The devotionals are short, only a few paragraphs and can easily be adapted to meet the developmental needs of individual children and family's. The illustrations are fun and cute!
This would make a fantastic baby gift, Christmas or Birthday gifts for children of all ages! I highly recommend it!
BUY IT: You can purchase My ABC Bible Verses by Susan Hunt at your local Christian Bookseller. It is also available online through Crossway Publishers.
***Thank you to Crossway for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a review on this blog. All opinions are my own, and have not been influenced by outside sources***