Believe Storybook

Saturday, August 15, 2015

I love books that take the truth of the Bible and filter them through a child’s lens. Notice I didn’t say they water down the stories of the Bible or the Biblical truths! As a mom, I appreciate a well-written book of Bible stories and scriptural truths. Something that goes beyond the Sunday School gloss-overs of Noah’s Ark and David & Goliath. I have found very few books/Bible storybooks that are both interesting to children while maintaining the truth and “grit” of the actual Bible events. 

The Believe Storybook: Think, Act, Be Like Jesus fits the bill! This is a beautifully illustrated book with 256 pages, 60 stories and 30 chapters that convey with great accuracy and conviction high points of the Bible. Unlike other Bible Storybooks that chronologically follow the Bible, this storybook is divided into three main sections full of chapters, with each chapter covering a different theme. The main sections are THINK, ACT, BE. It covers a multitude of material— everything from who God is, to Biblical community, eternity, fruit of the Spirit and the church.  

I love the way this book is laid out. For instance, under the main section of THINK, Chapter 3 is Salvation. The Key question is: How do I have a relationship with God? It is followed by a (beautifully illustrated, full-color) synopsis of Genesis 2-3 from the Old Testament when Adam & Eve disobey God. It then has a “Jump to Jesus” page where the OT story is connected to Jesus and the following pages take us to the New Testament with a story from Luke of Jesus’ resurrection. Each chapter carefully and brilliantly weaves the Old and the New Testaments together with the common thread of Jesus. Reading this book with my 4 year old has really helped me understand (and hopefully her too!) how the Bible is truly connected and all things point to Christ!

This is a great book for gifting. It is full-color, glossy pages and has a dust jacket with the cover. The size of this book (I’ve had to include a picture at the end so you can gauge the size of it— it was surprising to me at first!) is large, almost coffee table sized. In fact, leaving it out on your coffee table might not be a bad idea. That way you will always have it close at hand to read! 

I highly recommend this book: 5/5.

***Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.***

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