My kids are older now so the baby Bible stories are too short they are now able to grasp Bible stories but they are too young to read King James. With my 7 year old I switch up between devotionals and different Bible and Bible activities. When asked to review Brick Builders I knew my kids would enjoy it with Lego themed pictures I soon discovered my son may be too old but my daughter absolutely loves it. The pictures are vivid making the Bible come to life, filled with 35 Bible stories it introduces the bible in a fun way (what kid doesn’t like Legos)?
About the book
The Brick Builders Illustrated Bible uses the popularity of brick-building pieces to engage children with more than 35 beloved Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments. Reader will travel from Genesis to Revelation as they read about Creation, Noah’s Ark, David and Goliath, the Birth of Jesus, Jesus Walks on Water, and more. With bold, colorful illustrations by Antony Evans, each story contains a “Building Block” takeaway for kids to help them apply the biblical principal to their own lives.
I recommend this children’s Bible as a starter as it just touches the surface of the Bible stories (i.e doesn’t talk about Adam and Eve’s punishment). This is perfect for my 5 year old who just needs to hear the overview but for my 7 year old I want him to go further into depth in analyzing the Bible. It’s a great Lego theme.
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Beloved is a 365 devotional for young women. A lot of time we think that young women do not have issues but they seek approval from others and look for validation. In a beautiful designed book this devotional touches on things such as building confidence in yourself day-to-day. The devotions touch on aspects such as relationships, inner beauty and chasing your dreams.
About the Book
Beloved:365 Devotions for Young Women uses the inspiring stories of girls and women in the Bible-such as Ruth, Esther, Mary and Abigail-to encourage you in your faith as your build confidence in yourself day after day. Relationships, inner beauty, and chasing your dreams are just a few of the topics that will help you navigate the things that matter most in your life.
Each day features a relevant devotion paired with a Scripture verse about biblical girl or woman you can look to for wisdom and inspiration, as well as journaling space to help you reflect on the day’s message. Each devotion speaks to the pressures and changes girls like you are facing right now, giving you real-world applications to find God in your heart and keeping him in the forefront of your life.
As a mom with a daughter this is a great tool to help her develop her confidence not in herself but in God. As a young woman I had a low self-esteem and this book would help me see myself in God’s eyes.I recommend this book to a teen or a young woman at a time when young women can look to women in pop culture its good to have a devotional that uses Ruth, Esther, Mary and Abigail. There is also a small space for her to write what she thinks at the end of each devotional.
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The Spirit of God illustrated Bible brings to life more than 40 Bible stories that help readers understand that God’s spirit has been with us since the beginning of time and continues to be with us today. From the glory of creation through the powerful letters of Paul, God’s Spirit is living in his people. Old and New Testament stories such as Adam and Eve, Abraham, Joseph, the baptism of Jesus and Pentecost come alive with dramatic illustrations by Fernando Juarez and moving text by Doris Rikker. With a cover that sparkles and shines with foil, this is a special storybook Bible that will appeal to both children and parents alike.
My son was extremely fascinated by the pictures in this Bible. This Bible version was easy for my 7 year old to understand he read the NIV version of the Bible but at 7 he is still not able to fully grasp what the bible says especially the old Testament. This is a great children’s Bible for the family to read. This helps to summarize the chapters in the Bible.
About the author
Doris Rikkers is a freelance writer and editor who has written many bestselling children’s books and Bibles. Although she loves the ocean, she lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, surrounded by her books, her flower gardens and her family and friends.
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When going through a difficult time I tell people we all have to go through our own wilderness experience. In Born to Wander, Michelle Van Loon reminds us that God’s people have always been exiles and wanderers. So what is an exile and what is a wanderer?
Exile is not a terminal point
Exile is meant to transform us into pilgrims.
Pilgrims asks do I trust him? Van Loon reminds us that we are born to wander but the question remains are we moving toward God or wandering away from him? As I think about this aspect of wandering I think about when God says we are to venture out of our comfort zone. I think about Peter who was called to walk on water he was put in a uncomfortable spot it was a place where God was able to use Peter which was in his moment of uncomfortability. God doesn’t call for us to be comfortable he calls for us to come out of our comfort zones. Van Loon reminds us that when we are displaced to not complain and murmur like the people of Egypt but rather our exile is to make us pilgrims.
Jesus knows out human propensity for looking backward toward the past to try to tabulate the cost of following him. Here’s the thing: if our past was uncompromised and overflowing with vibrant spiritual health he wouldn’t need to tell us to follow him. We would have already been “pilgriming” instead of wandering.
This is a great book that helps you understand why God is requiring you to move and how to respond. We are called to be pilgrims not wanderers.
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