Monday, June 18, 2018

100 Bible Stories for Children - A Review

100 Bible Stories for Children

A Review

An interesting collection of mostly well-known Bible stories – 53 from the Old Testament and 47 from the New Testament. Biblical references are given for each story. The stories are well written and easily understood by the older preschool or elementary child. Younger children will, of course, need to have the stories read to them; whereas, older children will be able to read the stories for themselves. The brightly colored images will attract children's interest as well.

I would like to see additional helps included with the stories. These might include questions aimed at the child, questions aimed at the adult, and a set of family or Sunday School activities that would help the child and his or her family or Sunday School class to internalize the lessons. Almost all the stories have enough white space that it would be easy to add this material to the book. An accompanying website would be another way to deliver this type of material. Without this additional material, the book is a collection of stories that many (most?) children will not be able to connect to their 21st-century lives.

The book could easily find a place in the home of Christian parents or grandparents. Similarly, it would easily fit into the local church or public library. Even the new believer of any age would find these stories a helpful step in providing a foundation of Biblical history if they missed gaining this information in their youth.
This review is based on a free copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions are mine alone.

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